The School of Business Homecoming Brunch brings together old friends, faculty and alumni. During this reception, the college recognizes outstanding alumni, businesses and faculty achievements.
Each Fall and Spring semester, the College of Business honors its graduating seniors by hosting a reception in the Russell Hall Natchitoches room. Graduating seniors, family, friends and College of Business faculty are invited to attend.
At Fall receptions, individuals selected for Beta Gamma Sigma are inducted into this business honorary organization.
The J. Walter Porter forum is an effort to translate the textbook into practice by bringing capable, successful business executives to the campus to speak on selected topics in their area of expertise.
The forum is sponsored annually by the School of Business and made possible by the endowment established by the family and friends of the late J. Walter Porter. Mr. Porter was interested in improving the image of business as a career field for college students.
- 2017 Theme: It’s Not Business As Usual.
- 2015 Theme: Enron and Beyond – What the Rise and Fall of this Fortune 500 Company Should Mean to You.
- 2014 Theme: Insights into the Game of Life… Critical Lessons
- 2013 Theme: Business and the Current Economy: Trends and Outlook for the Future
- 2012 Theme: Economic and Community Development
- 2011 Theme: Louisiana Entrepreneurship – Developing Small Businesses
- 2010 Theme: The Haynesville Shale Natural Gas Discovery
- 2009 Theme: Cyber Crimes and Security
- 2008 Theme: Turbulent Times
- 2007 Theme: Business Insights
- 2006 Theme: The Achievers
- 2003 Theme: Exploring the World of Business
FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, while the post-secondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. The newest group, FBLA-Middle Level, is showing remarkable growth with nearly 15,000 student members. Finally, the Professional Division has reached over 3,000 members. Over 11,000 advisers round out the group. Exclusive membership and career recognition programs are designed for each division to provide additional personal and chapter development opportunities.
Each Spring, the School of Business at Northwestern State University hosts the District III Leadership Conference for local high school students. Louisiana is currently divided into six districts. Approximately 800 high school students from the surrounding parishes visit the campus to participate in contests related to their business courses and to hear guest speakers relate current business topics to these secondary business courses. College of Business faculty serve as judges for the event, administer tests, and help the district vice-president coordinate all events on campus.
More information about FBLA can be found at the following links:
For any questions about FBLA/PBL and the District III conference contact Dr. Julie McDonald.