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Ring Ceremony date still not set in stone

The ring ceremony is a tradition that celebrates a graduating student's accomplishments. Now that classes are online, the ceremony may have to be conducted virtually.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

The Southeastern Ring is a symbolic item that represents a student’s four or more years of hard work. Due to the university’s closure, however, graduating seniors and family members may be concerned about the Ring Ceremony and how it will be held. Michelle Biggs, executive director of alumni ...

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...

Hatcher attends first event as Miss Southeastern

Janine Hatcher poses with SGA President Karley Bordelon, Roomie the Lion and Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University Brian Williams at Ring Ceremony.

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The newly-crowned Miss Southeastern experienced her first event as a representative of the university. Janine Hatcher, a senior business administration major, was crowned Miss Southeastern Louisiana University on Nov. 22. With her new position, Hatcher will serve as a representative for the university...

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...

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...

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....