NATCHITOCHES – Several students were recognized and the late Robert Crew honored during a reception to mark the opening the inaugural New Media Student Showcase at Northwestern State University. The exhibit features the work of students and faculty in the Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts, as well as photographs by Crew, a photographer and long-time administrator at Northwestern State.
Student work was juried for awards. Winners were Jasmine Frazier of Lewisville, Texas, first place; Hannah Morris of Haughton, second place, and Racheal Gaude of Ventress, third place. Jaci Jones of New Iberia won best in show.
Crew retired as executive assistant to the president of NSU in 2013. Before his appointment to the administrative position at Northwestern in 1997, Crew held several leadership roles in the Louisiana State Department of Education for 27 years. A Natchitoches native, he earned a bachelor’s degree at NSU in 1965 and a master’s in education in 1968. He was a member of NSU’s Hall of Distinguished Educators and twice received the university’s Nth Degree, which recognized meritorious service to the university and/or the community. Upon his retirement, the School of Creative and Performing Arts named the photography studio in his honor.
Crew passed away Jan. 14. In his memory, the Crew family established the Robert G. Crew Scholarship for students in New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts.
The exhibit, organized by faculty Emily Zering and Ron McBride, is in Gallery II in the new Creative and Performing Arts Building. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
For more information about the Department of New Media, Journalism and Communications Arts, visit nsula.edu/newmedia or email firstname.lastname@example.org.