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University bestows highest student honor on Mr. and Miss NSU
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From left are NSU President Dr. Randall J. Webb, NSU’s Miss Jebha Babu, NSU’s Mr. Darrell Favis and Director of Student Activities, Yonna Pasch.
From left are NSU President Dr. Randall J. Webb, NSU’s Miss Jebha Babu, NSU’s Mr. Darrell Favis and Director of Student Activities, Yonna Pasch.
Jebha Babu of Bayou Vista was named Miss NSU and Darrell Favis of Shreveport was selected as Mr. NSU by students at Northwestern State University. The honor is one of the highest a Northwestern State student can receive and is based on academic achievement and involvement in campus activities.

Babu is the daughter of Babu Chellen and Kalai Babu. She is a liberal arts major with a concentration in scientific inquiry in the Louisiana Scholars’ College. Babu was a member of the 2013 Homecoming Honor Court and is active in the Student Activities Board. She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, Sigma Alpha Iota and Blue Key Honor Society.

“I was attracted to Scholars’ College because it gave me a small school setting while still having the advantages of a larger university at Northwestern,” said Babu. “It’s the best of both worlds for me. I didn’t expect to find a home at Northwestern, but I am thankful Scholars’ and NSU are side by side.”

Babu was a freshman orientation leader and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Students and the NSU dodgeball team. Babu was a cast member in NSU’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“I have gotten more than I expected from my college experience. It has been harder than I expected, but I have done things I didn’t think were possible such as being in a play and in choir,” said Babu.

“I’ve met so many people from a variety of backgrounds because of my involvement.”

Favis is the son of Gloria Favis. He is a senior biology major with a concentration in forensic science. Favis is president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He is a member of Helping Hands and has been an announcer for KNWD-FM. Favis was named the Student Activities Board’s Outstanding Member in 2012. He was a member of the 2013 Homecoming Honor Court.

“It was a surreal experience when I found out I was chosen,” said Favis. “It was humbling. I feel quite honored.”


Favis met alumnus Solomon Matthews when he attended the Freshman Connection orientation program and that caused him to seek ways to be active in campus organizations.

“He showed me how to get involved and I got active in the Student Activities Board,” said Favis.

“That caused me to meet people and join other campus organizations. I know being involved in college will help me when I graduate.”

Babu will graduate in May. She plans to work in the healthcare field for a year before entering medical school. Favis plans to graduate in Dec. 2014 and will seek an internship with the FBI. He hopes to be a crime scene analyst.

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