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Category: Spotlight

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


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


Simi Adewunmi, Organizational Leadership ’16

Simi Adewunmi, an SEU international student from Nigeria, is pursuing a degree in organizational leadership with a minor in business management and plans to continue on for her MBA following graduation. Simi knew Southeastern was the place for her after visiting campus and experiencing our Christ-centered and close-knit community. She said, "Although the word 'community' is commonly used and can sound casual, for me, it made all the difference, especially ... More


March 18, 2016

SEU Student Shines a Light on Intellectual Disabilities

The idea for People Like Us may have come to SEU student Kirsti Mutz during her freshman year of college — but it’s really been a lifelong journey for her and her 16-year-old sister, Emma, one of the six individuals with varying abilities who star in the feature-length documentary. People Like Us centers on their experience in a local theater program and shines a light on ... More


March 17, 2016

Sofia Ramos, GTE Financial Student Employee

From participating in our Honors Program to coordinating events for our commuter students, Sofia Ramos has taken advantage of the many opportunities to gain leadership skills and grow professionally throughout her nearly four years at SEU. In her junior year, she was selected to be part of the inaugural team at our on-campus GTE Student-Powered Financial Center. Check out our interview with Sofia below to learn about her experience in ... More


March 4, 2016

Family Legacy: Eugene Williams ’52

When Eugene Williams attended Southeastern in the early 1950s, it was a three-year Bible institute located at Lodwick Field military barracks, now known as Tiger Town. He was a part of the Class of 1952, the last class to graduate from that location. He recalls the hot days spent in the dorms that did not have air conditioning. After completing a theology degree at Southeastern, he attended Florida Southern College and ... More


Annabelle Gardiner, Associate Professor of Violin

One of the best parts of studying at SEU is getting to connect one-on-one with some of the top professors in the nation. Annabelle Gardiner, associate professor of violin and Chicago native, studied at the Eastman School of Music and has taught full time at Southeastern since 2008. Both she and her husband, Ron, also a music professor at SEU, are committed to helping students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation ... More


February 29, 2016

SEU Alum Opens Chiropractic Center

“When I was younger, I would always pray, 'God these are your hands. Use them.' I still pray that prayer every day at the office before I start my day,” said Dr. Ida Abraham, a 2007 SEU grad. Ida is among one of the few female chiropractors in Lakeland, Florida. She has owned her private practice, South Lakeland Chiropractic Center, since October of 2014. “Being a female chiropractor in Lakeland has ... More


February 24, 2016

Ethan Owen, SEU Wrestler

Ethan Owen is a business management major and student-athlete who is originally from the Carolinas but now lives in the Lakeland area. For Ethan, getting to compete as a Fire athlete is a privilege and opportunity not to be wasted. As the first athlete signed to the wrestling team More


February 19, 2016

MBA Student Named a Winner in Unilever Challenge

With a fresh idea on reinventing the process of doing laundry, Lauren Start, an alumna and current master’s student at Southeastern University, is heading to London to present her idea to Unilever’s headquarters during the last week of February. Lauren was one of five winners selected to present her idea from over 150 participants in Unilever’s "Reinventing Laundry" challenge. The challenge encouraged participants to think of ideas on ... More