There is never a dull moment at Southeastern University. Read our blog to stay in the loop on campus events, exciting news and information relevant to future and current students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and the community.


The Penny Story: A Worthy Cause

When the topic of human trafficking comes up, many conversations about 
what seems to be a distant and hopeless situation often grow quiet. This is not the case, however, when talking to Kendall Altmyer '13. Her face lights
 up with passion as she shares a story of hope. She points to the 
copper penny bracelet stamped 
with the word “Worthy” and
 penny tattoo inked on her arm 
as she shares ... More

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

SEU Welcomes ‘Chewbacca Mom’ to Campus

Candace Payne, who has brought joy to millions around the world through her Chewbacca mask Facebook video, received an unexpected gift on Monday. Southeastern University President Dr. Kent Ingle presented Payne with full tuition scholarships for her entire family, including her husband and two children. The presentation came during ... More

May 31, 2016

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 Enactus Advances to the National Competition

Southeastern University Enactus was recently invited to participate in the Enactus U.S. National Competition after being named among the top teams at the Enactus Regional Competition! Enactus is a global nonprofit platform through which university students around the world empower their communities via entrepreneurial projects. Through implementation of seven strong initiatives, SEU Enactus is making a difference in Polk County and Choloma, Honduras. Individuals impacted by the team’s ... More

Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership

Southeastern University President Kent Ingle announced that University Loft CEO James Jannetides has made a gift to name the university’s College of Business & Legal Studies. Effectively immediately, the college will be known as the Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership. The announcement was made during the May 5 biannual meeting of the university’s board of trustees. The gift is part of the $40 million SEU Fuel the ... More

SEU Launches Pathways School of Excellence

This fall Southeastern University will open Pathways School of Excellence, a program specifically tailored for students with disabilities in middle and high school and postsecondary transition. The school will be housed in the education building at Southeastern. The curriculum will be designed for students with intellectual disabilities and other mild learning and physical disabilities. The mission of Pathways is to equip learners for growth and success in academic, personal and ... More

Student Blog: The Art of Improvisation

Last semester, I had the amazing opportunity to join Unpland Improv, Southeastern’s improvisational comedy team. Unpland Improv gives students the opportunity to pursue their passions, use their gifts and think on their feet in order to make people laugh. It has been an absolute blast being part of the team and doing something I love. We act out crazy scenarios, make outrageous puns and occasionally burst out in song. ... More

Dreaming Is Just the Beginning

What is a dream? Is it just a fantasy or wishful thinking? Or is it something more than that? For every university student and every emerging leader, a dream is definitely something more than just make-believe. Your dream is your direction. It’s where you want to go, who you want to be and what you want to do. It’s your map for generating transformation and cultivating an environment ... More

April 26, 2016