By Van Reech
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Mansfield Lions Club on 4/26/22 was at the Clista A. Calhoun Center for lunch. The guest speakers were NLTCC Director, Kelli Fisher and her Chancellor, Dr. Earl Meador. Dr. Meador’s wife, Lauri, was also in attendance. In a kinda “Tag Team” presentation the two told the Lions about the recent successes of the school here in Mansfield.
Dr. Meador said NLTCC is now a SACSOC accredited college whose graduates can further their education by transferring their credits to a traditional college or university. He said that the average age of the students here is 26 and all are goal oriented with a desire to further their education so that they can be successful and make more money. The campuses of all NLTCC’s are about changing lives and about involvement in their communities.
Director Fisher, herself, is a product of NLTCC having graduated in the nursing program as a Practical Nurse. Reflecting on Dr. Meador’s statement she said that 90% of the students graduate because they are goal oriented. Graduates in one of their newer courses that accredits for Industrial Instrumentation & Electrical Technology can qualify for jobs at local industries such as I.P., Boise, and in the Oilfield.
Students come from all over our area including Sabine and Red River Parishes, Minden, Shreveport and Bossier. They also offer a dual enrollment with local High Schools. For more information or further questions please call 318-872-2243 at the Mansfield Campus.
The Mansfield Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday for a catered lunch at the Clista A. Calhoun Center.