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

jobZology - Online Career Counseling Service

Today, the Career Services department at Southern Adventist University is launching 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:

Fruition Lab 2017 -

Want to discover the “why” in your business? You might ask Seth Hill (‘17 Southern alumnus), founder and CEO at SWAYY Insulated Hammocks. Seth attended Fruition Lab in August 2016.

“Fruition Lab gave me the confidence and most importantly the connections to be able to continue down the road of truly useful business. I now have a more defined perspective on why I'm doing what I'm doing. I have a desire to create products with a purpose.“

Fruition Lab’s mission is to Inspire, Connect and Educate impact-driven entrepreneurs. Participating students at Southern Adventist University, alumni, and other Adventist entrepreneurs will hear inspiring stories from Adventist business owners as they identify their mission. Participants will learn how to sustain a business and network with others. This one-day seminar sponsored by Fruition Lab will be held for the first time at Southern Adventist University on November 2, 2017. Early arriving participants will be able to network the evening before, if desired. Go to to register.

Homecoming Weekend 2017 - 

NOTE CHANGE IN DATES - November 2-5, 2017

Alumni and friends of Southern are invited back to campus to reconnect, reminisce, and get involved. Early highlights include:

Student Missions Reunion (alumni and staff who have served as student missionaries or missionaries are invited to participate in an International Supper on Friday afternoon, a Student Missions costumes & flags pageant and devotional by current alumni missionaries for Vespers that evening, and the Missions Expo afterward) as well as many activities/events throughout the weekend celebrating the 125th anniversary of Southern. Details about the tentative schedule are available here.  Directions and nearby lodging options are available here. More detailed information and online registration is available here. Check back periodically for updates between now and November. Have questions? Please email or call 423.236.2830.

Celebrating 125 Years of Southern in 2017 - Alumni are invited to join students and staff in celebrating Southern's 125th anniversary during 2017. Help us reach our goal of logging 125,000 hours of community service this year.

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.