Southeastern convocation to launch new academic year

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

By: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will launch the 2014-15 academic year with its annual fall convocation for faculty and staff on Friday, Aug. 15, in the new Student Union Grand Ballroom.

Scheduled for 11 a.m., the convocation will include greetings from President John L. Crain, while Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tammy Bourg will preside over the event, which is open to the community.

The event will include presentation of the President's Awards for Excellence, the university's highest honors for faculty and staff, as well as recognition of service of faculty and staff who have been with the university for 25, 30, 40, 45 and 50 years.

Also scheduled for recognition are those receiving faculty tenure and promotions, emeritus faculty designations and donors who have established newly endowed professorships and scholarships.

The annual Alumni Association-sponsored picnic will immediately follow the morning's ceremonies in the ballroom. Additional sponsors of the picnic are Aramark, First Guaranty Bank, LaCapitol and North Oaks Health System.


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