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Leaving a Legacy: James McClimans

Southeastern was home to alumnus James “Jim” McClimans (class of ’58) from a very young age, and it remained a place to which he contributed and supported throughout his life. Jim was the son of Dr. Jay W. McClimans and Martha Orr McClimans, who raised their family in Hammond down the street from Southeastern’s beautiful campus. In 1942, Jay began serving as a mathematics professor … Continue reading Leaving a Legacy: James McClimans

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Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine C. Tate

After living her life in the South, Southeastern graduate Jasmine Tate found her way to Southern California, growingin her dream career as marketing and communications manager at TGR Foundation—a Tiger Woods Charity located in Irvine, California. Tate graduated Southeastern in the fall of 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with concentrations in public relations and organizational communication and a minor in Spanish. … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine C. Tate

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TikTok Cop

SOUTHEASTERN UPD HAS FOUND A NEW WAY TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY AND MEET STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE—AND IT’S GOING VIRAL. Community policing is a challenge for every police department across the United States. This is no different for campus police departments. They deal with the same challenges as every police department in the country when trying to connect to the community. Southeastern, through the work … Continue reading TikTok Cop

Growing Enrollment

Southeastern has marked its fifth year of consistent growth in retention of new freshmen. Year-over-year growth in first-year retention has increased by 5.9 percent, and the five-year increase is 15 percent. Chief Enrollment Management Officer Kay Maurin said initiatives developed in multiple disciplines to enhance retention have borne fruit. Programs offered through each academic college, the Center for Student Excellence, and the Division for Student … Continue reading Growing Enrollment

Southeastern Giving Day Continues to Grow

Southeastern Giving Day, an annual online event facilitated by the Southeastern Foundation in support of Southeastern Louisiana University, was held Oct. 21, 2020. The 2020 Giving Day achieved both more participants and more funds raised than the 2019 event, itself a record-setting year. This year’s event provided University supporters with a way to help students and Southeastern in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While … Continue reading Southeastern Giving Day Continues to Grow

Nursing Programs Named Top in the State

Two Southeastern nursing programs have been recognized by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation with the Nightingale Award as the Nursing School of the Year—the master’s degree in nursing, which is offered in a consortium with three other state institutions, and the undergraduate program in nursing. The awards recognize the achievements of both nursing programs’ students and faculty. This is the third time Southeastern has been recognized … Continue reading Nursing Programs Named Top in the State

Teacher Prep Programs Named Among the Best in the Nation

Southeastern’s undergraduate and graduate elementary teacher preparation programs have been named among the top in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and policy organization, for strong training in classroom management strategies and high-quality clinical practice experiences. NCTQ recently released its 2020 Teacher Prep Review: Clinical Practice and Classroom Management, which finds encouraging progress in teacher preparation programs’ … Continue reading Teacher Prep Programs Named Among the Best in the Nation

Media Shelf: Angela Wood’s The Motivational Interviewing Workbook

Assistant Professor of Social Work Dr. Angela Wood’s new book, The Motivational Interviewing Workbook: Exercises to Decide What You Want and How to Get There, was released this past fall—and it couldn’t be more timely. Between COVID-19, the economic downtown, natural disasters, and other world events over this past year, it’s hard to imagine anyone who hasn’t felt some emotional toll. And when feeling a … Continue reading Media Shelf: Angela Wood’s The Motivational Interviewing Workbook

Strengthening Business Outreach Efforts in St. Tammany Parish

Southeastern President John L. Crain and St. Tammany Corporation CEO Chris Masingill recently formalized a coordinated effort to expand access to services and resources to the business community in St. Tammany Parish through an innovative agreement. The partnership will provide enhanced technical assistance and increased collaborative efforts to best support businesses in St. Tammany Parish. “One of the hallmarks of effective regional universities is a … Continue reading Strengthening Business Outreach Efforts in St. Tammany Parish

Celebrating 2020 Graduates

On Dec. 8 and 9, Southeastern honored spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates during an in-person ceremony in Strawberry Stadium. The pandemic and statewide event limitations previously prevented the University from holding a face-to-face commencement for spring graduates in August as originally planned, but Southeastern was able to develop and carry out a plan that incorporated current health and safety guidelines to honor all 2020 … Continue reading Celebrating 2020 Graduates