LCU’s Luckett to speak at Southern Miss awards ceremony

Louisiana Christian University Dean of Nursing Dr. Tomekia Luckett will serve as the keynote speaker at the University of Southern Mississippi Nurse Practitioner Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 7 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Luckett, a graduate of Southern Miss, was invited to speak by her former course instructors in the nurse practitioner program.

“I was honored to receive the invitation to speak as the University of Southern Mississippi is a prestigious university within Mississippi with a long history of nursing excellence,” Luckett said. “In the graduate program, of which I am a student, we are all nurses and have been diligent in our careers, which makes this an even greater honor. I have been in the classroom with everyone as a student and experienced my own unique set of challenges in balancing life, work, and school.”

Luckett said she will speak on the significance of the calling into nursing and health care occupations.

“LCU is blessed to have Dr. Tomekia Luckett at the helm of our restructured nursing program,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Cheryl Clark. “She is a perfect match for LCU’s dedication to academic excellence and our Christ-centered mission. Her demonstrated leadership in program development and student clinical experiences along with her strong faith, energy, and passion has provided a strong foundation for the future of LCU’s nursing program.”

In addition to her role as dean of the School of Nursing, Luckett is an author and empowerment speaker. She is also active in state and national nursing organizations.

In October, Luckett was elected to serve as the director for organizational affairs by the Mississippi Board of Nursing, by the Mississippi Nurses Association. She also serves as a delegate for the American Nurses Association, representing Mississippi.

Luckett earned her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees at William Carey University and her Ph.D. in Nursing Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi.

She will receive her post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Southern Mississippi on Dec/ 7, 2023.



Media Release | Nov. 30, 2023 | Pineville, Louisiana
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth B. Clarke, Director of University Communications |