Catching the Storm

Southeastern student Coby Sanchez has turned a fear of storms into a passion for understanding them and sharing information to help others—becoming “Southeastern’s first meteorologist.” When Southeastern freshman and Baton Rouge native Coby Sanchez was a small child, storms were the boogeyman. As the wind roared and the tinny sound of rain reverberated off the windows and roof, little Coby would become more and more … Continue reading Catching the Storm

Leaping Forward

THE SOUTHEASTERN VERTEBRATE MUSEUM IS GROWING, CURATING, DIGITIZING, AND SHARING ITS COLLECTION TO ENHANCE ICHTHYOLOGY AND HERPETOLOGY RESEARCH. The National Science Foundation has awarded a Southeastern specialist in the diversity of fishes a grant of $409,200. Professor of Biological Sciences and ichthyologist Kyle Piller received the three-year grant to improve the Southeastern Vertebrate Museum. The project will focus on curation of existing museum specimens and … Continue reading Leaping Forward

Leaving a Legacy: James McClimans

Southeastern was home to alumnus James “Jim” McClimans (class of ’58) from a very young age, and it remained a place to which he contributed and supported throughout his life. Jim was the son of Dr. Jay W. McClimans and Martha Orr McClimans, who raised their family in Hammond down the street from Southeastern’s beautiful campus. In 1942, Jay began serving as a mathematics professor … Continue reading Leaving a Legacy: James McClimans

Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine C. Tate

After living her life in the South, Southeastern graduate Jasmine Tate found her way to Southern California, growing in her dream career as marketing and communications manager at TGR Foundation—a Tiger Woods Charity located in Irvine, California. Tate graduated Southeastern in the fall of 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with concentrations in public relations and organizational communication and a minor in … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine C. Tate

TikTok Cop

SOUTHEASTERN UPD HAS FOUND A NEW WAY TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY AND MEET STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE—AND IT’S GOING VIRAL. Community policing is a challenge for every police department across the United States. This is no different for campus police departments. They deal with the same challenges as every police department in the country when trying to connect to the community. Southeastern, through the work … Continue reading TikTok Cop

Drive to Win

Southeastern student Darian Boesch has mastered the formula for combining his business education and passion for speed—becoming an NHRA World Champion. From video or pick-up games to art, yoga, or getting lost in the great outdoors, most students have a hobby, a way to unwind and recharge at the end of a long day or week. But Southeastern senior and Ponchatoula resident Darian Boesch has … Continue reading Drive to Win

Growing Enrollment

Southeastern has marked its fifth year of consistent growth in retention of new freshmen. Year-over-year growth in first-year retention has increased by 5.9 percent, and the five-year increase is 15 percent. Chief Enrollment Management Officer Kay Maurin said initiatives developed in multiple disciplines to enhance retention have borne fruit. Programs offered through each academic college, the Center for Student Excellence, and the Division for Student … Continue reading Growing Enrollment