On May 18, 1,100 individuals officially crossed over from Southeastern students to alumni during Spring 2019 Commencement.
Candidates for associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees were honored. In his welcome, President John L. Crain noted that the 1,100 individuals being recognized at commencement included 385 men and 715 women who were receiving 16 different degrees. They also represented 27 states and 24 countries.
The University awarded its highest academic honor, the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence, to 11 students with the highest cumulative grade point average in the University’s five colleges. Former Louisiana House and Senate member Ben Nevers was also presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree as part of the ceremony.