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, traveling    
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Big Bang Theory
    • Candy/Snack – anything gummy
    • Color – black, pink and purple
    • Quote – "Enjoy every minute on this Earth because wasted time you can't get back."
  • Advice to new students: Have fun outside of studying. Be active and make new friends. Join something on campus.
Demetrius Allen

kendall dykes

Northwood High School

  • Major: Nursing
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Jamie Adams
  • BPCC Involvement: Ladies in Gold Danceline and Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: dance, dirt track, hunting and fishing    
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Grey's Anatomy
    • Candy/Snack – Reese's
    • Color – aqua & pink
    • Quote – "Great achievement always requires great sacrifice."
  • Advice to new students: Stay on task. If something isn't going right just ask for help.
Kendall Dykes

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 spending time with family 
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Project Runway and anything on HGTV!
    • Candy/Snack – hummus and pita chips
    • Color – black and gold
    • Quote – "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." -Henry Ford
  • Advice to new students: Appreciate the opportunity to learn. Do your best to excel, not just get by.
Stephanie Gafford

charlize jackson

Mountain House High School (Mountain House, CA)

  • Major: General Studies
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Sharonda Mikle
  • BPCC Involvement: Student Government Association, BPCC Optimist Club, Rotaract Club, Homecoming Court and Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: exploring the outdoors, the arts, literature
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Queen of Flow, Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Candy/Snack – Reese's peanut butter cups, Limón Lays
    • Color – green
    • Quote – "Life's a wave. Sometimes it knocks you down, other times it carries you."                
  • Advice to new students: Never be afraid to ask for help or admit you don't know something.
Charlize Jackson

christian james

Airline High School

  • Major: General Science
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Kirk Fontenot
  • BPCC Involvement: Maroon Jacket, Student Government Association, BPCC Optimist Club, Debate Team, Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: being a wrestling coach, community work, working out
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Marvel Movies, The Walking Dead
    • Candy/Snack – sour candy, fruit or spicy chips
    • Color – green
    • Quote – "Never give up no matter how tough it gets."
  • Advice to new students: College life is a lot more enjoyable when you get more involved in clubs, organizations and teams.
Christian James

mandi johnson

Natchitoches Central High School

  • Major: Communications
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Lakeisha Hamilton
  • BPCC Involvement: Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: reading, cooking, listening to music, community events
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – The Great British Baking Show
    • Candy/Snack – coffee...all the coffee!
    • Color – purple
    • Quote – "She is too fond of books & it has turned her brain." -Louisa May Alcott
  • Advice to new students: Never underestimate the power of the library. Go to the library even if you don't think you need to - you'll be surprised at how many resources they have to help you achieve student success.
Mandi Johnson

collin kyle

Airline High School

  • Major: General Studies
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Kelly Brandon
  • BPCC Involvement: Student Government Assocoation, Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: swimming, reading, listening to music
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Jurassic Park
    • Candy/Snack – Rips
    • Color – blue
    • Quote – "One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." -Gerard Way
  • Advice to new students: If you want to truly enjoy college life make sure you are involved in it.
Collin Kyle

Rileigh Langston

Benton High School

  • Major: Social Science
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Lindsay Smalls
  • BPCC Involvement: Homecoming Court, BPCC Optimist Club, Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: cooking, singing, baking, nails
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Free Guy
    • Candy/Snack – Muddy Buddies
    • Color – purple or gray
    • Quote – "The best revenge is no revenge. Move on. Be happy."
  • Advice to new students: As someone who was never involved in high school, getting involved can truly change anyone's experience.
Rileigh Langston

Mallory Stephens Lanning

Minden High School

  • Major: Nursing
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Ginger Covington
  • BPCC Involvement: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society, Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: baking
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – Ink Masters, Dirty Dancing
    • Candy/Snack – Jolly Ranchers
    • Color – purple and black
    • Quote – "Do or do not, there is NO try."
  • Advice to new students: Be open minded for your college experience. Each one is unique so make the absolute best out of all opportunities placed before you.
Mallory Stephens Lanning

Hayley Pickron

West Monroe High School

  • Major: General Studies
  • Favorite BPCC Instructor: Alexandra Ekstrom
  • BPCC Involvement: Student Government Association (President), Student Worker, Cavalier Express Student Recruiter
  • Hobbies: cooking, crafts
  • Favorite:
    • TV Show/Movie – The Proposal
    • Candy/Snack – Mini M&Ms, Cheeto Puffs
    • Color – Pink
    • Quote – "There’s always a reason to smile."
  • Advice to new students: Get involved and stay focused on your end goal!
Hayley Pickron