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Category: Stories

Transfer Student Feature — Makenzie Johnson

In honor of National Transfer Student Week, we're featuring the stories of some of our transfer students and why SEU made a difference in their lives. Makenzie Johnson moved to Lakeland, Florida, around the age of 16 and went on to graduate ... More


Transfer Student Feature — Lindsey Davis

In honor of National Transfer Student Week, we're featuring the stories of some of our transfer students and why SEU made a difference in their lives. “You can’t have science and medicine without Jesus.” These were the words a Southeastern ... More


Transfer Student Feature — Gabe Gibilisco

In honor of National Transfer Student Week, we're featuring the stories of some of our transfer students and why SEU made a difference in their lives. New Jersey native, Gabe Gibilisco, first heard about SEU through his father, who is a ... More


Transfer Student Feature — Tyler Hilgers

In honor of National Transfer Student Week, we're featuring the stories of some of our transfer students and why SEU made a difference in their lives. “It was a God thing,” shares Tyler Hilgers about transferring over to SEU to finish ... More


Kathryn Bishop — Nursing on the Road

From taking in the scenery at Tunnel View in Yosemite Valley, hiking trails surrounding Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, and ascending Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Kathryn (Davis) Bishop (’11) admits that life as a travel nurse has its perks. Eight years since graduating from Southeastern, Kathryn and her husband, Stephen, are now ... More


October 18, 2019

Brandon Hurst — Trekking Through Life

Brandon Hurst (’08) has an adventurer’s spirit; one that’s led him to hike on both U.S. coasts, mountain climb around the world and, most recently, run ultra marathons. But it wasn’t always that way. A Lakeland native, Brandon decided to go to Southeastern University because he felt a call to ministry. However, he felt stifled attending college in his hometown. ... More


Melony Bell — Committed to Service

Melony Bell (’08) almost dropped out of Southeastern University before ever setting foot in her first class.  But she didn’t, and when she entered the next day, her new classmates prayed for her. At that moment, she knew that’s exactly where she should be. “On the first night I was supposed ... More


September 6, 2019

SEU Biology Students Intern at Mayo Clinic

As a biology student at Southeastern, you have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the professional medical field before you even graduate. SEU students Noah Richmond and David Orlando are getting practical experience working on the cutting edge of medical research and gaining close mentoring relationships with practicing physicians. They have been conducting research this summer at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, through ... More


Jaylens Challenge Founder to Attend SEU

Anti-bullying activist and founder of Jaylens Challenge Foundation, Inc., Jaylen Arnold, has committed to attend Southeastern University in the fall of 2019. Arnold announced his decision to attend the university at Southeastern’s leadership conference, Forum at SEU, today. “We are ... More


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