Alumni Spotlight: Jonte Lee

Alumni across the region, country, and world have been drawing on their own unique skills and passions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to not only overcome challenges, but to also make a positive difference. Class of 2003 alum Jonte Lee is one of these many impactful members of our Lion Pride. Lee has achieved a successful career focused around helping others receive quality educations and brighter … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jonte Lee

A hanging Question: What is the Link Between Bats and COVID-19?

For Southeastern Magazine’s Spring 2020 issue, we sat down with Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Teague O’Mara to discuss his extensive research on bats—including their movements and impacts on ecosystems and people. Since that short time ago, the rapid rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a wave of questions and concerns over the potential link between the virus’s origins and these small … Continue reading A hanging Question: What is the Link Between Bats and COVID-19?

Southeastern Biologist Discovers New Species of Crocodile

Above image, from left, with the new species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park: Jen Brueggen, park social media manager; Caleb McMahan; Christopher Murray; and John Brueggen, park director. It has been a while since anyone has found a new crocodile. Thanks to the research of Southeastern Assistant Professor of Biology Christopher Murray and his colleague and former Southeastern classmate Caleb McMahan, that is … Continue reading Southeastern Biologist Discovers New Species of Crocodile

Fateful Encounter: A Southeastern WWII Love Story

The year is 1944. In New York City, the Metropolitan Opera House is playing its first jazz concert, featuring the talents of Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. The film Casablanca wins three Academy Awards: one for Best Picture, one for Best Director, and one for Best Adapted Screenplay. In France, The Allied Forces land on the beaches of Normandy in a historical military assault. In … Continue reading Fateful Encounter: A Southeastern WWII Love Story

Increasing Our Understanding of Bats and Their Impact

Bats comprise 20 percent of Earth’s mammal population. As the second most populous species of mammals in the world, they have a profound impact on ecosystems across the globe—including the humans that are a part of them. Yet despite their prevalence, there is still much left to uncover about these fascinating winged little creatures. By tracking them through an innovative system on the International Space … Continue reading Increasing Our Understanding of Bats and Their Impact

Beach Dreams Become Reality

As the weather starts to work its way out of the winter doldrums in March, most people are dreaming of the beach and sand between their toes. This spring those dreams are jumping to a new level for the student-athletes on Southeastern’s inaugural beach volleyball team. Enjoying a surge in popularity, 75 collegiate programs competed last season in what the NCAA once termed an emerging … Continue reading Beach Dreams Become Reality

Rise and Shine

Communication major Raychelle Riley spent the summer of 2019 interning for Southeastern alumna Robin Roberts at Good Morning America (GMA) in New York City. This phenomenal educational opportunity was created through a partnership between Robin and the Southeastern Foundation. As the first recipient of this internship, Raychelle recounts her hands-on learning experience while working with Robin at GMA. As the sun rises to welcome the … Continue reading Rise and Shine

Learning from a Star: Clarence Gilyard

Whether or not you know him by name, you know Clarence Gilyard and his iconic work. Gilyard made his mark in some of the most popular TV shows of the ’80s and ’90s, including as James Trivette in Walker, Texas Ranger, Conrad McMasters in Matlock, and Benjamin Webster in CHIPs; performed in blockbuster movies such as Die Hard and Top Gun; and much more during … Continue reading Learning from a Star: Clarence Gilyard

New Lion on Campus

A new lion statue now stands sentry over Southeastern’s Friendship Circle with his gaze set upon Strawberry Stadium. The project was headed and funded by the Student Government Association. During an event held in Friendship Circle leading up to the home-opener Jacksonville State game and tailgating, the statue’s unveiling helped kick off the beginning of the Lions’ football season on campus. Created by Matt Glenn … Continue reading New Lion on Campus