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Earning a college degree online is more than taking a class or two. It is a commitment requiring the discipline to study and the mindset to succeed.

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Three locals recently earned their degree from Western Governors University, which is an online, non-profit university that held commencement ceremonies across the country.

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Ouachita Parish Schools recently celebrated its administrators, teachers and support staff during the 2019-20 Employees of Distinction Banquet.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe TRIO Programs Student Support Services hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, for the Annual National First-Generation Celebration Day. The day recognizes the success of students, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to graduate from…

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The community enjoyed a tour last week of the new Wally Jones Golf Complex at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, named in honor of longtime ULM golf coach Wally Jones. Jones died Oct. 17, 2018, at the age of 90.

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Kris Evans of Union Christian Academy in Farmerville recently attended the 2019 Semper Fidelis All-American Program Battles Won Academy, July 11-15, in the District of Columbia. 

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The University of Louisiana Monroe is partnering with Chase in welcoming 250 eighth grade young men from Monroe City Schools to the #BROS4Life Educational Retreat on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

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The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) recently approved a new training pathway to equip both college and career-bound high school students interested in pursuing a career in education with the knowledge and skills needed to find success upon graduation.

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Life, like paint on an artist’s palette, is made of layers that bind and blend to create a mosaic of colored experiences. In this story, the layers are of time – time that was and the time that is.

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To assist University of Louisiana Monroe undergraduate students whose lives have been affected by cancer, the Louisiana Cancer Foundation has created a $50,000 endowed scholarship for cancer survivors, those undergoing treatment or with cancer in their immediate family which has led to finan…

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Lauren Owen of West Monroe was one of 40 students that received a white coat from the College of Pharmacy at Harding University. The ceremony represents the educational transition from the general studies of the undergraduate level to professional pharmacy education.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Yatavion J. Franklin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Deandrew J. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Terry and Susan Duke have established the Terry M. Duke Endowed Scholarship for Risk Management and Insurance with a $25,000 donation to the ULM Foundation. The RMI Program, ranked No. 9 in the nation, is in the University of Louisiana Monroe College of Business and Social Sciences. Announce…

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Ouachita Christian School, a private school on U.S. Hwy 165 in Monroe, recently installed a WeatherSTEM Station.

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Editor’s Note: NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor visits Louisiana Tech University’s campus in Ruston on Sept. 24 to kick off the school’s 2019-20 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series at 6 p.m. in Howard Auditorium. To highlight her visit, Louisiana Tech alum George Levert spoke a…

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How to best address the needs and improve the lives of the senior population of Northeast Louisiana resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Louisiana Monroe and Northeast Delta Human Services Authority signed on Aug. 21, 2019.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education is partnering with three area school districts with an initiative to encourage and guide students at four high schools toward careers as teachers. 

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Kaitlyn Gustinger of West Monroe recently won a scholarship as part of the DCI Scholarship Program, sponsored by Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

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BATON ROUGE — The LSU Alumni Association has selected 13 LSU alumni to serve on the first Young Alumni Advisory Council. The association established this council to improve engagement with this unique group and to help guide future initiatives as a result of its recently launched strategic plan.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe’s Precision Ag and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Research Center recently joined AeroVironment Inc.’s University Collaboration Project utilizing AeroVironment Quantix drones and the AeroVironment Decision Support System (AV DSS).

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The Annex Group, a student and affordable housing developer, and Servitas, a privately-owned real estate development firm specializing in student housing, recently reached a public-private partnership student housing development at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

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Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe unveiled the HOT unit, or the Hot Process Operations Training Unit Trainer, last week as part of the college’s industrial plant training programs.

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Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi recently announced the Deans’ Scholars for the Spring 2019 semester. Deans’ Scholars are those students with a cumulative 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average: Amelia Purdy of Calhoun; Amanda Kennedy of West Monroe; and Cassidy Rhea of West Monroe.

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U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy recently announced that Jacob Albritton, of Monroe, was one of 11 students who received his nomination to one of America’s Service Academies and have accepted appointments.

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