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Category: Alumni

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


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


SEU Professors Reach Alaska

Although it is a part of the United States, Alaska is often overlooked and forgotten. Out in the barren wilderness, known as the Alaskan Bush, there are little to no churches. A few Southeastern professors have noticed this need and have dedicated many years to planting and sowing the seeds of God’s love in various regions. One of these professors is Dr. ... More


April 6, 2020

Uchenna Kanu — Competing on the World Stage

Some moments come once in a lifetime. Uchenna “Uche” Kanu’s, ’19, moment was in front of thousands of fans as she debuted for Nigeria in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup — the most prestigious stage for any soccer player. As she stepped up to the sideline to be subbed onto the ... More


March 19, 2020

The Modern Guide to College — An Interview with Dr. Kent Ingle

Special Offer! As a gift to prospective college students and their parents, The Modern Guide to College is currently available for free at shop.kentingle.com!  (Pay only shipping and handling) We recently had the opportunity to sit down with ... More