Southeastern News

Southeastern student named Brad Henry Scholar, will attend Swansea University in Wales

Emalea HudgensDURANT, Okla. – Emalea Hudgens, a junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, has been named a Brad Henry International Scholar and will attend Swansea University (Wales) in the spring of 2015.

Hudgens, who is from Jay, Oklahoma, has a double major in psychology and music. She is a member of the Cherokee Nation and a Harvey Scholar recipient.

She is a Savage Storm Leader and was selected to be in the President’s Leadership Class for 2012-13. Hudgens is also a member of the Southeastern Chorale, Sparks Dance Team and Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.

“I am very blessed and excited to get this opportunity to study abroad and become immersed in a different culture,’’ Hudgens said. “It has been a life-long dream of mine to travel the world and I cannot wait to share the stories and experiences with family and friends.”

The Brad Henry International Scholar Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in 2008 and provides for students to participate in a semester-long study-abroad program affiliated with Swansea. Academic credit for these programs is awarded by Oklahoma regional universities.

SE Live/Native American Visitation Day scheduled for February 5

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University has scheduled the SE Live Open House and Native American Visitation Day for Wednesday, February 5, on the Durant campus.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., with the Welcome Session beginning at 9 a.m. in Montgomery Auditorium.

Native American Visitation Day allows students the opportunity to learn about Native American benefits, attend a class on Native American studies, and play a traditional game of stickball.

High school seniors and juniors, along with their parents and families, are

invited to experience life as a student at Southeastern during SE Live Open House.

More than 250 students attended the event this past fall.

“Students who come to SE Live will get the chance to attend college classes, meet current students, and really experience what life is like as a Southeastern student,” said Southeastern recruiter Hope Zachary.

Highlights include programs on Scholarships and Financial Aid, Southeastern Traditions, Residence Life, and Life as a Student Athlete. Campus tours will be offered throughout the day.

In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to visit Eaker Field, home of the award-winning Southeastern Aviation Program.

Choir and band students will have a chance to rehearse with those programs and audition for music scholarships in the fall.

Entertainment throughout the day will be provided by performing groups from Southeastern, including the Sparks Dance Team, Cheer Squad, Emalea Hudgens, and the True Blue Ambassadors.

All students attending the event will receive an SE Sackpack and one free lunch ticket. Lunch is sponsored by Durant’s First United Bank.

To view an event schedule, get directions and register, go online to or contact the Admissions and Recruitment Office at 580-745-2060.