Louisiana State University at Eunice

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Louisiana State University Eunice
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Type Community college and state university
Established 1964
Chancellor Kimberly A. Russell
Academic staff
136[1]
Administrative staff
94[1]
Students 3,074:[1] 1,394(FT),[1] 2,680(PT)[1]
Location Eunice, Louisiana, United States
Coordinates: 30°28′29″N 92°26′03″W / 30.47472°N 92.43417°W / 30.47472; -92.43417
Campus Rural 180+ acres (.728 km2)
Athletics NJCAA - Miss-Lou Conference
Colors Purple and gold[2]
         
Nickname Bengals and Lady Bengals
Affiliations LSU System
Website lsue.edu
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Louisiana State University Eunice (LSU Eunice or LSUE) is LSU's only two-year institution located in Eunice, Louisiana, that currently enrolls over 3,000 full and part-time students. LSU Eunice offers robust transfer programs and a wide variety of workforce training certificates and degrees in high demand fields such as nursing, radiologic technology, respiratory care, and diagnostic medical sonography. LSUE serves as the gateway campus to the LSU System 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 LSUE Bengals and Lady Bengals offer three varsity sports teams (one men's, two women's). The school sponsors baseball, women's basketball and softball and the teams are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). 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 LSUE baseball team plays at Bengal Field, the women's basketball team plays at the HPRE Center and the softball team plays at Bengal Softball Field.

National Championships[edit]

LSU Eunice has won four NJCAA national titles in softball and five NJCAA titles in baseball. Basketball has made two appearances at the NJCAA National Tournament and finished as high as fourth in 2007.

  • Baseball (5): 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015[5]
  • Softball (4): 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017[6]

Miss-Lou Conference Championships[edit]

  • Basketball (1): 2014[7]

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. ^ "LSUE Baseball History". 
  6. ^ "Louisiana State University Eunice Athletics - Softball - History". lsuebengals.net. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 
  7. ^ "Louisiana State University Eunice Athletics - Basketball - History". lsuebengals.net. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 

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