Seated, from left, are Renee Picou, Yazmyn Smith and Malayne Sharp. Standing, from left, are Chris Mycoskie, Marjorie Parker, Shane Purvis, Michael Kyles and David Cavell. Not pictured are Shawn Gatlin, William Takewell, Jeremy and Rebecca Troulliet.
The Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association recently announced the newly
appointed 2018-20 GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Council members.
Members include David Cavell of Thibodeaux; Shawn Gatlin of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Michael
Kyles, Jr., Marjorie Parker and Yazmyn Smith of Hammond; Chris Mycoskie of McKinney,
Tex.; Renee Picou of Livingston; Shane Purvis of Mandeville; Malayne Sharp of Denham
Springs; William Takewell of Lexington, Ky.; and Jeremy Troulliet and Rebecca Schnadelbach
Troulliet of Ponchatoula.
Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs said the GOLD Council is dedicated
to fostering and sustaining relationships with graduates from Southeastern of the
last decade to keep them engaged and actively involved with the university.
“We were very pleased with the tremendous interest in this new initiative and received
24 outstanding applications, further proving that our young alumni are certainly doing
impressive things,” said Biggs. “It was a tough decision, as we ranked the applicants
on the basis of their former campus involvement, professional experience and community
engagement, taking into consideration a broad representation of class years, geographic
location, ethnic diversity, and gender. In the end, we chose 12 individuals who were
the best of the best to represent our graduates of the last decade.”
Biggs said the council advises the Office of Alumni Relations and assists with developing
programs and communications tailored to the newest alumni. It also acts to shepherd
the development of volunteers and future leaders in ways that deepen their commitment
to Southeastern and prepare them for active alumni leadership roles.
Members are selected from a body of former students who have graduated from Southeastern within the last 10 years. They serve a two-year term with the option of serving two terms.