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Award recipients announced for Southeastern Homecoming October 24-26

August 27, 2019

The parade in downtown Durant kicks off Homecoming on Oct. 24.


DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate homecoming on October 24-25-26.

Traditional events include the parade, alumni golf tournament, the Alumni Association banquet honoring the Distinguished Alumni and Former Faculty award recipients, pre-game tailgating, and football game. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, at Paul Laird Field as the Southeastern Savage Storm host Henderson State.

This year’s award recipients are as follows:

Distinguished Alumni

James Parrish, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Executive Director of Education/School Programs and Senior Director of the School of the Choctaw Language

 Col. Tuan That Ton, U.S. Army Senior Defense Official and Defense Attache’ to Vietnam

Rick Wells, Principal and Founder of Wells Hospitality Group, LLC, One Heart Ventures, LLC, and The Seed Project Foundation


 Dr. J. Herbert Taylor (Posthumously), molecular biologist and geneticist


Distinguished Former Faculty

— Dr. Mary Ann Craige, music professor

— Vicki Hudson, health, physical education and recreation professor

For a complete schedule of events, visit  https://www.se.edu/alumni/