Ranked a Top Occupational Health and Safety Program

Southeastern has been recognized nationally as one of the top 25 programs in occupational health and safety. BestHealthDegrees.com ranked Southeastern No. 15 according to cost of attendance, accreditation, reputation, and salary potential, using data from IPEDS and Niche, U.S. News and World Report, and other higher education rating publications.

The programs in the ranking are all accredited by independent agencies, such as the Higher Learning Commission, and other Department of Education recognized agencies. Southeastern was listed among higher education institutions such as Purdue University, University of Arizona, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Brigham Young University.

Best Health Degrees provides current information that aspiring healthcare professionals need to explore health care career options; to learn what skills and training are required; to discover what salary can be expected; and to get an edge in landing the best jobs. BHD also ranks traditional and online programs that prepare students for in-demand jobs like nursing, health informatics, health care administration, and more.

“There are many great programs within Southeastern, and OSHE in particular is a unique one. Only a few safety programs are as comprehensive as our program. It is supported through a network of professionals and alumni and through a strong industrial advisory board,” said Industrial and Engineering Technology Department Head Mohammad Saadeh. “All majors within the department are workforce oriented; we maintain open channels with stakeholders and share data on enrollment, graduation and employment. Current and potential students, as well as their parents, find this data invaluable.”

Southeastern’s Occupational, Safety, Health and Environment program was recognized for its bachelor’s degree, which is an ABET-accredited program and is recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Students who graduate from the program receive the Graduate Safety Practitioner certificate, which meets the credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional certification, allowing those who hold it to apply directly for the CSP once all requirements are met.

Additionally, the program has been approved by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management to issue the Associate Safety and Health Manager designation to the graduates. Graduates of the program are exempt from the exam required to become an ASHM, and if they apply within six months of graduation, they are exempt from the application fee as well.

The curriculum covers a wide range of classes, including fire protection and prevention, safety and environmental laws and regulations, construction safety, safety and health program management and administration, safety system methodologies, ergonomics, and an internship.

The ranking can be found online here.

Named a Military Spouse Friendly School

Southeastern has been named a Military Spouse Friendly® School for 2022-2023.

Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, states the listing honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools for their leading practices, outcomes and effective programs for military spouses.

“Southeastern has made a concerted effort in the past several years to focus on military service members, veterans and their families,” said Director of Military and Veteran Success Matt Watkins, a U.S. Air Force Veteran. “Southeastern has created innovative programming, services, events and resources for our veterans, dependents and military population. All of our staff members feel there is no greater calling than serving those who have served us.”

Southeastern enrolls 591 veterans, dependents and military service members. The university maintains a Veterans Upward Bound program; provides academic and other counseling services; offers scholarships specifically for military students and veterans; and maintains a wide range of online and distance learning programs that provide students with flexibility in scheduling.

Southeastern’s ROTC program, which is a sub-unit of the Southern University Army ROTC program, returned to Hammond in 2016 after more than a 20-year hiatus. Fifty-five students now participate in the program.

Southeastern also serves as a resource center for thousands of Louisiana veterans in an effort to help active-duty military service men and women successfully transition to college through a new program called LaVetCorps.

Additionally, Southeastern now has an Office of Military and Veteran Success. The new office includes two college employees, a LaVetCorps employee and 10 veteran ambassadors and student workers. The office offers help with academic advising related to VA education benefits, processing VA education benefits, counseling on VA education benefits, programs, events, and priority registration.

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently and with purpose,” said National Director of Military Partnerships for Military Friendly® Kayla Lopez. “Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that focuses on the betterment of the educational landscape and provides positive outcomes and economic opportunity for the military community.”

Viqtory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. In addition to G.I. Jobs, the company also publishes the magazine Military Spouse.

Lions Connected

Providing an Inclusive College Experience for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Tucked away within Southeastern’s Cate Teacher Education Center lies one of Southeastern’s hidden gems: Lions Connected. The program helps those who might not otherwise be able to attend college due to certain disabilities break down barriers and thrive in a university setting.

Lions Connected is designed to accommodate students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, and/or cognitive disabilities. Currently, there are only six programs like it in the state of Louisiana. Lions Connected is now in its fifth year and is truly blossoming.

Lions Connected

This program gives these students the opportunity to have the full college experience, with an emphasis on social and life skills. Each participant has their own schedule that is based on personal interests. This encourages students to grow and maximize their abilities in order to engage in their adult lives.

Individuals with intellectual disabilities are typically underemployed resources. “Being able to have our students engage in employment [not only] gives meaning to their lives, but it also benefits the community,” said Jim Zimlich, former interim coordinator of the Lions Connected program. “They are demonstrating their abilities and not just their disability. They are being productive in their community in ways that are beyond the income they would earn.”

All Lions Connected students are able to fully engage across the University community. They have access to the Counseling Center, Career Services, Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, and much more. All of these Southeastern resources are readily available to them as part of the program.

Lions Connected

Equally important, not only do the individuals who participate in Lions Connected benefit, but traditional students are also able to gain from it. ”We have a lot of collaborative relationships too,” Zimlich said. “We work with the adaptive physical education (PE) courses. Students who are taking the adaptive PE courses can work with our [Lions Connected] students so that they can learn how to effectively adapt the exercises and games that they play to maximize the abilities of those in Lions Connected.”

Also, many Lions Connected participants utilize Southeastern’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic in Campbell Hall. In addition to serving members of the community with communication disorders, including members of Lions Connected, this resource serves communication sciences and disorders students as a teaching facility for the application of clinical methodology based upon sound theoretical principles. The clinic also affords students the opportunity to employ scientific methodology of research to the clinical and supervisory processes. This brings forth interaction between traditional Southeastern students and Lions Connected students for the benefit of both parties. “Being able to communicate effectively helps [Lions Connected students] in adult life to be more productive and engaged in our community and their lives,” Zimlich added.

The support of traditional Southeastern students is indeed one major component of what helps make this program so successful. Lions Connected would not work without mentors, who are the “heart and soul of our program,” Zimlich said.

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Mentors are students at Southeastern who have expressed an interest in working with the program. They work directly with Lions Connected participants, with an average mentor-to-student ratio of 1:2. Mentors accompany Lions Connected students throughout their time on campus, attending class, going to lunch, and engaging fully in peer-mentoring life and social skills.

“Mentors provide authentic and engaging social experiences. They also offer support to those who may become overwhelmed to help and motivate the students to be active and engaged in their courses to the maximum extent of their abilities,” said Zimlich.

In addition to being a powerful academic institution and center for learning, Southeastern seeks to serve all within the community, and through Lions Connected, it is able to fill one more niche in doing so. The program helps facilitate more opportunities for participants to have meaningful, productive lives.

“These students are being given such a unique opportunity to gain real-life experience in an academic and social setting that will help them exponentially in the future,” said Lions Connected mentor Caroline Garrett. “Society in general does not expect them to succeed and be productive members of society, but this program is helping to prove that wrong. It can be exhausting, but it’s important work that is changing lives.”

For more information, contact Dr. Gerlinde Beckers, director of Lions Connected, at 985.549.2217 or lionsconnected@southeastern.edu.

By Mindy Gremillion

Storytelling Through Art at the Contemporary Art Gallery

The Department of Visual Art + Design is currently hosting a summer exhibit by four artists – Orly Anan, Basqo Bim, Phlegm, and Ryn Wilson – titled Disguises at the University’s Contemporary Art Gallery, located at 100 East Strawberry Stadium.

The exhibition is free and open to the public until Aug. 25. Contemporary Art Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, and Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A closing reception with some of the artists is scheduled Aug. 25., at 5 p.m., in the gallery.

Works in the exhibition feature contemporary artists working with garment design, masking, and make-up as a form of world-building and story-telling, said Gallery Director Cristina Molina.

“From Colombia, Israel, and New Orleans, the exhibiting artists share a commitment to creating characters that transcend the mundane and propose alternate realities,” Molina explained. “Orly Anan and Ryn Wilson create elaborate scenes to implicate how mysticism might trickle from the unconscious and become folded into everyday life. Basqo Bim and Phlegm engage in ritual acts of mask-making that reshape ancestral and mythical narratives. Set within miles of Louisiana Carnival capitals, these artists offer us a glimpse into the transformative possibilities of costuming.” 

Anan is a Colombian/Israeli visual artist and art director interested in the mysticism implicated in everyday life, Molina said. She is currently experimenting with the intersection of ritual and popular culture, as well as Anthropocosmic Surrealism. Anan’s client list includes Nike, VH1, Spotify, and Netflix, to name a few, and her artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the world, including Miami, London, Mexico City and Toronto. Her immersive installation “Salon Delicatessen” is currently on view at the Museum of Museums in Seattle. Currently a resident of Mexico City, Anan’s artistic research has led her to explore the traditions of various countries, from Asia to Latin America, and these cultures are her main inspiration.

Originally from a rural town in South Carolina, Bim has been living in New Orleans for the past three years and is of Colombian origin. Bim is self-taught and has been making art for seven years.

Jamais Vu by Basqo Bim

“Basque began with drawing, quickly moved to illustration, and then began learning embroidery and large-scale sculpture,” Molina said. “After landing in New Orleans, Basque’s focus and passion quickly turned to masking and costuming, utilizing both old and new skill sets to build new worlds and shift consensus reality.”

