The Lion's Roar

‘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.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

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 also aid current and future graduates of the university who are working on the front lines. The initi...

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.

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

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 user-friendly and easier to navigate.  Olivia Graziano, associate director of alumni programming, comme...

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.

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

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 and projects designed for improving students’ experiences on campus. Bordelon described the dif...

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...

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...

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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...