Southeastern graduating students will sport new look

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Graduation gowns
by: Rene Abadie

SOUTHEASTERN INTRODUCES NEW GRAD GOWNS – Southeastern Louisiana University student Samantha Mcnally models the new specially designed gown that university undergraduates will begin wearing at future commencement ceremonies.

     HAMMOND – When approximately 1,200 students cross the stage to collect their Southeastern Louisiana University diplomas this May, they will be exhibiting a new look.
For the first time ever, undergraduates will be wearing specially designed green gowns as opposed to the traditional black.
     The custom-designed regalia, besides being a different color, will also bear the university’s official gold “S” logo embroidered on both sides of the upper portion of the gown.
     Students receiving either a master’s or doctoral degrees will continue to wear traditional black gowns so the colors on their hoods don’t conflict; however, those too will also be customized with the logo on the upper portion.
     “I love the new green gown,” said Lauren Davis, a biology major from Slidell who will graduate in May. “It shows our pride in Southeastern.”
     The new regalia must be purchased through the Bookstore and will be available to graduating students at Southeastern’s annual Grad Fair on March 9-10 at the Alumni Center.

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