Phlegm is a New Orleans-born and based multidisciplinary artist who also penned the mantra “Everything You Love About New Orleans is Because of Black People.”

“At this current point, my work serves to exist as a ritual drama of my personal Black universe. It serves to more firmly connect my Black spiritual concept of time,” he explained, “connecting the past to the present and the present to the future – communally sacred and personally precious. It attempts to tie all the loose ends of the Black ethos, influence, and inspiration into one braid. It is, at its core, an affirmation of life – my life, the life of my ancestors, and the life of my community.

“My work, and by extension my life, makes a production about the necessity and value of Black spiritual presence – a meditation in duality. It is serious and irreverent, heavy and heavenly, calculated and casual. It is dual consciousness.”

Wilson is a photography and video artist working in New Orleans. She creates cinematic narratives with an emphasis on feminism, mythology, and the environment. Before moving to New Orleans, Wilson lived in Tokyo, Bangkok, Hamburg, and Shanghai, where she assisted the Chinese photographer Maleonn. She was a member of the artist-run gallery The Front, from 2014-2019, where she exhibited, curated, and organized an annual short film festival.

In 2018, Wilson co-founded the Crystal Efemmes, a quartet of interdisciplinary artists that create immersive installations retelling myths and histories from a perspective that honors marginalized populations. Her work has been featured at the Ford Foundation Gallery in New York City, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Kunsthall Stavanger in Norway, and the Oslo International Video Art Festival. She also works as a costume designer and seamstress for film, performance, and fashion.

For more information, contact Molina at cmolina@southeastern.edu or 985.549.508.

Lions Football Earns FCS Top 25 Ranking

The Lions football team has been ranked 19th in the recently released 2022 Athlon Sports FCS Preseason Top 25.

Southeastern, one of six teams to be ranked in the final FCS top 25 polls in each of the past three seasons, is the lone Southland Conference school represented in the poll. The entire poll can be viewed at https://athlonsports.com/college-football/athlon-sports-preseason-fcs-top-25-2022

Southeastern will be looking to advance to the postseason for the second straight season and third time in the past four years. The football team returns 11 All-Southland performers from a 2021 squad that advanced to the second round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.

The Lions report back to the campus on Aug. 4 with the team’s first practice set for Aug. 5. Southeastern will open the 2022 season with a 6 p.m. game Sept. 3 at UL Lafayette. The five-game home schedule begins with a 6 p.m. Sept. 17 contest versus Central Connecticut State and includes visits from Murray State (Oct. 1, 6 p.m. – Hall of Fame Game), Southland newcomer Texas A&M-Commerce (Oct. 8, 4 p.m. – Homecoming), HBU (Nov. 5, 6 p.m.) and Northwestern State (Nov. 12, 6 p.m.).

2022 Athlon Sports FCS Preseason Top 25
1. North Dakota State
2. South Dakota State
3. Montana
4. Montana State
5. Missouri State
6. Sacramento State
7. Southern Illinois
8. Villanova
9. Kennesaw State
10. Stephen F. Austin
11. Holy Cross
12. Chattanooga
13. Weber State
14. Rhode Island
15. Eastern Washington
16. UIW
17. Mercer
18. ETSU
19. Southeastern
20. Delaware
21. Northern Iowa
22. Jackson State
23. William & Mary
24. Eastern Kentucky
25. Elon

Bringing Home Emmy Awards for Documentary and Film

Students at the University’s Southeastern Channel have been honored by the Emmys with two college division Student Production Awards given by the Emmy Awards’ Suncoast Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Dylan Domangue of Houma was a winner in the “Non-Fiction- Long Form” category, while John Austin Williams of Denham Springs won for “Director.” Both have been honored by the Emmys multiple times.

The students and their productions were honored in the Emmy Suncoast Region comprised of television stations and production companies in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico. Students at the Southeastern Channel have now been named Emmy winners 22 times with 69 nominations.

“Being recognized by the Emmys is the highest honor you can receive in television,” said Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. “These student awards are measured against the Emmy standard of excellence. If no productions in a category achieve that standard, then no award is given. Since so few are given, we’re thrilled that Dylan and John are joining such elite company. The honor is well-deserved for their talent, creativity, and hard work.”

“Winning an Emmy is a surreal feeling, especially to do it while being a college student,” Williams said. “To be named an Emmy winner places me in a category of individuals who have displayed a level of talent unmatched by most. I feel a great deal of admiration and pride to be named one of those individuals, and I will cherish it for a lifetime.”

“An Emmy award is what everyone in television strives for in their career,” Domangue said. “This is the highest honor we can achieve, so it is what we work toward. Some people work a lifetime trying to achieve the goal of winning this award, and I was able to win an Emmy while still being in college. There are many awards people can win in their television careers, but if you ask all of them what is the highest honor, it is definitely an Emmy.”

Domangue’s winning “Non-Fiction – Long Form” entry was his 17-minute personal documentary, 12 Seconds at Birth. It marked his third Emmy recognition in the past three years. Earlier he won as producer-director of a live Southeastern Channel football broadcast that streamed on ESPN+. He was also nominated in the “Talent” category.

12 Seconds at Birth documents Domangue’s remarkable journey and triumph in the face of an incurable motor disability. As the program title implies, 12 Seconds at Birth begins with Domangue’s birth when he was deprived of oxygen for 12 seconds, causing permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy, resulting in muscle, joint, and bone problems that have affected his walking movement throughout his entire life. The documentary continues through his four years at Southeastern, where he won multiple national and regional broadcasting awards.

Domangue produced the documentary himself for his Comm 498 senior portfolio project in the Department of Communication and Media Studies taught by Department Head James O’Connor. The program features Domangue talking on-camera about his life story while thumbing through a scrapbook of photos and clippings from early childhood through middle school and high school all of the way through his time at the Southeastern Channel.

“I have always considered myself a normal person and not particularly anything that special,” Domangue continued. “However, over the years, many people have told me that my story is inspiring, so when I sat back and thought about everything I have had to overcome in my life, I knew it had the potential to be a special story that everyone needed to hear.”

Williams, who was also honored by the Emmys last year, won for his short film, The Overthinker. He produced the film short as part of a class assignment for Comm 449: Advanced Video Production and Editing taught by Southeastern Channel Operations Manager Steve Zaffuto.

The entire four-minute film is shot by a single camera in one take as it follows the lead character, played by student Ross Chauvin of Houma, as he walks around the downtown city of Hammond at night, consumed by his thoughts. As Chauvin walks around the city, the viewer hears through narration the character thinking that he can’t escape his own thoughts that constantly bombard and confuse him.

As Chauvin’s character walks, the viewer sees a mysterious, hooded character in the distance following Chauvin, who can’t identify why he feels that he’s being followed until he comes face to face with the character, played by Brennan Allen.

“The main character is actually me,” Williams said. “The other character, played by Brennan Miller of Central, is meant to represent anxiety, always following me, unable to escape from its grasp. The plot is symbolic in that it’s meant to portray my struggle with anxiety, my constant stream of uncontrollable thinking, oftentimes negative thoughts toward myself and my life, a never-ending cycle. It’s something I’ve dealt with my entire life. It’s also relatable to my generation as a whole since many people I know struggle with anxiety as well.”

As director, Williams used a Steadicam technique to lead Chauvin through the streets, walking backwards in front of Chauvin as he operated the camera. Williams not only directed the film, he wrote, shot, and edited it as well, including sound post-production.

“The Southeastern Channel was the backbone in enabling me to win this award,” Williams said. “The quality training from dedicated and passionate instructors certainly set me up for success. The opportunities provided to me were abundant and beneficial, and the ability to network with other like-minded students was key to producing the content I imagined.”

Williams, who also won top national awards from College Broadcasters, Inc., the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press College Broadcasters at Southeastern, was hired as a Promotions Producer at WGMB/WVLA-TV (FOX 44/NBC33) in Baton Rouge immediately upon graduation.

Domangue is currently the Evening News Anchor, Morning News Reporter, and Sports Director at KALB-TV Ch. 5 (NBC/CBS) in Alexandria, La.

“Never in a million years could I have dreamed about all of the awards that I’ve achieved over the past four years,” Domangue said. “I’ve been a part of some great telecasts that have placed tops in the nation. The amount of opportunities that are given to students at the Southeastern Channel is truly second to none compared to any other school in the nation. There are so many shows that students can work on, whether it is behind or in front of the camera.”

In its 19 years of existence, the Southeastern Channel has won over 400 national, international and regional awards. The channel can be seen on Charter Spectrum cable 199 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Livingston, and St. Helena parishes and also on Roku, AppleTV, and Amazon Fire TV. The live 24/7 webcast can be seen on mounthermonTV.com for viewers in Washington Parish and also at www.thesoutheasternchannel.com, where video on demand is available. The Southeastern Channel can also be seen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Southeastern Community Music School Student Performing at Carnegie Hall

slu_anna_johnson (1)A Southeastern Community Music School student has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Anna Johnson, a student at Ponchatoula Junior High School, has been selected for the 2022 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall June 18.

