CONTRIBUTED PHOTO -- Southeastern Louisiana University President John L. Crain, left, and Miss Southeastern Alexis Laplante, of Hammond, were on hand Sept. 14 to start the 91st birthday celebration for the university held in the Student Union mall. The university opened in 1925 as Hammond Junior College with five faculty members and an initial enrollment of 40 students. What began as a junior college supported by local taxes nearly a century ago now stands as the third largest university in Louisiana.