Recap - Spring Commencement

1,100 proud Lions became alumni of Southeastern at our Spring Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2019. Congratulations, Class of 2019! Watch some of the highlights:

Former Louisiana House and Senate member Ben Nevers was honored with a Southeastern  Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree as part of the ceremony.

Nevers Hooding

President of the University of Louisiana System Jim Henderson, left, and Southeastern President John L. Crain, right, place the doctoral hood on former Louisiana House and Senate member Ben Nevers at Southeastern's commencement ceremony.

In his welcome, President Crain noted that the 1,100 individuals being recognized at commencement included 385 men and 715 women who were receiving 16 different degrees, and representatives from 27 states and 24 countries. 

The university awarded its highest academic honor, the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence, to 11 students with the highest cumulative grade point average in the university’s five colleges. 

Medal Winners

Honored were, seated from left, Ronesha Braxton from Harvey, Kaisey Seegmiller from Denham Springs, Allison Soileau from Baton Rouge, Britt Alexander from St. Amant, Breanna Ford from Luling, and Tiffany Nevels from Denham Springs. Standing, from left, are former Louisiana House and Senate member and Southeastern Honorary Doctor of Humanities recipient Ben Nevers, President of the University of Louisiana System Jim Henderson, Brandon Richardson from Slidell, Christian Ennis from Mandeville, Jessica Robinson from Walker, Abbey Bethel from Denham Springs, Southeastern President John L. Crain, and Louisiana Board of Regents Board Member T. Jay Seale. Not pictured: Catherine Urquhart from Metairie. 


Tuesday, May 28, 2019 
by: Ashley Richardson