Johnson auditioned for the Honors Performance Series earlier this year and was recently accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. She will perform as a violinist in June with the Middle School Honors Junior Orchestra.

The junior finalists will come together in New York City for five days in June. They will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors, work with other junior finalists, and get a taste of “The Big Apple.” Johnson will perform with students from 39 states, the District of Columbia and Canada in a special performance at Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

Director of the Community Music School Jivka Duke said participation in one of the three honors junior ensembles is limited to the highest-rated middle school performers from across the world, and acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in Johnson’s application and audition recording.

“We at the Community Music School are thrilled for Anna and are beyond excited that one of our students will be able to experience performing in the iconic Carnegie Hall at such a young age,” Duke said. “Anna is a very dedicated and hard-working violin student, constantly looking to learn more difficult pieces and seeking to excel at the violin more every day. Her love for the art of music performance, her drive, and her talent are remarkable.”

Johnson has studied music for seven years under the instruction of Duke and plays second violin with the Southeastern Symphony Orchestra. She was the winner of the CMS Concerto Competition in 2018 and 2021 and, as a result, was featured as a soloist with the Southeastern Symphony Orchestra. She has previously performed with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, was a featured student performer at the International Baccalaureate Organization’s International Conference in 2019, and is in the Talented Music Program in Tangipahoa Parish Schools.

For more information about the Community Music School program, visit www.southeastern.edu/cms or call (985) 549-5502.

Celebrating Spring 2022 Graduates

Southeastern celebrated 1,119 graduates Saturday, May 14, in two separate commencement ceremonies in the University Center.

Additionally, former Louisiana Senate President John A. Alario, Jr. was presented an honorary doctor of humanities (LHD) degree in a separate ceremony. A 1965 graduate of Southeastern, he was recognized for his lifetime of public service, including his 48-year tenure in both the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as his civic service with numerous non-profit organizations, and his support over the years to Southeastern.

The university awarded its highest academic honor, the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence, to 11 students with the highest cumulative grade point average in the University’s five colleges.

Medal recipients were:
     ▪ College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – history major Stephen Gay Benton of Metairie; music major Marina Burguete Diago of Spain; history major Lauren Gwendolyn Guillory of Abita Springs; and psychology major Emily Elizabeth Montelepre of Folsom.
     ▪ College of Business – accounting major Sandra Aden Lelleck of Tickfaw.
     ▪ College of Education – elementary education major, grades 1 – 5, Madeleine Elizabeth Abadie of Mandeville; and early childhood education majors, PK – 3, Samantha E. Conley of Mandeville and Payton Audrey Onellion of Denham Springs.
     ▪ College of Nursing and Health Sciences – kinesiology major Hannah Irene Robertson of Zachary.
     ▪ College of Science and Technology – mathematics major Hunter Hollie of Ponchatoula; and biology major Kaitlynn Joy Margavio of Covington.


Students receiving associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees were:
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ACADIA PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Rayne — Gabriella N. Jones, Nursing; Shamone Washington, Athletic Training;

ASCENSION PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     Gonzales — Adrina B. Million, Educational Leadership Ed.D.;
     Prairieville — Ghedy Matus, Educational Leadership Ed.D.;

Masters Degrees
     Geismar — Katalynn C. Badeaux, Nursing;
     Gonzales — Clinton P. King II, Business Administration; Brandi L. Morvant, Nursing; Breonna Scott, Educational Leadership;
     Prairieville — Olivia R. Bubrig, Educational Leadership; Sarah K. Gandy, Nursing; Caroline C. Gruber, Nursing; Erin D. Higgins, Business Administration; Jennifer M. Ladd, Counseling;

Bachelors Degrees
     Darrow — Quint G. Guerin, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment;
     Donaldsonville — Carson A. Dunn, Nursing; Madlen K. Robicheaux, Nursing;
     Geismar — Kathleen L. Daly, Accounting; Stacey M. Kloosterman, General Studies; Jessica Le, Criminal Justice; Logan R. Warner, Industrial Technology;

     Gonzales — Jennifer Alvarado, Biological Sciences; Marilyn O. Alvarez, Nursing; Elizabeth A. Austin, Middle School Education Grades 4-8; Grace E. Bagwell, Accounting; Maison W. Barr, Management; Taylor R. Baxter, Accounting; Madisen Blackford, Management; Madison J. Capell, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Reese A. Forbes, Criminal Justice; Valeria Gonzalez, Health Sciences; Brandon L. Gordon, Music; Bryce D. Henry, Engineering Technology; McKenzie C. King, Health and Physical Educ K-12; Tamia M. Landry, Psychology; Emma K. Lawless, Middle School Education Grades 4-8; Lauren M. LeBourgeois, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Charles L. Sanders, General Studies; Ali D. Trant, Human Sciences; Isabella R. Trinka, Nursing; Bradlee N. Wall, Kinesiology; Cole R. Welch, History; Hunter Wideman, Kinesiology;

     Prairieville — Daijah R. Adams, Management; Taylor B. Allen, Nursing; Gerrad Andre, Information Technology; Madisyn P. Armstrong, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Gabrielle E. Aucoin, General Studies; Jalyn R. Bourgeois, General Studies; Madeline M. Cancienne, Communication; Chloe M. Cashat, Nursing; Cameron R. Crochet, Business Administration; Rachel M. Cusick, Management; Alyssa K. D’Agostino, Criminal Justice; Haylee L. Dettman, Nursing; Cheryl Himel, General Studies; Benjamin Hodges, Business Administration; Grace Lasseigne, Management; Cassidy M. Logsdon, Nursing; David D. Long, Biological Sciences; Yazan Masouti, Health Systems Management; Madison B. Matthews, Middle School Education Grades 4-8; Andrew C. McDonald, Business Administration; Angela D. Musso, Nursing; Bryce Pearce, Finance; Nicole L. Redmond, Social Studies Education; Jesse R. Regina, Accounting; Haley N. Rosser, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Kyleigh M. Roy, Nursing; Gabriella H. Temple, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Bailey M. Weiss, Art; Chloe B. Williams, Finance;

     Saint Amant — Grant J. Alexander, Management; Meagan A. Holdridge, Nursing; Brady P. Kunefke, Industrial Technology; Jordan M. Lasseigne, Psychology; Chase M. Marchand, Management; Chloe E. Marchand, Nursing; Trent L. Threeton, World Languages;

     Sorrento — Carlshane J. Williams Jr., Engineering Technology;

Associate Degrees
     Prairieville — Chad A. Kuntz, Industrial Technology;

ASSUMPTION PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Napoleonville — Sophia E. Mabile, Psychology;

AVOYELLES PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Bunkie — Elyse M. Fender, Marketing;
     Marksville — John R. Regard, Health Systems Management;

BEAUREGARD PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     Deridder — John M. Pearce, Nursing Practice DNP;

CALCASIEU PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     Lake Charles — Therese A. Novak, Nursing Practice DNP;

Masters Degrees
     Lake Charles — Anne Breaux, Counseling;

Bachelors Degrees
     Lake Charles — Darby K. Gillette, Kinesiology; John L. Kuehn, Management; Aeriyl Mass, General Studies;
     Sulphur — Kaleb M. Hogg, Biological Sciences;

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     Baton Rouge — Edith M. Walker, Educational Leadership Ed.D.; Lindsay G. Williams, Nursing Practice DNP;
     Zachary — Dionne R. Atley-McCurry, Educational Leadership Ed.D.;

Masters Degrees
     Baker — Jayla R. Anderson, Counseling;
     Baton Rouge — Mariah B. Butcher, Nursing; Paige R. Devall, English; Tabitha A. Friend, Counseling; Samantha S. Giamanco, Counseling; Andrew S. Hebert, Nursing; Kirsten M. Held, Nursing; Hannah M. McAlister, Music; Karyn O. Moore, Counseling; Shelby J. Mougeot, Nursing; Kristina M. Richardson, Counseling; James M. Shelley III, Special Education; Reagan C. Skidmore, Health & Kinesiology; Claire N. Wyly, Counseling;
     Zachary — Zechariah G. Cameron, Strategic Communication;

Bachelors Degrees
     Baker — Terrance J. Arnold, Jr., Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Kaiser E. Brown, Art; Karington K. Brown, Business Administration; Elissa J. Henderson, Psychology; Kaelyn G. Kendrick, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Destini J. Sanders, Social Work; Jarnelle J. Tate, Nursing;

