Month: April 2020

A Moment in American History—Video Series

Former U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross, now director of the American Center for Political Leadership at Southeastern University, has posted brief videos of significant persons and events in American history.  The ... More

How to Find Scholarships for College

We’ve all been told that college is expensive, and heard the horror stories of students who accumulate so much debt they could swim in it. Yet, the biggest obstacle between students and money to pay for college is not horror stories. It’s the inability to find free aid and the tediousness of scholarship applications. This blog covers the first half of this challenge. Click More

April 22, 2020

The Ainsworths — Entrepreneurs at Heart

Less than one percent of applicants are accepted to become operators at Chick-fil-A each year. Brittany (Clements) Ainsworth, ’09, was one of them. As the operator of the Chick-fil-A in Palm Beach Gardens Mall, one of the busiest malls in the country, Brittany leads a team of enthusiastic workers who aim to provide the restaurant’s famous second-mile service to their customers. “I consider ... More

April 17, 2020

Dr. Aaron Judy Takes Research to the Skies

Dr. Aaron Judy’s, ’18, (EdD) interest in aviation began at a young age. He grew up spending time at the airport with his grandfathers who flew with the U.S. Air Force and then flew commercially after completing their service. “My first flight was with my grandfather at the local airport when I was seven years old. He took me out in a ... More

Lacy O’Connor — The Sweet Life

Lacy (McDougal) O’Connor, ’12, is used to early mornings. She arrives at Josephine, a fine-dining Pennsylvania Dutch-inspired restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, at 6:00 a.m. Putting on her chef ’s apron, she gets started on preparing pastries and desserts for the day. For Lacy, it’s treasured memories that inspired her to develop and grow a skillset in baking — eventually becoming a pastry chef. She remembers the countless ... More

Tiffany Hammer with Elevation Worship

It was only a few years ago that Tiffany Hammer, ’17, stood on the stage in Bush Chapel to lead Southeastern’s student body in worship. Now, she’s leading worship full time at the Uptown campus of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lessons in Worship Leading ... More

Dr. Alan Ehler Releases New Book

Using practical theology and studies of how the brain operates under pressure, Dr. Alan Ehler, dean of the Barnett College of Ministry & Theology, offers a balanced perspective on making big decisions as a Christian in his new book, More

The Brookes — Taking Aim Together

When Elton “Pepper,” ’91, and Donna (Douglass) Brooke, ’93, held a bow for the first time, they knew they were hooked. “I’ll be honest, the moment we both picked up a bow we fell in love with the sport of archery. It was an instant thing,” said Donna.  It all started with wanting to do a sport together when they retired. The first sport ... More

Karen Beiler — Coffee With a Mission

 Karen (Dickey) Beiler, ’07, believes that missions and coffee go hand in hand.  In a quaint and booming area of downtown Springfield, Missouri, Karen and her husband, Justin, own a renovated historical building that houses their coffee company, a boutique hotel and coworking space. The building is home to Eurasia ... More

Dr. Joseph Davis Provides Hope for Foster Care Children

When Dr. Joseph Davis isn’t in the classroom teaching systematic theology, ethics, or apologetics, you can probably find him spending time with the boys at Anchor House Ministries in Auburndale, Florida. The group home provides temporary housing for troubled boys between the ages of 10 and 18. More