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Southeastern University
Seal of Southeastern University of the AG
Motto Gathered in the Spirit. Equipping for every good work
Established 1935
Type Private
Endowment $3.7 million
Faculty 150
Undergraduates 3,075
Location Lakeland, Florida, USA
Campus 68 acres
Colors Black and Red          
Nickname Fire
Mascot Fuego the Fire Dog

Southeastern University is a private, Christian, undergraduate and graduate institution of higher education located in Lakeland, Florida in the USA. It was established in 1935 as a Bible college, and became a liberal arts college in 1970. The University has formerly been known as South-Eastern Bible Institute (1935-1956), South-Eastern Bible College (1956-1977), and Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God (1977-2005). It is still affiliated with the Assemblies of God, a Protestant, Pentecostal denomination.[1]

Official enrollment for the 2006-07 academic year was 2,911 students representing 43 states and more than 20 foreign countries. More than 20 percent of the students are ethnic minorities. Students come from varied academic backgrounds. Before enrolling at Southeastern, students have attended public, private and Christian schools; others have been homeschooled. They come from a variety of denominations, though approximately 40% are from an Assemblies of God background. The top states represented are Florida, Ohio, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Connecticut, Washington, Delaware, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. .[1]

Southeastern offers 45 programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees, including an MBA. All students are required to complete 54 hours of general education course work in addition to their major. The school is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[1]


University administration

Mr. John Kautz III - Vice President for Finance & Administration[2]
Dr. Lyle Bowlin - Vice President for Academic Affairs[2]
Dr. James L. Davis - Vice President for Development[2]

Colleges and programs

Southeastern University consists of 80 colleges, as well as the Division of Continuing and Adult Education. Each offers a variety of degree programs.[3]


College of Arts and Sciences

Dean: Gordon D. Miller, Ed. D.

Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department Chair: Larry E. Hazelbaker, Ph.D.

B.A. in History
B.S. in Human Services
B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Psychology
Bachelor of Social Work
M.S. in Human Services
M.S. in Professional Counseling
M.S. in School Counseling

Department of Communication

Department Chair: John R. Pierce, M.F.A.

B.A. in Broadcast
B.S. in Broadcast
B.A. in Communication
B.S. in Communication
B.A. in Film Studies
B.S. in Film Studies
B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations
B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations
B.A. in Theatre
B.S. in Theatre

Department of English and Foreign Languages

Department Chair: Rickey A. Cotton, Ed. D.

B.A. in English
B.S. in English and Intercultural Studies

Department of Music

Department Chair: Danny H. Tindall, Ed. D.

B.A. in Music
B.S. in Church Music
B.S. in Music Education
Bachelor of Music Performance (Emphasis in Voice, Piano or Instrumental)

Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Department Chair: Deborah J. Hazelbaker, Ph.D.

B.A. in Mathematics
B.S. in General Biology
B.S. in Biology/Pre-Med

College of Business and Legal Studies

Dean: R. Joseph Childs, D.B.A

B.A. in Criminal Justice
B.S. in Accounting
B.S. in Finance
B.S. in International Business
B.S. in Leadership
B.S. in Management
B.S. in Management Information Systems
B.S. in Marketing
B.S. in Sports and Recreation Management
Master of Business Administration

College of Education

Dean: Samuel Bennett, Ed. D.

B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6)
B.S. in Exceptional Student Education
B.S. in Middle Grades English (5-9)
B.S. in Middle Grades General Science (5-9)
B.S. in Middle Grades Mathematics (5-9)
B.S. in Middle Grades Social Science (5-9)
B.S. in Secondary Biology (6-12)
B.S. in Secondary English (6-12)
B.S. in Secondary Mathematics (6-12)
B.S. in Secondary Social Science (6-12)
B.S. in Music Education (K-12)
M.Ed. in Elementary Education (K-6)
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning

College of Christian Ministries and Religion

Dean: Robert Houlihan, D.Min.

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
B.S. in Church Ministries
B.S. in Missions
B.S. in Practical Theology
M.A. in Ministerial Leadership

Resident life

Aventura Hall (Spanish for Adventure) - Female housing 2 and 4 bed room suites.
Bauer Hall - Communal male housing.
Bethany Hall - Communal female housing.
Destino Hall (Spanish for Destiny) - Male housing 2 and 4 bed room suites.
Esperanza Hall (Spanish for Hope) - Female housing 2 and 4 bed room suites.
Mira Lago (Spanish for 'Look at the Lake') - Studio apartment style living with full kitchens for males.
South Pointe - Female housing featuring 1 and 2 bedroom apartments that house 3 and 4 students respectively.
Valencia - Male/Female housing featuring 1 and 2 bedroom apartments that house 3 and 4 students respectively.
Buttercup - Female housing featuring 2 and 3 bedroom houses that house 3 to 5 students.

National Leadership Forum

The National Leadership Forum is an innovative and creative approach to teaching the servant leadership concept in the academic community, and in the business and church communities. Held annually on the Lakeland, Florida, campus of Southeastern University, the Forum has hosted such notable speakers as Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Gov. Jeb Bush, Tommy Barnett, Jack Welch, Tony Dungy, TD Jakes, Marcus Buckingham, Craig Groeschel, Kay Warren, Ken Blanchard, Erwin McManus, Patrick Lencioni, Andy Stanley, Bill Hybels, Bill George, Matthew Barnett, Henry Cloud, Laurie Beth Jones, Dave Ramsey, Tim Sanders, Ed Young, Jr., Tony Evans, Megyn Kelly, and Wayne Cordeiro.

The 2010 National Leadership Forum will take place on March 10-12, 2010, with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and others.

Visit The National Leadership Forum Website


Athletic Director: Duane Aagaard[4]

Nickname: The Fire

Mascot: Fuego the Fire Dog

Division: NCCAA Division II, NAIA Division I

Mission: To develop Southeastern athletes holistically: physically, academically, and spiritually. As a department, we strive to foster character, servant leadership, and the development of life skills while providing a professional environment in Christian athletics.[5]

Teams: Cheerleading, Men's Basketball, Men's Baseball, Men's Golf, Men's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball.

Coaching Staff:[6] Deborah Beck - Head Cheerleading Coach, Jason Beck - Head Baseball Coach, Terry Thomas - Head Volleyball Coach, John Dunlap - Head Men's Basketball Coach, Evan Gibson - Sports Information Director & Head Men's Golf Coach, Ed Plastow - Head Women's Basketball Coach, Stacey Russo - Athletic Trainer, Drew Stacey - Head Men's Soccer Coach, Dominic Stross - Head Women's Soccer Coach , Elizabeth Middleton - Head Women's Tennis Coach.

Southeastern Athletic teams have brought home national championships in every sport except Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, and Women's Volleyball.

National Championships (NCCAA):

Men's Golf Division I: 2007 Men's Golf Division II: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Men's Baseball Division II: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Men's Basketball Division II: 2005

Men's Soccer Division II: 2006

Notable alumni

Manwell of the Christian band Group 1 Crew, KJ-52, Seth Ready, Craig Maddox, Devaris Strange

See also


External links


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