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Category: Stories

SEU Alum Nominated for Dove Award

If you ever get the privilege to talk to Joivan Jimenez, ’15 — whose song Generación de Fuego has been nominated for a 2017 Dove Award for Spanish Language Recorded Song of the Year — you’ll find yourself smiling ear to ear, inspired by his love of God, humble demeanor and true desire to lead worship. He recently shared with us his journey of faith and how Southeastern University influenced ... More


Dr. Bob Houlihan’s Hurricane Relief Efforts

At SEU, our faculty members show excellence, dedication and compassion both in the classroom and in the community. Dr. Bob Houlihan of SEU's Barnett College of Ministry & Theology is the founder and chair of Crossroads Alliance & Ministries. This organization is one of many ... More


First Doctor of Ministry Cohort

Southeastern University’s first Doctor of Ministry cohort*, which launched in the fall of 2016, is comprised of men and women of varying ages and ethnicities. They are ministers, pastors, leaders and scholars from all walks of life. We sat down with this dynamic group during their summer intensive session to learn their thoughts about the program so far. What Brought Them ... More


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


Chester Spellman, Americorps Director

Southeastern University alumnus, Chester Spellman, was appointed by the White House as the director of AmeriCorps for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Called to Serve “I believe there is no greater calling than the calling to serve. I am deeply honored to be appointed by the White House and thrilled for the opportunity to lead AmeriCorps at the national ... More


August 2, 2017

Study Abroad in Uganda

When Delaina Peek and Bryson Barefoot (both Social Work, ’17) decided to study abroad in Uganda, they had no idea how much it would deepen their knowledge of their field. “The Uganda Studies Program (USP) provides a unique, enriching experience for college students to study abroad, fully immerse themselves in another culture, and attain credits and internship hours,” explained Dr. Erica Sirrine, dean of SEU’s College of Behavioral and Social ... More


SEU Grad Helps Veterans

Well before they got married, Susannah Wesley-Ahlschwede and her husband, Andrew Ahlschwede (SEU class of 2007), had worked together to research veteran unemployment rates and dig deeper into their gap in preparation for transitioning to civilian work. The idea for Battlefield to Boardroom, which is now a national nonprofit organization, transpired from an encounter Susannah had with a childhood friend who was a decorated veteran. Her friend had served ... More


SEU Worship Releases New Album

Infused throughout the inspiring three days of SEU Conference were 11 uplifting, original songs — all completely written, performed and produced by our all-student music ministry SEU Worship. This SEU Worship album is self-titled, and is the group's fifth live album. Physical copies of the album were available for purchase during SEU Conference, and SEU Worship ... More


SEU Documentaries—A Ripple Effect

Everyone is familiar with the analogy of comparing ripples in the water to a catalyst that causes multiple, far-reaching effects. Southeastern’s annual documentary project aims to be just that for issues that face our world today. Each year since 2012, teams of SEU students, staff and faculty have worked with relevant organizations to produce a documentary about a topic of significance and social importance. This project started with SEU Destinations, ... More