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LSU at Eunice: Fertile ground for excellence

Mar 17, 2023

Established in 1964, Louisiana State University, Eunice has established a reputation for its agriculture and health-related programs. The university’s associate degrees and certificate programs include nursing, diagnostic medical sonography, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, surgical technology, anatomy and physiology.

Louisiana State University, Eunice has become well known for its two-year health-related degrees and certificate programs.

Because of its high passing rates for students taking board exams for the first time, LSU Eunice has become a reliable source of nurses, medical equipment technicians and therapists for many health care providers in the state and in neighboring areas.

LSU Eunice Chancellor Nancee Sorenson has ambitious plans for the school: to broaden the school’s outlook and offer its faculty and students valuable experience outside Louisiana and even the United States, particularly in Japan.

“We can start with exchange programs and summer programs. We can have collaborations with faculty in Japan in a variety of disciplines. I’d love to see our faculty get the opportunity to take advantage of the Fulbright scholarships and to have that experience to be able to go to Japan. We would certainly welcome the opportunity to have visiting scholars or visiting faculty in terms of our workforce collaboration,” Sorenson said.

LSU Eunice works closely with private-sector groups, research institutions, and nonprofit organizations in providing overseas internships programs for its students.

“It would be a wonderful opportunity to meet with Japanese businesses, understand what they want out of a qualified workforce, and see how we can nurture those graduates through our programs,” Sorenson explained.

Building on its expertise in agriculture, LSU Eunice is creating, through an $846,000 grant, the STEAM Innovation Center, which will focus on science, technology, engineering, agriculture and mathematics, confident that the initiative will ensure the long-term future of American farmers.

Southern USA 2023 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

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