Reception honors memory of the late Lisa Borders, displays student artwork in Watson Library

A reception was held on April 24 at the Watson Library to honor the memory of the late Lisa Borders, who passed away in November after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Her husband, James Borders, is a professor of Art at Northwestern State University. He wanted to create a memorial wall dedicated to Lisa.

$300 sponsorships are being gathered for original pieces of artwork, created by one of James’ students from the Creative and Performing Arts Department, which are placed on permanent display on the new special memorial wall in the Watson Library honoring the memory of Lisa Borders.

Art student Maxey McSwain received the first Lisa Chesser Borders scholarship. The pieces purchased at the event totaled around $10,000.

A portion of the proceeds goes directly to the student-artist as a commission-scholarship, and the remaining funds will go to the late Chesser Borders Memorial Scholarship fund at NSU.  For more information on this fund call 318-471-8407.

4 thoughts on “Reception honors memory of the late Lisa Borders, displays student artwork in Watson Library

  1. Such an amazing emotional night. But I know Lisa was there with us. Thank you NPJ. We need to get behind the Art program and Support Professor Borders and his Students. Thanks to ..Judge Dyes and .DR. Chris Maggio for your support

  2. Thank you npj and thank you to everyone who came out to support uncle James and his incredibly talented students!!!

  3. Great turnout! Wonderful cause. Lisa will be remembered. Tremendous work by James Borders and his very talented art students.

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