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50th annual ceremony recognizes distinguished alumni

50th annual ceremony recognizes distinguished alumni

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

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 Center. At the event, alumni and their friends were able to enjoy food provided by Southeast...

Alumni reunite for Homecoming Week activities

Alumni reunite for Homecoming Week activities

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

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. 10 from 5-6:30 p.m. Entering its second year, the event included a performance from the Spirit of t...

Alumni receive honors in education

Alumni receive honors in education

Jacob Summervile, Opinions Editor

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 in Louisiana who were named to the Future Educator Honor Roll and were recognized by the Louisiana...

A change in pace after graduating

A change in pace after graduating

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

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 in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a concentration in TV production. He worked ...

When athletes’ careers run their course

When athletes’ careers run their course

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

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 should focus on life after sports. According to the document “NCAA Recruiting Facts” post...

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

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 game. "It's a great thing that our baseball team hosts for the community," said Riser. "It's more...

Cubs become Lions

Cubs become Lions

Diamond Hollins, Staff Repoter

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 Fraternity, Inc., won Southeastern Star, and was a recipient of the Dr. S LaVanner Role Model of the...