Southeastern News

Gold & Blue Scholarship Gala scheduled for April 1

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Gold and Blue Scholarship and Auction Gala will be held April 1.

The Gala is scheduled for the Visual and Performing Arts Center and hosted by the Southeastern Alumni Association. It’s an evening of cocktails, live and silent auctions, hors d’ouvres and dancing.

The event is the primary fundraiser for student scholarships. Last year’s Gala drew a record-setting crowd of more than 200 guests and raised more than $82,000 to be awarded to Southeastern students.

Alumni Director Stephanie Davison said, “This is a major fundraiser for the association. Thanks to the guests and sponsors of the Gala, the Alumni Association can award scholarships, which is one of the reasons the association exists.

“We do our best to bring high quality, desirable items to the live and silent auctions and provide a full evening of entertainment, including food and dancing to live music by the Decades band.’’

Attire for the Gala can be anything from blue jeans to as dress-up as anybody desires.

Numerous businesses and Southeastern alumni support the Gold and Blue Gala each year by donating unique and valuable items for the auctions.

The Gala and silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 8 p.m.

Individual tickets for the Gala are $75 and table sponsorships (for eight) are available for $1,000. Tickets may be purchased at the Welcome Center or at  http://www.se.edu/alumni/gold-and-blue-gala/

 

 

 

 

Portrait placed in John Massey School of Business

imageDURANT, Okla. – A special ceremony was held Friday to place the portrait of State Regent John Massey in the John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Pictured are Regent Massey, local artist Janie Umsted, who did the portrait, and Southeastern president Sean Burrage. Earlier this fall, Regent Massey was presented the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southeastern Alumni Association. The portrait was presented in conjunction with that award.

Mark Webb named Director of Development at Southeastern

Mark Webb

Mark Webb

DURANT, Okla. – A familiar voice has been selected to serve as Director of Development at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Mark Webb, the public address announcer for Savage Storm athletic events for the past 20 years, will begin his new duties on Nov. 2. This position is being funded through private sources.

“We are delighted to have Mark join the University in this capacity,’’ said Southeastern president Sean Burrage. “He will be a great addition to our staff as we intensify our efforts in the critical area of private fundraising.’’

Webb, a 1990 graduate of Southeastern, has 27 years of experience in the financial/marketing field.  He is also a former president of the Southeastern Alumni Association.

“I’ve been blessed over the last 25-plus years to represent some of the finest people and companies, and I developed a great bond and affection for each one,’’ Webb said.  “However, the opportunity to represent my alma mater is an opportunity that I consider to be the pinnacle of my professional career.  It is a great honor to be able to give back to the University that has done so much for me.’’

Southeastern’s Gold and Blue event scheduled for Feb. 21

by UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Gold and Blue Scholarship Gala and Auction will be held Saturday, February 21.

The event is sponsored by the Southeastern Alumni Association and will be held in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.  Start time is 6:30 p.m. and all auction proceeds will benefit student scholarships.

Last year’s Gala raised $20,000 to enable the Alumni Association to grant scholarships for Fall 2014.

“The donated auction items for 2015 are exceptional,” said Mary Frank, chair of the Gala Committee, “and if you enjoy dancing, food, fun and friends, then this is your evening.’’

Tickets are priced at $75 per person for a full evening of live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. Live music will be provided by the Guymon & McCann Band.

Cocktail attire optional is the dress of the evening .

“Everyone is invited to come out for an evening that will feature lots of fun and also raise money for student scholarships to Southeastern,” said Kerrey Matlock, president of the Southeastern Alumni Association.

To purchase tickets, go online at alumni.SE.edu or visit the Welcome Center on the southeast corner of N. 5th Avenue and University Blvd. in Durant. For additional information, call 580-745-2288.

 

Southeastern Alumni Association plans event in Ardmore on July 11

DURANT, OK – The Alumni Association of Southeastern Oklahoma State University invites everyone who graduated or attended Southeastern to meet on Thursday, July 11, to reconnect with your alma mater.  This alumni roadshow will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the showroom of Toyota of Ardmore, 402 Holiday Drive, in Ardmore.

Attendees are requested to RSVP to Stephanie Davison at sdavison@SE.edu or online in the Calendar at alumni.SE.edu.

Southeastern president Larry Minks will be in attendance to visit with alumni and friends.  In addition, there will be a special musical performance by Lesley Dvorak, an actor in the upcoming Ardmore Little Theatre production of “Les Miserables.’’        This production is under the direction of Southeastern graduate Dell McLain (’88), Director of Theatre at Southeastern.

The Southeastern Alumni Association is a world-wide association of graduates and friends who want to find and keep in touch with old friends and make new contacts and associates.

Alumni Gold and Blue Gala scheduled for February 9

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Gold and Blue Scholarship Gala and Auction will be held February 9.

The event, Denim and Diamonds, is sponsored by the Southeastern Alumni Association and will be held in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Show time is 7 p.m. and all proceeds will benefit student scholarships. Last year’s Gala raised $24,000 for the scholarship fund.

“The donated auction items for 2013 are exceptional,” said Mary Frank, chair of the Gala Committee, “and if you enjoy dancing, food, fun and friends, then this is your evening. The Gala is a party with a purpose.”

Tickets are priced at $50 per person for a full evening of casino games, live and silent auctions, dancing and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Live music will be provided by the Big Daddy Band of Dallas.

Denim casual is the dress of the evening.

“Everyone is invited to come out for an evening that will feature lots of fun and also raise money for student scholarships to Southeastern,” said Rob Piearcy, president of the Southeastern Alumni Association.

To purchase tickets, go online at alumni.SE.edu or visit the Welcome Center on the southeast corner of N. 5th Avenue and University Blvd. in Durant. For additional information, call 580-745-2288.

Alumni Association hosts event Friday night in Durant

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Alumni Association invites everyone who has graduated or attended Southeastern to meet for food, fun and fellowship at 6 p.m. Friday  (Oct. 12) in the parking lot of Bloomer Sullivan Gym.

The Southeastern Alumni Association is a worldwide association of graduates and friends who want to find and keep in touch with old friends while making new contacts and associates.

“I’m looking forward to visiting with our alumni and hearing their unique take on their Southeastern experiences,” said Stephanie Davison, Director of the Southeastern Alumni Association.

The Southeastern marching band will perform on the field during pregame activities as the Durant Lions host McAlester Friday night. Southeastern’s band will then join the Durant and McAlester bands in the stands during the game. Also, representatives from Southeastern’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment will be on hand to share information and answer questions about enrollment, scholarships and life at the University.

To help plan for Sodexo’s delicious grilled hot dogs, those attending the Southeastern Alumni event are asked to RSVP to 580-745-2267 or online in the Calendar at alumni.SE.edu.

In the event of rain, the cookout will be held in the foyer of the Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium.