William Wainwright Selected as Southeastern’s New President

On April 27, 2023, the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System (ULS) selected William S. Wainwright as the 15th president of Southeastern. Wainwright takes the helm June 5, upon the retirement of President John L. Crain. Wainwright was chosen after an in-depth process spearheaded by ULS. This selection process included an on-campus visit for semifinalists to openly address questions from students, faculty … Continue reading William Wainwright Selected as Southeastern’s New President

Celebrating Golden Grads

Every fall semester, Southeastern honors its Golden Graduates, those who have reached their 50-year graduation anniversary. This past Dec. the University was proud to welcome its newest group, the class of ’72, to the Golden Grad family during a special reunion weekend. On Dec. 9, the day before Winter Commencement, 43 of these alumni enjoyed lunch and mingling with both old friends and new acquaintances. … Continue reading Celebrating Golden Grads

Best College Food in Louisiana

Students’ opinions and taste buds earned Southeastern 2023 Best College Food in Louisiana recognition and a national Top 50 ranking, too. The rankings were published by Niche, the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. At the national level Southeastern came in at number 35. Only one other Louisiana university made the Top 50 cut. “With the expansion of our Student … Continue reading Best College Food in Louisiana

Cheerleading Squad Wins National Championship

The Southeastern cheerleading squad won its second national championship, taking home the gold in the Open Coed Game Day competition at UCA/UDA College Nationals at the Walt Disney World Resort. The win marks the second time in three years the team has taken home the championship in the Open Coed Game Day, having previously earned a national title in 2021’s virtual competition. Southeastern spirit groups … Continue reading Cheerleading Squad Wins National Championship

Reaching New Students Through Targeted Ad Campaign

Following extensive market research and the launch of new logos in 2021, last summer the University announced a reimagined, unified brand to better represent Southeastern today and resonate with target audiences. Throughout the fall and winter, this new branding—with refreshed elements from language to design, photography, and videography—quickly became a bold and ubiquitous identifier of Southeastern. With these parts now in place, Southeastern is able … Continue reading Reaching New Students Through Targeted Ad Campaign

Top Educator in the Nation Award Recipient

Instructor of Industrial Technology Anthony Blakeney has been honored with the WEMCO Excellence Award as the top educator in the country. He was nominated for this honor by his peers. “For over two decades, Anthony has dedicated himself to teaching our students about welding technology. He has single handedly developed the welding program into one that is not just regionally recognized, but also nationally recognized,” … Continue reading Top Educator in the Nation Award Recipient

Louisiana Writer Award Winner

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing David Armand has been selected as the recipient of the 23rd annual Louisiana Writer Award by the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library. The award is given to a contemporary Louisiana author in recognition of an outstanding contribution to Louisiana’s literary and intellectual life exemplified by the writer’s body of work. “Professor Armand is a truly gifted … Continue reading Louisiana Writer Award Winner

Nursing School of the Year

Southeastern’s undergraduate nursing program has been recognized by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation with the Nightingale Award as the Nursing School of the Year. The awards recognize the achievements of the nursing program’s students and faculty. This is the fifth time Southeastern has been recognized with a Nightingale Award for the undergraduate nursing program. The competition is evaluated by a panel of out-of-state judges who review … Continue reading Nursing School of the Year

Giving Day Impact Increases

Southeastern Giving Day has become an annual fall tradition since it was first implemented in 2014. The initiative encourages all members of the University community to come together for 24 hours in support of Southeastern and its students. Developing momentum, Giving Day has continually grown over the years in both numbers of participants and amounts raised. During this past year’s event, held Sept. 14, 1,472 … Continue reading Giving Day Impact Increases

2022 Ally Organization of the Year

Southeastern was honored recently by the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) with the Ally Organization of the Year award. LaFASA is the coalition agency that serves statewide sexual assault crisis centers through education, professional training, technical assistance, and community engagement resulting in safer, healthier, stronger, and better-informed communities throughout Louisiana. Groups on campus that contributed to being named Ally Organization of the Year include … Continue reading 2022 Ally Organization of the Year