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

Lions Connected

Providing an Inclusive College Experience for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Tucked away within Southeastern’s Cate Teacher Education Center lies one of Southeastern’s hidden gems: Lions Connected. The program helps those who might not otherwise be able to attend college due to certain disabilities break down barriers and thrive in a university setting. Lions Connected is designed to accommodate students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, … Continue reading Lions Connected

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

Ring of Tradition

The official Southeastern Ring, a symbol of achievement for generations of alumni, has many stories to tell. Over 72,000 alumni have called Southeastern’s campus home since the University’s inception nearly 100 years ago. Countless unique experiences paint one cohesive picture inspired by the deep-rooted traditions of our University. One such tradition is the official Southeastern Ring. The official ring of Southeastern is issued exclusively by … Continue reading Ring of Tradition