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Southeastern University

Alumni News

August 2020

August 2020

Welcome to the first edition of our digital newsletter! We’ll be sending updates to your inbox monthly to keep you informed about what’s happening on campus. We’ll also include a link in each email that will bring you to an expanded version of the newsletter, which will include your state’s local alumni news. We don’t want anyone to miss out on these newsletters, so let your fellow alumni friends know to update their email addresses here.

Like the rest of our country, we’ve had an unusual summer here in the Alumni Relations office. As we pray for both health and justice for our nation, we continue to lift up our alumni in prayer for strength, wisdom, leadership, and an anointing to be the hands and feet of Christ in our hurting world.

Joel Johnson
Director of Alumni Relations

Fall Semester

The plans for the fall 2020 semester are being monitored and adjusted as the CDC and our Covid-19 Response Team evaluate the situation. Please join us in prayer over our university leaders as they make decisions about how the university will need to adapt to these unprecedented times. (To see the latest updates, visit our reopening page.)

Homecoming 2020

Southeastern is celebrating 85 years of being an institution of higher learning, and we want you here to celebrate! Join us on October 23 and 24 for Homecoming weekend. View the schedule of events and pricing here. All of the events are subject to change based on the changing status of health and safety measures. As always, we are making the safety of our alumni and campus community our top priority.

Student Relief Fund

The Student Relief Fund was established to aid students who have been financially affected by COVID-19. Many of these students would have been unable to come back to SEU because of a lack of income or funding. We are thrilled to report that you, Southeastern University Alumni and Friends, donated a total $221,000 to the fund, which has made it possible for 100 students to return to SEU! We are so very thankful for your generosity and support for this cause, and these students are forever grateful for the opportunities you have provided.

You can still help! Though we have reached our original goal, it’s been laid on our hearts to continue this campaign, with belief that we can help bring several more current students back to campus to finish their degrees. If you feel led to give, visit SEU.edu/studentrelief or give us a call.

Monthly Mention

Meet Heather (Anderson) Margiotta, class of 2010. Heather attended Southeastern from 2007 to 2010, and graduated with a degree in Practical Theology. Right after graduation, Heather spent a few years as a youth pastor in Ohio. Then she and her husband, James Margiotta, class of 2011, moved to Arizona to work as house managers for a Christian foster care agency. Heather and James fostered more than 50 kids in the state facility they ran. They also oversaw a semi-independent living program for teenage boys; they helped them learn how to manage savings accounts, apply for jobs, and other similar skills to prepare them for when they aged out of the system. After leaving those positions, James and Heather decided to adopt one of the boys they fostered and have children of their own.

Now, through her blog, HeatherMargiotta.com, and as an author, Heather’s ministry has evolved into evangelism. “I spend my days writing or speaking with women about the goodness of God and the saving knowledge of Jesus. I have been blessed with the opportunity to connect with women all over the world.”

News Around Campus

Upcoming Athletic events – https://fire.seu.edu/

College of Arts and Media events – https://cam.seu.edu/

Other Alumni Relations News

Did you know we have SEU alumni networking events? See where a Spark event is happening near you here. Want to start your own event? Email us at alumni@seu.edu.

Carry the Torch teams are made up of groups of SEU alumni from each state. The teams help promote alumni engagement and communication at a statewide level. Click here for more information on how to join.

The SEU Alumni Association is a community of alumni and friends who love SEU and are a vital component of the university’s ongoing success. While membership gives you access to many benefits and services, it also has the far-reaching impact of helping to support future generations. Join today!

Statewide Alumni News

Click on your state to find alumni stories, events, and Fire Athletics games near you!

Don’t see your state? You can join a Carry the Torch team to represent your state here.

We love to hear from you! Contact us at the Alumni Relations office: alumni@seu.edu or 863.667.5400.