Dear Alumni:
The university is very proud of the achievements of the thousands of graduates and attendees who have experienced Southern through the years. Your continued support for your alma mater with your time, talents, and treasure is most appreciated. You are Southern's greatest ambassador! 

Here's how you can get more involved:

  • provide internships through your business
  • recruit and hire Southern graduates
  • mentor students and other alumni through the LEAP (Leadership Education through Alumni Partnerships) program
  • volunteer to help with special events and projects on and off campus
  • pray for God's continued guidance for students, faculty, and staff
  • spread the word to potential students about the strong academic programs
  • encourage family and friends to attend
  • make a lasting impact on future generations by making a gift

Be sure to stay connected to each other and to the university through Southern Community online! Let me know how Southern can best serve you. We value your input and Director Evonne Crookideas.

With warm Southern wishes,                                                        
Evonne Crook
Evonne Kutzner Crook, ‘79
Director of Alumni Relations


P.S.- Stay connected with Alumni Groups through LinkedIn and Facebook.  

News and Events

NAD Teachers’ Convention Ice Cream Social - August 8 from 1-2:30 p.m. (McCormick Place, West Building, Level 1, Meeting Room #187). Alumni in Chicago for the convention are encouraged to attend an ice cream sundae social on August 8. Meet with President David Smith and Southern staff, fellowship and network with alumni, and enjoy a delicious, complimentary dessert with us (vegan option available). Everyone attending the convention is invited to stop by Southern’s booth for a gift at any time.

Alumni Golf Tournament 2018 - August 26

Alumni and friends of Southern Adventist University are invited to join us for a fun day of golf on Sunday, Aug. 26, at The Bear Trace Golf Course in Harrison, TN. Shot-gun start begins at 8 a.m. Online registration and more information are available at Save the date, contact friends to join you, and register today!

Homecoming Weekend 2018 - October 25-28

Theme:  His Strength, Our Unity

Honor Classes: 1938, '48, '58, '68, '73, '78, '88, '93, '98, '08

Worship services speaker:  Pierre Monice, '07

Gym-Masters Reunion & Show

Parade of Nations, Missions Vespers and Expo

More detailed schedule of activities can be found here. Online registration is available here. Information about guest lodging options on campus is available below.

Campus Guest Lodging Expands

With the recent addition of the Kentucky building to Guest Lodging, Southern now has a total of 23 two-bedroom apartments on campus available for rent for visiting guests. Guest Lodging offers basic ($69), standard ($79), and deluxe ($109) accommodations right in the heart of campus. Contact Sandy James, manager of Guest Lodging, at 423.236.7000 or by emailing to book a room or for more information.

jobZology - Online Career Counseling Service

Southern Adventist University has launched jobZology, an online career counseling companion that guides users toward discovering purpose and meaning while exploring occupations and available jobs that align with their interests, personality and values. jobZology is available for use by Southern alumni and students. Explore jobZology by visiting For more information about jobZology, watch this three-minute video:

Beyond the Columns

We’d love to hear from you, and so would your classmates! Send updates about additions to your family, educational accomplishments, marriage, professional recognition, or other news you’d like to share.