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Louisiana Tech earns Tier One ranking from U.S. News & World Report for 7th consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Louisiana Tech University in its highest tier of “National Universities” for the seventh consecutive year, according to its 2018 Best Colleges list released Sept. 12. Louisiana Tech and Louisiana State University were the only two public institutions in the state to achieve a Tier One National Universities designation. [more]

Louisiana Tech ranked second in state in both national service and mid-career salaries

Louisiana Tech is second in the state among public universities in the amount of money its graduates with a bachelor’s degree make, according to PayScale.com’s 2017-1018 College Salary Report released this week. Tech graduates rank No. 2 in Louisiana with median mid-career salaries between $51,000 and $95,700. Tulane, a private university, ranked No. 1 with [more]

Jeffrey A. Pike selected for Professional Engineers in Higher Education Executive Board for the National Society of Professional Engineers

Mr. Jeffrey A. Pike, senior lecturer of civil engineering and construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, was recently selected as Vice Chair for the Professional Engineers in Higher Education (PEHE) Executive Board for the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). The NSPE stands today as the only national organization committed to addressing the professional [more]

Napper fills in a piece of the puzzle for 276 of Tech’s newest graduates

Graduation speaker Stan Napper gave each of the 276 newest Louisiana Tech University graduates a jigsaw puzzle piece before they entered the floor of the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday morning for the school’s 321st Commencement Exercise. The message the retiring vice president for research and development conveyed by the end of his speech was that [more]

Louisiana Tech friends, alumni gather again for annual Happening

For the 36th straight year, it’s Happening for Louisiana Tech University. The annual tradition continues starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 as Blue Bayou: The Happening, a celebration of Louisiana Tech’s athletics, alumni and academics, is held at the Monroe Civic Center. The event will start with a 6 p.m. social and dinner with [more]

Napper to serve as Louisiana Tech summer commencement speaker

Dr. Stan Napper, retiring vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech University, will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech’s summer commencement ceremony at 10:00 a.m. August 17 in the Thomas Assembly Center (TAC). In addition to Napper’s address and presentation of diplomas, the graduates from each of Louisiana Tech’s five academic [more]

Louisiana Tech receives $1 million gift from AEP Foundation to support new center

Louisiana Tech University received a generous $1 million gift Wednesday from Nicholas K. Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power, and chairman of the AEP Foundation, to support a new Academic Success Center, including a cyber training center, located inside Bossier Parish Community College’s (BPCC) STEM Building in the National Cyber Research Park [more]

Louisiana Tech to establish academic, research center in National Cyber Research Park

Louisiana Tech University has partnered with the Cyber Innovation Center to establish a new Academic Success Center in the Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) STEM Building at the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City.  This facility will enable Louisiana Tech to enhance educational services, provide cyber education and research, support economic development and engage [more]

Great game, Dr. Jarrell

How he was able to do all the work involved in the delivering of 15,000 babies over a 50-year medical career and still have time attend more than 3,000 Louisiana Tech athletic events during the same half-century plus – more than anyone else in history — no one but Guthrie Jarrell will ever know.