GOLD Council

Group Photo 2023-2024

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The 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 2014-2024)
  • Demonstrates leadership ability and/or potential
  • Possesses an infectious Southeastern spirit
  • Has completed the GOLD Council application; and
  • has the ability to volunteer/attend meetings several times per year.


The application period for the 2024-2026 GOLD Council is NOW CLOSED!



 Nic Brennan 23-24

Brandyn Baham

Clinical Director and Social Worker at Lighthouse Ranch for Boys
Ponchatoula, LA

2019, B.A. Social Work


Nic Brennan 23-24

Neil Bourgeois

Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Programs, Tulane University
Metairie, LA

2018 B.A. Communication



Nic Brennan 23-24

Nic Brennan

Owner & Retirement Planner, Brennan Financial 
Bogalusa, LA

2018, B.S. in Finance




Karen Burks

CEO/Founder, Burks Management Firm
Metarie, LA

2010, B.B.A




Erin Moore Cowser

Chief Policy Advisor and Communications Director, Louisiana State Treasury
Hammond, LA

2013, M.A. in Organizational Communication  



Daniel Cuevas 23-24

Daniel Cuevas

Sales Development Representative at Netchex
Hammond, LA

2019, B.S. in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment
2021, M.B.A 


Calmer Dighton 23-24

Garrison Calmer Dighton

Assistant Director of Annual Engagement - Southeastern Louisiana University
Ponchatoula, LA

2019, B.A. in Marketing and Management
2021, M.B.A 


Jeremy Dunbar 23-24


Jeremy Dunbar, Chair

Associate VP of Business Development & Sales, La Capitol Federal Credit Union
Baton Rouge, LA

2014, B.A. in Management


Claudio Franc 23-24


Claudio Franc

Medical Student
Baton Rouge, LA

2019, B.S. in Molecular Biology
2021, M.B.A

Adronisha Frazier 23-24

Adronisha Frazier

Assistant Biology Professor, Northshore Technical Community College
Lacombe, LA

2010, B.S. in Biological Sciences
2018, M.S. in Biological Sciences



Jasmine Gardner 23-24


Jasmine Wilson Gardner

Forensic Interviewer at Child Advocacy Services
Ponchatoula, LA

2016, B.A. in Social Work


Maya Garnier 23-24

Maya Garnier

Teacher, Iberville Parish School System
Plaquemine, LA

2020, B.A. in Social Studies Education


Mattie Hawkins 23-24

Mattie Hawkins

Early Detection & Education Regional Manager - Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Walker, LA

2017, B.S. Sports Management, Minor in Athletic Coaching
2019, M.S. in Health and Kinesiology



Tyre Jenkins 23-24

Dr. Tyre' Jenkins

Literacy and Learning Specialist, K-12 | The Center for Literacy & Learning
Baton Rouge, LA

2014, B.A. in English



Stephanie Katz 23-24

Stephanie Katz

Screenwriter/Ghostwriter - Self Employed
Covington, LA

2013, B.A. in Mass Communication



Blake Luna 23-24

Blake Luna

HR Talent Partner (St Tammany Health System)
Hammond, LA

2021, B.S. in Health Systems Management




Alyssa Reynolds 23-24


Alyssa Pardee Reynolds

Interim Director of Event and Conference Services, Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA

2018, B.S.
2021, M.A.


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Austin Rogers

Visit & Experience Manager, Southeastern Louisiana University
Denham Springs, LA

2019, B.A. in Management                     
2019, B.A. in Marketing
2020, M.A. in Organizational Communication

Jacob Smith 23-24

Dr. Jacob Roger Smith

General Dentist, Jacob Roger Smith DDS
Tickfaw, LA

2016, B.S. in Biological Sciences


Summer Smith 23-24


Summer Smith

Coalition Coordinator- Tangipahoa Parish SADD
Albany, LA

2018, B.A. in General Studies


Michelle Starkey 23-24


Michelle Starkey

Owner, Imagine Healing Therapy & Groupworkx, Professionally Licensed Psychotherapist
Hammond, LA

2003, B.A. in Communication
2016, B.A. in General Studies
2019, M.A. in Counseling


Myranda Triche 23-24

Myranda Triche, Co-Chair

Biology Teacher, Hammond High Magnet School
Hammond, LA

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