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! 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

E.A. Anderson Lecture Series (Winter 2016)Mondays (Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Feb. 29, Mar. 21, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, Apr. 11) at 7 p.m., Brock Hall, Rm. 3205 (complete schedule and lecture descriptions available here). Sponsored by the School of Business and Management. Open to the public.

E.O. Grundset Lecture Series (Winter 2016) - Thursdays (Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 24, and Apr. 7) at 7:30 p.m. in the Hulsey Wellness Center, Rm 3135 (complete schedule and lecture descriptions available here). Sponsored by the Biology department and open to the public.

SOUTHERN Adventure in Europe 2016 Tour - May 29-June 10. Visiting Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland. Sponsored by the Alumni Association. The deadline for reserving a spot is Jan. 4, 2016. For more information, contact Alumni Relations by emailing or by calling 423.236.2830.

Homecoming Weekend 2016 - Thursday, Oct. 27-Sunday, Oct. 30 - Honor classes: 1936, 46, 56, 66, 71, 76, 86, 91, 96, 06. Early highlights include celebration of the 60th anniversary of Southern's nursing program; reunion for former Student Services staff, residence hall deans, and residence assistants (more event details will become available as plans and other activities are confirmed).