NSU Alumni Spotlight: Tori Thompson


2015 Graduate | Bachelor of Science | Business Administration

Tori Thompson is a recent graduate of Northwestern State University’s College of Business. She graduated magna cum laude in December of 2015, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She’s extremely proud to be a fourth generation Demon, and is the daughter of Bob and Cammie Thompson of Houston, Texas; granddaughter of Sue Champion of Natchitoches; and great-granddaughter of the late Dr. LeRoi Eversull and Polly Eversull, also of Natchitoches. She has enjoyed living in Louisiana for the past five years and is thrilled to now call Natchitoches home.

Since graduation, Tori has been accepted at Northwestern to pursue her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration and work as a graduate assistant in the NSU Athletics Marketing Department. She is also the host of the morning Spotlight program for 94.9 The River and writer for the Natchitoches Parish Journal, is a member of Natchitoches Young Professionals and serves on the Executive Board of the Phi Mu Kappa Iota Chapter Association.

As a freshman, Tori was crowned Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet and went on to be named a Top 10 finalist that year at the Miss Louisiana Pageant. In subsequent years at Miss Louisiana she was again named a Top 10 finalist and a Top 5 finalist, received a preliminary talent award, and was twice awarded the Women in Business Scholarship. She traveled throughout Louisiana raising awareness and money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and shared her personal anti-bullying platform with hundreds of elementary and middle schools students.

During her years as a Northwestern State student, Tori was very involved on campus and stayed active through numerous organizations and leadership roles. She served as President of the Purple Jackets Honor Society, was a Presidential Ambassador, a Freshman Connector, member of Phi Mu Fraternity, Secretary of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Vice-President and Treasurer of Phi Beta Lambda, member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi. She was also on the President’s and Dean’s lists numerous times and was awarded the NSU Outstanding Student Scholarship and the NSU Presidential Honors Scholarship. However, as much as she enjoyed all of those activities she states that her favorite memory is of her time with President Randy Webb co-hosting the television program “NSU: Where Great Things Happen”. “He was a mentor, a friend, and one of the main reasons I love Northwestern so much. He instilled his love for this university in me and I hope to carry on that legacy”, says Thompson.