The Lion's Roar

Alumni Association eliminates membership fees

A university alumni poses with Roomie the Lion at the  2019 'Lion 4 Life' party. Being a member of the Alumni Association grants graduates access to a variety of social and networking events.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

July 14, 2020

The university’s Alumni Association has announced a new structure of initiation that will grant all graduates an automatic entrance into the alumni family. With the elimination of membership fees, the association has opened its arms to over 72,000 alumni. This change will provide alumni with more ...

Seniors prepare to launch into a new chapter

The Lion 4 Life Launch Party, hosted by the Alumni Association, will be held on Dec. 12. Graduating seniors can bring their friends and family to celebrate their transition from students to alumni.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The Lion 4 Life Launch Party is an event that celebrates the graduating seniors as their college careers come to an end. The celebration will take place on Dec. 12 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Alumni Center, just two days before commencement. Jenni O’Neil, associate director of alumni programming...

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...

Graduating seniors launched into Alumni Association

Seniors celebrate grduation at the

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2019

Graduates entering into an alumni base of over 70,000 were congratulated by the Alumni Association at the “Lion 4 Life Launch" party. Held on the lawn of the Alumni Association from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on May 16, student competed in games such as bubble soccer, a three-legged race and a doughnut eating...

Students wear their symbols of pride

Students received their rings at the

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019

Students received their rings to show pride and commemorate their time at the university. The "Ring Ceremony" was held on May 8 at 6 p.m. Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the seniors' achievements. The celebration began with Roomie, Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana...

Graduates to be honored with rings

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

Seniors have a limited time to sign up for "Ring Ceremony" this fall. "Ring Ceremony" will take place on Nov. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom. Students who have completed 90 hours towards their degree and have ordered their graduation rings from Balfour can register for the event....

Akers named 2018 alumnus of the year

Tom Akers, the retired president of trading at Metal Exchange Corporation, was chosen as this year's alumnus of the year.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 14, 2018

Tom Akers, a 1973 alumnus, grew from an aimless teenager starting college to the president of trading at Metal Exchange Corporation to the alumnus of the year. Akers thinks of his time at the university in separate parts, first as a freshman and sophomore focused more on social life than on academics....