     Baton Rouge — Yaminah K. Addison, Communication; Regina Agbiakpara, Biological Sciences; Nicole Andorf, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Anna-Kathryn Andries, Nursing; Sarah E. Audiffred, History; Brianna L. Autin, Psychology; Alyson Ayo, Kinesiology; Karlyn E. Bankston, Nursing; Irfan Bashar, Accounting; Elizabeth P. Bowie, Kinesiology; Taylor M. Braud, Supply Chain Management; Kiersten E. Brown, Health Systems Management; David J. Carlyle, Political Science; Emily M. Caro, Nursing; Luke A. Costa, General Studies; Mya M. Daniels, Psychology; Piper J. Dixon, Social Work; Jared T. Eaglin, Art; Samantha M. Ellis, Psychology; Christophe N. Fillastre, Management; Aliyah D. Floyd, Health Systems Management; Rachel Fordham, Accounting; Ashlee R. Freese, General Studies; Codasia S. George, Accounting; Tianna T. Gotch, Health Sciences; Austin B. Grasse, Supply Chain Management; Rachel L. Henri, Business Administration; Shamar C. Henry, Accounting; Phillip D. Hillard, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Noah C. Honeycutt, Management;
     Also, Jeremy S. Isaac, Sport Management; Asante’ K. Jackson, Communication; Lauryn M. Jackson, Communication; Lee C. James Jr, Management; Ashley M. Johnson, Criminal Justice; Myah A. Johnson, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Alexandrea N. Keller, Human Sciences; Lakelyn A. Keller, Social Work; Keyunna M. King, Health Systems Management; Kailey Kinney, Mid Sch Spec Ed M/MOD Grd 4-8; Shakeira L. LaMotte, General Studies; Brandon M. Lambie, Music; Kyra L. Lawrence, Health Systems Management; Stephen M. Lofton, Management; Ian C. Madere, Management; Zachary V. Madewell, Information Technology; Miranda J. Matise, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Sarah N. McGee, Nursing; Dylan M. Meche, Political Science; Andrea Messi, Nursing; Samantha F. Messina, Spec Educ M/MOD Grades 1-5; Treasure J. Millender, Health Sciences;
     Also, Jennifer E. Monson, General Studies; Azrien-Shai W. Morgan, Nursing; Sang V. Nguyen, Nursing; Vy P. Nguyen, Kinesiology; Ma’Kayla Odom, Psychology; Leslie S. Phillips, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Angela Porter, Criminal Justice; Anna C. Rainey, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Hannah R. Rains, Kinesiology; Krystopher W. Roberts, Political Science; Alyssa M. Schneider, General Studies; Emily A. Seeds, Social Work; Brittany M. Segalla, Kinesiology; Jessica A. Segalla, Sport Management; Bennett W. Smith, English; Kenneth J. Talbot, Kinesiology; Audrey E. Taylor, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Brittani D. Thomas, Art; My’Chelle L. Tyler, Human Sciences; Rachel A. Vallien, Health Systems Management; Lizel M. Varnado, Psychology; Tanner T. Welch, Nursing; Sarah R. Wells, General Studies; Matthew R. Wilkinson, Industrial Technology; Kayla D. Winding, Accounting; Michael J. DeGraauw, History;

     Greenwell Springs — Carson B. Balthazar, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Treva A. Boquet, Nursing; Cody P. Cazes, Marketing; Kamryn L. Fouts, Biological Sciences; Kobi L. Gueho, Accounting; Ali R. Hinrichs, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Nicholas Hunt, Management; Brant V. Husser, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Hayden R. Israel, Information Technology; Cade L. Kimbrell, Accounting; Kaylee J. Landry, Health Systems Management; Caroline A. Leblanc, Nursing; Katie L. McCaskill, Social Work; Steven J. Quinn, Kinesiology; Casey C. Smith, Nursing; Jacob M. Summerville, Political Science; Joshua J. Tanksley, Information Technology; Hannah M. Wall, Nursing; Nathan Withers, General Studies;

     Pride — Dylan J. Gerald, Finance;
     Zachary — Kendall L. Boulton, Human Sciences; Daniel J. Boyette, Management; Hannah M. Carter, English; Gabrielle S. Darby, Nursing; Anne-Marie C. Fontenot, Kinesiology; Ethan P. Mason, Information Technology; Kortni T. Pierre, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Hannah I. Robertson, Kinesiology; Mahogany J. Thomas, Kinesiology; Trevor C. Tolar, Chemistry;

EAST FELICIANA PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     Clinton — Jonathan L. Loveall, Educational Leadership Ed.D.;

Masters Degrees
     Ethel — Benjamin T. LeDoux, Psychology;

Bachelors Degrees
     Clinton – Je’Nari D. Collins, General Studies; Paris R. Moore, Nursing;
     Ethel — Dennis S. Berthelot, III, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Kaitlynn M. Devall, Biological Sciences; Callie M. Howell, Nursing; Alexsandra M. Jackson, Supply Chain Management; Kalyn S. Landry, Kinesiology;
     Jackson — Jessica Irvin, Health Sciences; Paula R. Sims, Health Systems Management;
     Slaughter — Collin Sarrazin, Finance;
     Wilson — Jordyn E. Kleinpeter, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3;

IBERVILLE PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     Saint Gabriel — Beth C. Crochet, Nursing Practice DNP;

Masters Degrees
     Plaquemine — Brandie J. Johnson, Executive MBA;

Bachelors Degrees
     Maringouin — Lexie T. Butler, Accounting;
     Plaquemine — Makayla M. Correll, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Shelby N. Vaughn, Social Work;
     Saint Gabriel — David Ortiz, Psychology;
     Sunshine — William Cushenberry III, Health Education & Promotion; Hannah K. LaPlace, Business Administration;

JEFFERSON PARISH
Masters Degrees
     Gretna — Jasmine L. Ortiz, Nursing;
     Harvey — Asia M. Young, Psychology;
     Marrero — Courtney A. Griffin, Nursing;
     Metairie — Charles G. Glorioso, Business Administration; Heather P. Kahn, Executive MBA; Carrie C. Mains, Curriculum and Instruction; Damesha D. Rodgers, Multiple Level MAT;
     Westwego — Jenna B. Pertuit, Nursing;

Bachelors Degrees
     Gretna — Zayda F. Aleman, English; Jourdan R. Beaco, English; Jade A. Conino, Criminal Justice; Garrett D. Cooper, Industrial Technology; Enrique R. Monzon, Art; Taylor A. Narcisse, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Brianna N. Payton, Accounting; Kirk E. Prest Jr., Finance; Devin J. Roussell, Sport Management; Briana D. Sylve, Art; Quaneisha K. Trim, Communication Sciences & Disorders;
     Harvey — Patrick J. Allen, Information Technology; Travis J. Bacchus, Management; Xyriah T. Dupree, Kinesiology;
Kenner — Tyler P. Bolner, Supply Chain Management; Brooklyn M. Ericksen, Social Work; Destinee Jeanpiere, General Studies;
     Lafitte — Courtney L. Pellegrin, Athletic Training;
     Marrero — Grace E. Babin, Marketing; Kailyn T. Biglow, Biological Sciences; Richie Cruz, Communication; Niyobi Davis, Health Systems Management; Seth C. Diaz, Supply Chain Management; Blair P. Hicks, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Brandy Jordan, Health Sciences; Carlie G. Kempf, Management; Amanda M. Payne, Art; Madison E. Sanchez, Human Sciences; Richard J. Williams Jr., Engineering Technology;

     Metairie — Fawaz A. Adesina, Physics; Stephen G. Benton, History; Emily E. Boudreaux, Finance; Emily K. Bradbury, Psychology; Rachael F. Brown, Human Sciences; Jhanie A. Davis, Psychology; Sarah A. Francioni, Human Sciences; Noah A. Fuxan, Criminal Justice; Andrea M. Gautier, Human Sciences; Jenna N. Gregerson, Psychology; Alyssa N. Hankins, Psychology; Evan Hartmann, Art; Sarah C. Koelling, Criminal Justice; Meghan C. Lavie, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Madelyn L. Marchese, Psychology; Kelly O. Monaghan, Marketing; Matthew W. Nuss, Accounting; Johnathon Phan, Accounting; Jessica L. Ricaud, General Studies; Samantha E. Shubert, Psychology; Marcella M. Tedesco, Communication Sciences & Disorders;

     Westwego — Lauren N. Weaver, Nursing;

LAFAYETTE PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Lafayette — Chrissy M. Brown, General Studies;

LAFOURCHE PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Larose — Brittany M. Adams, Accounting;
     Lockport — Luke A. Chiasson, Social Studies Education;
     Thibodaux — Heaven M. Phillips, Biological Sciences; Hannah R. Robinson, Biological Sciences; Camryn M. Rodrigue, Music;

LIVINGSTON PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     Springfield — Beatrice L. Traylor, Educational Leadership Ed.D.;

Masters Degrees
     Albany — Chelsea R. Umbach, Educational Leadership;
     Denham Springs — Adrian D. Badon, Educational Leadership; Joshua D. Hinkel, Counseling; Haley S. McDermitt, Educational Leadership; Amber N. Thibodeaux, Nursing;
     Springfield — Shawn Johnson, Applied Sociology;
     Walker — Michael B. Cutrer, Executive MBA; Kristina V. Dunlap, Educational Leadership;

