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Category: Spotlight

Exceptional Teaching

Students never really know what to expect when they walk into Emily Stegall’s Survey of the Exceptional Learner class. This class is required for all education majors, based on the fact that schools nationwide have moved to an inclusive classroom format where ESE* and non-ESE students learn side-by side. The course is intended to help pre-service teachers effectively teach students of ... More


June 16, 2017

SEU Enactus Means Business

Enactus is an international community of students and academic and business leaders. They are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. They believe that ENtrepreneurial ACTion creates a better world for US all, and we’re excited to have our own Enactus club right here at SEU. Support from Businesses More


SEU Alum’s Wildlife Journey

Michael Hughes, who received the Southeastern Award at this spring’s commencement ceremony, was not your ordinary college student. While many Florida students enjoy spending their weekends at the beach, Michael devoted his free time to writing and self-publishing his books. Over the four years of his college experience, Michael, an Arizona native and biology major, published three books on the wildlife found in Arizona, Brazil and Florida. Michael was ... More


June 9, 2016

New Worship Pastor Returns Home from Hillsong

Since 2011, David Cook has been living Down Under and serving as part of the worship team at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. Now five years later, he’s excited to return to his home state of Florida with his wife, Corina, and son, Jude — bringing with him the experience, training and life lessons he has gained to his new position as the campus worship pastor at Southeastern University. Check out ... More


Reaching Madagascar

“I clearly remember God calling me to Africa, but I did not want to go alone,” said Dr. Aaron Santmyire ’00. Aaron felt called to be a missionary to Africa at the age of 12 while attending a youth camp where evangelist Greg Hubbard was speaking. Several years later, Aaron would meet his wife, Heather (Seymour) ’01, a missionary kid who was born and raised in Zimbabwe for 12 years. Heather also felt called ... More


SEU Professor to Be Featured on National Radio Program

Dr. Robert Crosby, professor of practical theology, and his wife, Pam, senior director for COMPASS: The Center for Calling and Career, will be featured Monday, April 25, on Dr. James Dobson’s nationally broadcast radio program, Family Talk. The program will focus primarily on Dr. Crosby’s 2014 book, The One Jesus Loves. “We so often hear Christian leaders and pastors ... More


Investigating Fragile X Syndrome

As a student, Dr. Aimee (Vinson) Franklin never envisioned her career leading to a future in research. While in college and shortly after graduating from SEU in 2007, she was determined to take the MCAT and get into medical school. Aimee worked hard in order to graduate from Southeastern in three-and-a-half years with a bachelor’s degree in biology/pre-medicine. She moved home after graduation and worked delivering newspapers to save ... More


April 6, 2016

Distinguished Professor Murray Dempster Honored

During the 45th annual conference of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS), Southeastern University’s Dr. Murray Dempster was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dr. Margaret English de Alminana was installed as the new executive director of SPS. The annual conference was held at Life Pacific College in San Dimas, California, from March 10 to 12. Dr. Dempster, distinguished professor of social ethics, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award along ... More


Student Blog: Being a Missionary Kid at SEU

Just two years before beginning college, my family moved back to the United States from Mexico, where my parents had been serving as missionaries since I was 11. When I started at Southeastern University, I still felt very out of place in the U.S. I was fully out of touch with “pop” culture and struggled to reconcile my love for my “home” and the nationality everyone assumed I was. To ... More


On the Front Lines: SEU Alum’s New Chaplaincy Initiative

Being sensitive to God’s call has always been important to Chaplain (Col.) Richard Quinn ’78, who retired this past October following 34 years of service as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. As a senior in high school, Richard planned to pursue a degree in biology and was driving to take a science CLEP exam at a local community college when he sensed God speaking to him about his future ... More


March 22, 2016