New Dean of the College of Business

Tará Lopez, a member of the Southeastern faculty for 15 years, has been named dean of the College of Business. Her appointment is pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Lopez, a professor of marketing, has served as interim dean of the college since Aug. 1, 2021. As interim dean, she implemented the Fall Business Browse event in conjunction with Meet … Continue reading New Dean of the College of Business

First College of Education Pinning Ceremony

The College of Education started a new tradition by hosting its first-ever pinning ceremony. Held July 25, the event celebrated 43 teacher candidates entering their final semester of year-long residency placements. The pinning ceremony is vital to continue prioritizing the principles of the teaching profession, while simultaneously elevating it. Two Southeastern alumnae and previous Resident Student Teachers of the Year, Makenzie Plaisance and Robin Henderson, … Continue reading First College of Education Pinning Ceremony

President’s ExcellenceAward Winners

Each year, Southeastern President John L. Crain bestows the University’s most prestigious honor, the President’s Award for Excellence, to faculty and staff excelling in the areas of research, teaching, artistic activity, faculty service and staff service. Meet this year’s recipients. UNCLASSIFIED STAFF SERVICE Annette Baldwin A University Counseling Center employee for the past 18 years, Annette Baldwin has always looked up to those who have … Continue reading President’s ExcellenceAward Winners

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

To Infinity and Beyond

Launching into Real-World-Ready Education Southeastern physics and engineering technology students are blasting into unique real-world-ready experiences thanks to a couple of grants totaling almost $16,000 from LaSPACE—(the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium), LaACES (Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students), and Senior Design Programs. Dubbed ROOMIE-4 (Remote Observer Of Many Interesting Events), the first year-long project is a simulated NASA mission taken on by two student teams—one … Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond

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

Service in the Swampland: Edward B. Dufreche

Edward “Brent” Dufreche was a life-long resident of Tangipahoa Parish, born in 1922. A true native son of South Louisiana, he spent his formative years exploring swamps with his family. His uncle, who served as game warden before nationwide logging efforts decimated much of the area in the late 1890s, always claimed the “most beautiful place on Earth was the swamp between Ponchatoula and Manchac … Continue reading Service in the Swampland: Edward B. Dufreche

Banking Finance Team Ranks Among Top in the U.S. While Giving Back to the Community

Southeastern finance students recently served our regional banking community while engaging in challenging, motivating, and relevant academic experiences. Under the guidance of Dr. Danielle Lewis, student Community Banking Project team members Lonica Wallace, Greyson Labasse, and Sage Mulkey, competed in a semester-long, nationwide case study competition hosted by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. The team partnered … Continue reading Banking Finance Team Ranks Among Top in the U.S. While Giving Back to the Community

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