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Friday, February 28, 2014
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – More than 220 area high school seniors and their guests attended two Southeastern Louisiana University's Scholars Showcase events last week (Feb. 26 and 28), where students were offered special academic and housing scholarships.
In all, more than 720 Louisiana students with ACT scores ranging from 23 to 34 were offered guaranteed scholarships. The scholarships are four-year awards that are renewed each year depending upon student academic performance.
Those students who are residents of Louisiana also qualify for the state's TOPS awards, which further increases their financial support to attend the university.
At the two events, held in the university's new Student Union, the high school students and parents toured Southeastern's housing facilities and visited with faculty representing the university's colleges and academic offerings.
The guests also heard from young alumni of the university who told of their experiences at Southeastern and encouraged the students to become involved in campus life as a way to fully appreciate the university experience.
1) SOUTHEASTERN SCHOLARS SHOWCASE – Eileen Creel, right, associate professor and department head of Nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University, talks with Caitlyn Hoerner, senior at St. Scholastica Adademy, about academic offerings in the College of Nursing and Health Studies at Scholars Showcase held on the campus recently. Listening in are her parents, Cindy and Louie Hoerner. Hoerner was one of more than 220 area students honored with scholarships at the event.
2) SOUTHEASTERN SCHOLARS SHOWCASE – Eileen Creel, right, associate professor and department head of Nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University, talks about the department's academic offerings to Tori Vincik, second from right, of East Ascension High School and her parents Florine and Drew Vincik at the university's Scholars Showcase held on campus recently. Vincik was one of more than 220 area students honored with scholarships at the event.
3) SOUTHEASTERN SCHOLARS SHOWCASE – Jackie Guendouzi, left, interim head of the Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Health and Human Sciences, discusses the merits of the program with Jessica Stevens, a senior at Archbishop Chapelle High School, and her mother Michelle Stevens at Scholars Showcase held on the campus recently. Stevens was one of more than 220 area students honored with scholarships at the event.
4) SOUTHEASTERN SCHOLARS SHOWCASE
Sang Lee, right, professor in the Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Management and Business Administration, talks with Tra Pinion of Denham Springs and Pinion's mother Brittany Parlor about degree programs in the College of Business. Pinion was attending the university's annual Scholars Showcase, where hundreds of high school seniors were awarded scholarships to Southeastern for the upcoming fall semester.