Southeastern welcomes over 1,100 new alumni

Southeastern celebrated 1,156 graduates Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19, in several separate commencement ceremonies on campus. Due to inclement weather, the ceremonies were moved from Strawberry Stadium to several indoor facilities.     

Southeastern graduates included 434 men and 722 women, who were receiving 15 different degrees and representing 21 states and 22 countries.

Candidates for associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were honored.  The university awarded its highest academic honor, the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence, to 16 students with the highest cumulative grade point average in the university’s five colleges. All medal winners finished with a 4.0 grade point average.
Medal recipients were: 
     ▪ College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – history major Molly Armstrong of Baton Rouge; communication major Camille Bechac of Hammond; art/theatre design major Emery Foster of Hammond; and industrial/organizational psychology major Rachael Elizabeth Tullier of Baton Rouge.
     ▪ College of Business – accounting and finance major Courtney Jane Daze’ of Napoleonville; accounting major Kaine Richard Newman of Covington; accounting major Anusha Puri of Chantilly, Va.; supply chain management major Justin A. Wiley of Slidell; and marketing/advertising and social media major Julie Yuguchi dos Anjos of Zachary.
     ▪ College of Education – elementary education major, Katherine McCabe Gunther of Mandeville; early childhood education major Sarah Katelyn Salazar of Ponchatoula; and social studies education major Kathryn Lara Yent of Metairie.
     ▪ College of Nursing and Health Sciences – communication and sciences and disorders major Holland Kelsey Hardison of Denham Springs; and social work major Layne Michelle Templet of Baton Rouge.
     ▪ College of Science and Technology – engineering technology/energy engineering technology major Katya Cornejo of Mexico; and computer science major Lauren Rebecca Pace of Covington.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:05:23 PM CDT
Original article published in the Southeastern ByLion