Banquet honors distinguished alumni
Nursing awarded $2.4 million grant
Homecoming Queen and King crowned
Upcoming Fanfare highlights

Faculty Jazz Trio to perform

Tangipahoa Parish history exhibited
Quiz Bowl winners announced
Library to host resources seminar

Health & Human Sciences offers workshop

Faculty earn master trainer status

Students excel at competition

Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
Professional Activities


Southeastern recognizes distinguished alumni, others at awards banquet
Alumni of the Year honoredReferencing the fairy tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Michele Sutton, president and chief executive officer of North Oaks Health System and a 1984 and 1988 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University said, “Southeastern is not too small, it’s not too big, it’s just right,” as she accepted Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association’s Alumna of the Year Award on Friday night (Oct. 11). “Classroom sizes are small enough for the faculty to know you, large enough to facilitate healthy competition and debate, and just right for learning the skills and acquiring the knowledge to provide for a foundation on which all future successes will be built.”
     Sutton was recognized along with Northshore Technical Community College Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Daniel Roberts, who was honored as the Young Alumnus of the Year. Several other alumni and volunteers were honored at the annual event.
     Sutton earned both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s degree in business administration from Southeastern. She began her tenure at North Oaks Health System in 1988 as community resources officer and was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2006. In 2012, she took on the additional responsibility of administrator and chief executive officer for North Oaks Medical Center. The North Oaks Board of Commissioners appointed her president and chief executive officer of the health system in January 2017.
     Roberts graduated from Southeastern in 2003 and 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master of business administration degree respectively. He contributed to the creation of Connect to Success, a partnership between Southeastern and NTCC that provides a seamless and supportive bridge program on Southeastern’s campus for NTCC students. It is the largest two-year to four-year partnership in the state, and is considered a national model for similar programs.
     The event also included recognition of distinguished alumni from the university’s five academic colleges.
     Recognized by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences was Susan Mustafa, a 1999 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism. She is an investigative journalist and bestselling true crime author. Mustafa is the coauthor of “The New York Times” and “San Francisco Chronicle” bestseller, “The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching For My Father and Finding the Zodiac Killer,” written with Gary L. Stewart.
     Former president and CEO of First Guaranty Bank Michael R. Sharp, a 1970 graduate, was honored by the College of Business. He is a board member of Land Trust for Louisiana and Southeastern Development Foundation and is a member of the Southeastern Alumni Association and the Financial Council for St. Margaret Catholic Church. Sharp was also a “Founding Father” of Southeastern’s Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
     The College of Education honored Hammond Eastside Magnet School Principal Michael Kyles, Jr. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies education in 2009 and a master’s degree in educational leadership in 2012 – both from Southeastern. Kyles is the current president of the Kappa Psi Sigma alumni chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., a member of the Southeastern African American Alumni Chapter, and a member of the Southeastern GOLD Council.
     Christina Boover Lawrence, a 2004 graduate with a master’s degree in speech pathology, was recognized by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In 2010, she founded the Speech, Hearing and Balance Institute that brought teams of speech pathology students to Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico to deliver hearing aids and speech therapy to needy children. Lawrence currently has two practices - one in Colorado and one in Mexico.
     The College of Science and Technology honored Randell S. Myers, a 1993 graduate with a master’s degree in wetlands ecology. Myers has worked for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries since 1993, where he currently serves as the assistant secretary in the Office of Wildlife. In this capacity, Myers oversees 263 employees with a $56 million budget, and oversees the management of 1.5 million acres of public owned wildlife habitat, as well as privately owned habitat.
     Other special awards were presented at the event including the Kathy L. Pittman Distinguished Service Award to longtime Southeastern volunteer Janet Moran; the L.E. Chandler Award for student assistance to EEO/ADA Compliance Officer Gene Pregeant; and the Chapter of Excellence Award to Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity’s New Orleans Alumni Chapter.
     The Association’s Friendship Oak Award was presented to retired Visual Art + Design Professor and former Director of the Columbia Theatre and Fanfare Roy Blackwood, former Southeastern Coach Oscar Lofton, and to both the ROTC Alumni and the Delta Tau Delta Alumni chapters in recognition of the 50th anniversary of each organization.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS ALUMNI OF THE YEAR – The Southeastern Alumni Association recognized Michele Sutton, president and chief executive officer of North Oaks Health System, as its Alumna of the Year and Daniel Roberts, Northshore Technical Community College provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs, as the Young Alumnus of the Year. Pictured are, from left, Southeastern President John L. Crain, Sutton, Roberts, and Alumni Association Executive Director Michelle Biggs.


