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LSUS Nonprofit Administration Students Honored by Nu Lambda Mu

June 27, 2018


SHREVEPORT, LA-Nu Lambda Mu, an international honor society established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council to recognize students dedicated to the study of nonprofit management, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship/enterprise honored four graduate students from the LSUS Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration Program this month.

Ebone` Brienna Pierce is a prospective August 2018 graduate at LSUS and a member of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. She is a Civilian Oceanographer and Physicist for the United States Department of the Navy at the Naval Oceanographic Office, providing direct support to the United States Fleet Forces Command as a Meteorology, Oceanography and Bathymetrist Analyst.

Ebone` plans to own a small scale nonprofit to service communities in the areas of education, well-being, and travel, exposing young people to STEAM subjects. It would also offer them exposure to other countries and cultures as they develop personally and professionally.  

Erin Douget is a May 2018 graduate program. Her passion for nonprofit work comes from the need to be a positive force in her community and the desire to work with people who are trying to find solutions to systemic problems.

Erin has been a membership recruiter at Girl Scouts Louisiana East for the past three years.  She volunteered for two years with STAR, a sexual trauma response organization in Baton Rouge, as a phone hotline advocate.  She served as the Association of Fundraising Professionals Baton Rouge Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Chair in 2015, and is a graduate of the John W. Barton Leadership Development Program and Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Development Fellows.

Donna Lou Morgan will graduate in August 2018. The sudden end of her Naval career, along with a life altering injury offered an opportunity to refocus and find other ways of serving. She chose to further her education with the ultimate goal of helping at a nonprofit to make the process of transitioning from military to civilian life easier for other veterans.

Since 2012, Donna Lou has served on the Board of an arts nonprofit as the Marketing Director promoting the chorus. They offer music therapy for service-members with Traumatic Brain Injuries and PTSD, helping them heal so they can live a more productive life with their families and within their communities.

Carla Tweddale is a 2018 graduate of the program. She works full-time as a flight nurse and nurse manager for Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC where she’s worked for 30 years.

 In 2011, Carla started a nonprofit, Lily Pad Haven, Inc., which provides housing for human trafficking survivors.  They provide emergent and transitional housing for survivors of human trafficking who need the comfort and protection of a healing, loving home to restore body, mind and spirit.  They focus their efforts on providing an integrated system of care in collaboration with internal programs and community partners. In 2017, Carla was recognized with the Liberty Bell Award presented by the Mecklenburg County Bar Association and later that year with the Allied Professional Award presented by the Crime Victim’s Coalition of Charlotte for her work assisting anti-trafficking efforts. 

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