Bachelors Degrees
     Albany — Cierra R. Disedare, Biological Sciences; Vincent L. Hart, Biological Sciences; Maya A. Thibodeaux, Nursing; Maiah D. Woodring, Biological Sciences; Savannah L. Woodward, Art;
     Denham Springs — Sawyer J. Abbott, History; Trevor S. Abbott, Information Technology; Brandon J. Ardoin, Information Technology; Hunter T. Arnold, Business Administration; Keli L. Berry, Mid Sch Spec Ed M/MOD Grd 4-8; Malik H. Bodiford, Business Administration; Michaela M. Bozeman, Mid Sch Spec Ed M/MOD Grd 4-8; Kayla R. Callicott, Mathematics; Jennifer A. Calloway, Art; Kayla C. Campbell, General Studies; Angelle E. Cangelosi, General Studies; Brandon A. Cannella, Engineering Technology; Merrisa L. Chapman, Social Work; Chelsie C. Collums, Health Systems Management; Madison R. Delaune, Marketing; Taylor Dougherty, General Studies; Amber E. Dutsch, Biological Sciences; Amber J. Easterly, Business Administration; Glenn P. Falcon, III, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Preston J. Faulkner, General Studies; Layton T. Fontenot, General Studies; Rachel M. Ford, Art; Stephanie D. Godfrey, Music; Gillian T. Grance, Art;
     Also, Abbigale G. Guidry, Communication; Patrick A. Holwager Jr, Nursing; Clinton T. Hoover, Business Administration; Trevor C. Jenkins, Finance; Mary N. Kennedy, Human Sciences; James L. King, Accounting; Kyleigh R. Lane, Health Sciences; Phoenix M. LeBlanc, Biological Sciences; Delayne E. Lee, Health Systems Management; Alayna F. Lott, Marketing; Alyssa D. Lott, Management; Kennedy R. McEachern, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Layne E. Miley, Biological Sciences; Sydney S. Norris, Spec Educ M/MOD Grades 1-5; Payton A. Onellion, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Lauren M. Patrick, Management; Stewart J. Peeler, Marketing; Julian C. Porta, Business Administration; Ty G. Pourciau, Industrial Technology; Ashly S. Rodriguez, World Languages; Amy M. Saniford, Spec Educ M/MOD Grades 1-5; Zoie R. Sedberry, Kinesiology; Blayne N. Shepherd, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Sarah Shoun, Kinesiology; Dillon P. Songy, Criminal Justice; Madison L. Sunde, English; Katelyn N. Till, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Vincent T. Ton, Nursing; Darian M. Truxillo, Health Sciences; Courtney L. Webster, Nursing; Madison S. Wilson, Nursing;

     French Settlement — Jesse C. Allen, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Samantha L. Wicker, Business Administration;
     Holden — Hailey L. Cowart, Psychology; Blake A. Crayton, Criminal Justice; Brannon N. Gloyd, Industrial Technology; Kaylee M. Patterson, Health and Physical Educ K-12; Victoria P. Richardson, English; Averey N. Rost, Health Systems Management;
     Livingston — Emily R. Bankston, Management; Madison G. Cade, Kinesiology; Caleb P. Charpentier, Biological Sciences; Alivia A. Ellenberger, General Studies; Victoria Hart, Biological Sciences; Lacey N. Hunt, Nursing; Natalie A. Johnson, General Studies; Natalie A. Keller, Biological Sciences; Deon J. Landor, Marketing; Casie McCormick, Nursing; Logan T. Mendoza, Supply Chain Management; Karly A. Murphy, Nursing; Mariana A. Pliego, Nursing; Caroline V. Simmons, Biological Sciences; Jacob L. Varnado, Biological Sciences; Jerica D. Waller-LeBlanc, General Studies; Landon J. Wascom, Industrial Technology;
     Maurepas — Madeline N. Harper, Psychology; Laigen L. Loupe, Nursing; Stephanie R. Ranson, History; Kinsey A. Stovall, Nursing;
     Springfield — Nequondra K. Caleb, Social Work; Austin D. Harris, Engineering Technology; Shiitania L. Headspeth, Accounting; Kacie M. Hoover, Criminal Justice; Tylon W. Kennedy, Biological Sciences; Jessica D. Kirkland, Criminal Justice; Matthew L. Kreutzer, General Studies; Megan L. Moran, Biological Sciences; Sarah G. Simeon, General Studies; Brittany L. Templet, Nursing; Karlee D. Wilkerson, General Studies; Michael P. Woods, Management;
     Walker — Kaitlyn Baumy, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Emily J. Bellue, Psychology; Annette M. Black, Biological Sciences; Jacob C. Bousquet, Kinesiology; Carly P. Cain, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; James J. Cook, Management; Camille M. Fletcher, Management; William J. Grieshaber, Jr., Criminal Justice; Adam R. Lapeyrouse, Criminal Justice; Austin P. Leblanc, Kinesiology; Lauren M. Meades, Nursing; Allen P. Mire III, Computer Science; Diana V. Nunez, Biological Sciences; Meghan M. Odom, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Roy A. Rancatore, Criminal Justice; Hannah F. Shelton, Communication Sciences & Disorders; John H. Tarver, Industrial Technology;
     Watson — Danyle M. Sonnier, Social Work; Matthew B. Sullivan, Marketing;

Associate Degrees
     French Settlement — Caroline R. Little, Industrial Technology;
     Livingston — Collin M. Crane, Industrial Technology;
     Walker — Hunter B. Kogel, Industrial Technology;

NATCHITOCHES PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Natchez — Ashlynn L. Blake, Biological Sciences;
     Natchitoches — Carmen N. Waskom, Athletic Training;

ORLEANS PARISH
Masters Degrees
     New Orleans — Emily L. Mase, Nursing; Marciano A. Raziano, Nursing; Danielle N. Rogers, Nursing; Victoria P. Winningham, Curriculum and Instruction;

Bachelors Degrees
     New Orleans — Destini Alston, Kinesiology; Brandon C. Barrois, Mathematics; Madalyn M. Brand, General Studies; Sam P. Bruce, History; Kayla T. Clayton, Psychology; Amber L. Constantine, Nursing; Mya A. Cooper, Nursing; Jordyn A. Cosey, Sociology; Isabel Costa, Art; Sierra K. Dashner, Nursing; Gabrielle Gaspard, Art; Jeremiah Gerhardt, Social Work; Chanse D. Joe, Psychology; Jamal E. Lawson, Mathematics; Gionne Martin, Health Systems Management; Nicholas A. Natal, Management; Rachael L. Oden, General Studies; Nicholas M. Ray, Engineering Technology; Olivia C. Reed, Business Administration; Michael C. Richard II, Sociology; Steven Sibley, Biological Sciences; Kassandra A. Torres, Social Work; Jack Tucker, General Studies; Kaitlyn C. Williams, Management;

OUACHITA PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     West Monroe — Khira E. Rudolph, Art;

PLAQUEMINES PARISH
Masters Degrees
     Belle Chasse — Jan M. Clayburn, Executive MBA;

Bachelors Degrees
     Belle Chasse — Easton Guilbeau, Kinesiology; Tyler Guillory, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Ella G. Harvey, Marketing; Tanner Olsen, Industrial Technology; Catherine L. Wooton, Criminal Justice;

POINTE COUPEE PARISH
Masters Degrees
     Livonia — Riley A. Circello, Psychology;

Bachelors Degrees
     New Roads — Alaceia D. Smothers, Nursing;

RAPIDES PARISH
Masters Degrees
     Pineville — Hannah C. Daniel, Counseling;

Bachelors Degrees
     Alexandria — Briahna L. Bennett, Marketing;

SAINT BERNARD PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     Arabi — Julie M. Rexford, Educational Leadership Ed.D.;

Bachelors Degrees
     Chalmette — Heather E. Gallo, Biological Sciences; Victoria C. Montalbano, Art; Victoria L. Rodriguez, Criminal Justice;
     Meraux — Alixandra R. Licciardi, General Studies;
     Saint Bernard — Amie L. Harvey, Health Systems Management;
     Violet — Gabrielle R. Ducote, Social Work;

SAINT CHARLES PARISH
Masters Degrees
     Norco — Meghan R. Johnson, Nursing;

Bachelors Degrees
     Destrehan — Thomas F. Crozier, Business Administration; Deanna B. Guarino, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Evan W. Keller, Chemistry; Sarah M. Savaski, Psychology; Baleigh N. Sellers, Human Sciences;
     Hahnville — Evan Nyblom, Psychology; Gabrielle N. Wood, Communication;
     Luling — Angelica Dauenhauer, General Studies; Tesa A. Hopkins, Criminal Justice; Ryan D. Leblanc, Art; Stashia A. Liegl, Criminal Justice; Cameron E. Matthews, Middle School Education Grades 4-8; Courtney Ortego, Business Administration; Kaitlyn A. Stamps, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Kailee B. Thibodeaux, Health Systems Management;
     Norco — Gerard A. Borne, Communication;
     Saint Rose — Maria C. Pinero, Kinesiology;

SAINT HELENA PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Greensburg — Runqiesha R. Myles, Biological Sciences;
     Pine Grove — Halle B. McKinley, Management;

SAINT JAMES PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Gramercy — Gabrielle Brignac, History;
     Lutcher — Brynn M. Lundy, Communication;
     Paulina — Connor P. Louque, Industrial Technology; Amere R. Roussell, Biological Sciences; Devin P. Schexnayder, Biological Sciences;
     Vacherie — Ariel S. Williams, Health Systems Management;

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     LaPlace — Krystal Hooker, Educational Leadership Ed.D.;

Masters Degrees
     LaPlace — Rebecca C. Grote, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Holly R. Lions, Strategic Communication; Sage M. Mulkey, Business Administration;

