To Infinity and Beyond

Launching into Real-World-Ready Education Southeastern physics and engineering technology students are blasting into unique real-world-ready experiences thanks to a couple of grants totaling almost $16,000 from LaSPACE—(the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium), LaACES (Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students), and Senior Design Programs. Dubbed ROOMIE-4 (Remote Observer Of Many Interesting Events), the first year-long project is a simulated NASA mission taken on by two student teams—one … Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond

ESL Program

Creating a World of Opportunities for NonNative English Speakers, Southeastern Students, and the Community Four days a week on Southeastern’s campus, people from across the globe gather together in one place to converse and build their path to a successful future. As they listen, share, and learn from each other and those around them, they come one step closer to achieving their goals. This is … Continue reading ESL Program

Lions Connected

Providing an Inclusive College Experience for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Tucked away within Southeastern’s Cate Teacher Education Center lies one of Southeastern’s hidden gems: Lions Connected. The program helps those who might not otherwise be able to attend college due to certain disabilities break down barriers and thrive in a university setting. Lions Connected is designed to accommodate students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, … Continue reading Lions Connected

Service in the Swampland: Edward B. Dufreche

Edward “Brent” Dufreche was a life-long resident of Tangipahoa Parish, born in 1922. A true native son of South Louisiana, he spent his formative years exploring swamps with his family. His uncle, who served as game warden before nationwide logging efforts decimated much of the area in the late 1890s, always claimed the “most beautiful place on Earth was the swamp between Ponchatoula and Manchac … Continue reading Service in the Swampland: Edward B. Dufreche

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Introducing Two NewGraduate Nursing Programs

Two new graduate-level offerings in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences—the BSN-DNP Nurse Executive Leadership (NEL) program and a master’s of science in athletic training—are providing enhanced opportunities for students, while also producing healthcare leaders and better meeting the needs of today’s healthcare industry. The BSN-DNP NEL program prepares expert leaders to bring evidence-based knowledge into the practice arena, improve healthcare outcomes, and strengthen … Continue reading Introducing Two NewGraduate Nursing Programs

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Banking Finance Team Ranks Among Top in the U.S. While Giving Back to the Community

Southeastern finance students recently served our regional banking community while engaging in challenging, motivating, and relevant academic experiences. Under the guidance of Dr. Danielle Lewis, student Community Banking Project team members Lonica Wallace, Greyson Labasse, and Sage Mulkey, competed in a semester-long, nationwide case study competition hosted by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. The team partnered … Continue reading Banking Finance Team Ranks Among Top in the U.S. While Giving Back to the Community

Designated as one of Louisiana’s Only Play Therapy Education Sites

Southeastern has been designated as a new Approved Center of Play Therapy Education. In earning the designation, one of only three in the state, Southeastern demonstrates an offering of extensive play therapy curriculum to mental health faculty, students, and practitioners, said Associate Professor of Counseling and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor Laura Fazio-Griffith. “The Counseling Program became an approved provider for play therapy education by the Association … Continue reading Designated as one of Louisiana’s Only Play Therapy Education Sites

Giving Day Growth Endures

Due to impacts from Hurricane Ida, Southeastern’s 2021 Giving Day was moved from September 14 to October 5. Despite the lingering challenges faced by supporters from across the region, the eighth annual fundraising event reached record numbers in support of Southeastern and its students. “Many students faced great hardships resulting from Hurricane Ida, and the support received during Southeastern Giving Day has gone a long … Continue reading Giving Day Growth Endures

Grooving Into a Grammy

Southeastern alum and New Orleans jazz musician Craig Klein is making his mark on the city’s brass band tradition and earning recognition for it, including by taking home the music industry’s top honor. Craig Klein embodies the spirit of New Orleans music—a unique mash-up of skill, soul, creativity, and endurance that draws from diverse influences. A class of ’84 marketing major who also played at … Continue reading Grooving Into a Grammy

The Story Behind the Bricks

Southeastern’s Friendship Bricks solidify cherished memories and create lasting legacies in the heart of Southeastern’s campus. Friendship Circle is the heart of campus, and its pulse is embedded in the memories of Southeastern’s students, alumni, and community friends. Nestled between the area’s legendary Friendship Oak and new Lion statue sits Southeastern’s Friendship Brick Plaza. Graduation recognitions, memorials, marriage proposals and more line the pavement of … Continue reading The Story Behind the Bricks