Nursing awarded $2.4 million Workforce Grant 
Southeastern has received a $2.45 million Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Awarded to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Rural Nurses Career Advancement Program, in coordination with the Delta Regional Authority, the grant is part of an investment to expand the impact of workforce development efforts across the Mississippi River Delta.
     “Nurse shortages are devastating to a community’s effort to provide quality health care,” said Senator Bill Cassidy, a doctor who sits on the U.S. Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “This grant supports Southeastern as they train the next generation of nurses that will improve the health of our state.”
     In announcing Southeastern as one of only eight WORC grant recipients, Governor John Bel Edwards said, “The state of Louisiana is maximizing opportunity for our residents through these important Department of Labor grants. Southeastern will reach residents and train workers in a five-parish area with its Rural Nurses Career Advancement Pathway program.”
     Southeastern’s RN-CAP program is designed to enhance community-based primary care in the rural, underserved Delta region of southeastern Louisiana that includes Livingston, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes.
     “A healthy workforce is a productive workforce,” Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson said. “With thousands of primary care providers needed to meet the current medical needs of rural America, this nursing initiative by Southeastern will provide a pathway to better health care for our workers and for their children and older relatives who deserve the best care we can provide. We appreciate the support of DRA and the Department of Labor in accelerating technology and training solutions for this critical priority.”
     The program also creates and provides innovative workforce development credentialing in telehealth and data in healthcare, two critical areas in rural healthcare workforce development needs.
     “We are working with our community partners to address the nursing shortage,” said Associate Professor of Nursing and RN-CAP Project Director Eileen Creel. “This project facilitates the reverse transfer of Southeastern’s students to allow for graduation from an accelerated Licensed Practical Nurse program, returning to Southeastern for their bachelor of science in nursing, while working as an LPN. It will also establish a telehealth center to address the training needs to allow innovative health delivery in our area.”
     Southeastern is collaborating with North Oaks Health System and Northshore Technical Community College in this endeavor.
     To help fill the workforce demands in the region and provide residents with viable career training, Southeastern and NTCC have partnered on an innovative reverse transfer program wherein four-year students may enter an accelerated LPN program at NTCC and then immediately enter into a fast-track BSN pathway at Southeastern.
     “The RN-CAP program will provide training and support services for up to 61 individuals who are enrolled in the NTCC/Southeastern accelerated PN and BSN programs,” Creel said. “As part of the program, these students will receive stipends to assist them with financial barriers including costs associated with tuition, supplies, and licensure testing. The Rural Health Telehealth Training Center at Southeastern will provide direct training on the use of telehealth, as well as support to local health care providers on effective telehealth practices.”
     North Oaks Health System Chief Nursing Officer Diane Thompson is serving as a liaison with Southeastern to work closely with master of science nursing students, to manage research on recruiting and retention, to provide support for telehealth training for employees, and to provide employer orientation and residency programs to newly hired LPN/BSN graduates.
     In the health profession and related fields, Southeastern conferred 2,325 baccalaureate degrees, 39 doctoral degrees and 613 masters degrees, and awarded 22 post-masters certificates over the past 10 years.
     “With over 3,000 students currently enrolled, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences strives to provide excellence in education in health, nursing, speech language pathology, health systems management, counseling and wellness and fitness, while meeting the workforce needs of the region and state,” Creel said.


Faculty Jazz Trio to present concert
The Faculty Jazz Trio will present a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in Pottle Music Building Recital Hall. Admission is free.
     The program will present selections from the Stan Getz / João Gilberto album. Gilberto, the Brazilian guitarist, composer, and vocalist, and regarded as the father of Bossa Nova, passed away on July 6.
     This particular album is regarded as the album that brought Bossa Nova to the world and contains such notable compositions as “The Girl from Ipanema,” “Corcovado,” and “Desafinado.” The album won the 1965 Grammy Awards for Best Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group and Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical.
     “The Girl from Ipanema” also won the award for Record of the Year in 1965. This was the first time a jazz album received Album of the Year.
     The Faculty Jazz Trio consists of Michael Brothers, drums; Vasil Cvetkov, piano, and John Madere, bass. Joining the trio will be special guest artists John Bishop on guitar, and Ray Moore on tenor saxophone.
     For more information, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Social Factors win Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Southeastern Alumni Association hosted the 18th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl Oct. 8. After an exciting series of matches including a sudden-death toss up to determine the Faculty Champion, below are the faculty and student teams that emerged as winners:


First place faculty winnersFIRST PLACE FACULTY TEAM - The First Place Faculty and Quiz Bowl Champions was The Social Factors (Dept. of Sociology and Criminal Justice). From left are Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tena Golding, Jonathan Varnado, Lisa Olson, Team Captain Rob Martin, Young Ju Chae, and Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs.

