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Category: Calling

Chester Spellman, Americorps Director

Southeastern University alumnus, Chester Spellman, was appointed by the White House as the director of AmeriCorps for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Called to Serve “I believe there is no greater calling than the calling to serve. I am deeply honored to be appointed by the White House and thrilled for the opportunity to lead AmeriCorps at the national ... More


August 2, 2017

SEU Worship Releases New Album

Infused throughout the inspiring three days of SEU Conference were 11 uplifting, original songs — all completely written, performed and produced by our all-student music ministry SEU Worship. This SEU Worship album is self-titled, and is the group's fifth live album. Physical copies of the album were available for purchase during SEU Conference, and SEU Worship ... More


SEU Documentaries—A Ripple Effect

Everyone is familiar with the analogy of comparing ripples in the water to a catalyst that causes multiple, far-reaching effects. Southeastern’s annual documentary project aims to be just that for issues that face our world today. Each year since 2012, teams of SEU students, staff and faculty have worked with relevant organizations to produce a documentary about a topic of significance and social importance. This project started with SEU Destinations, ... More


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


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 Professor to Be Featured on National Radio Program

Dr. Robert Crosby, professor of practical theology, and his wife, Pam, senior director for COMPASS: The Center for Calling and Career, will be featured Monday, April 25, on Dr. James Dobson’s nationally broadcast radio program, Family Talk. The program will focus primarily on Dr. Crosby’s 2014 book, The One Jesus Loves. “We so often hear Christian ... More


Medicine with a Mission

With a continued burden for medical missions, Dr. Tonya Hawthorne, DO, ’83 ventured in 2006 to the country of Kenya in hopes of starting a medical outreach center. Still uncertain of the location, Tonya went on five scouting trips outside the capital city of Nairobi, each being a little further from the city and modern conveniences. During her last trip, she visited Ngoswani, a rural village of no more than five buildings. “... More


Investigating Fragile X Syndrome

As a student, Dr. Aimee (Vinson) Franklin never envisioned her career leading to a future in research. While in college and shortly after graduating from SEU in 2007, she was determined to take the MCAT and get into medical school. Aimee worked hard in order to graduate from Southeastern in three-and-a-half years with a bachelor’s degree in biology/pre-medicine. She moved home after graduation and worked delivering newspapers to save ... More