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Category: Spotlight

Determined to Worship – Carlos Lara

When Carlos Lara, now a sophomore at Southeastern, was five years old, he started to notice that he was different than his peers. Carlos was born without hands. His Christian family inspired him and he became determined to serve God to the best of his ability. He shares the story of his constant struggle of wanting to worship God ... More


Krista Rogers Awarded ABWA National Scholarship

As a business student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in SEU's Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership, Krista Rogers realized the significance of networking and intentional professional development outside of the classroom. Although highly active in SEU’s Enactus team working on entrepreneurial projects, Krista also decided to join the More


Emily Stegall’s ESE Class

Students never really know what to expect when they walk into Emily Stegall’s Survey of the Exceptional Learner (ESE) 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 ... More


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


Pathways School of Excellence Now Open

On the morning of September 6, 2016, Southeastern University made history by opening the first university-based school in Polk County dedicated to serving middle school, high school and post-secondary students with special needs—Pathways School of Excellence. Starting on the path “This school is a shining example of a dream made reality,” said Dr. Amy Bratten, dean of the College of ... More


October 10, 2016

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


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 ... 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