Southeastern recognized for support of National Guard, Military Reservists
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SUPPORT OF MILITARY RECOGNIZED – Jimmy Rogers, right, Florida Parishes Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, presents the Seven Seals Award to Southeastern President John L. Crain in recognition of the university’s support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve units.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has been honored with the Seven Seals Award presented by the Louisiana Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of the university’s support of employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve units.
Jimmy Rogers, Florida Parishes chair of the ESGR, presented the award to Southeastern President John L. Crain at a recent (Sept. 30) meeting of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce. Rogers commended the university for “doing all the right things in support of members of the military at Southeastern who have been called up for active duty.”
The Seven Seals Award is the second highest award of the state ESGR committee and is presented to employers who demonstrate the highest levels of support for service members. An agency of the Department of Defense, ESGR is focused on gaining and maintaining employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support and educating employers regarding the rights, responsibilities and best practices regarding employment of National Guard and Reserve members.
“Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units,” Rogers said. “We recognize the outstanding support Southeastern offers to its employees who may be called up for active duty.”
“Southeastern sincerely appreciates this honor,” said Crain. “Over the last 10 years, we have seen a number of our faculty and staff, as well as students, called upon to serve their country through deployments in the National Guard and Reserve units. We are always eager to welcome them back at the completion of their duty.”
This is the second military award presented to Southeastern in recent weeks. Last month the university was named a “Military Friendly School” by “G.I. Jobs” magazine. Only 20 percent of universities, colleges and trade schools earned the designation.