Archive | September, 2010

Let the Good Times Roll Class of ’60

17 Sep

Welcome Southeast Alums- Class of 1960

Let the Celebration Begin

(click here for a little music)

From all of your classmates that could not be there with you tonight.

Have a great time and give everyone a big hug from all of us!

The Redemption of Billy Cannon

14 Sep

A Remarkable Story of  a 50 year Journey!

I found this story on ESPN of one of our college heroes- Billy Cannon of LSU, winner of the Heisman Trophy in December, 1959. It is a story of the football culture of the South as exemplified in Louisiana. But it is also about a life-time journey that at one point turned badly, but didn’t end there. Read how a totally disgraced sports hero was able to redeem himself and at the ripe old age of ’72 regain the respect of his friends and the State of Louisiana.

Billy Cannon after being restored to the Football Hall of Fame

To read the story at ESPN- click on the picture!

As many of our fellow class-mates pack their bags for the 50th Reunion celebration this week-end, I can’t help but feeling that some of us have similiar stories to tell about our own journey in the last fifty years; from the brink of disaster to a beautiful redemption of life and purpose. Hopefully, reunion will be a chance for some to share their stories .

Remembering Our Teachers

2 Sep

What Would SOUTHEAST have been Without THEM!

Remind you of someone?

Thanks to the web site of the Class of ’54, (click to see Faculty page) I was able to get links for a few of our Teachers.

Leonard Rice

Mr. Rice was my physics teacher which was invaluable at K-State.

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Mary Ballinger

mathematics

As I remember Mrs. Ballinger, she was a good teacher, a disciplinarian, but knew her stuff.

english

Rebecca Birkhead

Four years of English, I’m sure I had Ms.Birkhead for two courses. She was an excellent teacher and always got the most out of every student.

Drama/speech

Maria Fetters

She was not only my speech teacher but convinced me to do drama, including the play “Our Town”, our junior year. As a result of her encouragement, I joined the National Thespians.

Who are the teachers you remember?

Try to decide and get ready to share with classmates your memories and your own appreciation of those that influenced your life and profession.