Southeastern University’s School of Honors is designed for students with a record of academic success who would like to be challenged in preparation for their careers or continued graduate studies. Upon successful program completion, students receive the designation of University Honors Scholar.
We are delighted you are interested in becoming a member of the Southeastern University School of Honors. Students who have been accepted to this prestigious program receive additional scholarship funds up to $3,000 per school year.
Once you have completed your undergraduate admission application, you will be contacted by our office if you qualify. Please email us at email@example.com with further questions.
Dean, School of Honors
Professor, College of Education
MBA, Southeastern University (2008) – Business Administration
EdD, University of Tennessee (2000) – Education
MEd, Georgia State University (1988) – Educational Administration and Supervision
BS, Lee University (1973) – History (Secondary Education)
Prior to coming to Southeastern University in Fall 1999, Dr. Gordon Miller had extensive background experience in public and private education (teaching and administration), as well as experience in ministry, as a Sunday School teacher and Director of Children’s Ministries, and missions, with international mission travel in Ghana, India, Jamaica, Brazil, and Thailand. During his 21 years at Southeastern he has held various academic and leadership positions as Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Director of the Southeastern University Honors Program, and, currently, Dean of the School of Honors. In addition he has taught classes in the College of Education, the Jannetides College of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Barnett College of Ministry and Theology.
Dr. Miller’s deep passion is for his students. He was the founding Director of the Honors Program and has overseen its growth and development since it was established in Fall 2009. During that time the School of Honors experienced continual growth and, as a result, in 2018, the Honors Program transitioned to become the School of Honors with Dr. Miller serving as the Dean. In addition to his academic and administrative leadership, he has maintained an active presence on the SEU campus, involved in various other areas of student life during his tenure, including serving as Chaplain of the Men’s Soccer team, leading a student mission team to Ghana, West Africa, and leading two student groups to Australia/New Zealand as part of Southeastern’s then Summer Down Under Study Abroad program. Most recently he assisted in an Honors-specific Study tour in Israel in Spring 2019.
Honors & Recognitions
Cambridge Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals – 2007
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers – 2004, 2005, 2006
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society – 1999
Outstanding Young Men in America – 1988
Administrative Coordinator, School of Honors
BA, Southeastern University (2020) – Communication
MA, Asbury University (2021) – Digital Storytelling
In spring 2020, Kaitlyn Brett joined the School of Honors as Administrative Coordinator. Kaitlyn is a recent alumna of SEU, having earned a BA in Communications and the merit of University Honors Scholar. While a student in the School of Honors, Kaitlyn wrote a thesis entitled Story as the Force that Gives Us Meaning and was as an active member of the Honors Leadership Team.
During her undergrad years, she served as the Associate Producer of Torch TV and Raw TV, worked for the School of Unrestricted Education, and served as a Teaching Assistant for both the College of Natural & Health Sciences and the Department of Communication.
Before joining the School of Honors as Administrative Coordinator, Kaitlyn worked with an international missions’ organization, which sought to bring self-sustaining solutions to poverty with the love and hope of Christ. She continues to volunteer extensively at her church in the Media Ministry and Women’s Ministry.
Because of the positive impact the faculty and staff of Southeastern had on her life, Kaitlyn is passionate about helping students find their voice and discover their calling.
With approximately 200 active students, the SEU School of Honors greatly impacts our community— both locally and globally— through student leadership, community service, mission trips, athletics participation, and by conducting thesis research studies.
Contributions allow the School of Honors to fund special courses and programming, to secure research advisors, to sponsor student travel for engaging in learning and service activities, as well as study abroad trips. Furthermore, your gift allows the School of Honors to invite community and national leaders in the fields of academia, government, business, and the non-profit sector for lectures and small-group meetings with Honors students. Such interactions and opportunities are essential to inspiring Honors students to reach his or her greatest potential.
To learn more about how your gift can and has impacted our students, scroll through the highlighted School of Honors Alumni below.
A fee of $250 per semester (a total of $500 per year) will be charged to your student account to cover the benefits you receive by being a member of the School of Honors. This fee will contribute to existing event and opportunities, as well as many new and exciting endeavors, including launching new courses, welcoming Honors faculty of distinction, and elevating the student experience.
This fee will begin in the fall of 2023.
This event, held every semester, gives students the chance to present and discuss their thesis research. Several of the completed theses have led to publication, founding of organizations, and employment for our students.
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Every year, our students have the opportunity to travel abroad to experience a full immersion into various cultures. Past trips have included Israel and Oxford, England.
Our world-class faculty continually invest in the development of our honors students by serving as instructors, mentors, and advisors, both in and out of the classroom.