The Southeastern Alumni Association is excited to announce the newly appointed 2020-2021 GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Council members.

New members include Justin Archote of Independence; Tara Bennett and Taylor Marceaux of Hammond; Maya Garnier of Plaquemine; Alyssa Larose of Kenner; Mitchell Rabalais of Baton Rouge; and Austin Rogers of Denham Springs.

Returning members include Neil Bourgeois of Springfield, Mo.; Marci Gaines Bradley and Keturah Green of Baton Rouge; David Cavell of Thibodeaux; Allie Dyer, Kaityln Seiler, and Anna Strider of Mandeville; Baylen Fontenot of New Orleans; Larshell Green and Yazmyn Smith of Hammond; Christopher Jackler and Kati Morse of Ponchatoula; Kent Landacre, Jr., of Prairieville; Seth Leto of Loranger; and Renee Picou of Livingston.

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.

Click here to learn more about the Southeastern GOLD Council.

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