Louisiana Tech hit the mark in early March when it appointed Devonia Love-Vaughn as Dean of Inclusive Initiatives and Student Success, a newly created position designed to ensure that every student on campus feels at home within the Tech Family.
At quitting time on a Wednesday in mid-March, the staff of the Office of Admissions stood quietly outside their offices searching for answers that didn’t exist. For a day that started out completely normal, the end came with the stark realization that this was the last time they would all see each other in person for quite a while.
A 2019 Conference USA All-Academic honoree, three-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member and three-time C-USA Academic Medalist, Brianna Hood could get her schoolwork done pretty much anywhere until COVID-19 created the new challenge of spending what would have been her final cross country season back at home.
Wrapping up final projects and taking online exams from her kitchen table or bedroom office is not how Kellie Mounger envisioned her last quarter as an undergraduate.
Nicholas Cobb used his time of quarantine and distance learning as a time to build up his optimism, resilience, and perseverance.
Kaelyn Nguyen was preparing for her final quarter as a Louisiana Tech student when she learned that the University was considering moving classes online because of the coronavirus outbreak.