Bachelors Degrees
     Edgard — Terris A. Bradley, General Studies;
     LaPlace — Blair E. Andrepont, Accounting; Chloe R. Faucheux, Kinesiology; Dominique C. James, Kinesiology; Tyler J. Lennix, Health Systems Management; Jyra J. Lockett, Business Administration; Robert F. McDonald, Kinesiology; Mary Nguyen, Biological Sciences; Shelby M. Ory, Marketing; Sabrina Pagoaga, Art; Alyssa M. Phillips, Biological Sciences; TashiAna K. Robinson, Health Systems Management; Gavin S. St. Pierre, Industrial Technology; Gregory T. Vicknair, Athletic Training;
     Reserve — Jordan R. Loving, Kinesiology; Tyjonae D. Raymond, General Studies; Kassidy M. Terrio, Nursing; Madison A. Watson, General Studies;

SAINT LANDRY PARISH
Masters Degrees
     Krotz Springs — Dana R. Armond, Nursing;

Bachelors Degrees
     Sunset — Andrea B. Richard, History;

SAINT TAMMANY PARISH
Masters Degrees
     Covington — Megan M. Box, Nursing; Zachary Jourdan, Executive MBA; Jordan T. LeBlanc, Counseling; Nicole P. Meyers, Counseling; André M. Ricaud, Multiple Level MAT; Britni M. Vegas, Business Administration;
     Lacombe — Nicole J. Laviolette, Communication Sciences & Disorders;
     Madisonville — Colette E. Crouere, Counseling; Heather L. Genevay, Nursing; Sarah Jane M. Ladut, Psychology; Katelyn T. Populus, Special Education;
     Mandeville — Jennifer A. Burtch, Executive MBA; Ryan E. Cancienne, Executive MBA; Isabel M. Cano, Counseling; Claire M. Cuccia, Strategic Communication; Nicholas Ernst, Health & Kinesiology; Christopher D. Manguno, Counseling; John E. Sencial III, Executive MBA; Abigail C. Simmons, History; Lauren A. Spillmon, Psychology; Debra A. Stuart, Executive MBA; Christian Taylor, Business Administration;
     Pearl River — Victoria E. Santana, Business Administration;
     Slidell — Melissa N. Bean-Tanner, Nursing; Carter M. Brock, Business Administration; Kelsey E. LeBlanc, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Sally McKellip, Special Education;

Bachelors Degrees
     Abita Springs — Abigayle L. Ballam, Accounting; Tobie M. Fisher, General Studies; Lauren G. Guillory, History; Jamie K. Heckler, Accounting; Kaitlin M. Hopkins, Social Work; Cameron P. McNulty, Business Administration; Charity Y. Spears, Social Work; Alexa C. Yates, English Education;
     Bush — Hope M. Guerin, Business Administration; Rachael M. Johnson, Biological Sciences; Alissa D. Long, Middle School Education Grades 4-8; Martha E. Williams, Business Administration;
    Covington — Mason Accardo, Biological Sciences; Ahrieal M. Albert, Psychology; Alex J. Alexander, History; Mackenzie R. Anderson, Spec Educ M/MOD Grades 1-5; Janie Antie, Marketing; Morgan L. Bates, Social Work; Sarah E. Bellah, Business Administration; Brogan L. Bernadas, Management; Taylor M. Bevels, Kinesiology; Eve A. Breaux, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Olivia C. Breaux, Kinesiology; Blakely D. Brennan, Accounting; Delaney C. Bright, Art; Aliyah Dalier, Physics; Austin S. Danielson, Health and Physical Educ K-12; Tara R. Daugherty, Biological Sciences; Zachary N. Dorcey, Kinesiology; Emily J. Elwell, Business Administration; O’Shon D. Fairley, Communication; Elizabeth S. Ferran, Nursing; Victoria Frabbiele, Physics; Sabrina M. Gil, Art; Patricia F. Greer, Social Work; Lexie A. Hebert, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Ian R. Hekmatdoost, Psychology; Logan M. Heldenbrand, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Victoria L. Helmers, Accounting; Jaliah A. Henry, General Studies; Sarah M. Hoerner, Management; Kathryn Jenkins, Elementary Education Grades 1-5;
     Also, Bradley S. Johnson II, Nursing; Chelsey N. Landry, Nursing; Meghan A. Lang, Nursing; Valerie Lango, Psychology; Trae J. Lewis, Business Administration; Connor D. Lockhart, Finance; Michael G. Lombardino, Management; Kaitlynn J. Margavio, Biological Sciences; Joel H. Masson, Supply Chain Management; Dennis J. McInerney, History; Nicholas L. Montreuil, Management; Ashley N. Neal, Communication; Payton M. Pavur, Industrial Technology; Tanner E. Rapier, Art; Calynn M. Rehage, Social Work; Monica Rester, General Studies; JC Rice, III, Engineering Technology; Heather C. Riecke, Marketing; Mallory G. Rogers, General Studies; Thérèse M. Ross, Biological Sciences; Nicholas W. Roy, Industrial Technology; Ledgyn A. Santana, Biological Sciences; Mellissa M. St. Germain, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Simon D. Sunseri, Health and Physical Educ K-12; Andrew P. Thigpen, Information Technology; Kylie L. Topey, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Laken E. Viola, General Studies; Lauren D. Wicker, Management;

     Folsom — Micah C. Brown, Sociology; Sarah Butzman, Mathematics; Cameron J. Cluney, Biological Sciences; Madison Hayes, General Studies; Noah A. McLain, Marketing; Macy E. Mentz, Marketing; Emily E. Montelepre, Psychology; Jesse Schiro, Management; Kaitlin G. Vicari, Social Work;

     Lacombe — Brandon G. Charitat, Chemistry; Lauren E. Dufrene, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Tyler L. Hoskins, Health Systems Management; Dominique B. Lewis, Engineering Technology; Leighana M. St Angelo, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Jacob M. Vinet, Industrial Technology; Davius L. Young, Social Work;

     Madisonville — Hannah C. Baham, Middle School Education Grades 4-8; Devin T. Baudean, Psychology; Travis Cherry, General Studies; Jade E. Dennis, Spec Educ M/MOD Grades 1-5; Eugenio P. Guarino, Jr., Management; Kirsten M. Howell, General Studies; Logan A. James, Engineering Technology; Emily E. Jones, Political Science; Taron X. Jones, Finance; Cody A. Koppenol, Industrial Technology; Matthew J. Kuss, Kinesiology; Jacob C. Latiolais, Mathematics; Karli McGlone, Marketing; Tristan J. Mohr, Engineering Technology; Lyndsi D. Necaise, Human Sciences; Olivia L. Ourso, Nursing; Devin A. Pathoumthong, Marketing; Cody J. Pierce, Accounting; Jamie N. Raines, Kinesiology; James M. Stephens, Psychology; Peyton A. Tillotson, Marketing; Kyleigh M. Wilkerson, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Hannah R. Willie, Social Work;

     Mandeville — Madeleine E. Abadie, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Brandon T. An, Kinesiology; James E. Baggs, Nursing; Brandon J. Barousse, Health and Physical Educ K-12; Tanner R. Bemis-Henry, Industrial Technology; Bert P. Brossette, Marketing; Malia E. Brown, Human Sciences; Thomas A. Carter, Criminal Justice; Adriana M. Cazarez, Management; Elizabeth E. Cazenavette, Human Sciences; Chase J. Clark, Kinesiology; Max A. Cole, Computer Science; Samantha E. Conley, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Patrick T. Daw, Management; Jacey M. Fitzmorris, Psychology; Emily K. Fontana, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Nicholas C. Gagliano, History; Madison E. Gallaty, Psychology; Christopher A. Hannan, Nursing; Madyson L. Hayes, Supply Chain Management;
     Also, Shaye K. Hyer, Accounting; Jordan D. Kliebert, Communication; Joshua M. LeCompte, General Studies; Hanna L. McDevitt, Sport Management; Hope M. Mejia, Biological Sciences; Chasidy K. Miller, Music; Tessa M. Nichols, Kinesiology; Savannah C. Peachey, Business Administration; Thien H. Pham, Business Administration; Amanda R. Pigrenet, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Patrick Plummer, Accounting; Caroline R. Ponseti, Business Administration; Kalan A. Recatto, Marketing; Abigail A. Richard, Business Administration; Mary Lynn Schwing, General Studies; Ainsley Scott, Business Administration; Julia B. Souza, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Hannah K. Tribou, Accounting; Austin C. Vail, Business Administration; Bailey E. Weber, Biological Sciences; Heidi R. Westenhiser, Information Technology; Jennifer M. Williamson, Spec Educ M/MOD Grades 1-5;

     Pearl River — Alyssa N. Ardeneaux, Health Systems Management; Kelsie M. Bauer, Health Sciences; Alexander R. Drake, Kinesiology; Cameron J. Gaubert, Business Administration; Mason A. Hemphill, Kinesiology; Nicholas D. Panks, Engineering Technology; Tara A. Rossignol, Athletic Training; Amy E. Schneida, Biological Sciences; Caitlin S. Trosclair, Psychology; Cameron M. Yarbrough, Accounting;

