Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: April 22, 2013
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University will hold its annual Ring Ceremony May 1 in
the Student Union Theatre.
The ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. with a reception to follow. Students will receive their rings from President John Crain and take a special "Oath of Pride."
The event is a partnership with the Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs. Alumni sponsors the ceremony, members of Gamma Beta Phi help with ushering, and the the ladies of Phi Mu Fraternity will host the reception that follows.
"This is an exciting time for all of our seniors. It is the beginning of the culmination process, moving from a student toward becoming an alumnus," said Southeastern Alumni Director Kathy Pittman. "The official ring is recognized by alumni everywhere. You will find that no matter where your job may take you, the ring is a common denominator that offers an opportunity to begin a conversation with a Southeastern graduate. The ring is a tradition and something that you can hand down to your own children in years to come."
The university ring, unveiled during Homecoming 2005, was created by Balfour and designed by a committee of Southeastern students, faculty, staff and alumni. It is available to students and alumni through the campus bookstore at www.southeastern.edu/admin/bookstore/index.html or through Balfour at www.balfour.com/College/CollegeHome.aspx?Collegeld=LA31.