Chuck Toney, owner and operator of The Toney Law Office, LLC in New Orleans, has been named
Southeastern’s 2017 Young Alumnus of the Year. He will be officially recognized at
the Southeastern Alumni Association’s Awards Evening to be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, during Homecoming Week.
“We are pleased to honor Chuck Toney as our Young Alumnus of the Year,” said Alumni Association President Brad Stevens. “Chuck has seen that once you join the Southeastern family, you are a Lion for life. He never misses a chance to tell others all the benefits of the unique university where his journey started, and he proudly gives back as a donor, volunteer, and board member.”
Toney graduated from Southeastern in 2006 with a bachelor of arts in political science. His passion for advocating for others led him to become an attorney, graduating from Southern University Law Center in 2011.
While a student at Southeastern, Toney was a member of the Student Government Association, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., and served on the Judicial Board and as a graduate assistant in the Division of Student Affairs. He worked with fellow student government members and the university’s administration to facilitate the building of the new Student Union and the Katrina-Rita Memorial Fountain. He was also involved with the return of the football program and reestablishment of the Homecoming celebration.
“All of my Southeastern experiences helped shape me into the leader that I am today and prepared me for my role as an advocate for my clients,” he said.
Alumni Awards Evening will include recognition of several Southeastern faculty and staff and alumni, including Alumnus of the Year for 2017 William Cefalu, the chief scientific, medical and mission officer at the American Diabetes Association.