Alumni Awards

The true measure of a university’s greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni, and Southeastern Louisiana University is certainly known to develop leaders in many fields of endeavor. A vast number of the University’s alumni have gained unique distinction through success in their professions, service to the University, and contributions to their community. The Southeastern Alumni Association established its awards program in 1969 to honor outstanding graduates and to celebrate their achievements.

 

Genny May

2021 Alumna of the Year

Genevieve May

Intelligence Director for the Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response

Jonathan Wong

2021 Young Alumnus of the Year

Jonathan Wong

Restauranteur and Owner of  Cate Street Seafood Station and The Boston Restaurant

 

 

Distinguished Alumni from each College:

Barbara Tardo

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Barbara Tardo

Artist and Retired Instructor

Bill Kingsmill

College of Business

Bill Kingsmill

Owner of Kingsmill Properties

John Watson

College of Education

John Watson

Retired superintendent of Livingston Parish Public Schools

Crystal Pichon

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Crystal Pichon

CEO of The Safety Place

Jonte Lee

College of Science & Technology

Jonte Lee

STEM teacher at District of Columbia Public Schools

 

Additional 2021 Awards:

Marcia & Cameron Barr

Kathy L. Pittman Distinguished Service Award

Marcia and Cameron (in memoriam) Barr

Long time university supporters and philanthropists

Claire Procopio

L.E. Chandler Award

Claire Procopio

Professor of Communications and Director of the Honors Program

Benny Latino

Friendship Oak Award

Benny Latino

 Hammond business owner and university supporter

Southeastern Wesley Foundation

Friendship Oak Award

Southeastern Wesley Foundation

 On-campus Christian organization