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Category: Missions

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


SEU Missions — #GivingTuesday

Part of our #GivingTuesday story series.  One of the most distinctive aspects of the Southeastern University experience is our passion for missions. Our students receive the opportunity to serve communities in both local and ... More


November 14, 2018

Dr. Bob Houlihan’s Hurricane Relief Efforts

At SEU, our faculty members show excellence, dedication and compassion both in the classroom and in the community. Dr. Bob Houlihan of SEU's Barnett College of Ministry & Theology is the founder and chair of Crossroads Alliance & Ministries. This organization is one of many ... 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


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


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


SEU Ranked in the Top 5 of Missions-Minded Universities

Southeastern University was recently recognized by Christian Universities Online as one of the top five most missions-minded Christian colleges and universities for 2016. Degree programs offered and the number of service/internship opportunities in missions were factors that impacted SEU’s rating. In addition to our Exposure missions week, hundreds of SEU faculty, staff and students participate in our Destinations program each year, making a positive difference in the lives of ... More


March 24, 2016

Student Blog: Being a Missionary Kid at SEU

Just two years before beginning college, my family moved back to the United States from Mexico, where my parents had been serving as missionaries since I was 11. When I started at Southeastern University, I still felt very out of place in the U.S. I was fully out of touch with “pop” culture and struggled to reconcile my love for my “home” and the nationality everyone assumed I was. To ... More