- CAMPUS LIFE
Calling all Southeastern alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends!
Southeastern is celebrating Homecoming with a week of spirited activities, October 1 - 7.
Out of concern for the safety of students, faculty, staff and fans due to potential tropical weather, Saturday’s Lion football game kickoff is moved up from 4 pm to 10 am.
All Homecoming activities - including alumni and donor recognition events, as well as tailgating - scheduled for Saturday are postponed until the Oct. 28 football game. Activities and events set for Thursday and Friday remain scheduled as planned.
We will celebrate Homecoming Day on October 28 with time honored favorites such as tailgating in Friendship Circle, a spirit-filled parade, a wide variety of reunions, and football action in a bigger and better Strawberry Stadium.
The Homecoming Week schedule will encompass a ton of fun events from Gumbo Ya Ya and the Homecoming bonfire to the FeLions' annual luncheon and the Alumni Awards Evening's reveal of the 2017 Alumnus of the Year.
Come home for Homecoming 2017!
Dr. William T. Cefalu, MD
Chief Scientific, Medical & Mission Officer
American Diabetes Association
A 1975 graduate of Southeastern, Dr. Cefalu is recognized worldwide for his clinical and basic research into diabetes, which is fast becoming an epidemic across the world. In his 30-year career as a physician, scientist and health care leader, he has demonstrated his commitment to preventing and curing diabetes and to improve the lives of people affected by this disease. Dr. Cefalu is widely published in journals, books, and book chapters, including more than 280 manuscripts and 25 book chapters. He has also served as the editor of five books on the management of diabetes.
Charles "Chuck" Toney, Jr.
Attorney at Law
The Toney Law Office, LLC
New Orleans, LA
While a student at Southeastern, Toney was a member of SGA and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
and worked with fellow students and the administration to facilitate the building
of the new Student Union and the Katrina Memorial Fountain. He was also involved with
the return of football and reestablishment of the Homecoming celebration. He now serves
as Secretary on the Southeastern Foundation Board of Directors, and regularly returns
to campus to speak to students on the Southeastern experiences that helped shape him
into the leader he is today and prepared him for his role as an advocate for his clients.