Southeastern Alumni Association unveils new council for young alumni


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association is seeking young alumni to serve on its newly formed GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Council.
     Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs said the GOLD Council is a leadership organization composed of Southeastern alumni from all over dedicated to fostering and sustaining relationships with graduates from Southeastern of the last decade to keep them engaged and actively involved with the university.
     “The GOLD Council advises the Office of Alumni Relations and assists with developing programs and communications tailored to the newest alumni,” said Biggs. “The council also acts to shepherd the development of volunteers and future leaders in ways that deepen their commitment to Southeastern and prepare them for active alumni leadership roles.”
     Biggs added that membership on the council has its advantages.
     “GOLD Council members will experience professional networking and the ability to connect with other recent graduates in their community, meet other Southeastern alumni they might not have known while in school, and serve as advisors to Alumni Relations through feedback and ideas to help shape the future of the alumni program,” she said. “Most importantly, council members will have the opportunity to give back to the university that gave so much to them. Almost all students received some type of aid while attending Southeastern, so now it’s time to pay it forward to future Lions.”
     Biggs said in order to be eligible to serve on the board, individuals must have graduated from Southeastern within the last ten years; demonstrate leadership ability or potential; possess an infectious Southeastern spirit; complete the GOLD Council application; and have given or pledged an active-level donation to an Alumni Fund (minimum $50) for the year in which the GOLD Council application is submitted, as well as their elected term years.
     Council members are also asked to attend at least two in-person meetings each year, plus participate in conference/online calls.
     GOLD Council applications are due to the Alumni Association by April 20. Applicants should submit a resume along with the application, Biggs said. Applications are available at
     For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 985-549-2150.

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