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Category: Mentors

Jacquelyn Ricardo, ESE 4+1 Major

When Jacquelyn Ricardo began college in California, she entered with the intention of studying children’s ministry. However, once she began her classes she realized that it wasn’t her calling. She began to pray that God would show her what He wanted her to do, and in the meantime she moved to Florida “just for adventure” and attended a community college. After a while she began to apply to ... More


112 Devotional By Students, For Students

Seasons of Growth During any season of growth, there comes a time to reap and a time to sow. After the harvest is reaped, time must be spent to cultivate the land and properly prepare the soil in order for a successful harvest to occur once more. Southeastern University has undergone tremendous growth over the past few years. While our school continues to develop and reach new heights, ... More


First Doctor of Ministry Cohort

Southeastern University’s first Doctor of Ministry cohort*, which launched in the fall of 2016, is comprised of men and women of varying ages and ethnicities. They are ministers, pastors, leaders and scholars from all walks of life. We sat down with this dynamic group during their summer intensive session to learn their thoughts about the program so far. What Brought Them ... More


Emily Stegall’s ESE Class

Students never really know what to expect when they walk into Emily Stegall’s Survey of the Exceptional Learner (ESE) class. This class is required for all education majors, based on the fact that schools nationwide have moved to an inclusive classroom format where ESE* and non-ESE students learn side-by side. The course is intended to help pre-service teachers effectively teach students ... More


Study Abroad in Uganda

When Delaina Peek and Bryson Barefoot (both Social Work, ’17) decided to study abroad in Uganda, they had no idea how much it would deepen their knowledge of their field. “The Uganda Studies Program (USP) provides a unique, enriching experience for college students to study abroad, fully immerse themselves in another culture, and attain credits and internship hours,” explained Dr. Erica Sirrine, dean of SEU’s College of Behavioral and Social ... More


16-Month MAML Program at SEU

As a Christ-centered university, it’s natural that the very first master’s degree that SEU offered was the Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership, often referred to as the MAML. Over time, the MAML evolved to be offered in three learning formats: executive cohort, traditional classroom or online. Remaking the MAML “To ensure that our programs remain ... More


Top Tips for Business & Social Etiquette

Nervous about networking? You’re not alone. In fact, an estimated 90 percent of people admit to feeling socially nervous or awkward in a business networking setting, such as a luncheon or speaker event. The good news is, there is plenty you can do to learn how to network and to do it well. Patricia Rossi, host of the weekly segment “One Minute Manners” on ... More


February 27, 2017

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


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