Alumni Awards Evening

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.


Alumni Awards Evening 2021
October 15
Door at 6:30 pm | Program at 7 pm
Student Union Ballroom | 3rd Floor
Cocktail Attire



Genny May

2021 Alumna of the Year
Genevieve May

Genevieve serves as the Director of the  Intelligence Division for the U.S. Health & Human Services and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and is a 1974 graduate of Southeastern

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Jonathan Wong

2021 Young Alumnus of the Year
Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the owner of Cate Street Seafood Station and is a 2002 graduate of Southeastern.

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Other awards to be presented at the Alumni Awards Evening include:

Distinguished Alumnus from each College:
College of Business:  Bill Kingsmill, owner of Kingsmill Properties
College of Education:  John Watson, retired superintendent of Livingston Parish Public Schools
College of Nursing & Health Sciences:  Crystal Pichon, CEO of The Safety Place
College of Science & Technology:  Jonte Lee, STEM teacher at District of Columbia Public Schools

Kathy L. Pittman Distinguished Service Award:
Marcia and Cameron (in memoriam) Barr

L.E. Chandler Award:
Claire Procopio, professor of Communications and Director of the Honors Program

Friendship Oak Awards:
Southeastern Wesley Foundation