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Elizabeth

Major: PreK-3 Early Childhood Education

Clubs/Organizations: Member of SELU Catholic Student Association at St. Albert’s

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: My favorite thing about Southeastern is the professors and classroom sizes. We have the most welcoming professors. The classroom sizes are small enough to build relationships with classmates and professors.  

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Student Union because the Main Dish has the best food!

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Never be afraid to ask professors questions! They want to help you succeed and see you reach your fullest potential! In addition, I recommend joining clubs on campus and attending sporting events. It’s so important to get out of your comfort zone and make the most of your time at Southeastern!

 

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Major: Business Management

Clubs/Organizations: Excel Scholars Program, Theta Phi Alpha, 2021 Orientation Leader 

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: My favorite thing about Southeastern is the small class sizes but when you walk outside it feels like a huge university.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Library

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Follow your heart. College is all about experiencing new things and meeting new people. Remember, only you know what is best for you!

 

Crista

Major: Business Administration

Clubs/Organizations: Alpha Sigma Tau

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: My two favorite things about Southeastern is the welcoming atmosphere and all the services offered to students!

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Sims Memorial Library is my favorite place to recollect myself and study.

Advice to New Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!

 

Darianna

Major: Integrative Biology/Pre-Med

Clubs/Organizations: B.U.G.S, D.O.A., Orientation Leader, Project P.U.L.L, Phi Theta Phi

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: My favorite things about Southeastern is the community on campus.

Favorite Spot on Campus: Ascension Hall study rooms!

Advice to a New Incoming Student: When coming into Southeastern, have the mindset that you will become a more evolved person all around. Always stay true to yourself! Remember to stay focused on your future goals. You can achieve everything you plan and even find new aspects about yourself!

 

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Major: Art (Concentration in Graphic Design)

Favorite Thing about Southeastern: My favorite thing is the location of our campus. Hammond, Louisiana is a wonderful city that has a small-town feel but has all of the conveniences of living in a big city. It's a beautiful and diverse campus that is both convenient and full of great resources all at the same time.

Favorite Spot on Campus: I love all of the different outdoor seating areas on campus- whether that's the Art Quad, the oak trees around Pottle, or the breezeways between the Biology buildings!

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Just remember that you're never truly alone and many students just like you who are starting this new chapter of their lives. One thing I recommend is to try taking a class or two that may not be in the major you've chosen but is a topic you're interested in- you just may find a new hobby or passion!

 Jaqwan

Major: Psychology 

Clubs/Organizations: Phi Kappa Alpha

Favorite Thing about Southeastern: I love our Greek Life!

Favorite Spot on Campus: Greek Village

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Make every moment count and don't stress over the little stuff. Just enjoy living in the moment!

 

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Major: Finance

Clubs/Organizations: Delta Tau Delta, Honors Program 

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I absolutely love the opportunities Southeastern gives its students for scholarships, joint clubs/organizations, and to be heard in your classes. The campus, although smaller than some, offers everything a college student would need or want!

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus has to be the Student Union. There are TVs for students to use in the lounge area. Also, most of the food on campus is in the Student Union, like Chick-fil-a, Panda Express, Mooyah, and the Mane Dish.

Advice to a New Incoming Student: My advice is to attend every class, in person if you can. Always be caught up with notes, due dates, and try to ask questions! Also communicate with your classmates if you’re confused. Meet people!

 

Demille Davis

Major: Music

Clubs/Organizations: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Spirit of the Southland Marching Band

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: My favorite thing about Southeastern is Roomie, our mascot. The lion represents pride, strength, and courage. 

Favorite Spot on Campus: Strawberry Stadium

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Make the most of college and have fun! Also, take advantage of all the resources Southeastern offers to help you succeed. Whenever times get tough, remember what the lion stands for and that you are at this school for a reason.

 

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Major: Social Work

Clubs/Organizations: Student Government Association, Capital Outlay Committee, Budget Oversight Committee, Gospel Choir

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: The welcoming-family atmosphere!

Favorite Spot on Campus: Friendship Circle 

Advice to a New Incoming Student: My advice to new incoming students is to always be yourself! Take advantage of all your opportunities to make connections and network with others.

 

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Major: Business Administration

Clubs/Organizations: Orientation Leader

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I love the family atmosphere that was created by my friends.

Favorite Spot on Campus: Friendship Circle

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Open yourselves up to making new friends and having new experiences.

 

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Major: Social Work

Clubs/Organizations: Alpha Sigma Tau

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I love that Southeastern is a big campus, but you never feel unnoticed. Once you get in the groove of things it feels like you know so many people.

Favorite Spot on Campus: Alpha Sigma Tau House

Advice to a New Incoming Student: My biggest advice is to step out of your comfort zone. Do not be afraid. College is a big transitioning period that will prepare you for the real world.

 

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Major: Communication

Clubs/Organizations: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: Everyone feels like family! 

Favorite Spot on Campus: Outside of Starbucks.

