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 

ITALY:  12 DAYS OF DISCOVERY - Alumni Association Tour 2019

May 26 – June 7

Join alumni and friends of Southern on this unique tour of Italy.  Explore lakes, mountains, and cities with experienced tour leader, Dr. Bill Wohlers, Ph.D., history.  Highlights include Lake Garda, the Dolomites, Da Vinci’s Last Supper, Milan, Venice, Rome, Florence, and the Tuscan countryside. Tour price of $3,995 includes air fare, coach travel, lodging, and two Italian meals per day.  Contact Alumni Relations by emailing or call 423.236.2830 to learn more and to reserve your space on the tour by February 1.

Homecoming Weekend 2019 - October 24-27

Honor Classes: 1939, '49, '59, '69, '74, '79, '89, '94, '99, '09

More information will be posted as details are confirmed. Information about guest lodging options on campus is available below.

Campus Guest Lodging

Southern has a total of 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. Guest Lodging information is available here, by calling 423.236.7000, or by emailing 

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.

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.