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Category: Faith Ownership

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


On the Front Lines: SEU Alum’s New Chaplaincy Initiative

Being sensitive to God’s call has always been important to Chaplain (Col.) Richard Quinn ’78, who retired this past October following 34 years of service as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. As a senior in high school, Richard planned to pursue a degree in biology and was driving to take a science CLEP exam at a local community college when he sensed God speaking to him about his future ... More


The Value of a Christian Education

If tuition costs are driving you to cross Christian schools off your college wish list, you might want to reconsider. The price of Christian higher education may not be as much as you first thought, especially for in-state students with strong high school academics who are eligible to receive scholarship funds, and the benefits you’ll receive will more than make up for the difference in price. As you weigh ... More


Student Blog: The Importance of Community

The Oxford English Dictionary defines community as “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals.” Before college, I never understood the importance of community — when in reality, I’ve always been a part of it. I had a strong group of Christian friends during high school who I now realize, looking back on ... More


Connecting with Professor Christina Gard on SEU’s Campus Mentoring Program

From meeting new friends during Welcome Week to cheering on the Fire alongside thousands of fans at Victory Field, there are plenty of ways on campus to get plugged in and build lifelong friendships.[block]One of the best ways to build authentic relationships during your time at SEU is participating in the Connect mentoring program.[/block] One of the best ways to build authentic relationships during your time at ... More