Motorists and visitors planning to attend Southeastern Louisiana University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14 should expect heavy traffic on University Avenue (LA Hwy. 3234) between Interstate 55 and North Oak Street .
Students and their families should carpool and arrive as early as possible for ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., a school spokesperson said.
All available parking lots near the University Center should be filled approximately one hour before each ceremony, and additional traffic will be diverted to park at other locations via North General Pershing Street and SGA Drive.
Southeast Lion Traxx shuttles will run around campus before and after the ceremony to accommodate anyone parking in outlying areas or requiring special transportation assistance.
Additional parking spaces around the University Center will be reserved for vehicles with appropriate handicap and special needs placards.
Southeast students who wish to return rental textbooks on Saturday, May 14 must wait until after 3 p.m. to do so.
Outstanding taxes to publish
The Daily Star will publish overdue taxes for the Town of Kentwood, Town of Amite City and Tangipahoa Parish in this Thursday’s edition.
Hammond Library closed on Wednesday
The Hammond branch of the Tangipahoa Parish Library will be closed all day Wednesday, May 4 for maintenance.
The construction team should have completed the maintenance in one day and plans to reopen the branch on Thursday.
All other branches will be open on Wednesday.
The Old Covington Freeway in Hammond between South Cypress Street and Southwest Railroad Avenue will be closed today, according to the Hammond Street Department.
SLU Named Military Friend
For the 10th consecutive year, Southeastern Louisiana University has been named a Military Friendly School for 2022-2023.
The Southeast continues to strive to be one of the best military and veteran-friendly institutions in the state of Louisiana and the country, a school spokesperson said.
Viqtory Media, publisher of “GI Jobs,” says the list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to welcome the country’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus.
This year, Southeastern received gold status, which is the highest honor currently awarded in the state of Louisiana. No other university or college earned such a high designation by the publication this year.
“We are proud of our consistent roster because it illustrates Southeastern’s continued commitment to serving active military members, veterans and their families. It also places us among some of the best universities in the country,” said President John L. Crain. “Most importantly, we know this designation means we are doing our best to serve those who have made so many sacrifices in service to our nation.”
The Southeast enlists 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 flexibility in the schedule.
Southeastern’s ROTC program, which is a subunit of Southern University’s Army ROTC program, returned to Hammond in 2016 after more than 20 years of hiatus. Fifty-five students are now participating in the program.
The Southeast also serves as a resource center for thousands of Louisiana veterans in an effort to help active-duty military men and women make a successful transition to college through a new program. called LaVetCorps.
Additionally, the Southeast now has a Military Achievement and Veterans Affairs Office. The new office includes two college employees, one LaVetCorps employee, and 10 veteran and student ambassadors. The office offers assistance with academic counseling related to VA education benefits, VA education benefits processing, advice on VA education benefits, programs, events, and registration priority.
“Southeastern has made a concerted effort over the past few years to focus on military service members, veterans and their families,” said Director of Military Success and Veterans Affairs Matt Watkins, a veteran of the ‘US Air Force. “Southeastern has created innovative programs, services, events and resources for our veterans, dependents and military population. All of our staff believe that there is no greater calling than to serve 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 who attend Southeastern and Northshore Technical Community College.
The association was founded to help the school administration better understand and meet the needs of veterans, offer counseling to experienced veterans, help civilians better understand the military experience, and provide veterans with the opportunity to meet and connect.
Institutions competed for the list of military-friendly schools based on categories such as on-campus military support, graduation and employment outcomes, and career and career services. professional. Ernst and Young have independently tested the data provided by the schools.