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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 4/29/05
 
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College of Education and Human Development Outstanding Student TeacherOUTSTANDING STUDENT TEACHER AT SOUTHEASTERN -- Elementary education major Susan Coffey of Mandeville, right, received the Outstanding Student Teacher award at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development honors convocation on April 28. Congratulating her is Dean Diane Allen.

College of Education and Human Development Outstanding AlumnusSOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS -- At its annual honors convocation on April 28, Southeastern Louisiana University's College of Education and Human Development named as its outstanding alumnus 1970 graduate Myles M. Seghers, acting dean of humanities, education and counseling at Our Lady of Holy Cross College. Congratulating Seghers, second from right, are Alumni Association Board Member Al Link, Dean Diane Allen, and Alumni Director Kathy Pittman.

College of Education and Human Development honors -- Tangipahoa and LivingstonSOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HONORS (TANGIPAHOA AND LIVINGSTON) -- Residents of Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes were among the award recipients at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development's annual honors convocation April 28. From left, are Dana Russell, Livingston; Emma Walker, Livingston; April Poolson, Independence; Dean Diane Allen; Jessica Flick, Klamath Falls, Ore., Kimberly Dottolo, Hammond; Retha Morrell, Hammond; and Eureka Dalton, Independence.

College of Education and Human Development honors -- St. TammanySOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HONORS (ST. TAMMANY) -- St. Tammany residents were among the award recipients at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development's annual honors convocation April 28. From left, are Susan Coffey, Mandeville; Emily Bennett, Slidell; Dean Diane Allen; Danielle M. Faucheux, Mandeville; Casie L. Steib, Mandeville.

College of Education and Human Development honors -- St. BernardSOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HONORS (ST. BERNARD) – St. Bernard Parish residents were among the award recipients at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development's annual honors convocation April 28. Shown with Dean Diane Allen, center, are Alicia Marie Oalmann of Meraux, left, and Shannon O’Neil of St. Bernard.

College of Education and Human Development honors -- NorcoNORCO STUDENT HONORED BY SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT – Danielle Trosclair of Norco was among the award recipients at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development's annual honors convocation April 28. Shown with Dean Diane Allen, left, Trosclair, a social work major, was the recipient of a Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant. 


SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HOLDS HONORS CONVOCATION
       HAMMOND -- Elementary education major Susan Coffey of Mandeville received the Outstanding Student Teacher award at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development honors convocation on April 28.
       Coffey, who will graduate May 14 after student teaching a first grade class at Pontchartrain Elementary in Mandeville, was selected from among four nominees, including Dana Russell of Livingston, Sara Elston of Ponchatoula, and Callie Foreman of Covington.
       Coffey and Russell were also named Exemplary Graduates in Elementary Education, while Emma Walker of Livingston received the Exemplary Graduate in Special Education honor.
       At the 11 a.m. ceremony in the Cate Teacher Education Center Kiva, the college also recognized as its outstanding alumnus Myles M. Seghers, acting Dean of Humanities, Education and Counseling at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. Seghers earned a bachelor's degree in social studies education in 1970 and a master's degree in educational administration in 1987. 
       During his career in education, Seghers has served as an assistant basketball and baseball coach, social studies teacher and principal. He also worked for the Diocese of New Orleans as an assistant and associate superintendent, and executive assistant to the superintendent. He joined Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 1998 as director of student teaching and later also became coordinator for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education process and director of undergraduate education and certification. He was named acting dean in 2004.
       Accepting the award, Segher praised both the warmth of the Southeastern community and the quality of its teacher preparation program, which, he said, “prepared me very, very well for my experience as a high school teacher, coach and for my doctoral program.”
       “As dean I am often motivated by the thought that if we can reach Southeastern’s level of excellence, we are truly doing a good job,” Segher said.
       Also recognized at the ceremony were three graduates who received their Southeastern diplomas in education 50 years ago, Earline Decouteau, an Ascension Parish teacher and librarian; Norma Legette, who taught elementary education in Holden for three decades; and social science teacher and librarian Sally Bourgeois.
       The college also announced departmental honors, scholarships, and grants and new members of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Alpha and the Thirteen Club. 
       Students receiving departmental honors and scholarships included:
       HAMMOND – Kimberly Dottolo, Outstanding Senior in Mathematics Education; Retha Morrell, Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant recipient.
       INDEPENDENCE – Eureka Dalton, Outstanding Senior in English Education; April Poolson, Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant recipient.
       KENNER – Justin Albritton, Outstanding Senior in Music Education.
       KENTWOOD – Charlee McLaughlin, Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant recipient.
       KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. – Jessica Flick, Outstanding Graduate in Social Work.
       MANDEVILLE – Casie L. Steib, Outstanding Senior in Social Studies Education; Danielle M. Faucheux, College of Education and Human Development Senior Scholarship.
       MERAUX – Alicia Marie Oalmann, College of Education and Human Development Senior Scholarship.
       NORCO – Danielle Trosclair, Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant recipient.
       SLIDELL – Emily Bennet, Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant recipient.
       ST. BERNARD – Shannon O’Neil, Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant recipient.