NSU and Staff Report
Northwestern State University alumna Denise Lewis Patrick was honored as one of the 2019 Louisiana Public Broadcasting Louisiana Legends during a gala May 9. Patrick, a 1977 graduate of Northwestern State University, is an author, editor and teacher and a 2014 inductee into the Long Purple Line, NSU’s Alumni Hall of Distinction. The Louisiana Legends Awards Gala and Auction is an annual event hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting and by Gov. and First Lady Jon Bel Edwards serving as honorary co-chairs.
The event honors the best and brightest of Louisiana’s sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines and have brought honor to the state. Natchitoches residents who nominated Patrick for the award and attended the gala were Diane Temple, Janis Paul, Carolyn Roy and Dr. Sue Weaver, a former LPB board member, and her husband Burton Weaver, of Flora.