Hitting close to home: Riding out Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles

Learning my Dad was okay after riding out Hurricane Laura in my hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana was an answered prayer. Cell service is nearly non-existing in some places right now, so he was able to turn on the mobile wifi hotspot in his truck long enough to share why he’ll never do this again….

Remembering General Erbon Wise, an extraordinary life of service

I was so very sad to hear of the passing of General Erbon Wise this week, just two days shy of his 100th birthday. I always looked forward to visiting with him every Fall in Natchitoches during our NSU Alumni Association/Foundation board luncheon. My college career was possible, in large part due to his generosity,…