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“Homecoming @ Home” features Q&As and a virtual 5k

Organizations created banners to fit the 2019 Homecoming theme,

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

This month, the university is set to carry out the first ever virtually accessible Homecoming Week. Among the 2020 lineup are two virtual events: “Roomie’s Homecoming Run: A Virtual 5k” and “Coffee With the Dean.” “Roomie’s Homecoming Run: A Virtual 5k” will begin on Saturday, Oct. 17 and will...

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 ...

Alumni Association lowers The REC center prices for alumni

Alumni Association lowers The REC center prices for alumni

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

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 Nov. 11. Alumni are still required to be members of the Alumni Association in order to gain access...

Graduating seniors receive their ceremonial rings

Roomie the Lion poses for a picture with his graduation ring. Graduating seniors received their rings from Dr. John Crain, president of the university, during the Ring Ceremony on Dec. 4.

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

A ring ceremony for graduating seniors was held by the Alumni Association and had an extra surprise at the end as Roomie the Lion also received his graduation ring. The ceremony was held on Dec. 4 in the Student Union Grand Ballroom and started with Dr. Joe Burns, a graduate coordinator, as the master...

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...

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.

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...

Excitement at ‘Grad Fair’


Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019

Advertised as a one-stop shop for graduating students, “Grad Fair,” prepared students for the final leg of their academic journey and beyond. Held in the Student Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 12 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 13, "Grad Fair" provided an opportunity for to-be graduates...

Get ready for graduation

Get ready for graduation

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

With student working to finish their final semester of school, the Alumni Association prepares to help seniors gather their final memorabilia at "Grad Fair." Jennifer O’Neil, associate director of alumni programming, gave insight on what to expect when visiting the "Grad Fair." “'Grad Fair'...

Ring ceremony honors seniors

Graduating seniors accepts their university rings at ring ceremony ahead of commencement.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

The ring ceremony marked the next step towards graduation for seniors. The Alumni Association and Balfour hosted the celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Associate Director of the Alumni Association Jenni O'Neil shared the preparation that went towards the ceremonial night. "We started planning...