In a horrific act of violence in early June, retired Grambling State University professor Susan Hashway was murdered following a home invasion at her residence on Paynter Drive in Ruston.
However, the 63-year-old’s life was not defined by her last moments on Earth, but rather by her unwavering devotion to the teaching profession, her love of the arts and her dotting affection for her friends, family and felines.
Louisiana Tech University honored some of its Homecoming heroes Friday at its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon held in the Louisiana Tech Student Center.
The event honored seven Louisiana Tech alumni including Bill Cox of Ruston, who was named the Louisiana Tech Alumnus of the Year while Jamie Adams of Dallas was the recognized as the Young Alumnus of the Year. Five others were honored by their academic colleges as Distinguished Alumni of the Year.
In the midst of making plans for Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldog football team’s trip to San Diego for their first ever Poinsettia Bowl, Tech President Dan Reneau and staff were busy in Ruston continuing their efforts at keeping the university as the top in North Louisiana.
On Tuesday afternoon, those efforts got a little stronger as Tech partnered with South Arkansas Community College to provide undergraduate opportunities and transfer and advising support for students who may attend both institutions.