     Slidell — Mia Abbenante, Psychology; Sara M. Annaloro, Criminal Justice; Christopher M. Arroyo Jr., Communication; Zachary C. Barrios, Business Administration; Gabriella M. Bergez, Human Sciences; Amanda N. Caluda, Marketing; Craig S. Canepa Jr., Information Technology; Allison B. Caswell, Health Systems Management; Abbey E. Chase, Marketing; Austin L. Cochran, Accounting; Nathan M. Conaway, Engineering Technology; Damon S. Cousin Jr, Social Work; Gabrielle M. Debarbieris, Art; Dayne A. Delatte, Accounting; Antonette O. Emerson-Dichiara, General Studies; Grace G. Gallaty, Marketing; Keenen D. Gillum, General Studies; Emma L. Guillot, Criminal Justice; Chelbe C. Harris, Nursing; Madelyn L. Hughes, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Sandy N. Le, Management; Hannah M. Lewis, Marketing; Anastassia C. Marr, Music; Nicole E. Marshall, Biological Sciences; Amanda L. McNaughton, Health Systems Management; Jordan L. Melancon, Management; Stephanie Melerine, Art;
     Also, Irene G. Mervich, Health Systems Management; Gabrielle L. Messina, English; Kirkland P. Moore, Business Administration; Gabriel L. Nance, Information Technology; Hallee M. Nichols, General Studies; Troy A. Nisby, Jr., Criminal Justice; Madison L. Norton, Health Sciences; Hannah C. Perrier, Nursing; Zachary M. Pisciotta, General Studies; Errol Raymond, Communication; Justin B. Runnels, Kinesiology; Dylan S. Ryan, Supply Chain Management; James P. Schroeder, Sport Management; Theresa A. Seruntine, Social Studies Education; Melanie M. Shepherd, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Olivia J. Singletary, Computer Science; Evan S. Smith, Accounting; Citlalic C. Snell, Biological Sciences; Halle M. Suarez, Management; Shayne A. Tranchina, Accounting; Timothy M. Upton, Supply Chain Management; Noah T. Varnado, Communication; Cameron T. Vickers, Engineering Technology; Maya E. West, Criminal Justice; Faith A. White, Accounting; Rebecca N. Willerton, Biological Sciences; Andrew T. Williams, Psychology;

     Sun — Elise L. Carter, Biological Sciences;

Associate Degrees
     Madisonville — Justin K. Gelpi, Industrial Technology;

TANGIPAHOA PARISH
Masters Degrees
     Amite — Matthew D. Dufour, Executive MBA; Queantae R. Mobley, Health & Kinesiology; Christopher P. Shields, Psychology; Averil J. Turner, Curriculum and Instruction;

     Hammond — Preye Apulu, Health & Kinesiology; Samantha Carson, Health & Kinesiology; Raul Colmenero Martinez, Music; Stevon W. Crooks, Business Administration; Douglas E. Day Jr., Executive MBA; Chris J. Dominique II, History; Shelby K. Johnson, Strategic Communication; Aminat O. Jubril, Health & Kinesiology; Victoria Lopez, Music; Alyssa K. Larose, Strategic Communication; Elise Laurent, Psychology; Janine R. Lemoine, Nursing; Jacob R. O’Neill, Applied Sociology; Mert Ozkan, Music; Tori M. Rodriguez, Applied Sociology; Dakota S. Shaffett, Psychology; Kayleigh M. Smith, Business Administration; Ashley N. Stewart, Special Education; Maggie K. Tenhundfeld, Child Life; Niall S. Thomas, Business Administration; Ajay Tiwari, Integrated Science & Technology; Delanie J. Turner, Counseling; Sonia S. Verberne, Educational Leadership; Erica E. Welter, English; Sergio Á. de la Poza Anguís, Music;

     Loranger — Seth D. Leto, Business Administration; Kaleigh M. Tassin, Curriculum and Instruction;
     Ponchatoula — Miracle Aucoin, Educational Leadership; Janvier M. Cannon, Curriculum and Instruction; Leah M. Dahmer, Counseling; Aagya Dhakal, Business Administration; Nina P. Duckworth, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Kim V. Gatlin, Nursing; Tiffany F. Gaynor, Special Education; Hannah B. Henderson, Business Administration; Denise A. Latour, Educational Leadership; Kayleigh D. Odor, Educational Leadership; Tyler D. Puffpaff, History;
     Robert — Brandi B. Kea, Curriculum and Instruction;
     Tickfaw — Shelbi N. Vickers, Counseling;

Bachelors Degrees
     Amite — Darien J. Ballow, Biological Sciences; Catherine M. Brasher, Marketing; Sarah E. Cobb, Human Sciences; Jeremy U. Davis, Chemistry; Bryson D. Faust, Marketing; Kelsey G. Fussell, Social Studies Education; Caleb W. Hager, Biological Sciences; Karianne L. Henkel, Art; Macy D. Lee, Social Work; AnaClaire K. McKneely, Communication; Caitlin A. Ray, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Sydney M. Rivers, Nursing; Nia Seiber, Business Administration; Jessica M. Williams, Kinesiology; Rylie Womack, Marketing;

     Hammond — Kayla M. Adams, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Mercy E. Agbo, Biological Sciences; Olaitan V. Akintimehin, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Lauren L. Albanese, General Studies; Mason C. Alphonso, Accounting; Jacob L. Anthon, General Studies; Sierra J. Arbaugh, Art; Jasmine E. Barnes, Human Sciences; Ryan M. Barron, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Baille C. Bass, General Studies; Kelsia C. Betts, Human Sciences; Flory S. Bierma, Sport Management; Victoria A. Blache, Kinesiology; Whitney Y. Bourdier, World Languages; Marina Burguete Diago, Music; Abbie F. Busch, Marketing; Gabrielle N. Chavez, Criminal Justice; Jacob M. Chenevert, Information Technology; Kevin K. Coley, Athletic Training; Haley R. Collura, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Tiara L. Conner, General Studies;
     Also, Lauren M. Davis, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Peyton P. Delapasse, Nursing; Sophie L. Devine, Human Sciences; Logan A. DiMaggio, General Studies; Camille C. Domingue, Nursing; Caitlin C. Epperson, Social Work; Vibriyogn J. Epuri, Mathematics; Dylan Gallo, Computer Science; Lizbeth Garcia Marquez, Nursing; Alexis M. Garcia, Health Sciences; Tainano F. Gaulua, General Studies; Evan M. Gibson, Finance; Hannah T. Gomez, Sport Management; Thomas Gordon, General Studies; Sophia L. Grisoli, English; Catherine J. Hamilton, Art; Ashlyn P. Harris, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Breonne S. Haynes, Business Administration; Ralphlynn D. Haynes, General Studies; Kolby A. Head, Kinesiology; Kaylan L. Hills, Psychology; Kasey M. Hymel, Criminal Justice;
     Also, Kristian D. Jackson, Business Administration; Cecelia T. Kinchen, Management; Samantha J. King, Social Studies Education; Jacob A. Knox, History; Brennan P. Lanclos, General Studies; Emilee G. Landry, Human Sciences; Michael D. Lawson III, Biological Sciences; Mary A. Leader, Business Administration; Mykhailo Levytskyi, Music; Maya A. Little, Psychology; Megan E. Locicero, Kinesiology; Hugo J. Lujano, Biological Sciences; Mary N. Magee, Psychology; Dawson M. Marlow, Supply Chain Management; Ashlynn N. Martell, Computer Science; Kaylee E. McLaughlin, Marketing; Caroline R. Mesman, General Studies; Kamryn L. Michel, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Jordyn N. Miller, Biological Sciences; Joshua Miller, General Studies; Mia A. Milton, Kinesiology; Marena R. Moore, Biological Sciences; Thomas M. Nedow, Athletic Training;
     Also, Daisha A. Nickelson, Biological Sciences; Manisha Parajuli, Nursing; Claire-Chapin Perilloux, General Studies; Kelly Prendergast, Biological Sciences; Angela D. Renaud, Nursing; Paris J. Richardson, Athletic Training; Laureana F. Robertson, General Studies; Cedryana M. Robinson, Art; Cali M. Sbisa, Health Sciences; Jonathan M. Scafidel, Industrial Technology; Caroline G. Sellers, Management; Anthony J. Spurlock, General Studies; Cedrion A. Stewart, Business Administration; Brandon A. Tallo, Biological Sciences; Katherine A. Taylor, History; Cilicia S. Thornton, Psychology; Rebekah N. Vasquez, Human Sciences; William L. Walch, General Studies; Aaron Z. Wallace, Music; Natasha A. Welch, Biological Sciences; Collin J. Whitcombe, Physics; Brooke A. Yates, General Studies;

     Independence — Emma C. Beckers, Mid Sch Spec Ed M/MOD Grd 4-8; Courtney M. Booth, Social Work; Luke R. DiBenedetto, Industrial Technology; William N. Dopp, V, Music; Lexie M. Gregory, Nursing; Banner B. Hammons, General Studies; Natalie M. Kelly, Communication; Austin C. McAndrew, Nursing; Emma Owens, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Hannah M. Pechon, Psychology; Kaylie E. Piller, Kinesiology; Asijah A. Singleton, Management;

