Dr. Dan Denson and his wife Sharon Denson, both 1969 Northwestern State University graduates, presented a donation to the NSU Foundation to benefit the Health and Human Performance degree program and have pledged to give $1,000 annually. Dr. Denson earned a degree in physical education at NSU, a master’s at McNeese State University and a Ed.D. in health education at the University of Tennessee. They both had long careers in education. Dr. Denson was a professor of health at Louisiana State University for six years and at McNeese for 29 years. Mrs. Denson majored in math and English education at NSU, earned a master’s at McNeese and enjoyed 32-year career, mostly in Calcasieu Parish, where she taught math and computer science. Originally from Lake Charles, they have two daughters and five grandchildren.
From left are Dr. Jon Dollar, head of the Department of Health and Human Performance; Dr. and Mrs. Denson and Dr. Vickie Gentry, dean of the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development. For more information on how to contribute to Northwestern State, contact the Office of University Advancement at (318) 357-4414.