Like many others this week, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Vice President of External Affairs, Jerry Pierce. Over the past two decades, I’ve had the privilege of working with Jerry and witnessing his unwavering dedication to his beloved alma mater. I, along with many others, will miss working with him. Jerry was a true leader who embodied the daring, concerted spirit, and ingenuity that propels action and progress.

Visitation for Jerry Pierce will take place on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at First Baptist Church of Natchitoches (508 Second St) under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home.

The memorial service celebrating the life of Jerry Pierce will occur on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church of Natchitoches.

You may read Jerry’s obituary here.

If you want to learn more about the many contributions of Jerry Pierce to the university and region, I encourage to watch this short tribute video highlighting his considerable influence across Louisiana.

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University