     Kentwood — Hope L. Brister, Human Sciences; Rozelin R. Bush, General Studies; Ambria L. Cook, Communication; Lauren E. Gehringer, Spec Educ M/MOD Grades 1-5; Ethan T. Morgan, Industrial Technology; Salony Sehgal, Accounting;

     Loranger — Olivia N. Allen, Art; Catherine G. Cangelosi, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Jenna-Francis A. Duvic, Communication; Alissa S. Foster, Health Systems Management; Rhonda R. Hatfield, Music; William H. Lamonte, Engineering Technology; Lesia D. Lundy, General Studies; Raeleigh J. McGraw, Political Science; Katelyn M. Parrish, Biological Sciences; Lauren H. Payne, Biological Sciences; Madison I. Perez, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Taylor M. Trail, Management;

     Ponchatoula — Mason D. Alford, Criminal Justice; Tyrion M. Anderson, Accounting; Kade L. Bleakley, Supply Chain Management; Dara L. Calmes, Art; Stephanie L. Cole, Health Systems Management; Mark A. Cunningham Jr., Music; Selle G. Easterling, Psychology; Austin Flores, Finance; Ami N. Gauthier, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Emily R. Guagliardo, Music; Taylair R. Guidry, Nursing; Hunter Hollie, Physics; Ally V. Holloway, English; Cameron L. Hooper, Kinesiology; Amber L. Ingolia, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Samantha L. King, Criminal Justice; Trey E. Lagarde, History; Simon Landry, General Studies; Tyler N. LeBlanc, Engineering Technology; A’Myri A. Lewis, Criminal Justice; Tayler M. Lewis, Health Systems Management; Lyndsey M. Maginnis, General Studies;
     Also, Elena L. Mate, Criminal Justice; de’Ette M. McCabe, Marketing; Elayne V. Pape, Marketing; Mallory L. Pecoraro, General Studies; Emma E. Pinion, Biological Sciences; Tiara L. Plaisance, Biological Sciences; Kasslyn B. Pugh, General Studies; Mikayla P. Randall, Nursing; Mckay R. Rayborn, Business Administration; Hailey A. Reid, Marketing; Coryn R. Richardson, Biological Sciences; Kailie K. Robbins, Criminal Justice; Reilly A. Roberts, Kinesiology; Garrett Schexnayder, Mid Sch Spec Ed M/MOD Grd 4-8; Morgan E. Sibley, Marketing; Cher R. Siebenkittel, Mathematics; Lydia G. Stegall, Communication Sciences & Disorders; John T. Travis, Business Administration; Madalyn J. Turner, History; Athena Weinberger, Elementary Education Grades 1-5;

     Robert — Liseth Alvarez, Marketing; Edson F. Gonzalez, Finance; Andrea M. Jenkins, Social Work;
     Roseland — Winthrop C. Walker, Jr., Athletic Training;
     Tickfaw — Megan M. Arceneaux, Business Administration; Austin E. Benton, Computer Science; Brenda B. Gallaher, English; Eric M. Galofaro, General Studies; Donald W. Kogel III, Kinesiology; Sandra A. Lelleck, Accounting; Devin L. Meadows, Art; Lily C. Navarra, English Education; Neida Y. Rodriguez, Accounting; Blake T. Sigrest, Supply Chain Management; Sarah M. Spring, English Education;

TERREBONNE PARISH
Masters Degrees
     Houma — Annette S. Blanchard, Educational Leadership;

VERNON PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Leesville — Marissa J. Parker, Biological Sciences;

WASHINGTON PARISH
Doctoral Degrees
     Bogalusa — Marie G. Goff, Educational Leadership Ed.D.;

Masters Degrees
     Bogalusa — Stephanie N. Bowman, Educational Leadership;

Bachelors Degrees
     Bogalusa — Tionne L. Brown, Business Administration; Joseph D. Ezell, History; Takeyah A. Johnson, Business Administration; Jacy A. Ladner, Psychology; Kimber A. Peters, English; Destiny M. Richardson, Art; Abby G. Thomas, Marketing;

     Franklinton — Mackenzie L. Angelo, Social Studies Education; Thomas J. Arthur, Management; Christa M. Brown, Criminal Justice; Marissa M. Buttone, Human Sciences; Hannah J. Crain, Middle School Education Grades 4-8; Carlie A. Felps, Human Sciences; Aaron M. Ignacek, Mathematics; Colin L. Jordan, Health Systems Management; Jenny R. Morgan, Human Sciences; Makayla F. Taylor, Biological Sciences; Hunter B. Temples, Biological Sciences; Tiquanna Z. Toomer, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Jalyn Warren, Human Sciences; Hunter S. Welch, Art; Mattie C. Williams, Psychology;

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Brusly — Gabrielle L. Mancuso, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Austin J. Melancon, Industrial Technology; Jenadrik A. Murphy, Political Science; Noah J. Price, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Aimee R. Vince, English;
     Erwinville — Drake S. Dugas, Criminal Justice;
     Port Allen — Trinity C. Brown, Communication; Abigail R. Genre, Accounting; Antarius J. Jackson, Biological Sciences; Joshua P. LeJeune, History; Mason R. Maurer, Industrial Technology;

WEST FELICIANA PARISH
Bachelors Degrees
     Saint Francisville — Gabrielle Core, Biological Sciences; Katherene R. LeBlanc, Nursing; Maggie A. Ritchie, Art

Named a Top Military-Friendly School 10 Years Running

For the tenth consecutive year, Southeastern has been named a Military Friendly® School for 2022-2023.

Southeastern continues to strive to be one of the best military and veteran-friendly institutions in the state of Louisiana and in the nation. Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, states the listing honors the top colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace the nation’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus. This year Southeastern was awarded Gold Status, which is the highest award currently in the state of Louisiana. No other university or college achieved a designation this high by the publication this year.

“We are proud of our consistent listing, as it illustrates Southeastern’s continued commitment to serve active military, veterans, and their families. It also places us among some of the top universities in the nation,” said President John L. Crain. “Most importantly, we know the designation means we are doing our best to serve those who have made many sacrifices in service to our nation.”

Southeastern enrolls 591 veterans, dependents, and military service members. The university maintains a Veterans Upward Bound program; provides academic and other counseling services; offers scholarships specifically for military students and veterans; and maintains a wide range of online and distance learning programs that provide students with flexibility in scheduling.

Southeastern’s ROTC program, which is a sub-unit of the Southern University Army ROTC program, returned to Hammond in 2016 after more than a 20-year hiatus. Fifty-five students now participate in the program.

Southeastern also serves as a resource center for thousands of Louisiana veterans in an effort to help active-duty military service men and women successfully transition to college through a new program called LaVetCorps.

Additionally, Southeastern now has an Office of Military and Veteran Success. The new office includes two college employees, a LaVetCorps employee, and 10 veteran ambassadors and student workers. The office offers help with academic advising related to VA education benefits, processing VA education benefits, counseling on VA education benefits, programs, events, and priority registration.

“Southeastern has made a concerted effort in the past several years to focus on military service members, veterans, and their families,” said Director of Military and Veteran Success Matt Watkins, a U.S. Air Force Veteran. “Southeastern has created innovative programming, services, events, and resources for our veterans, dependents, and military population. All of our staff members feel there is no greater calling than serving those who have served us.”

A recent addition to campus is the Southeastern Student Veterans and Military Interest Association, a group open to veterans, reservists, spouses, dependents, and ROTC participants attending both Southeastern and Northshore Technical Community College. The association was founded to help the school administration better understand and meet the needs of veterans; offer advice from experienced to incoming veterans; help civilians better understand the military experience; and provide opportunities for veterans to meet one another and connect.

Institutions competed for inclusion on the Military Friendly Schools list based on such categories as military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and career and job counseling services. The firm Ernst and Young independently tested the data provided by schools.

The 2022 list of Military Friendly Schools shows the commitment of those institutions in providing a supportive environment for military students, the company said in announcing the list.

Viqtory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. In addition to G.I. Jobs, the company also publishes the magazine “Military Spouse.”

National OSH&E Scholarship Award Winner

A Southeastern recent graduate in occupational safety, health and environment has been awarded a national scholarship from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Joseph Schopp of Greenwell Springs received the $5,000 award based upon his cumulative grade point average, a submitted essay on why he entered the program, and his commitment to obtaining professional certification upon his graduation.

“The BCSP scholarship was the icing on the cake of my educational experience at Southeastern,” he said. “I am truly blessed to have received this scholarship, and it will play a vital role in paying off the excellent education I received through the safety program at Southeastern. The scholarship has given me a confidence boost, and I am very thankful for each of the BCSP members for extending a generous hand and believing in my future as a safety professional.”

The Southeastern OSH&E program was recently ranked among the top 10 best values in OSH&E programs in the country by the website collegevaluesonline.com. The ranking is based on quality of academics; value, which includes tuition affordability and financial aid; and the calculated average return on investment data, a guide to the success of students graduating from the program.

The OSH&E program is nationally accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The program grew from a two-year associate’s degree program to a four-year bachelor of science program following considerable input from managers at area industries who reported a significant need for safety, health and environmental professionals. The program prepares students for a variety of positions, including roles of environmental safety and health specialists and safety supervisors.