CLTCC Natchitoches campus is back open with community support


Central Louisiana Technical Community College celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Natchitoches Campus with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House Nov. 28.

Tony Davis, executive director of the Natchitoches Community Alliance, welcomed community members, elected officials, faculty members, students, and others to the reopening of a building that’s been through so much.

Laurie Morrow, dean of the CLTCC Natchitoches Campus, said everyone is thrilled to be back in the building, which was renovated after a flood in 2016.

“We lost a lot that day,” she said. “But we’ve never lost our spirit or commitment to our mission.”

“The faculty and staff could have thrown in the towel, but they stood their ground instead” said Jimmy Sawtelle, CLTCC Chancellor. “When this college joined the CLTCC system, we knew they brought a fighting spirit and today is evidence of that.”

Morrow recognized her faculty and staff members, but said the real ricks stars are their students who have been so patient and never lost confidence in the college or the goals they have their eyes set on.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center CEO Kirk Soileau presented a check to Morrow, which funds a grant through the NRMC Foundation for new equipment at the college.