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Category: News Release

SEU Students Speak at the UN

Southeastern students Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu have been featured in national headlines a lot over the last several years. They have been asked to recount the story of their abduction by the Boko Haram countless times, and their story has been told in People magazine More


SEU Unveils Cornerstone Partnership with Lakeland Magic

Southeastern University has always had a heart for our Lakeland community. Over the years, we have continued to invest in relationships with individuals and businesses within the surrounding area, believing that the Southeastern campus extends beyond Longfellow Boulevard. Teaming Up One of these new relationships is with the Lakeland Magic, the NBA G-League* affiliate of the Orlando ... More


SEU Launches First MSW in Polk County

This fall, Southeastern launched the first Master of Social Work degree (MSW) in Polk County. This is also the first MSW program in the state of Florida to be offered by an evangelical university. The cohort held its initial class in August with an enrollment of 25 students, surpassing the initial projection of 12 students. Bringing the MSW to SEU “Starting an MSW program was a dream of the Southeastern ... More


September 19, 2017

SEU Reaches Record Enrollment

News Coverage This exciting milestone for SEU was featured on Bay News 9. Click here to watch: Record Enrollment at Southeastern University—as Featured on Bay News 9 from Southeastern University on Vimeo. A Record-Breaking Year Southeastern University started our academic year on Wednesday, August 30, with record-breaking ... More


College of Ministry & Religion Renamed

On May 4, Southeastern University will unveil the renaming of our College of Christian Ministries and Religion in honor of the chancellor of our university, Tommy Barnett. The newly named college will be known as the Barnett College of Ministry & Theology. The Legacy of Pastor Barnett “No one has embodied a commitment to innovation and empowering the next generation like Pastor Tommy Barnett,” said Dr. Kent ... More


SEU Foundation to Host Scholarship Gala

On Friday, March 10, 2017, the Southeastern University Foundation will present an unforgettable evening at its annual Scholarship Gala fundraising dinner. This year’s event will be held on Southeastern’s campus with special guest speaker Edward Davis, former Boston police commissioner. Davis is a leading expert in counter-terrorism, cyber security and modern policing. The film “Patriots Day” is based on his personal experiences in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. ... More


February 13, 2017

SEU Launches New School of Worship

During the conclusion of the 2017 SEU Conference, Southeastern University announced that it is restructuring its oldest, largest and fastest-growing academic college, the College of Christian Ministries and Religion. This restructure will focus on reimagining the training process for pastors in the 21st century. The changes will start with the launch of the ... More


Forum for Business Welcomes Nancy Duarte

Southeastern University will welcome Nancy Duarte to Lakeland during our Forum for Business Communication on February 9, 2017. The hour-long workshop for leaders and communicators will address the subject of inspiring change through speeches, stories, ceremonies and symbols. Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in several publications including Fortune, Forbes and Fast Company. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., has created thousands ... More


January 11, 2017

First Sheriff’s Sentinel Program in Florida

Southeastern University and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Partner for Sentinel Program (more…) More


December 16, 2016

SEU’s First Doctoral Student to Graduate

Southeastern University’s first doctoral student will graduate this December during the fall commencement ceremony, which will take place on December 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Victory Church in Lakeland. Candi Ring will be the first student to graduate from the doctor of education program, which was launched in the fall of 2014. The doctoral program at Southeastern University currently has 140 students. “The doctoral program has been a labor of love from ... More