GOLD Council

Gold Council logoThe GOLD Council is a leadership organization dedicated to fostering and sustaining relationships with graduates from Southeastern of the last decade to keep them engaged and actively involved with the University. The Council advises the Office of Alumni Relations and assists with developing programs and communications tailored to the newest alumni. The Council also acts to shepherd the development of volunteers and future leaders in ways that deepen their commitment to the University and prepare them for active alumni leadership roles. Members are elected from a body of former students who have graduated from Southeastern within the last ten years. They serve a two-year term with the option of serving two terms.



Membership is open to any young alumnus of Southeastern Louisiana University who

  • Has graduated from Southeastern within a span of ten (10) years (currently 2011-2021)
  • Demonstrates leadership ability and/or potential
  • Possesses an infectious Southeastern spirit
  • Has completed the GOLD Council application; and
  • Given or pledged an active-level donation to an Alumni Fund (minimum $50) for the year in which the GOLD Council application is submitted, as well as their elected term years.


Interested in serving? Download more info and the application.
Deadline to apply for the 2022-2024 term is April 1, 2022.



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Tara Bennett

Media Coordinator, HRAC
Hammond, LA

2008, B.A. in Liberal Arts
2012, M.A. in Organizational Communication

Lauren Buchanan

Lauren Buchanan

Graduate Assistant, 
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA

2019, B.A. in Marketing


Taylor Bougere

Assistant Director and Campus Minister, St. Albert Catholic Church
Hammond, LA

2018, B.A. in General Studies


Karen Burks

CEO/Founder, Burks Management Firm
Metarie, LA
2010, B.B.A.
David Cavell

David Cavell

District Director, Office of Congressman Garret Graves
Thibodaux, LA

2011, B.A. in Management

Allie Dyer

Allie Dyer

Service Manager, Louisiana CAT
Mandeville, LA

2017, B.A. in Marketing
2018, M.B.A.


Baylen Fontenot

Maya Garnier

Merchandiser, CaaStle
Plaquemine, LA

2020, B.A. in Social Studies Education

Keturah Green

Keturah Green

Communications Instructor, Southeastern Louisiana University
Baton Rouge, LA

2012, B.A. in Communications
                     2014, M.A. in Organizational Communications

Larshell Green

Larshell Green

Marketing Strategist, 5 Stones Media
Hammond, LA

2018, B.A. in Communications



Tre'Jaun Johnson

Assistant Director of Alumni, Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA

2017, B.S. in Accounting
2018, B.S. in Health & Kinesiology


Olivia Habetz

Project Manager, Sellers & Associates, Inc.
Youngsville, LA

2014, B.s. in Mathematics
2017, B.B.A.


Calyn Landaiche Thorton

Assistant Director of Event and Conference Services, Southeastern Louisiana University
Ponchatoula, LA

2019, B.A. in History


Alyssa Larose

Brand Ambassador, The Coca-Cola Company
Kenner, LA

2020, B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education

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Peter Lewis

City Councilman, City of Covington
Covington, LA

2002, B.A. in General Studies
2004, 2006 B.S. in Management & Finance
2019, B.A. in Marketing


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Caleb Morse

Producer, Guerin Insurance Agency
Hammond, LA

2018, B.A. in General Studies

Kati Morse

Kati LeBreton

Assistant Director, Southeastern Foundation
Hammond, LA

2013, B.A. in Communications
2015, M.A. in Organizational Communications 



Jessica Litolff

Graduate Assistant, Louisiana Tech University
Hammond, LA

2020, B.S. in Accounting



Renee Picou

Respiratory Sales Specialist, Reckitt Benckiser
Livingston, LA

2016, B.S. in Integrative Biology

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LeeAnn Prisk

Nursing Supervisor, St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Hammond, LA

2014, B.S. in Nursing

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Austin Rogers

Graduate Assistant, Southeastern Louisiana University
Denham Springs, LA

2019, B.A. in Management                      2019, B.A. in Marketing

Kaitlyn Seiler

Kaitlyn Seiler

Employment Digital Content Specialist, Ochsner Health System
Mandeville, LA

2013, B.A. in Creative Writing
2015, M.A. in Organizational Communications


Yazmyn Smith

Academic Advisor, Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA

2012, B.S. in Biological Sciences
2016, M.S. in Health and Kinesiology

Anna Strider

Anna Strider

Manager of Marketing/Public Relations, St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission
Mandeville, LA

2017, B.A. in Management
2018, M.B.A.