IN THIS ISSUE ...
1) At the annual Alumni Awards Evening, the Alumni Association recognized WDSU-TV anchor and reporter Randi Rousseau as it's Young Alumnus of the Year and Navy Commander Stanley Fornea as its Alumnus of the Year. From left are President John L. Crain, Rousseau, Founea, Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman, and Alumni Association President Gayle Neal.
2) Other awardees recognized that evening included, from left, Billy Ladner of Slidell, the Distinguished Service Award; Patsey Causey with the Director's Diamond Award for her work with the Golden Lions and Women's Baskeball mentoring group PRIDE; and Charles Dykes of the School of Nursing, the L.E. Chandler Award in recognition of his work with students. With them are Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman, right.
3) Friendship Oak Award recipients included, from left, Ray DeJean, Technology, for his development of the Southeastern iPhone app; Chief Information Officer Mike Asoodeh for his work in re-establishing communications following Hurricane Katrina and for leadership exhibited in launching the university's Total Mobile Access system; O'Neil DeNoux, University Police, for his authorship last year of five police novels; and Steve Perrill, representing the St. Albert's Catholic Student Center in recognition of the center's 50th anniversary.
4) Student recipients of Alumni Association scholarships.
Homecoming Royalty crowned
Jacy Carpenter, a junior psychology major from O'Fallen, Ill., and Jordan Leggett, a junior vocal performance major from Slidell, were crowned 2011 Homecoming Queen and King Saturday during half time of the Southeastern vs. Sam Houston State football game.
Carpenter, the daughter of Sandra and Troy Robinson, is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Councill, associate chief justice for SGA, a 2010 Orientation Leader, and Miss Black and Gold Louisiana for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, In. She was selected outstanding Pan-Hellenic member, was the 2010-11 Division of Student Affairs' Role Model of the Year, and has been placed on the President's and Dean's Lists for the past two and a half years.
Leggett, the son of Tynishia and Corey Leggett, is a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Delta Omicron Music Fraternity, FORTISSIMO, and the Student Government Association. An Orientation Leader for the past two years, he was the 2010 Spirit of Orientation recipient and the 2010 Orientation Leader of the Year.
1) Southeastern President John L. Crain, 2010 Homecoming Queen Jenee Ratelle of Baton Rouge and King Christopher McKinley of Baton Rouge help cut the cake for Gumbo YaYa.
2) Students gathered Wednesday in the Student Union park to enjoy the delicious gumbo served by members of the Campus Activities Board. Students enjoyed fun activities in the Student Union, as well as gumbo and cupcakes.
1) The winning faculty team "The Sigmatizers" bested Team Delt, the winning student team, to win the Phi Kappa Phi annual Quiz Bowl. Congratulating them is Gayle Neal, far left, President of the Alumni Association, and President John L. Crain, third from left. Members of the team are, from left, Dustin Cotton, George Dorrill, Sherri Craig, and Christoph Genre, all of the English Department.
2) Team Delt and the Sigmatizers go head to head in the final round of the Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl. Moderating the round is Joe Burns of the Department of Languages and Communication.
1) Representing the Decorate Your Tailgate Homecoming 2011 Sweepstakes winners are, from left, Melanie Sandifer, Brie Sandifer, and Alicia Himber.
2) The Most Creative Tailgate winners were, from left, Shirley and Louis Wiginton, Lynda and Jerry Hollimon, and Marion Ruth and Sonny Chandler.
Relay for Life news
Human Resources staff invited the campus community to ‘trick or treat’ to raise money for Relay for Life, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at North Oaks Park. The Division of Administration and Finance is selling raffle tickets for $1 with three prizes: 1st Prize is a two-night stay at a participating Marriott; 2nd Prize is a Sony DVD player; and 3rd Prize is a Relay for Life jacket. You can purchase a ticket by calling Paulette Smith at 5496.
Other fundraising events going on are the very popular ‘Fight Dat’ tee shirts for a reduced price of $10 for short sleeve and $15 for long sleeved and Recipes to Remember Cookbooks for $9 through Computing Services. They can be purchased at the I/O window in McClimans Hall.
Members of the Human Resources staff are, front row, from left, Mae Everett, Jennifer Rowell, Mary Lou Imbraguglio, and Nikki Zumo. Back row, from left, are Wanda Crawford, Claire Hughes, Laura Lips, JoEllen Williams, Sue Jones, Nicole Dunnington, Paulette Smith and Corliss Dupuy.
1) Snow White Claire Xie, daughter of Southeastern piano performance major Zhaolei Xie and Xin Zhang, won the children's costume contest at the Halloween concert presented by the Chamber Orchestra last Monday. Posed with her are two members of the orchestra, Kelly Todd, left, and Brooke Gaudet.
2) Conducter Yakov "Godfather" Voldman, left, visits after the concert with Kenneth "Dracudeus" Boulton, head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
Miami Herald (Associated Press)
Scientists urge La. to protect netted sea turtles
State group awards SLU students scholarships
SLU senior wins state piano competition
‘Ink and Needles’ on exhibit at SLU
Professors air mold concerns
From left are Daniel Orser, Danielle Stark, Tracy Rathbun, Erica Dickerson, Dr. Peter Shrock, Dr. Bonnie Lewis, and Dr. John Boulahanis.
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