Going Places

Thousands of energetic and talented young adults graduate from Southeastern every year, excited to launch their careers and hit the ground running. Most of them settle in our region to have a life-long impact. Not only do these graduates bring fresh skills and cutting edge training to the workforce, but they also fill a need for our region’s and state’s workforce demands. In today’s economy, … Continue reading Going Places

Alumni Giving Back: Time, Talent, & Networking

As students, we are all a part of the Southeastern family. We feel it, we know it. We’ve made friends, attended games, bonded with professors, been involved, and been a part of something larger than ourselves. As we graduate and move into careers, new geographic locations, family life, and other major life changes, our focus tends to look forward, not back. The time spent at … Continue reading Alumni Giving Back: Time, Talent, & Networking

A New Era for the Driver’s License

Southeastern Alumni Develop the Nation’s First Legal Digital Driver’s License The driver’s license has been an indispensable part of many Americans’ lives for decades. But while its components have evolved over time and between states, at its core it has essentially remained the same—a physical piece of identification. Now, well over 100 years after the first personal driver’s license was issued on a simple, small … Continue reading A New Era for the Driver’s License

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The Past Found: Three Friends’ Discovery of a Long-Lost Family Relic

For Southeastern marketing professor Mike Budden, searching the earth for physical remnants of the past is a popular pastime—one that was chronicled by the Southeastern Magazine two years ago. Since then, Mike and his friends Dan Fontenot and Gary Guidry (Southeastern class of ’76) have come across an array of finds, both trash and historical treasures. But what they discovered in early 2017 truly took … Continue reading The Past Found: Three Friends’ Discovery of a Long-Lost Family Relic

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Leading the Way in Aphasia Research

Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of Health and Human Sciences and Scholar in Residence Nina Simmons-Mackie was honored recently as the first American to receive the Robin Tavistock Award from the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia (TTA) in Britain. The award is named after the 14th Duke of Bedford who founded the TTA after suffering a brain hemorrhage in 1988 that left him with aphasia, a complex … Continue reading Leading the Way in Aphasia Research

Health Education and Promotion Program Named First in the State

Southeastern’s Health Education and Promotion Program has been ranked as the best program in the state by universities.com. Each school’s ranking is based on a compilation of data from government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial reviews. The purpose of the Health Education and Promotion program is to prepare students to work in the field of public health. Students in the program have … Continue reading Health Education and Promotion Program Named First in the State

Alumna Wins Service to America Medal

Dr. Alison Smith, a Southeastern Department of Computer Science graduate, won the 2018 Service to America Awards (Sammies) People’s Choice Medal. Her nomination was in the Promising Innovation category, and she was selected as the People’s Choice winner through an online public vote. The Sammies are presented by the Partnership for Public Service “to honor unsung heroes in our federal government who have made important … Continue reading Alumna Wins Service to America Medal

First Place for the Lions Roar

The Lions Roar, Southeastern’s weekly student newspaper, received a first-place award in the 2018 American Scholastic Press Association’s (ASPA) Newspaper Competition Held in New York this past May. The newspaper was noted by judges as “an excellent school newspaper which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout / graphics designers, advertising / sales managers, and advisor.” “I am extremely … Continue reading First Place for the Lions Roar

All in for Southeastern

Every year in April, one day is singled out for all Southeastern alumni, friends, students, supporters, and community members to join together for a shared purpose—to support their university.  The result is a sweeping online effort known as “All in for Southeastern.” “This is a day when we ask all of our Southeastern family to pitch in and make a donation to help Southeastern build … Continue reading All in for Southeastern

Finance Team Takes Third in National Competition

Continuing a trend of national recognition for its finance program, Southeastern had a team of five students recently place third in the conference of state bank supervisors competition of real-world banking studies. Kathryn Bokun, Nicholas Brennan, Mason Case, Elizabeth Hunter, and Robert Maddox comprised Southeastern’s winning team. Together they advanced through three rigorous rounds of judging from a pool of 51 other university teams, a … Continue reading Finance Team Takes Third in National Competition