Tyler Gatewood comes home

Tyler Gatewood has come home to Northwestern State University.  The incoming freshman from McKinney, Texas, plans to major in industrial engineering technology and was one of nearly 300 new students who attended Session 3 of Freshman Connection last week. Gatewood, son of NSU Alumni Tamara and Reggie Gatewood, is the oldest grandchild of the late Dr. Randall J. Webb, NSU’s longest serving-president, and Mrs. Brenda Webb of Shreveport.  In addition to orientation, class registration, advising and learning about campus life, Gatewood, second from left, also attended a lunch for new NSU Ambassadors that included Gabby Chapman of Ville Platte, a business major; Behrend Behrendsen of Natchitoches, a computer information systems major, and Blake Cook of Hornbeck, an electrical engineering technology major.  Ambassadors are student recruiters who act as hosts at open house days and conduct campus tours.  “I grew up around campus and want to carry on a legacy that’s been going on for many years,” Gatewood said.  “I looked at other schools, but I knew I wanted to come here. It’s great to finally be part of NSU.  It’s all I imagined it to be.”