Second place faculty teamSECOND PLACE FACULTY TEAM - The Second Place Faculty Team was Three Scientists and a Sergeant (Dept. of Chemistry and Physics). From left are Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tena Golding, Team Captain Alicia Himber, Benjamin Wicker, Gina Little, Jeremy Brignac, and Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs.

First place student teamFIRST PLACE STUDENT TEAM - The First Place student team was LLC's Best (Honors Program Living Learning Community Members). From left are Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tena Golding, Alyssa Weaver, Riley Charlet, Surrina Brandon, Joshua Freeman, and Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs.

Southeastern faculty obtain Master Trainer Status
As part of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ ongoing effort to infuse interprofessional education competencies and collaborative opportunities across the curricula, six faculty members completed an intense two-day workshop to become TeamSTEPPS Master Trainers.        Janet Jones (School of Nursing), Luanne Billingsley (School of Nursing), Lindsay Domiano (School of Nursing), Danielle Charrier (School of Nursing), Paula Currie (Communication Sciences and Disorders), and Angela Wood (Social Work) obtained master trainer status, and plan to train additional faculty and students in Team Strategies & Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety.
     These faculty members and others will serve as faculty facilitators at an upcoming interprofessional day scheduled, Nov. 20, hosted by the Northshore Healthcare Alliance and the Southeastern School of Nursing for over 500 health students from NHA facilities across the region. Facilitators will use TeamSTEPPS communication techniques in shared interactive learning activities.
     Teams that communicate effectively and demonstrate mutual support reduce the potential for error, resulting in enhanced patient safety and improved clinical performance. Effective team communication also improves the quality of working relationships and job satisfaction.
     The train-the-trainer program was subsidized by the Louisiana Hospital Association Hospital Improvement Innovation Network.
For more information about interprofessional education, collaborative opportunities, or TeamSTEPPS contact one of the faculty members above.


Homecoming Royalty crowned

Homecoming Queen and KingAesha Magee, a health systems management major from Mt. Hermon, was crowned Southeastern’s Homecoming Queen, while Keenan Austin, an integrative biology major from Springfield, was crowned Homecoming King during halftime of the Southeastern versus Incarnate Word football game on Oct. 12.


Poetry, lectures and children’s theater highlight Fanfare’s third week
Poetry readings, lectures and children’s theater highlight the third week of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall arts festival.
     Fanfare’s third week begins Tuesday, Oct. 15, with the first of three events, courtesy of the English Department, to help students prepare for the upcoming Common Read program. Common Read provides students and community members the opportunity to read selected works and then meet their contemporary authors. This year’s author is Kaveh Akbar.
     First up is David Armand, Nat Fisher and Tommy Parrie, who will present “Speaking the Unspeakable: Using Poetry to Express Difficult Topics.” The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in The Writing Center, located in D Vickers Hall, room 210.
     The second event is scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 16. Canese Jarboe, a poet from rural southeastern Kansas, and Southeastern poetry students will discuss “Orchids are Sprouting from the Floorboards: Optical and Textural Immersion in Kaveh Akbar’s ‘Calling a Wolf a Wolf,’” from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in The Writing Center.
     Also on Oct. 16, Fanfare’s Then and Now lecture series continues with recent Southeastern graduate Rosemary Flynn. She will present “If a Ceorl Prospered: The Legal Status and Social Mobility of Anglo-Saxon Ceorls Before and After the Norman Conquest” at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
     Flynn will use surviving Anglo-Saxon laws to show that ceorls or freemen of the seventh century were most likely to advance to “thegnhood” or nobility, the “Anglo-Saxon Chronicle” to demonstrate that the Viking invasions of the ninth and 10th centuries impoverished the ceorls and prevented them from gaining greater social status, and a document known as the “Gepnycoo” to prove that by the 11th century the status of ceorls had declined from a former era of prosperity.
     The third Common Read preparation event is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 17. Presented by Southeastern’s Ann Babson, Sherri Craig, and Randall Frederick, “Sin, Salvation, and the Experience In-between: Exploring Themes in the Common Read” will take place from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Writing Center.
     Also on Oct. 17, the Southeastern Concert Choir will present a free concert titled “Canto” at the First Baptist Church, located at 401 W Morris Ave., Hammond at 7:30 p.m.
     Rounding out the week is the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre with “Jack and the Beanstalk” on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Columbia Theatre. A non-profit educational theater troupe, Missoula Children’s Theatre has been a hometown arts favorite since 1992.
     Tickets for “Jack and the Beanstalk” are $20 for adults and $13 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, online at, or by phone at 543-4371.
     For a complete Fanfare schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit

