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“Bulldogs Without Borders” restores water desalination system in Haiti

A team from Louisiana Tech University’s “Bulldogs Without Borders” (BWB) student-led service organization recently traveled to Sous-a-Philippe, Haiti, where they began restoration on a water desalination system that was destroyed by a cattle stampede more than 40 years ago. Ryan Joseph (mechanical engineering), Kendra Britton (accounting), Logan Caskey (mechanical engineering), Blaine Johnson (civil engineering), Uriel [more]


Louisiana’s general contractors donate over $362K to support Louisiana Tech

The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors and the Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CETF) have made donations totaling over $362,000 to Louisiana Tech University in support of the construction engineering technology program in the College of Engineering and Science. Representatives of these and supporting organizations visited Ruston last week to present Louisiana Tech President Les [more]


Lt. Governor Nungesser visits Louisiana Tech, experiences SciTEC

Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser visited Louisiana Tech University last Wednesday to learn more about the Science and Technology Education Center (SciTEC) and efforts by Louisiana Tech’s College of Education in partnering with outside organizations for mutual benefits. Lindsey Keith-Vincent, director of Louisiana Tech’s Office of Outreach and External Funding, Science and Technology Education Center [more]


AT&T contributes $25,000 to benefit first-generation college students at Louisiana Tech

— Scholarship program gives new generation of college students opportunity for affordable education — AT&T announces a contribution of $25,000 to Louisiana Tech University to support its scholarship program for students who are the first in their family to attend college. These scholarships will be based upon financial need and will serve to recruit predominantly [more]


Kaczvinsky attends management, leadership institute at Harvard

Dr. Donald P. Kaczvinsky, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Louisiana Tech University, recently participated in a professional development course at the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. The Institute, which is part of Harvard’s Programs in Professional Education, is designed for higher education [more]


Louisiana Tech ranked No. 1 in state in MONEY’s 2016-17 Best Colleges report

Louisiana Tech University has been ranked No. 1 in the State of Louisiana according to MONEY’s 2016-2017 Best Colleges report. The report, released Monday, evaluated the top public and private higher education institutions in the nation to determine those that offered students the best value and return on investment.  Louisiana Tech earned the state’s highest [more]


Mechanical engineering student awarded honor society scholarship

Luke Villermin, a Louisiana Tech University senior mechanical engineering student from New Iberia, Louisiana, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi for his senior year in 2016-2017 academic year. Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded to junior members on a competitive basis of scholarship, leadership and service, and [more]


Forbes ranks Louisiana Tech among top universities in nation

Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges 2016 has once again ranked Louisiana Tech University among the top higher education institutions in the nation. Only the top 660 public and private higher education institutions in the United States make the Forbes Top Colleges report.  Louisiana Tech came in at No. 392 in the nation with only [more]


Green to lead School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry

Dr. William Green, professor of agricultural sciences and interim director of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry at Louisiana Tech University, will assume permanent leadership of the unit as its new director, effective July 1. Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Green will take the reins of the newly-formed [more]


School of Biological Sciences hoods spring graduates

Louisiana Tech University’s School of Biological Sciences recognized 10 graduating graduate students at spring commencement exercises last month, in a hooding ceremony for faculty, friends and family. A first event of this kind for the program, the hooding ceremony was a way for students to be recognized for their hard work and contributions to the [more]