At the Alumni Awards Evening on Friday, October 11, friend of the College of Education Dr. Patsy Causey was honored for her continued support of Southeastern with the Loyal Lion Award.

Causey established the Dr. Patsy M. Causey Alternate Certification Scholarship, the first of its kind in the College of Education. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a Southeastern student who holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution and is seeking to qualify for state teacher certification.

Causey also served Southeastern as an employee for approximately three decades, holding the positions of director of women’s housing, dean of women, dean of student life, dean of the College of Basic Studies, and vice president for student affairs.

Exhibiting exemplary dedication to Southeastern over the years, Causey has additionally been recognized for her work with the Golden Lions, retirees who remain active with the university; as a founding member of PRIDE (Positive Role-models Involved in the Development of Excellence), a mentoring organization for the Lady Lions basketball team; with the Director’s Diamond Award in 2011, which is presented to an individual who has been of great assistance to the Alumni Association; with the 2018 Lion for Life for Women’s Basketball award; and for many more contributions to both Southeastern and the community.



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