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Learning from a Star: Clarence Gilyard

Whether or not you know him by name, you know Clarence Gilyard and his iconic work. Gilyard made his mark in some of the most popular TV shows of the ’80s and ’90s, including as James Trivette in Walker, Texas Ranger, Conrad McMasters in Matlock, and Benjamin Webster in CHIPs; performed in blockbuster movies such as Die Hard and Top Gun; and much more during … Continue reading Learning from a Star: Clarence Gilyard

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Giving Back: Partnering for Increased Opportunities

Support comes to Southeastern’s students in many ways. A growing area of support is coming from industry and companies in the private sector who view their efforts as both altruistic and wise investing. This kind of support ensures that students in key fields are prepared to enter the workforce at a level the companies need, ready to make an impact from day one of employment. … Continue reading Giving Back: Partnering for Increased Opportunities

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Shooting for the Stars

Southeastern REC Partners with NASA to Bring the Dreams of Space Exploration to Children’s Summer Camp Experience Can you picture yourself as a child, fascinated with rocket ships and astronauts? Did you ever fall asleep dreaming of the great beyond under stars on your bedroom ceiling? Kids have a natural curiosity about space exploration and, if nurtured, it can lead to a world of educational … Continue reading Shooting for the Stars

New Lion on Campus

A new lion statue now stands sentry over Southeastern’s Friendship Circle with his gaze set upon Strawberry Stadium. The project was headed and funded by the Student Government Association. During an event held in Friendship Circle leading up to the home-opener Jacksonville State game and tailgating, the statue’s unveiling helped kick off the beginning of the Lions’ football season on campus. Created by Matt Glenn … Continue reading New Lion on Campus

Biology Building Dedicated

Southeastern formally dedicated the Biology Building this past fall. Although officially it has been renamed the Thelma Ryan Biological Science Building, the building façade now bears the name “Thelma Ryan Biology Building.” In 2017, Southeastern received the largest single donation in its history, an endowment totaling $10 million, from Seth W. Ryan, a 1953 Southeastern business graduate who passed away in March that same year. … Continue reading Biology Building Dedicated

Professional Sales Team Takes Home International Win

Above image, from left: From left: Tara’ Lopez, sales coach, and student team members India Williams, Karlie McDonald, and Paxton Page. Southeastern’s Professional Sales Team won the Rookie Award at the 2019 International Collegiate Sales Competition (ICSC). Hosted each year in Orlando, Florida, by Florida State University, the ICSC is the largest and most prestigious university sales competition in the world. Southeastern’s Professional Sales program … Continue reading Professional Sales Team Takes Home International Win

Home to the First and Only Collegiate Recovery Program in the State

Above image, from left: Southeastern Interim Coordinator of Collegiate Recovery Madison Evans, Southeastern President John L. Crain, Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed, and University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson. Lion Up Recovery, officially recognized by the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE), is a voluntary program to help students in recovery achieve their higher education goals. State higher education and … Continue reading Home to the First and Only Collegiate Recovery Program in the State

Innovators in Sustainability

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center has been awarded the Innovation Champion Award by the Louisiana Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The university received the award for its innovative hybrid geothermal residence halls. The two new state-of-the-art residence halls, Ascension and Twelve Oaks, are cooling and heating using energy from the ground. Sustainability Manager Alejandro Martinez explained that with this type of system, pumps move heat … Continue reading Innovators in Sustainability

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Among the Top in the Nation

Southeastern’s online doctor of nursing practice program has earned recognition as one of the top 50 programs in the nation by Healthcare-Management-Degree.net. Southeastern was recognized for its online DNP for post-masters applicants and BSN-DNP applicants and was the only university in Louisiana to make the list, ranking higher than schools such as Baylor University, Duke University, and Florida State University. Southeastern earned its ranking based … Continue reading Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Among the Top in the Nation

College of Education Dean Selected as Higher Education Professional of the Year

College of Education Dean Paula Summers Calderon was recently selected by the Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children as the Higher Education Professional of the Year. The Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children Higher Education Professional of the Year Award recognizes a professional who currently provides direct services to students with exceptionalities. The Professional of the Year is an outstanding member of the education profession whose work … Continue reading College of Education Dean Selected as Higher Education Professional of the Year