President’s Medal of Excellence

Each year, Southeastern President John L. Crain bestows the University’s most prestigious honor, the President’s Award for Excellence, to faculty and staff excelling in the areas of research, teaching, faculty service, and staff service. Meet our 2020 recipients: Brian Crother, Margaret Gonzalez-Perez, Gerlinde Beckers, and Paulette Poche. Brian CrotherPresident’s Excellence Award in ResearchFor this year’s recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Research, winning … Continue reading President’s Medal of Excellence

Creating a Solution

Southeastern Professor of Organic Chemistry Jean Fotie is trying to make the world a better place by reducing carbon dioxide emissions and recycling the CO2, while also providing unparalleled student research opportunities in the process. That task became easier when he received a $265,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to develop greener and sustainable catalytic methods for thereductive … Continue reading Creating a Solution

Giving Back

You Are Responsible for Record-Setting Kindness Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation’s motto is “Building a Legacy of Student Success.” This is more than an expression; it’s a way of life. Each year the University’s Division of University Advancement and the Foundation facilitate events, engage with donors and supporters, conduct fundraising efforts, grow relationships with regional businesses, and work to aid the University in its focus on … Continue reading Giving Back

Two Online Nursing Programs Ranked #1 in the U.S.

Two Southeastern online nursing programs have earned recognition as the top programs in the nation by, an online resource for prospective students interested in the nurse practitioner (NP) field. Southeastern was recognized for its online MS in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner and online Post-Master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner programs. According to the website, only those programs deemed affordable were recognized, meaning that … Continue reading Two Online Nursing Programs Ranked #1 in the U.S.

Researching the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 spread around the globe, Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Marc Settembrino worked to develop international research agendas to study the intersections of COVID-19, homelessness, and capitalism. Settembrino served as the co-lead of the Homelessness, Housing Precarity & COVID-19 working group and as a member of the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) network, supported by the National Science Foundation; the CONVERGE facility at … Continue reading Researching the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

New Professorship and Endowed First Generation Scholarship Established

This fall we celebrate the establishment of two Board of Regents matched funds: the Edgar R. Smith, III Endowed Professorship in Business and the Peggy Jacob–First Presbyterian Church of Ponchatoula First Generation Scholarship. Smitty’s Supply Inc., one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of lubricants and greases in the world, established the professorship as part of a significant gift benefiting four specific areas of the … Continue reading New Professorship and Endowed First Generation Scholarship Established

Lab School Expands Offerings With New Pre-K

The Southeastern Laboratory School began offering a Pre-K curriculum this fall. Lab School Director Stephen Labbe’ said that with the implementation of Tier 1 curriculum in grades K-8, the school wanted to make sure all students are prepared and ready for the rigors of the curriculum. “By offering a Pre-K program, we will be able to ensure when students enter kindergarten they have the necessary … Continue reading Lab School Expands Offerings With New Pre-K

Overcoming Obstacles & Achieving Success During COVID-19

In early March our daily lives and routines began to change in unexpected and unprecedented ways, with each sunrise seemingly ushering in new questions and lingering uncertainties—and one more day of this difficult period in history. But for Southeastern and its people, the best way to overcome a challenge is through fierce determination, creativity and innovation, and working together towards a common purpose. Instead of … Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles & Achieving Success During COVID-19

Mask Up & Make a Difference

HELPING PROTECT OUR ALUMNI AND COMMUNITY, ONE MASK AT A TIME The College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Southeastern Foundation have partnered together to help with the low supply of medical masks for healthcare workers amidst the global emergency. The project, titled Mask Up & Make a Difference, is also aiding current and future graduates of the University who are working on the … Continue reading Mask Up & Make a Difference