Southeastern to host exhibit on Tangipahoa Parish history
Southeastern’s Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies has opened a new exhibit titled “From Blood to Berries: A History of Tangipahoa Parish” in conjunction with its support of the ongoing events celebrating the sesquicentennial of Tangipahoa Parish.
     A creation of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies’ student worker staff, the exhibit is located on the third floor of Sims Library in the exhibition area of the center and remains open for viewing through January 2020.
     “We asked our graduate research assistants and student worker to come up with an idea to highlight collections in the center and how they reveal the history of our university’s home parish,” said Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Director Samuel Hyde. “They developed the concept, conducted the research, and completely constructed the exhibit on their own.”
     The exhibit includes photographs, primary source documents, news reports, and three- dimensional artifacts, among other items found in the center’s extensive holdings, detailing the history and cultures of the region. Included are vintage images and reports revealing the initial explorations of the territory, creation of the parish, and economic development of the area. Specified cases detailing development in each of the major communities in Tangipahoa Parish, Hyde explained, interface with segments dedicated to specific items of interest.
     “We thought it would be fun to include a section highlighting festivals and major events occurring in Tangipahoa parish, as well as a section honoring famous figures who have made the parish their home,” said Graduate Research Assistant Amelia Haag.
     Southeastern’s role in the parish’s history does not go unnoticed in the exhibit, Hyde said.
     “As we completed the exhibit we noticed that we were just entering Southeastern’s homecoming week,” added Graduate Research Assistant Bailey Hall. “We added a segment that details the evolution of Roomie the Lion as Southeastern’s mascot. Visitors will be surprised to see how Roomie evolved from humble beginnings, to virtual cartoon, all the way to the polished cheerleading symbol he is today.”
     Student worker Amber Hughes and Graduate Research Assistant Abigail Simmons complete the contingent of students who created the project.
     For more information on the exhibit or hours of operation, contact the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at 549-2151 or visit


Transforming Your Course: An Introduction to Affordable Learning Resources
For those interested in saving students money on education by reducing costs of instructional materials like affordable education resources, open educational resources, and other open access materials and learning what is Affordable Learning LOUISiana is all about, Sims Memorial Library is hosting “Transforming Your Course: An Introduction to Affordable Learning Resources.” The library will host two sessions on Oct. 29 and 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the library, room 252. Light refreshments will be served.
     Paul Kelsey and Angela Dunnington will introduce attendees to Affordable Learning resources, including Books at JSTOR, Books on Project MUSE, e-Duke Books, and the new LOUIS OER Commons microsite. They will answer questions about Affordable Learning LOUISiana, and provide advice on getting started in making the course’s resources more affordable.
     For more information, contact Kelsey at 549-3954 or

Health and Human Sciences to offer workshop
The Department of Health and Human Sciences, in collaboration with a grant from the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund, is offering a free workshop titled “Skills and Interventions for Professionals to Identify Human Trafficking Survivors to Break the Cycle of Abuse and Neglect.”
     The free event is scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cate Teacher Education Center, room 250. Breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m. and lunch is also provided to all participants, who will be able to earn six continuing education hours.
     Mary Vicario, a national speaker with expertise in working with human trafficking survivors, will facilitate the workshop.
     In lieu of payment for registration, participants are required to bring an expressive art item upon entrance to the workshop, such as play doh, kinetic sand, markers, crayons, grounding tools, construction paper, and stress balls, to be donated to the agency for survivors of human trafficking and child abuse and neglect.
     Although the workshop is free, it is limited to the first 200 registrants. Advanced registration is required and available at
     For more information, contact Associate Professor of Counseling Reshelle Marino at or 549-5928.

Students excel at LSU Regional Sales Competition

Students excel at competitionCongratulations to the Southeastern Sales Team on their performance at the South Louisiana Regional Sales Competition, a role-play competition held at Louisiana State University Oct. 4.
     In only Southeastern’s second time participating, senior India Williams won the Individual Sales Competition, the highest honor, senior Paxton Page won second runner-up, and Southeastern won the Overall Team Award for receiving the most points.
     The team consisted of India Williams, Paxton Page, and Karlie McDonald. The Southeastern Sales Program coaches are faculty members Tará Lopez and April Kemp.
     For more information visit
     Pictured, from left, are Kemp, Williams, Page, McDonald, and Lopez.