Advice to a New Incoming Student: It’s okay to be nervous to start college! Everything is brand new to you but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. The easiest way to make new friends is to get involved! Don’t be afraid to expand your horizons!

 

DeJuan James

Major: Elementary Education

Clubs/Organizations: Alpha Psi Omega, SLU Theatre, Ambassador for the Dept. of Teaching and Learning

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: My favorite aspect of the campus is its homey environment that is welcoming to anyone and everyone.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Vonnie Borden Theatre. It’s where I’ve had the opportunity to perform in a number of theatrical productions and I’m grateful for every one of them.

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Take it a day at a time. Don’t stress over what you can’t control. Do what you love and the rest will take care of itself. Be open to change.

 

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Major: Nursing

Clubs/Organizations: Alpha Sigma Tau and Catholic Student Association

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I love that our professors truly know our names! We have small classroom sizes and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Professors want their students to succeed and offer office hours for students that need additional help or questions. 

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus is Friendship Circle. It’s beautiful with all the Oak Trees and the Magnolia Tree in the middle. I have had many amazing memories in Friendship Circle from tailgating for football games to hanging out with friends. 

Advice to a New Incoming Student: My advice is to get involved! We have over 150 student organizations on campus. I promise you'll find one you like and if you don't you can always start your own club. Also, introduce yourself to your classmates! Everyone is in the same position as you are, so it’s important to surround yourself with people to help.

 

Lanie

Major: Elementary Education

Clubs/Organizations: Alpha Psi Omega

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I love that Southeastern has a big university feeling with small class sizes, a safe campus, and tons of organizations. 

Favorite Spot on Campus: The breezeway tunnel at the library

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Stay on top of assignments, but make time to enjoy the campus and explore activities that are offered to all students.

 

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Major: Criminal Justice

Clubs/Organizations: Alpha Sigma Tau, Greek IV, Sexual Violence Unmasked

Favorite Thing about Southeastern: The small class sizes that allow me to build one on one relationships with my professors and classmates

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus is Subway!

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Don’t expect to get everything right the first time. Your first semester is about embracing this new transition to college and finding what’s best for you. If you fail, get right back up and try again. And if you fail again, fail better than you did the first time!

 

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Major: Biology and General Studies

Clubs/Organizations: Alpha Psi Omega, Honors program, XTE, and Bugs

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: My two favorite things about Southeastern are the people and the beautiful campus. 

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus is outside of Pottle. 

Advice to a New Incoming Student: My advice is to get involved, its a great way to meet new people and makes campus feel like your home.

 

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Major: Psychology

Clubs/Organizations: Honors Program

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I love that Southeastern offers many free services for students including tutoring, the Heath Center, the Rec, and so much more!

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Library!

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Get involved! It's easier than you'd think to find your niche here on campus with all the clubs we have here!

 

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Major: Social Work

Clubs/Organizations: Student Government Association, Catholic Student Association, Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, Excel Scholars, Greek IV, Honors College Leadership LLC

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I love the tight-knit community here. Teachers and classmates are so personable, and it allows you to form such amazing relationships and friendships.

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus is the picnic tables outside of the Student Union. I love grabbing a coffee and doing homework at them on a pretty day.

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Get involved! College is what you make it, so join that club, go to that event, or start that conversation because you won’t regret it.

 

Hayden

Major: Engineering Technology

Clubs/Organizations: Southeastern Gaming Club

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I love our very pretty campus with countless places to take pictures.

Favorite Spot on Campus: I find myself lost in amazement at the engineering equipment in the Computer Science and Technology Building!

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Be responsible with your time. I recommend leaving 30 minutes early for class to ensure you have plenty of time before class. However, remember to set some time to the side for yourself...you're important too!

 

Haley

Major: Art

Hometown: Denham Springs, Louisiana

Clubs/Organizations: Orientation Leader

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I love that Southeastern is close to my hometown! 

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus is Friendship Oak. 

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Be open-minded. Some of your greatest experiences in college can come from just trying something out!

 

F Wolverton

Major: Nursing

Clubs/Organizations: Theta Phi Alpha, Orientation Leader, Nurses Christian Fellowship

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: I love the people at Southeastern. There are so many students and faculty that are welcoming and always willing to help.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Library because it is the best place to focus.

Advice to a New Incoming Student: My advice to incoming students is to find what you are interested in and don't change yourself. There are so many different opportunities at Southeastern for students to get involved so find what YOU enjoy!

 

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Major: Communications TV and Journalism

Clubs/Organizations: Honors Program

Favorite Thing About Southeastern: The number of opportunities that enable us to be better and grow in our interests and our future field.

Favorite Spot on Campus: Starbucks - you can always find me with a coffee walking around campus!

Advice to a New Incoming Student: Success is individualized, there is no one-size-fits-all. Ask for your professor’s advice and make friends in class. Also, take care of yourself! Don’t stress so much about factors out of your control. Remember that you are here to create a better future for yourself!