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Alyssa Larose, Graduate Assistant March 1, 2021

For years students, faculty, staff and community members alike have looked forward to reading a new issue of The Lion's Roar on newsstands every Tuesday. Now adapting to a fast-paced, technology-driven,...

Tyra McGary and her brother Peronous

University alumna pens children’s book to honor her late sister

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter February 2, 2021

In November 2020, two-time university alumna Tyra McGary released her first book, a children’s book titled “A’Tiffa’s Mystery Adventure,” in memory of her sister, A’Tiffa Ronique Wilson, who...

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.

Promoting quality of life: Alumnus elected Mayor of Livingston

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter 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...

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.

‘Mask Up & Make a Difference’ combats supply shortages

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...

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

Alumni Center launches new website

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...

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.

A reflection of 2019 in SGA

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...

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...

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.

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 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....

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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