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The Southeastern volleyball, soccer, golf and softball teams will all compete during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The SLU volleyball team (8-11, 3-3 Southland) will open the week with its nonconference finale, hosting Southern at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the University Center. Tuesday features the annual Dig the Lions promotion, as the first 150 Southeastern students in attendance will receive free pulled pork sandwiches and chips courtesy of Mariner’s Inn.
     The Southeastern Sports Network will offer a free video stream of Tuesday’s volleyball match. Tune in online at or the Lions’ Gameday Experience app for Android or iOS devices. Fans can also watch on Southeastern’s YouTube channel (/SLUathletics) with any mobile, tablet or smart TV device (e.g., Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Roku).
     The Lady Lions will then return to league play, hitting the road for a pair of league matches. On Thursday, SLU will travel to Abilene Christian for a 6 p.m. match. Stephen F. Austin awaits Southeastern on Saturday for a 1 p.m. match.
     The Southeastern soccer team (2-10-1, 1-5 Southland) will also hit the road for a pair of Southland contests this week. SLU faces Sam Houston State on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and takes on SFA on Sunday at 1 p.m.
     The SLU golf team continues its fall schedule this week. The Lions will be in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Monday and Tuesday to compete in the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate.
     The Southeastern softball team will close out its fall exhibition schedule this week. The Lady Lions will host Coastal Alabama Community College in a 10-inning exhibition on Thursday at 4 p.m. at North Oak Park. On Friday, SLU welcomes LSU Alexandria (4 p.m.) and Jones County Junior College (6 p.m.) to Hammond.
     The latest episode of Inside Southeastern Football With Frank Scelfo is set for Monday at 7 p.m. at Tope La Catering in downtown Hammond. Head women’s basketball coach Ayla Guzzardo and defensive backs coach Tarence Calais are the special guests for Monday’s show and an autographed basketball signed by the women’s basketball team will be the door prize.
     Hosted by Scelfo, the Lions’ second-year head coach, and Allen Waddell, the hour-long show airs weekly from Tope La Catering, located at 113 East Thomas Street every Monday at 7 p.m. through Nov. 18.
     The show will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM WFPR). Fans can also listen live at and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps. A live video stream of the show will be available at


OCT 14

Golf, at Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate, Jonesboro, Ark., All Day
Football, Inside Southeastern Football with Frank Scelfo, Tope La Catering, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM) (Kajun 107.1 FM) (The Highway 104.7 FM) (The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM WFPR)
     - Special Guests: Head Women’s Basketball Coach Ayla Guzzardo/Defensive Backs Coach Tarence Calais
     - Door Prize: Basketball autographed by SLU women’s basketball team

OCT 15

Volleyball, vs. Southern, University Center, 7 p.m. (SSN)
          - Dig the Lions – Free pulled pork sandwiches/chips for first 150 students courtesy of Mariner’s Inn

Golf, at Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate, Jonesboro, Ark., All Day

OCT 17

Volleyball, at Abilene Christian, Abilene, Texas, 7 p.m.*
Softball, vs. Coastal Alabama CC (10-inning exhibition), North Oak Park, 4 p.m.

OCT 18

 Soccer, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas,

6:30 p.m.*
Softball, vs LSU Alexandria (Exhibition), North Oak Park, 4 p.m.
Softball, vs. Jonex County JC (Exhibition), North Oak Park, 6 p.m.

OCT 19

 Volleyball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas,

1 p.m.*

OCT 20

 Soccer, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas,

1 p.m.*

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Dr. Lorett Swank (Center for Student Excellence) and Dr. Natasha Whitton (English) published an article titled “Providing Structure, Building Community, and Closing the Loop: Faculty Development in FYE Courses” in the September 2019 issue of The Journal of Faculty Development. The article focuses on techniques used in professional development to strengthen the community of faculty in first-year experience courses, while aiming at improving the classroom for learners, specifically those issues related to providing content, building community, and strengthening assessment.  

Dr. Ron Traylor (History and Political Science) received the 2019 C. K. Chamberlain Award for the best article in the East Texas Historical Journal “Environmental Injustice: We Have to Breathe” at the ETHA Award Luncheon Oct. 12 at the Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center in Nagadoches, Tex.



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