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UL System to empower adults to finish college education

Adults with some college credit but no degree, have been out of college for at least two years and reside in Louisiana can use Compete LA to enroll in courses at a discounted tuition rate and to find the quickest path to graduation.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

The university is participating in a program created to assist Louisiana adults with returning to college and completing their bachelor’s degrees. Compete LA is powered by the University of Louisiana System and was originally launched in 2019. This year, the initiative announced the introduction o...

University reports high summer enrollment numbers

This summer the number of continuing undergraduate students enrolled in the university increased by 15.3% compared to last year. “We made strategic decisions that we suspected would lead to this outcome,” said Dr. Kay Maurin, chief enrollment management officer. “We were very pleased with the results, and it was our desired outcome.” 

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

Despite the extension of distance learning into the summer, the university reported its largest enrollment growth for the summer semester since 2014.  According to a university press release, the number of continuing undergraduate students who enrolled in classes for the summer semester has increased...

Nation-wide enrollment trend raises budgetary concerns

With the majority of the university's operating budget coming from student tuition and fees, the university is concerned that the expected nation-wide drop in enrollment will affect the university as well.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

As universities across Louisiana have begun to consider plans to reopen in the fall, educational leaders and state lawmakers have brought up concerns about budgetary impacts that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the New York Times article “After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Wi...

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

Due to the increasing number of students graduating, the university is making changes to its commencement ceremonies. Beginning this December, the university will host two commencement ceremonies. Both ceremonies will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the University Center. The first ceremony consisting...

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Graduates celebrate during Fall 2018 Commencement. This semester’s event is scheduled for May 18. Dr. Kay Maurin, assistant vice president for enrollment management, Patrick Gipson, police lieutenant, and Scott Nunez, director of the University Center, help run commencement.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

This weekend, over 1,000 students will walk across the stage at commencement. For the second time in the university’s history, the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, May 18, will be livestreamed. The commencement ceremony was livestreamed for the first time in December. “We are offering this opt...

Awards to honor women

Awards to honor women

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

The Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce seeks to recognize and distinguish women in the community for their achievements through the annual Annie Awards. The awards luncheon is scheduled for Friday, June 14 in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Kay Maurin, committee chairman of the Annie Awards, expla...