NSU business students raise awareness for Natchitoches Coalition on Homelessness

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The Northwestern State University School of Business demonstrated commitment to its Natchitoches community March 20 by organizing and leading a fundraising drive in support of the on-going efforts of the Natchitoches Coalition on Homelessness. As part of the management outreach program, the senior project focuses on providing business support to local businesses or organizations. The project team members selected the Coalition on Homelessness and offered the coalition their assistance and support.

“Our students are pleased to partner with the Natchitoches Coalition on Homelessness and offer their business development and management services to a leader providing meals and shelter to those in need in our community,” said Dr. Marcia Hardy, management course professor and project advisor. “The Coalition Board and students are looking forward to more opportunities and engagement between the two groups.”

Lydia Doucet, a student working with the coalition said, “A little goes a long way, and we are trying to make a difference for the surrounding community of the school we attend.”

The Executive Director for the coalition, Helen Obioha, said, “These young professionals are providing business, marketing and financial planning recommendations and much needed service assistance. This effort directly benefits the mission of our coalition and their contributions will go a long way toward supporting our mission here in the community.

If you are a community business interested in partnering with NSU business students for professional business advice or service assistance, please contact Dr. Marcia Hardy 318-357-6982 or hardym@nsula.edu.