Northwestern State already has a similar program in place at LSU-Shreveport.
“We are very excited to be able to offer students at Louisiana College the opportunity to take Army ROTC courses that are the premier leadership development courses in the United States,” said Lt. Col. William “Macky” Underwood, professor of military science at NSU.
Students will be able to continue their education at LC and take one Army ROTC class and lab per semester at NSU, the host ROTC institution, said Andrew Magee, coordinator and assistant professor of criminal justice at Louisiana College.
A former assistant professor of military science and retired Army officer, Magee said his heart is in tune with this program. He has taken on the role of facilitator to get the program established in time for school in August.
“Due to low enrollment, we had to discontinue that program (at LC),” said Raymond McDowell, recruiting operations officer for NSU ROTC. “But we saw a great opportunity with reestablishing our connection with Louisiana College.”
A new memorandum of agreement was worked out and the Louisiana National Guard at Camp Beauregard offered support by assisting with classes, McDowell said.
The two schools are working out kinks with schedules and instructors, but hope to have everything lined out by the start of the fall semester, McDowell said.