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

Legend in the Making: Cole Kelley

Southeastern quarterback Cole Kelley continues to demonstrate excellence on the field, recently taking home the prestigious Walter Payton Award. When the 2021 Southeastern football season kicked off on September 4 in Strawberry Stadium, the Lions featured the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) under center. Senior quarterback Cole Kelley received the Stats Perform Walter Payton Award—the Heisman Trophy of the FCS—in May. After … Continue reading Legend in the Making: Cole Kelley

Featuring a New App for Southeastern Connect

The Southeastern Alumni Association has officially launched an app for its Southeastern Connect platform, a network that helps members connect, give back, explore career opportunities, and get ahead. Southeastern Connect is an online community that allows our alumni to connect with each other and offer or find mentorships, internships, and jobs. Alumni register on the site, set up a profile, and can indicate that they … Continue reading Featuring a New App for Southeastern Connect

Generating Support for Students Through Chefs Under the Stars

Chefs Evening is a decades-long Southeastern tradition, bringing members of both the University and areacommunities together each spring for an elegant evening of food and drinks from some of the region’s best restaurants and caterers. While COVID-19 prevented Southeastern from holding the 2020 edition, the event was able to return for 2021 with a unique spin—held outside on the field of historic Strawberry Stadium and … Continue reading Generating Support for Students Through Chefs Under the Stars

Achieving the Lowest Student Loan Debt in the State

Southeastern graduates have the least student loan debt out of all the universities in the state. The average debt per borrower for Southeastern’s graduating class of 2019 was ranked No. 1 for least debt in Louisiana and No. 36 for lowest debt nationwide, according to statistics released by LendEDU. In Louisiana, the average debt per student borrower is $23,855, the seventh lowest in the nation. … Continue reading Achieving the Lowest Student Loan Debt in the State

Introducing New Logos

Southeastern has reinvented its visual identity with the creation of new logos for both the University and athletics. The change comes as the University approaches its 100th anniversary in 2025. “Since its opening in 1925, Southeastern has had a long and storied history of empowering generations of students to reach for and achieve their best future,” said Southeastern President John L. Crain. “As we are … Continue reading Introducing New Logos