Going Places

Thousands of energetic and talented young adults graduate from Southeastern every year, excited to launch their careers and hit the ground running. Most of them settle in our region to have a life-long impact. Not only do these graduates bring fresh skills and cutting edge training to the workforce, but they also fill a need for our region’s and state’s workforce demands. In today’s economy, … Continue reading Going Places

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The Past Found: Three Friends’ Discovery of a Long-Lost Family Relic

For Southeastern marketing professor Mike Budden, searching the earth for physical remnants of the past is a popular pastime—one that was chronicled by the Southeastern Magazine two years ago. Since then, Mike and his friends Dan Fontenot and Gary Guidry (Southeastern class of ’76) have come across an array of finds, both trash and historical treasures. But what they discovered in early 2017 truly took … Continue reading The Past Found: Three Friends’ Discovery of a Long-Lost Family Relic

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Leading the Way in Aphasia Research

Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of Health and Human Sciences and Scholar in Residence Nina Simmons-Mackie was honored recently as the first American to receive the Robin Tavistock Award from the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia (TTA) in Britain. The award is named after the 14th Duke of Bedford who founded the TTA after suffering a brain hemorrhage in 1988 that left him with aphasia, a complex … Continue reading Leading the Way in Aphasia Research

Alumna Wins Service to America Medal

Dr. Alison Smith, a Southeastern Department of Computer Science graduate, won the 2018 Service to America Awards (Sammies) People’s Choice Medal. Her nomination was in the Promising Innovation category, and she was selected as the People’s Choice winner through an online public vote. The Sammies are presented by the Partnership for Public Service “to honor unsung heroes in our federal government who have made important … Continue reading Alumna Wins Service to America Medal

Finance Team Takes Third in National Competition

Continuing a trend of national recognition for its finance program, Southeastern had a team of five students recently place third in the conference of state bank supervisors competition of real-world banking studies. Kathryn Bokun, Nicholas Brennan, Mason Case, Elizabeth Hunter, and Robert Maddox comprised Southeastern’s winning team. Together they advanced through three rigorous rounds of judging from a pool of 51 other university teams, a … Continue reading Finance Team Takes Third in National Competition

Students Move in to New Residence Halls

On the Weekend of August 11 and 12, over 500 students became the first residents of Southeastern’s Newest on-campus housing. With construction completed on Twelve Oaks Hall and Ascension Hall, these students were greeted by state-of-the-art facilities that offer private and shared rooms, classroom spaces, meeting and common areas, and dining and retail spaces. Continue reading Students Move in to New Residence Halls

Tom Akers: Alumnus of the Year

Tom Akers, an internationally-renowned metal and manufacturing executive, has been selected as the Southeastern Alumni Association 2018 Alumnus of the Year. Akers is the retired president of trading at metal exchange corporation (MEC) and a 1969 and 1973 graduate of Southeastern. “During his tenure with Metal Exchange Corporation, Tom was responsible for growing the company from a US regional trading company with sales of approximately … Continue reading Tom Akers: Alumnus of the Year

Joni Smith: Young Alumnus of the Year

Joni Smith, a 7th grade science teacher, STEM educator, and the 2017 Louisiana state teacher of the year, has been named Southeastern Louisiana University’s 2018 Young Alumnus of the Year. “We are pleased to honor Joni Smith as our Young Alumnus of the Year,” said Ebberman. “Using her depth of knowledge in science and math, Joni became a STEM enrichment teacher in the science classroom … Continue reading Joni Smith: Young Alumnus of the Year

Grads Become Lions For Life

Southeastern Louisiana University conferred degrees on 1,098 graduates on Saturday, May 12, at the University’s spring commencement ceremony. For their inaugural event as newly minted alumni, these graduates were invited to a party full of food, music, games, and even a mobile ice cream parlor. Lion Legacy VIPs (members of the University’s first student-driven initiative of giving back in honor of their time at Southeastern) … Continue reading Grads Become Lions For Life

Interview with Head Coach Frank Scelfo

Southeastern named Frank Scelfo the 16th head football coach in program history on January 30, 2018. Southeastern Magazine sat down with the 59-year-old Abbeville, Louisiana, native heading into his first season patrolling the lion sidelines to find out more about the man and his plans for SLU. Q: Your background as a student-athlete was as a baseball player (Scelfo starred on the diamond at ULM … Continue reading Interview with Head Coach Frank Scelfo