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Category: News Release

Southeastern Hosts Local Special Olympics

As the weekend approaches, most people look forward to enjoying time off. For the Southeastern University community, the weekends offers time for them to serve. This Saturday, Southeastern faculty, staff and students will spend their day hosting the local Special Olympics at Victory Field from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The majority of the participants ... More


September 14, 2016

National Leadership Forum Gets New Format

Southeastern University Foundation is revamping its annual National Leadership Forum. Instead of a one-day event in the spring, the Forum will consist of a series of speakers throughout the 2016-17 academic year. The series will conclude in March with a Scholarship Gala. “Southeastern’s Forum Speaker Series offers more opportunities for our students and the community to hear from prominent leaders and communicators throughout the year. The Speaker Series will ... More


August 18, 2016

Ron Clark to Headline Forum for Education

Southeastern University will welcome Ron Clark back to Lakeland for its Forum for Education on September 15. The hour-long workshop is open to Polk County K-12 educators and will be held at Polk Theatre at 4 p.m. “Last year’s sold out event was a huge success. We look forward to providing this opportunity again and allowing more Polk County teachers to attend through a new venue,” said Dr. Brian Carroll, ... More


SEU Welcomes ‘Chewbacca Mom’ to Campus

Candace Payne, who has brought joy to millions around the world through her Chewbacca mask Facebook video, received an unexpected gift on Monday. Southeastern University President Dr. Kent Ingle presented Payne with full tuition scholarships for her entire family, including her husband and ... More


May 31, 2016

SEU Enactus Advances to the National Competition

Southeastern University Enactus was recently invited to participate in the Enactus U.S. National Competition after being named among the top teams at the Enactus Regional Competition! Enactus is a global nonprofit platform through which university students around the world empower their communities via entrepreneurial projects. Through implementation of seven strong initiatives, SEU Enactus is making a difference in Polk County and Choloma, Honduras. Individuals impacted by the team’s ... More


Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership

Southeastern University President Kent Ingle announced that University Loft CEO James Jannetides has made a gift to name the university’s College of Business & Legal Studies. Effectively immediately, the college will be known as the Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership. The announcement was made during the May 5 biannual meeting of the university’s board of trustees. The gift is part of ... More


SEU Launches Pathways School of Excellence

This fall Southeastern University will open Pathways School of Excellence, a program specifically tailored for students with disabilities in middle and high school and postsecondary transition. The school will be housed in the education building at Southeastern. The curriculum will be designed for students with intellectual disabilities and other mild learning and physical disabilities. The mission of Pathways is to equip learners for growth and success in academic, personal and ... 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


Dr. Ben Carson to Speak at SEU Commencement

On Friday, April 29, Southeastern University will host its spring commencement ceremony at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida., at 6:30 p.m. There will be 449 graduates, bringing Southeastern’s total graduation count since inception to 13,643. There are 109 master’s degree candidates, 324 bachelor’s candidates and 16 associate candidates. The commencement speaker will be Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and politician. Carson became the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital ... More


April 22, 2016

SEU Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for Student Activities Center

Southeastern University will host its ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Student Activities Center (SAC) facility on Tuesday, April 12, at 10 a.m. The new facility includes a gymnasium, telescoping bleachers, coaches’ offices, a multipurpose room and a large equipment storage room. The architectural firm for the project is SCMH Architects, and the company constructing the facility is NuJak Development. The addition expanded the existing space by 15,209 square feet, bringing the ... More