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Category: News Release

College of Ministry & Religion Renamed

On May 4, Southeastern University will unveil the renaming of our College of Christian Ministries and Religion in honor of the chancellor of our university, Tommy Barnett. The newly named college will be known as the Barnett College of Ministry & Theology. The Legacy of Pastor Barnett “No one has embodied a commitment to innovation and empowering the next generation like Pastor Tommy Barnett,” said Dr. Kent ... More


SEU Foundation to Host Scholarship Gala

On Friday, March 10, 2017, the Southeastern University Foundation will present an unforgettable evening at its annual Scholarship Gala fundraising dinner. This year’s event will be held on Southeastern’s campus with special guest speaker Edward Davis, former Boston police commissioner. Davis is a leading expert in counter-terrorism, cyber security and modern policing. The film “Patriots Day” is based on his personal experiences in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. ... More


February 13, 2017

SEU Launches New School of Worship

During the conclusion of the 2017 SEU Conference, Southeastern University announced that it is restructuring its oldest, largest and fastest-growing academic college, the College of Christian Ministries and Religion. This restructure will focus on reimagining the training process for pastors in the 21st century. The changes will start with the launch of the ... More


Forum for Business Welcomes Nancy Duarte

Southeastern University will welcome Nancy Duarte to Lakeland during our Forum for Business Communication on February 9, 2017. The hour-long workshop for leaders and communicators will address the subject of inspiring change through speeches, stories, ceremonies and symbols. Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in several publications including Fortune, Forbes and Fast Company. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., has created thousands ... More


January 11, 2017

First Sheriff’s Sentinel Program in Florida

Southeastern University and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Partner for Sentinel Program (more…) More


December 16, 2016

SEU’s First Doctoral Student to Graduate

Southeastern University’s first doctoral student will graduate this December during the fall commencement ceremony, which will take place on December 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Victory Church in Lakeland. Candi Ring will be the first student to graduate from the doctor of education program, which was launched in the fall of 2014. The doctoral program at Southeastern University currently has 140 students. “The doctoral program has been a labor of love from ... More


SEU Professors Contribute to Book on Women in Ministry

Professors from the College of Christian Ministries and Religion at Southeastern University contributed to a scholarly volume published on the study of women in Pentecostal and Charismatic ministry. The volume, entitled Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry, was published by Brill and is an addition to the series Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies by William K. Kay (Glyndŵr) and Mark J. Cartledge (Regent). The volume ... More


November 4, 2016

SEU Welcomes Dr. Derrick Rosenior for the 2016 Annual Lecture

The Global Pentecostalism Center at Southeastern University is proud to welcome Dr. Derrick Rosenior as the guest speaker of the 2016 Annual Lecture. The topic of the lecture is “Communicating Racial Reconciliation: A Rhetorical Analysis of Race Relations in American Pentecostalism.” Rosenior is a professor at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California, where he serves as the chair of the Communications Department ... More


October 6, 2016

Forum for Business Welcomes Jimmy Collins

Southeastern University will host Jimmy Collins, former president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc., during our Forum for Business on Thursday, September 29, 2016. The hour-long workshop is geared toward business leaders. Collins uses personal illustrations and stories to tell how he discovered and used his “Creative Followership Principles” for a successful and satisfying 32-year career of service. Before joining Chick-fil-A, he operated a food service consulting business. He also designed ... More


September 23, 2016

Southeastern Hosts Local Special Olympics

As the weekend approaches, most people look forward to enjoying time off. For the Southeastern University community, the weekends offers time for them to serve. This Saturday, Southeastern faculty, staff and students will spend their day hosting the local Special Olympics at Victory Field from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The majority of the participants ... More


September 14, 2016