Advocacy in Action

Southeastern students, faculty and staff joined groups from the University of Louisiana System institutions to advocate for higher education last month at the Louisiana State Capitol.

Advocacy in Action

University of Louisiana System President Dr. Jim Henderson addresses the groups from the nine universities in the UL system. He is joined by student government Presidents from Louisiana universities, including Southeastern's Erin Fernandez (in green).

We Lion Up For Louisiana

We Lion Up for Louisiana!

Roomie Goes to the Capitol

Roomie Goes to the Capitol!

Advocacy in Action

Student Government Association President Erin Fernandez (center, in green) provides testimony on the importance of higher ed funding before the Appropriations Committee on ULS Day. Erin shared experiences from Southeastern students who are dealing with the uncertainty of TOPS funding.

In addition, students in Carrie Mercke's Social Work 402 class visited the Capitol the following week to participate in the annual National Association of Social Workers Advocacy Day. Students worked with advocates, learning about effective legislative advocacy, and spent the afternoon in committees, observing the legislature in action. The group even ran into a familiar face, Southeastern President Dr. John Crain!

Advocacy in Action

Left to right: Brigette Escandon, Kirsten Clites, Greg Crider, Dr. John Crain, Nicole Dykes, Holly Savoie, and Stephanie Allee.  

Advocacy in Action

Front Row: Brachell Brown, Holly Savoie, Nicole Dykes, Troyneesha Hurst, Sydney Elbert, Breyanna Johnson

Back Row: Greg Crider, Kirsten Clites, Brigette Escandon, and Stephanie Allee

Want to get involved in sharing your voice for higher education? The Southeastern ROAR Network works in a coordinated effort to educate legislators and government officials on issues concerning higher education and Southeastern. Learn more about the ROAR Network >>


Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:49:48 PM CDT
by: Ashley Richardson