Making an Impact on Healthier Lifestyles Through Research and an Innovative New Program

Louisiana is a state known for many great things—amazing food being one of them. Unfortunately, a prevalence of sedentary lifestyles is another. This inactivity can lead to significant consequences. Through studying the effects of activity on children while working with and encouraging local youth, Southeastern researchers are striving to help create a healthier way of life for everyone. In United Health Foundation’s widely-publicized 2018 report, … Continue reading Making an Impact on Healthier Lifestyles Through Research and an Innovative New Program

Alissa Dickey and Zocalisa Fine Chocolates

Assistant Professor of Health Systems Management Alissa Dickey utilizes her decades of managed care experience, coupled with a caring, supportive attitude, to help Southeastern students excel in both their courses and the real world. But her current accomplishments don’t end there. Alissa, along with her husband of 31 years Jeff Dickey, owns and operates Zocalisa Fine Chocolates. Founded by the couple in 2014, Zocalisa sells … Continue reading Alissa Dickey and Zocalisa Fine Chocolates

Making a Difference

What makes success? What mix of nature, nurture, surroundings, and events come together to create a person’s life? Most importantly, once successful, what does one do with that success? John Regan, a 1969 business graduate in marketing, considers these things as he reflects on his life to this point. “Over and over I think about just how truly blessed I am,” he said as he … Continue reading Making a Difference

The Story Behind Chris Yandle’s New Book

Lucky Enough: A Year of a Dad’s Daily Notes of Encouragement and Life Lessons to His Daughter is a recently published non-fiction book by Chris Yandle, an adjunct instructor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Sport Management program. After penning notes of encouragement and guidance to his young daughter that went viral when he shared them on social media, he wove them into … Continue reading The Story Behind Chris Yandle’s New Book

Chefs Evening

Every spring since 1984, hundreds of people from across the region have flooded onto Southeastern’s campus for a bountiful evening of food, wine, shopping, and comradery. This great mix combines in perfect balance to create an unforgettable night—and a powerful positive impact. Chefs Evening, organized by the Southeastern Foundation, has established itself over the past 35 years to become one of Southeastern’s most beloved—and tastiest—annual … Continue reading Chefs Evening

Athletics Sets New Academic Records

The 2018 / 2019 academic year saw Southeastern Athletics place in the top five Southland universities for the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters. Southeastern placed 117 students in the spring, representing the highest single-semester total in school history. Fall 2018 Southeastern placed 81 student-athletes on the Fall 2018 Honor Roll. Just under 1,000 student-athletes from the league’s 13 … Continue reading Athletics Sets New Academic Records

There’s No Place Like Home: Generations of Graduates Come Together for an All-Alumni Theatre Production

The saying “there’s no place like home” rang true this summer for several Southeastern Theatre alumni as they returned to their alma mater for a collaborative theatre production of Moon Over Buffalo. Associate Professor of Acting and Directing Jim Winter directed the comedy play written by American playwright Ken Ludwig. Well-known for slapsticks and comedic innuendos, Moon Over Buffalo is also famous for being the … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home: Generations of Graduates Come Together for an All-Alumni Theatre Production

Food Pantry

For some who choose to pursue their dreams of achieving a college education, worrying about grades is only one of the stressors they face. Hunger continues to be an issue in the United States and can sometimes be a major burden on college students. This burden can easily become an impediment to focusing on school and earning a degree, holding one back from reaching their … Continue reading Food Pantry

Michele Sutton: Alumna of the Year

Michele Sutton, a 1984 and 1988 Southeastern graduate and the president and chief executive officer of North Oaks Health System, has been selected as the Alumni Association’s 2019 Alumna of the Year. Sutton earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s degree in business administration from Southeastern. She began at North Oaks Health System in 1988 as community resources officer and was promoted to executive … Continue reading Michele Sutton: Alumna of the Year

Daniel Roberts: Young Alumnus of the Year

Daniel Roberts, Provost of Northshore Technical Community College, has been named the Alumni Association’s 2019 Alumnus of the Year. Roberts graduated from Southeastern in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and in 2005 with a master of business administration degree. He contributed to the creation of Connect to Success, a partnership between Southeastern and NTCC that provides a seamless and supportive bridge program on … Continue reading Daniel Roberts: Young Alumnus of the Year