Meet the Cavalier Express Student Recruiters

demetrius allen

Woodlawn High School

  • Major: Culinary Arts
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Chef Joe
  • BPCC Involvement: Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: baking, cooking, reading, dancing and tennis    
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Dreamgirls
    • Candy/Snack – gummy candy
    • Color – pink, yellow and purple
    • Quote – "Kindness takes you a long way."
  • Advice to new students: Always ask questions.
Demetrius Allen

Stephanie gafford

Northwood High School

  • Major: Engineering Graphics
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Mark Harner & Lamont Lackman
  • BPCC Involvement: Cavalier Express Student Recruiter, Phi Theta Kappa
  • Hobbies: reading, cooking and TikTok 
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Big Brother, Survivor and anything on HGTV!
    • Candy/Snack – roasted garlic hummus and pita chips
    • Color – I bleed black and gold...Geaux Saints!
    • Quote – "The greatness of a man is not how much wealth he aquires, but in his integrity and his ability to afflect those around him positively." -Bob Marley
  • Advice to new students: It's okay to not have life figured out.
Stephanie Gafford

vanessa nganga

Ross S. Sterling High School (Houston, TX)

  • Major: General Science (focus in Allied Health)
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Melissa Shepherd
  • BPCC Involvement: Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: sleeping, playing on the phone, gardening, emergency prep
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Blue Bloods and The Sound of Music
    • Candy/Snack – Twix, popcorn and peppermints
    • Color – lavendar, powder blue and soft yellow
    • Quote – "It never hurts to ask; the worst you'll get is a no."                
  • Advice to new students: Don't limit yourself...explore anything you find interesting along with your basic classes.
Vanessa Nganga

Kelly marie pederson

Bolton High School (Alexandria, LA)

  • Major: Business Administration
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Judith Coston
  • BPCC Involvement: Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: role playing games, loafing around with my cats (Percy & Dio)
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone
    • Candy/Snack – anything sour
    • Color – teal
    • Quote – "Keep alive your purpose and practice it."
  • Advice to new students: Go for it! Ask questions and don't be afraid to try again.
Kelly Marie Pederson

Hayley Pickron

West Monroe High School

  • Major: Teaching 1-5
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: 
  • BPCC Involvement: Cavalier Express Student Recruiter, SGA Representative
  • Hobbies: cooking, arts & crafts
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Grey's Anatomy and The Proposal
    • Candy/Snack – Mini M&Ms, Cheeto Puffs
    • Color – Pink
    • Quote – "There’s always a reason to smile."
  • Advice to new students: Use the resources that BPCC offers you!
Hayley Pickron