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Category: Alumni

Remembering Dr. Randy Valimont

We were saddened to learn yesterday of the sudden passing of Dr. Randy Valimont, senior pastor of Griffin First Assembly of God. He passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 31.  Dr. Valimont was an alumnus of Southeastern University who attended Southeastern from 1978 – 1981. He and his wife, Jelly Jordan Valimont, were married in May 1980 while attending ... More


November 1, 2019

Transfer Student Feature — Gabe Gibilisco

In honor of National Transfer Student Week, we're featuring the stories of some of our transfer students and why SEU made a difference in their lives. New Jersey native, Gabe Gibilisco, first heard about SEU through his father, who is a ... More


Transfer Student Feature — Tyler Hilgers

In honor of National Transfer Student Week, we're featuring the stories of some of our transfer students and why SEU made a difference in their lives. “It was a God thing,” shares Tyler Hilgers about transferring over to SEU to finish ... More


Andrew Knight on Attending SEU After Growing Up on the Mission Field

After having spent the majority of his life abroad in Uganda, Andrew Knight ('16) always aspired to return to the States for college.  Although he and his family are originally from Pennsylvania, Andrew’s parents serve as missionaries in Uganda. His father teaches at the African Bible University, a Bible college in ... More


Kathryn Bishop — Nursing on the Road

From taking in the scenery at Tunnel View in Yosemite Valley, hiking trails surrounding Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, and ascending Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Kathryn (Davis) Bishop (’11) admits that life as a travel nurse has its perks. Eight years since graduating from Southeastern, Kathryn and her husband, Stephen, are now ... More


October 18, 2019

Brandon Hurst — Trekking Through Life

Brandon Hurst (’08) has an adventurer’s spirit; one that’s led him to hike on both U.S. coasts, mountain climb around the world and, most recently, run ultra marathons. But it wasn’t always that way. A Lakeland native, Brandon decided to go to Southeastern University because he felt a call to ministry. However, he felt stifled attending college in his hometown. ... More


Don Eudy Reflects on Baseball at SEU

The year 2018 was one that will be hard for SEU’s baseball team to forget. With a perfect 8-0 record in the NAIA National Tournament, the team took home Southeastern’s first red banner and World Series national championship win in the university’s history since joining the NAIA in the fall of 2009. The accolades ... More


Melony Bell — Committed to Service

Melony Bell (’08) almost dropped out of Southeastern University before ever setting foot in her first class.  But she didn’t, and when she entered the next day, her new classmates prayed for her. At that moment, she knew that’s exactly where she should be. “On the first night I was supposed ... More


September 6, 2019

Learning for Life — #GivingTuesday

Part of our #GivingTuesday story series.  Tori Rasmussen, ’11, came to Southeastern knowing he was called to be a missionary, but it was here that he learned that in order to fulfill God’s plan for his life, he needed a strong theological foundation. Through the wisdom of his professors and his interactive courses, SEU ... More


The Penny Story — #GivingTuesday

Part of our #GivingTuesday story series.  Thanks to influence from her SEU mentors, alumna Kendall (Altmyer) Phillips, ’13 + ’15,  launched The Penny Story, a movement-turned-nationwide nonprofit, which is dedicated to raising awareness of and serving victims of human trafficking. After interning with Christine Caine’s A21 Campaign, Kendall developed a strong passion for bringing awareness and ... More