The Lion's Roar

Promoting quality of life: Alumnus elected Mayor of Livingston

Jonathan “J.T.” Taylor poses for the camera with his wife and three sons. After earning a business degree from the university in 2005, Taylor eventually went on to become mayor of Livingston.
November 19, 2020

Jonathan “J.T.” Taylor, a university alumnus, was recently elected Mayor of Livingston. After receiving a business degree from the university in 2005, Taylor worked in tourism for Livingston Parish...

‘Mask Up & Make a Difference’ combats supply shortages

Alumna Valerie Saba is one of many volunteers to make and donate masks to the “Mask Up & Make a Difference” initiative. Each mask, all supplies and every monetary donation will go toward assisting front-line healthcare workers during this time of low inventory and high demand.
May 5, 2020

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is partnering with the Southeastern Foundation to help with the low supply of medical masks for healthcare workers amidst the global emergency. The project will...

Alumni Center launches new website

The Alumni Center has launched a new version of their website. The new site was created in hopes of being more user-friendly.
April 11, 2020

In hopes of allowing users to better engage with their website, the university Alumni Center has created a new, reorganized website. The change came after the Alumni Center wanted to make the site more...

A reflection of 2019 in SGA

Students volunteer during the 2019 Big Event organized by the Student Government Association. Currently, SGA has applications available for students to fill up different positions for all the three branches.
January 23, 2020

In the fall of 2019, the Student Government Association presented several opportunities for students to support its campus community. Karley Bordelon, president of SGA, has assisted with many programs...

Alumni Association lowers The REC center prices for alumni

Alumni Association lowers The REC center prices for alumni
December 13, 2019

The Alumni Association has made changes to the prices for alumni who use the Pennington Student Activity Center, also known as the REC. The proposal was first approved Friday, Nov. 8 and was implemented...

50th annual ceremony recognizes distinguished alumni

Michael R. Sharp receives a Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Business at the 50th Annual Alumni Awards Evening. Sharp, a graduate from the Class of 1970, was recognized for his outstanding achievements in his field including working as a former President and CEO for First Guaranty Bank in Hammond.
October 12, 2019

As a part of Homecoming Week, a few of the university’s most celebrated and accomplished alumni were honored. The 50th annual Alumni Awards Evening took place on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the...

Alumni reunite for Homecoming Week activities

Alumni reunite for Homecoming Week activities
October 11, 2019

Festivities were underway this Thursday at Santa Fe Cattle Company in Hammond Square. Organized by the Alumni Association and Homecoming, the “Alumni Reunion Pep Rally” took place on Thursday, Oct....

Alumni receive honors in education

Two alumni from the College of Education Scott Jerreau and Keyana Davis were named to the Future Educator Honor Roll and were recognized by the Louisiana Board of Regents this past May.
September 18, 2019

Two alumni represented their green-and-gold alma mater through their excellence as aspiring teachers. Scott Jarreau and Keyana Davis, alumni from the College of Education, were among 40 college alumni...

A change in pace after graduating

Commencement is held at the end of each spring and fall semester. Alumni have realized that life outside college has its similarities and differences to their collegiate career.
May 14, 2019

Four university alumni shared their experiences of post-graduation life and how their plans either followed their initial path or went in a different direction. Nakia Merrill graduated from the university...

When athletes’ careers run their course

Jacob Seward, a former outfielder, finished with All-Southland Conference awards during his career at the university. Seward now has career plans outside of the college sport.
May 7, 2019

Not all athletes make it to the professional level. So, what happens when they do not make it professionally? With 2% of all 492,000 collegiate athletes making it to the professional level, student-athletes...

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Bryce Tassin, a junior pitcher, throws a pitch in the eighth inning of the alumni game. The Lions scored a 13-3 victory against the alumni team.
February 4, 2019

In a scrimmage against university alumni including former and current professional baseball players, the Lions won 13-3. Matt Riser, baseball head coach, discussed the incentive of holding the alumni...

Cubs become Lions

Jeremy Lloyd, Jennifer Jarreau and William Takewell during their time at the university. Since graduating, each of these Lions have garnered success in their chosen career paths.
January 23, 2019

Alumni Jeremy Lloyd, Jennifer Jarreau and William Takewell are examples of the proclamations of success on the university’s website. While at the university, Lloyd was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha...

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