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Additions made to Southeastern’s ‘Welcome Home’ virtual event schedule

November 6, 2020

DURANT, Okla. – Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted homecoming plans at Southeastern Oklahoma State University this fall, a number of activities are in place to engage alumni with the campus community.

The University is putting together a series of virtual events for the week of November 11-14.

Among the planned activities/events are video comments to alumni from president Thomas Newsom, Alumni Association president Andrea Rogers Mersiovsky, and Student Government Association president Anna Antuono.

Also scheduled are video tours of the Magnolia House,  Southeastern’s new athletic facilities, the Semple Family Museum of Native American Art, Aviation Sciences, a special interview with Distinguished  Alumnus Rick Wells from his restaurant in McKinney, Texas, and updates from student organizations.

Southeastern Distinguished Alumnus Rick Wells of Rick’s Chophouse and executive chef Andrea Shackelford tape a segment from the kitchen for Welcome Home.

All of the events will be accessible on the alumni Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/SOSUAlumni/

Below is the schedule of events:

Welcome Home schedule of events:

Wednesday, November 11th

6:00 p.m.        Welcome Home message from President Thomas Newsom

Welcome Home “Roll Call” from Southeastern Alumni


Thursday, November 12th

Noon – 5:00 p.m.                   Facebook LIVE visits to SE alumni favorites


1:00 p.m.        Shearer Hall & Suites Tour


2:00 p.m.        Facebook LIVE –  A Southeastern student/alumni favorite…Taco Casa


3:00 p.m.        Stephanie Davison – Facebook LIVE to discuss Hiring SE Graduates!


5:00 p.m.        Rodeo Feature


6:00 p.m.        Andrea Rogers-Mersiovsky, SE Alumni Association Update

Anna Antuono, SE Student Government Association Update


6:15 p.m.        SE “Cribs” –  A tour of the Magnolia House

Student organization updates


Friday, November 13th

Noon – 5:00 p.m.       Facebook LIVE visits to SE alumni favorites


2:00 p.m.        Facebook LIVE from the Southeastern Aviation Sciences Institute


3:15 p.m.        Facebook LIVE with Janie Semple Umsted at the Semple Family Museum of Native American Art


4 p.m.              MBA Alumni Whitney Slavin


6:00 p.m.        In the kitchen with Rick Wells @ Rick’s Chophouse


6:15 p.m.        Student organization updates


Saturday, November 14th


10:00 a.m.      SE Student Athlete alumni Facebook roll call


10:15 a.m.      What’s new in Southeastern Athletics video feature