Pathway to the World’s Stage

Southeastern prides itself on inspiring its students and community to dream big. Recently, students have been making headlines nationally and internationally by performing and following their dreams. Each one has a unique story and something special that inspires them, whether it be a childhood dream, a past teacher, or the feeling you get knowing you’re doing what you love. Here are a few that have … Continue reading Pathway to the World’s Stage

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A Patent for Innovation

Southeastern has been awarded a U.S. patent for a new compound—with potential applications that could impact both the medical and industrial worlds. Southeastern recently received its second U.S. patent in its 97-year history. The patent was awarded to Southeastern in conjunction with Fort Hays State University, located in Hays, Kan., for use of pnictogenium compounds in carbon-carbon bond formation. A pnictogen is any of the … Continue reading A Patent for Innovation

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A Legacy of Giving: Ronald Stetzel and Gaylord Bickham

Bequests (also called planned giving or legacy giving) to non-profit organizations have been growing in recent years. According to Giving USA, bequests reached over $42 billion dollars in the United States in its most recent report on 2020. These are gifts that are made as part of a will or trust. In a surprising fact, bequests amount to more than 2.5 times the total donations … Continue reading A Legacy of Giving: Ronald Stetzel and Gaylord Bickham

Named a Top Military Friendly® School for 10 Straight Years

Southeastern has been named a Military Friendly® School for 2022-2023. This is the 10th consecutive year Southeastern has received this recognition. Southeastern continues to strive to be one of the best military and veteran-friendly institutions in the state of Louisiana and in the nation. Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazine, states the listing honors the top colleges, universities, and trade schools … Continue reading Named a Top Military Friendly® School for 10 Straight Years

First Louisiana University Selected for Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

Southeastern was admitted as a member institution to the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)—a consortium of over 125 institutions around the world focused on transforming the advanced preparation of educational professionals to lead through scholarly practice for the improvement of individuals and communities. Southeastern is the first university in Louisiana to be selected for membership in this prestigious organization. The doctor of education … Continue reading First Louisiana University Selected for Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

Becoming an Inspiration

Class of 2014 alumna Hayley Arceneaux has been living her dream to help childhood cancer patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. But an opportunity to visit space as part of Inspiration4, the first all-civilian mission to orbit Earth, has brought her goals and accomplishments to an even more cosmic level. On September 15, 2021, the late afternoon Cape Canaveral air was typically blustery and … Continue reading Becoming an Inspiration

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 Non-Native 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 toconverse and build their path to a successful future. As they listen, share, and learn from each other and thosearound them, they come one step closer to achieving their goals. This is the Southeastern … 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