Southeastern convocation to launch new academic year
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will launch the 2015-16 academic year
with its annual fall convocation for faculty and staff on Friday, Aug. 14, in the
Student Union Grand Ballroom.
Scheduled for 11 a.m., the convocation will include greetings and a state of the university address by President John L. Crain, while Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tammy Bourg will preside over the event, which is open to the community.
The event will include presentation of the President’s Awards for Excellence, the university’s highest honors for faculty and staff, as well as recognition of service of faculty and staff who have been with the university for 25, 30, 40, and 45 years.
Also scheduled for recognition are those receiving faculty tenure and promotions, emeritus faculty designations and donors who have established newly endowed professorships and scholarships.
The annual Alumni Association-sponsored picnic will immediately follow the morning’s ceremonies in the ballroom. Additional sponsors of the picnic include Aramark, First Guaranty Bank, and North Oaks Health System.