Greetings from Joel
Fire Family, I pray February has started well for you. I am so excited about several things that are developing for you here in Alumni Relations at SEU. New networking opportunities are arriving in March, alumni events will be starting back up soon, and planning for Homecoming 2021 has already begun. Great things are ahead for us as we Carry the Torch!
Joel K. Johnson ‘92
Director of Alumni Relations
Join us at General Council
Please join us August 2 – 6 at General Council 2021 in Orlando, Fla.! SEU will have an incredible booth set up in the exhibit hall all week.
The Alumni and Friends Reception will be held on Thursday, August 5, at 8:30 p.m. in the Valencia Ballroom of the Orange County Convention Center. This event provides a great time to reconnect with friends and to make new alumni connections.
In 2019, over 800 alumni attended, so please make plans to join. You do not need to attend General Council to come to the Alumni and Friends Reception. It is open to all, and there is no charge to attend the reception. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 863.667.5400.
Save the Date / Homecoming 2021
Make plans now to come back to campus for Homecoming 2021 on October 22 and 23. Registration information will be available by April. We are planning for large groups of alumni from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. If you would like to help champion attendance for your decade, please let us know. Inviting four or five of your college friends will add to your fun for this great weekend.
Red Black & Boom Fire Athletics Clay Shoot Classic
Registration is now open for RED BLACK & BOOM, Fire Athletics Clay Shoot Classic. The fifth anniversary event is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Tenoroc Shooting Range. The 50-shell, 50-clay event will include breakfast, BBQ lunch, a commemorative item, Beretta Shotgun chance drawing (valued at $2,350), prizes and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to shoot with your friends and continue the tradition of Fueling the Fire! Watch a recap of last year’s Red Black & Boom event here.
Fire Film Festival 2021
The College of Arts & Media is excited to announce the 2021 Fire Film Festival – The Fire Outside. This year’s event features cinematographer Keith Slade and producer/writer Tom Brhamayana, as well as a film showcase at Lakeland’s Silver Moon Drive-In. The conference will begin on Friday, February 19, and run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on campus. The film screening will start at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, at the Silver Moon Drive-In. Festival passes range from $10 to $20 and are available for purchase here.
Forum at SEU
This year, the annual Forum at SEU will be completely FREE to all participants. It will be a virtual event held on March 11 from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (EST).
Make sure to register today to hear world-renowned speakers share their wisdom on how to lead in times of uncertainty. To reserve your free spot for the event, visit SEUForum.com.
Spark Networking Website
We are starting up something new! We want to provide the opportunity for you to get connected with different alumni, as well as current students. We are going to be launching a website in March to further promote networking opportunities.
Pastoral Accelerator Program
A brand-new degree path, known as the Pastoral Accelerator Program, is now available for the fall of 2021. This program allows for students to earn both their bachelor’s degree in ministry and a master of divinity degree in as little as five years, rather than the typical seven to eight. It will be available traditionally on campus, online and through our extension sites. To hear more about the program, watch this episode of SEU Now or click here.
Our Monday Mention highlight is Gabriella Morillo. Gabriella’s passion and drive pushed her to graduate as a member of the Honors program at SEU and receive her law degree. She now lives in South Carolina and works as a family law attorney. Read her full story here!
Monday Mention/Motivation Content Request
Alumni – we always love knowing what you are up to after graduation. Contact us if you are interested in providing a Class Note update for the alumni magazine or being highlighted as a Monday Mention. We also want to hear from you if you’d like to share a Monday Motivation!
Carry the Torch Leadership Teams
As we approach summer, we are starting to plan events for the Carry the Torch Teams in your state! Be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks. We can’t wait to connect with alumni and build meet-ups in various locations!
CAM Spring Schedule
Join us in supporting the SEU College of Arts & Media this spring. They will be sharing several performances this semester. Performances will be streamed virtually and will also have limited in-person attendance.
Master's & Doctoral Virtual Information Session
We want you back! There’s never been a better time to begin the journey toward your next degree, and what better place to do it than your alma mater? Join us virtually on February 26 for all the information you need to know. Register here.