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

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

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Ring of Tradition

The official Southeastern Ring, a symbol of achievement for generations of alumni, has many stories to tell. Over 72,000 alumni have called Southeastern’s campus home since the University’s inception nearly 100 years ago. Countless unique experiences paint one cohesive picture inspired by the deep-rooted traditions of our University. One such tradition is the official Southeastern Ring. The official ring of Southeastern is issued exclusively by … Continue reading Ring of Tradition

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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

Addy Award Winner

Southeastern’s Office of University Marketing and Communication’s Assistant Director of Creative Michael Trahan recently won Silver in the American Advertising Federation (AAF), Baton Rouge’s American Advertising Awards. It then went on to achieve Silver in AAF’s District 7 (“South” states) competition, earning an entry to compete in this year’s national awards. These wins demonstrate not only excellence in design and marketing, but also the ability … Continue reading Addy Award Winner

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

Renovating the Alumni Center

The Southeastern Alumni Center is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. Originally opened in 1994, the building will be reopened by this September as a modern space that better reflects Southeastern’s brand identity and serves Alumni programming. It will also act as a welcome center, the “front door to the University.” The over $1 million series of changes, funded through donations and grants made to the … Continue reading Renovating the Alumni Center

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