MINDEN, Louisiana, July 10,2014 — Northwest Louisiana Technical College (NWLTC) announced the culmination of its summer internship program at the Minden Campus. Two students studying Accounting at McNeese State University have completed a twelve-week internship in the Business Office under the guidance of the College’s Chief Business Officer, Rene Tate.

Brandon Bateman and Angelica Shamah, both residents of Bossier Parish and seniors in the Accounting program at MSU, spent the last three months working with an accounting team to monitor budgets, prepare monthly reimbursements, prepare fiscal reports, audit payroll time and attendance records, process invoices, and complete bank reconciliations. Tate stated, “It has been a pleasure hosting the MSU interns; their contribution during the fiscal year end and startup has been invaluable.”

Shamah shared that the internship was a great learning experience. “I had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people who made it well worth the sacrifice of waking up early every morning.” Bateman added, “As an intern, I have learned quite a few things that make me more ready to work as an accountant in a State organization. This was a summer well-spent.”


The two accounting students each earned 3 credit hours toward their bachelor’s degree at MSU and are expected to graduate in May of next year.


Founded in 1936, Northwest Louisiana Technical College is a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The main campus is located in Minden and other campuses operate in Mansfield, Many, Natchitoches, and Shreveport. NWLTC was recently recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges. For more information about NWLTC and its programs, visit www.nwltc.edu or contact Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. at: rickbateman@nwltc.edu.


Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr., Ph.D.
Interim Director, NWLTC