Lane Luckie is bringing more than a decade of experience to his new role as president of the Northwestern State University Alumni Association board of directors.
In this volunteer capacity, the 2008 graduate will lead a 32-person board in working to promote the advancement of academic excellence by developing coalitions among alumni, students, friends and the university community while supporting our university’s traditions, values, and future.
The NSU Alumni Association accomplishes this mission through the support of the Annual Fund, which supports reunions, local chapter programs, Grad Fest, Homecoming Activities, faculty recognition awards, quarterly Alumni Columns, monthly E-newsletter and most importantly provides scholarships to Northwestern students.
An Emmy Award-winning news anchor in Tyler, Texas, Luckie has served on the NSU Alumni Association board of directors since 2011, including a term as treasurer. He is also actively involved in organizing alumni in East Texas and serves on the NSU Department of New Media, Journalism, and Communication Arts Advisory Committee.
Luckie, who took office after the October 2018 Homecoming meeting, steps into this leadership position after a long stint as president of the NSU’s Beta Omicron Alumni Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which connects a network of more than 600 alumni members through newsletters and new media, alumni events, reunions, and career development opportunities. In that role, he oversaw the day-to-day activities of a volunteer board of directors and its long-term vision plan. The organization earned several accolades, including Pi Kappa Phi’s National ‘Alumni Chapter of the Year’ award in 2013 and 2015, the 2016 ‘Excellence in Advising’ award, and the ‘Alumni Chapter Excellence in Engagement’ award in 2017 and 2018. The organization also manages multiple scholarship programs and fundraisers.
The NSU Alumni Association executive committee’s focus areas for 2019 include increasing membership in the alumni association, developing alumni chapters in key regions of the country, and expanding engagement of alumni through digital media.
The 2019 officers also include 1st VP Patty Hrapmann, 2nd VP David Stamey, Secretary Virginia Monceret and Treasurer Dr. Nikki Ceaser-Small.
“We’ve assembled an outstanding executive committee, which will ensure steady leadership of our board for years to come,” Luckie said. “Our board of directors, working hand-in-hand with our talented and dedicated Alumni Center staff, are really in a great position to connect and engage more NSU graduates in meaningful ways than ever before.”
Luckie succeeds Caron Chester Coleman as president.