Passing along some words of wisdom to Northwestern State University’s senior class

As president of the Northwestern State University Alumni Association, I recently had the distinct honor of helping present class rings to the graduating seniors. Before joining university president Dr. Chris Maggio in the presentation, I was asked to share some reflections as they prepare to receive their baccalaureate degrees. Congratulations on making it to this…

East Texas students to make radio call to NASA astronauts aboard space station

This month students from Huntington High School will have a rare opportunity to chat directly with the crew of the International Space Station. Seven students who have obtained their Amateur Radio or “ham” licenses from the Federal Communications Commission will participate in the event with astronauts in space. After submitting a proposal to Amateur Radio…

HOSTS: Helping One Student To Succeed

As I prepare to move to Tyler, I’m quickly taking stock of all the people and connections in Lufkin that mean so much to me. The past three years, I’ve had the great privilege of spending one day a week at Brandon Elementary School, working with students who surprisingly have taught me some valuable lessons….

Finding a way to fight students’ refusal to read

Every once-in-a-while, we’re all entitled to a break from work, a well-deserved day of vacation. When it’s not a week-long get-away, what do you do with just one extra day added to your weekend? I decided to make good on some much-needed household chores and personal errands. I spent my extended weekend in the “Regional Hub”,…