Office of Global Engagement

OGE Staff

LaToya Hemphill, Assistant Director for Community Engagement

LaToya Hemphill

2910 Building, 15

B.A., Louisiana Tech University, 2000

LaToya Hemphill joined the Centenary College staff in the Fall of 2010 as the Assistant Director of Community. Since coming to Centenary she has assisted in the offices mission of expanding service-learning opportunities and building community relationships. As a graduate of Louisiana Tech University (Bachelor of Arts in Merchandising & Consumer Affairs, minor in Business Administration), LaToya brings experiences from the professional worlds of Public Relations, Human Resources and Higher Education.

Actively involved in the Shreveport community, LaToya serves on the Executive Board of the Young Professionals Initiative (YPI) as their Community Outreach Chair, and has previously been a member of both the Minority Business Council where she served as Secretary and the Women’s Business Council.

In her spare time, LaToya enjoys spending time with her family and friends, music, movies and cooking.

Nicole Walsh, Assistant Director for Intercultural Engagement

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2910 Building, 16

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2005

Nicole Walsh joined the Centenary College staff in the Summer of 2012 as the Assistant Director for Intercultural Engagement. Nicole is passionate about engaging with individuals of diverse backgrounds, especially college students, and encouraging people to be stretched outside of their comfort zone and embrace diversity and differences that make each culture and each individual unique.

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in African and African-American Studies, she started working for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) as an Area Representative in Northern Indiana while also working for NBC at Notre Dame home football games and several NFL games. After fives years in Northern Indiana, she relocated with the FCA to Southwest Louisiana, where she served for the last two years.

While attending the University of Notre Dame, Nicole participated in Diversity Education, served as a Resident Assistant, worked in Sports Information and was a member of the Rowing Team her freshmen year.

Nicole enjoys quality time with family and friends, meeting and connecting with people, a good cup of coffee, attending and watching sporting events, especially basketball, working out, going to FCA camps, learning, reading, and calligraphy.