Southeastern names Orientation Leader of the Year, awards Soutullo Family Scholarship
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
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HAMMOND – Jordan Leggett, a vocal performance major from Slidell, was selected as Southeastern Louisiana University’s Orientation Leader of the Year at the annual orientation banquet. He was selected from more than two dozen Southeastern student orientation leaders, peer leaders of university orientation programs designed to give new students a jump start on their transition to college.
As Orientation Leader of the Year, Leggett also received the Soutullo Family Scholarship, a $1,000 award to be used for the fall and spring semesters. His name will be placed on a permanent plaque that will hang in the Office of Admissions with all the names of past winners.
“Winning this has been an honor,” Leggett said. “Being an orientation leader has been the best experience thus far at Southeastern. I am so glad that I was chosen to be on the team my freshman year, because I have made so many friends and connections that will last beyond this year.”
The “Spirit of Orientation Awards” were also given at the annual banquet. This year’s recipients are Leggett, William Takewell, an organizational communication major from Ponchatoula, and Johnny Braud, a sports management major from Covington.
“Spirit awards are given to those few students who truly capture the overall spirit of the program,” said Anthony Ranatza, assistant director of admissions. “They are the ones who display overall outstanding spirit at all times and help promote the Southeastern Spirit”
Southeastern’s two-day summer orientation programs include informative and fun activities for students and their families designed to give incoming freshmen and transfer students a crash course on campus life and what it takes to be successful at Southeastern.
New students meet with faculty advisors, learn about policies and procedures, and register for classes. Students also have an opportunity to connect with the university and other students though social activities.