Southeastern Alumni Association announces GOLD Council
The Southeastern Alumni Association recently announced the newly appointed 2018-19
GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Council members.
Members include David Cavell of Thibodeaux; Shawn Gatlin of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Michael
Kyles, Jr., Marjorie Parker and Yazmyn Smith of Hammond; Chris Mycoskie of McKinney,
Tex.; Renee Picou of Livingston; Shane Purvis of Mandeville; Malayne Sharp of Denham
Springs; William Takewell of Lexington, Ky.; and Jeremy Troulliet and Rebecca Schnadelbach
Troulliet of Ponchatoula.
Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs said the GOLD Council is
dedicated to fostering and sustaining relationships with graduates from Southeastern
of the last decade to keep them engaged and actively involved with the university.
“We were very pleased with the tremendous interest in this new initiative and
received 24 outstanding applications, further proving that our young alumni are certainly
doing impressive things,” said Biggs. “It was a tough decision, as we ranked the applicants
on the basis of their former campus involvement, professional experience and community
engagement, taking into consideration a broad representation of class years, geographic
location, ethnic diversity, and gender. In the end, we chose 12 individuals who were
the best of the best to represent our graduates of the last decade.”
Biggs said the council advises the Office of Alumni Relations and assists with
developing programs and communications tailored to the newest alumni. It also acts
to shepherd the development of volunteers and future leaders in ways that deepen their
commitment to Southeastern and prepare them for active alumni leadership roles.
Members are selected from a body of former students who have graduated from Southeastern
within the last 10 years. They serve a two-year term with the option of serving two
GOLD COUNCIL MEMBERS ANNOUNCED – The Southeastern Alumni Association announced its 2018-19 GOLD Council members.
Seated, from left, are Renee Picou, Yazmyn Smith and Malayne Sharp. Standing, from
left, are Chris Mycoskie, Marjorie Parker, Shane Purvis, Michael Kyles and David Cavell.
Not pictured are Shawn Gatlin, William Takewell, Jeremy and Rebecca Troulliet.