Louisiana State University at Eunice

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Louisiana State University Eunice
Louisiana State University, Eunice (seal).png
TypeCommunity college and state university
Established1964
ChancellorKimberly A. Russell
Academic staff
136[1]
Administrative staff
94[1]
Students3,074:[1] 1,394(FT),[1] 2,680(PT)[1]
Location, ,
United States

Coordinates: 30°28′29″N 92°26′03″W / 30.47472°N 92.43417°W / 30.47472; -92.43417
CampusRural 180+ acres (.728 km2)
AthleticsNJCAA - Miss-Lou Conference
ColorsPurple and gold[2]
         
NicknameBengals and Lady Bengals
AffiliationsLSU System
Websitelsue.edu
LSUE-logo-2014.png

Louisiana State University Eunice (LSU Eunice or LSUE) is a public junior college in Eunice, Louisiana. It is the only junior college associated with the Louisiana State University System. It enrolls over 3,000 full and part-time students and has the highest transfer rates among all two-year institutions in Louisiana.

History[edit]

LSU Eunice was founded in 1964 by the Louisiana State Legislature to provide basic higher education opportunities to students located in southwest Louisiana. The LSU Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of LSU Eunice and Louisiana State University Shreveport in 1965.

State Representative Allen C. Gremillion of Crowley was instrumental in passage of the legislation creating LSU Eunice.[3]

Through the work of Curtis Joubert, the former mayor of Eunice, LSU-E established the Cajun Prairie Wildflower Habitat.[4]

Athletics[edit]

The LSU–Eunice Bengals and Lady Bengals offer six varsity sports teams (three men's, three women's). The school sponsors baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's soccer, women's soccer and softball and the teams are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).[5] Baseball and softball are Division II NJCAA independent teams, while women's basketball competes in Division I in the Miss-Lou Conference. The athletic department's official nickname is Bengals or Lady Bengals.

The LSU–Eunice baseball team plays at Bengal Stadium, the women's basketball team plays at the HPRE Center and the softball team plays at Lady Bengal Softball Field.

National Championships[edit]

LSU–Eunice has won four NJCAA national titles in softball and six NJCAA titles in baseball. Women's basketball has made two appearances at the NJCAA National Tournament and finished as high as fourth in 2007.

  • Baseball (6): 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2018[6]
  • Softball (4): 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017[7]

Miss-Lou Conference Championships[edit]

  • Women's basketball (1): 2014[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Louisiana State University Eunice Fact Book" (PDF). Louisiana State University Eunice. February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  2. ^ "LSU Eunice Graphics and Colors". LSU Eunice Office of Public Relations. September 23, 2009. Archived from the original on August 12, 2013. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ "Gremillion, Allen C." Louisiana Historical Association, A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography (lahistory.org). Retrieved December 24, 2010.
  4. ^ "Living Legends: Curtis Joubert". acadianmuseum.com. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "Louisiana State University Eunice Athletics". lsuebengals.net. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  6. ^ "LSUE Baseball History". LSUE Athletics. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  7. ^ "Louisiana State University Eunice Athletics - Softball - History". lsuebengals.net. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  8. ^ "Louisiana State University Eunice Athletics - Basketball - History". lsuebengals.net. Retrieved 2017-01-01.

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