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 

Alumni Events 


Homecoming Weekend 2020: October 29-November 1
Honor Classes: 1940, '50, '60, '70, '75, '80, '90, '95, '00, '10

Theme: Empowered by Knowledge

Highlights: Symphony Orchestra Reunion Concert - celebrating 20 years under the direction of Laurie Redmer Cadwallader

50th Anniversary of McKee Library

Golf Tournament (see below)

Adoration & Renewal Worship Services - Speaker: Gary Rustad, '00, president of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference


Alumni Golf Tournament
Southern's next golf tournament will be hosted at The Bear Trace golf course on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. A new volunteer golf committee will soon share more details about plans to expand and enhance the tournament this year.

Guest Lodging - Southern has 23 two-bedroom apartments on campus available for rent for visiting guests. Guest Lodging offers basic ($79), standard ($89), and deluxe ($115) accommodations right in the heart of campus. Contact the manager of Guest Lodging, at 423.236.7000 or by emailing to book a room or for more details. More information about both on and off-campus lodging options is available online here.


Alumni News 

Beyond the Columns
We’d love to hear from you, and so would your classmates! Submit updates here to share news about additions to your family, educational accomplishments, marriage, and professional recognition.

PathwayU - Online Career Counseling Service
PathwayU is 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. PathwayU is available for use by Southern alumni and students. Explore PathwayU by visiting For more information, contact Career Services by emailing or by calling 423.236.2078.