• Carrie C. Smith
  • Coordinator of Graduate School Admissions and Records

Carrie Smith joined the Graduate School staff in 2003 after a career in the health care industry. A native of Montgomery, Smith considers herself a “military brat,” living most of life all over the United States and abroad.

Since joining the Graduate School, Smith is considered the “calming” voice of the office. She provides counsel to graduate students requesting program information and applications. She is responsible for processing applications and notifying students of acceptance, while assisting the dean with the many responsibilities of the office.

Smith travels daily over 90 miles to work. Her hobbies are reading, cooking, and art. She also enjoys being around people, especially those who are from places all over the world. Their experiences empower her.

  • Callie Hammonds
  • Coordinator of Graduate School Client Services


Callie Hammonds was named the Coordinator of Graduate School Client Services in the fall of 2015.  She began her career at NSU in spring 2006 as an Administrative Coordinator 2 within the Offices of University Planning/Assessment and EEO and Institutional Research.  In fall 2008, she transferred to the Office of Admissions where she was an Admissions Records Analyst for almost 7 years. 


The Coordinator of Client Services is responsible for assigning graduate assistants to various departments on campus; as well as maintaining and verifying graduation requirements for all graduate students.  She also acts as the secretary for the Graduate Council. 


Callie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern State University in December 2006.  While pursuing her degree, she was employed as a student worker in the Offices of Planning/Assessment & EEO and Institutional Research.  She has thoroughly enjoyed her experience at NSU both academically and professionally. 


Callie and her husband, Nick, are proud to call Natchitoches home.  They have one son, Blayne.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.