Babu named Miss NSU

Northwestern State University President Randall J. Webb, left, presents the 2013 Miss NSU plaque to Jebha Babu of Bayou Vista. Mr. NSU Darrell Favis of Shreveport receives his award from Director of Student Activities Yonna Pasch.
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NATCHITOCHES — Jebha Babu of Bayou Vista was named Miss NSU and Darrell Favis of Shreveport was selected as Mr. NSU by students at Northwestern State University. The honor is one of the highest a Northwestern State student can receive and is based on academic achievement and involvement in campus activities, according to a Northwestern press release.
Babu is a liberal arts major with a concentration in scientific inquiry in the Louisiana Scholars’ College. She was a member of the 2013 Homecoming Honor Court and is active in the Student Activities Board. Babu is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, Sigma Alpha Iota and Blue Key Honor Society. She is the daughter of Babu Chellen and Kalai Babu.
“I was attracted to Scholars’ College because it gave me a small school setting while still having the advantages of a larger university at Northwestern,” said Babu, a graduate of Patterson High School. “It’s the best of both worlds for me. I didn’t expect to find a home at Northwestern, but I am thankful Scholars’ and Northwestern are side by side.”
She was a freshman orientation leader and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Students and the Northwestern State dodge ball team. Her endeavors include being a cast member in NSU’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
“I have gotten more than I expected from my college experience. It has been harder than I expected, but I have done things I didn’t think were possible such as being in a play and in choir,” said Babu. “I’ve met so many people from a variety of backgrounds because of my involvement.”
Favis is the son of Gloria Favis. He is a senior biology major with a concentration in forensic science.
Jebha Babu will graduate in May. She plans to work in the health care field for a year before entering medical school. Favis plans to graduate in Dec. 2014 and will seek an internship with the FBI. He hopes to be a crime scene analyst.

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