Southeastern Alumni Association announces GOLD Council


Thursday, June 24, 2021 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association recently announced the newly appointed 2021-23 GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Council members.
     Members include Lauren Buchanan and Lindsey Prisk of Hammond, Karen Burks of Metairie, Olivia Habetz of Youngsville, Tre’ Juan Johnson of Milledgeville, Ga., Calyn Landaiche and Caleb Morse of Ponchatoula, Peter Lewis of Covington, Jessica Litolff of Livingston, and Riley Trisler of Baton Rouge.
    Returning members include Justin Archote of Independence; David Cavell of Thibodeaux; Tara Bennett, Larshall Green, Alyssa Larose, Taylor Marceaux, Kati Morse, and Yazmyn Smith of Hammond; Allie Dyer of Mandeville; Maya Garnier of Plaquemine; Keturah Green and Mitchell Rabalais of Baton Rouge; Renee Picou of Livingston; Austin Rogers of Denham Springs; Kaitlyn Seiler of Metairie; and Anna Strider of Covington.
     Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs said the GOLD Council is dedicated to fostering and sustaining relationships with graduates from Southeastern of the last decade to keep them engaged and actively involved with the university.
     “We were very pleased with the continued interest in this initiative, further proving that our alumni want to stay actively engaged,” said Biggs. “Members are selected on the basis of their former campus involvement, professional experience and community engagement, taking into consideration a broad representation of class years, geographic location, ethnic diversity, and gender.”
     Biggs said the council advises the Office of Alumni Relations and assists with developing programs and communications tailored to the newest alumni. It 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.
     Members are selected from a body of former students who have graduated from Southeastern within the last 10 years. They serve a two-year term with the option of serving two terms.

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