NSU Director of Informational Services
Northwestern State University honored five individuals with induction in the university’s Alumni Hall of Distinction, the Long Purple Line, Friday. Honorees were, from left, world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Julian Bailes, noted attorney G.F. Thomas Jr., vocalist and philanthropist Lenn Dohmann Prince, the late Joe Delaney represented by his wife Carolyn and Dr. Jim Henderson, former NSU president and current president of the University of Louisiana System. The five were recognized during a luncheon Friday, attended by alumni, family and friends, in which their lives and accomplishments were highlighted in biographical minidocumentaries.
Since 1990, NSU has inducted 125 distinguished alumni into the Long Purple Line, recognizing graduates whose lives and careers had great impact for the university, in the community and beyond.