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Category: Alumni

Eliza Babarczy — Woodworking for Missions

In the heart of the Peten jungle, the second largest remaining tropical forest in Central America, Eliza Babarczy, ’08, is using handcrafted exotic wood to make a difference within a local community in Guatemala. Named after the lake they are located next to and the last Mayan group to live in the area, Itza ... More


November 16, 2020

Bob Griffith — Restoring Hope

What started with Dr. Bob Griffith’s, ’19, doctoral dissertation has now surmounted into a nonprofit organization that is transforming his community through foster care ministry.  Bob is the founder and acting president of 1HOPE, a non-profit organization that uses neighborhood, professional, and faith-based energy ... More


5 Things You Need to Know About the FAFSA

By Lily Garay, SEU Organizational Leadership alumna  When I was a senior in high school, I had committed to Southeastern University and was excited to be starting a new chapter. ... More


SEU Celebrates First Generation College Students

In honor of the annual National First-Generation College Celebration on November 8, we’re giving a shout-out to all of the members of the Fire Family — current students and alumni — who were the first in their families to go to college. “Being a first generation college student has meant so much to me,” said Chris Bryant, ... More


How to Fit in Grad School

If you’re looking to advance in your field, graduate school is the bridge between where you are now and your career goals. Advanced degrees grant students a deeper awareness of the ideas, technologies, and issues within their preferred field. However...they also require your finances and time, and some of us just can’t seem to get past the price tag or time commitment.  More


SEU Provost Dr. Hackett to Retire

Southeastern University’s long-standing provost, Dr. William Hackett, Jr., has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2020–21 academic year. Hackett first came to the university in 1988 and has served as provost since 2012.  [caption id="attachment_13344" align="alignright" width="260"] More


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