Degrees in the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies prepare our students for a wide range of careers. Listed below are some of our graduates and their accomplishments:
BA English, Louisiana State University at Alexandria; MA English NSU; pursuing Master of Management in Library and Information Science program (MMLIS) from University of Southern California, Los Angeles; elementary school librarian at St. Genevieve Elementary School in Panorama City, CA., and online adjunct instructor of English at NSU.
BA English, emphasis in professional writing and editing, West Virginia University; MA English NSU; employed at Cleveland University, Kansas City as Assistant to the President / Manager of Corporate Relations.
Lauren Atterbery Cesar
BA English NSU, MA Teaching from Louisiana College, English teacher Iowa High School, Iowa, La., 2017 Iowa High School Teacher of the Year.
BA Journalism, minor in French, NSU; MA English, concentration on Southern literature and folklore NSU; President, West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce
MA English NSU, currently pursuing TESOL certificate; English teacher Asia American International Academy, New Taipei City, Taiwan; writer for Elephantine Publishing Company
BA English NSU—Editor, Enterprise and Interstate Progress, Mansfield, La.
Brittany R. Dixon
MA English NSU–Administrative Assistant for Re-Entry Solutions of CENLA and General Manager of Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Alexandria, La.
BA English NSU, MA English, JD University of Texas at Austin School of Law; Lawyer, Jackson Lewis P.C., Seattle, WA.
MA English NSU, pursuing Ph.D. in English, Literature Concentration, University of Alabama.
MA English NSU, pursuing Ph.D. in English in TESL program, Oklahoma State University.
MA English NSU, pursuing Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
MA English NSU, Postgraduate student pursuing Ph.D. in English from University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Matt Barton
BA English NSU, MA English NSU, PhD Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Florida; Professor of English, St. Cloud State University.
Dr. Lillian Purdy
BBA Belmont College, MLS Vanderbilt University, MA English NSU, PhD in English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Professor of English and Coordinator of Advising and Retention at Louisiana College, Pineville, La.
BA English NSU, MA English NSU; Training and Communications, Transocean.
Angelin Adams Borsics
BA English NSU, MA English NSU; Editor at Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House–editor of 2015 James Beard Foundation Award winners The Kitchen Cookbook (general cooking winner) and In Her Kitchen (photography winner).
BS Mathemathics, MA Heritage Resources, MA English NSU; NSU Director of Academic Success Center, Liberal Arts Advisor.
MA English NSU, MFA, McNeese State University–Nominee for Pushcart Prize for Poetry–Instructor, Southeastern Louisiana University – 2018 Indigenous Writer in Residence at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe
R. Allyce Hill Bailey
BA English NSU, JD Southern University Law School; Attorney, Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A.
BA English NSU, MA Library and Information Science, Florida State University; Librarian II, Sterling Municipal Library, Houston, Texas.
Lee Ann Price
BA English NSU, MA English NSU; South Korea–English Instructor, Daejeon Elementary Afterschool English Program, Carrot Global teaching corporate English to South Korean executives.
BA, MA English NSU, Postgraduate student pursuing Ph.D. in English–Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand–Victoria Doctoral Scholarship holder–tutor (teaching assistant) in the English programme.
BA, MA English NSU, Developmental Writing Instructor, Bossier Parish Community College LSU-S campus.
MA English NSU, TESOL Certificate; English Department Chair, UIL Academic Coordinator, ESL Coordinator, Kirbyville High School; Adjunct Instructor of English, Angelina College.
Janet Covey Novotny
MA English NSU, TESOL Certificate, Online Service Learning/Business Professor, Grand Canyon University; Adjunct English Professor, Allied American University.
BA General Studies, MA English with a concentration in Writing and Linguistics, NSU; English teacher at Henderson High School in Henderson, Texas.
BA English, MA Educational Leadership, NSU; currently pursuing doctorate of educational administration, Texas A&M Commerce; STEAM Center Administrator for the Allen, Texas ISD, contributing author Chicken Soup for the Soul