Interim President named

Dr. Vicki Wolfe named Interim President

The Board of Trustees of SEBC has voted to name Dr. Vicki Wolfe in its meeting on July 10, 2014 as the Interim President of SEBC during the time of transition in seeking a new President. Dr. Wolfe will begin serving as interim President on August 1, 2014 with all the rights and privileges thereof. The President’s cabinet will serve with her as members of the transition team to handle the day by day operations of the college. Dr. Wolfe will be accountable to the Board of Trustees during this interim time and will work closely with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees in decisions that only the Board of Trustees can make. As soon as a new President is installed Dr Wolfe will continue in her role as Provost of SEBC.

The Faculty and Staff welcome the news of Dr. Vicki Wolfe’s appointment as Interim President. We know first-hand of her love for the college, her respect for us, her outstanding work ethic, and her leadership abilities. Our confidence in her, support for her, and dedication to working alongside her for SEBC, its students, and alumni could not be stronger. Congratulations, Dr. Wolfe.

Fall 2014 Traditional Orientation Schedule


9:00 – 9:15 am   New Student Check-In – RM 244

9:15 – 9:45 am   Welcome & Overview of Orientation

9:45 – 10:15 am    Spiritual Formation

10:15 – 10:25 am  Break

10:25 – 10:45 am  Financial Aid

10:45 – 11:15 am  Introduction to SEBC Library

11:15 – 11:45 am  Student Organizations and Groups – RM 257

11:45 – 12:30 pm   Lunch with Professors

12:30 – 1:00 pm  Service Learning

1:00 – 1:20 pm   Registration Instructions

1:20 – 2:30 pm   Placement Testing and Surveys


TBA-  Student Council Event- meet in ARC 


Download Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule

Register for Preview Day ’14

Register for Preview Day ’14

October 29th, 2014
8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 

This year’s Preview Day features speaker Andy Heis, SEBC alum and area pastor. 
Come worship with the SEBC Worship band.

  • 8:00 Check-in and welcome
  • 9:15 A word from SEBC President, Dr. Don Hawkins
  • 9:30 Worship with Andy Heis and Chapel Worship Band
  • 11:00 Campus Tours
  • 11:45 Lunch with faculty and staff
  • 12:30 Attend class 
  • 1:20 Q & A panel with faculty, staff, and students
  • 1:40 Financial Aid, Admissions, and scholarship drawing

    Register for Preview Day ’14 

SEBC Alumna to Co-Host Morning Show on Moody Radio

Moody Radio Announces Co-Hosts for Morning Show in Chicago

Karl Clauson and June Felix to co-host morning show weekdays from 5–9 a.m., beginning July 14.

(Chicago, Ill.—May 16, 2014) Moody Radio officially announced today Karl Clauson and June Felix as co-hosts of its new

“For months we have prayed faithfully for the Lord to bring those He wants for these positions,” said Collin Lambert, vice president of Moody Radio. “After a nationwide search, we have found two wonderful people ‘close to home.’ Clauson comes to Moody Radio from Salem’s WYLL in Chicago where he hosted an afternoon program, while Felix has served with Moody Radio in various capacities for the more than eight years. “I am thrilled to welcome them to our morning show in Chicago.Their hearts for the Lord and for people is apparent from the moment you meet them. They are passionate about their faith, living the journey, reaching their communities and contagious in their love for Jesus.”

Clauson’s background also includes education from Multnomah University and Denver Seminary, serving as a pastor in Alaska and speaking at FamilyLife Weekend to Remember marriage conferences. He is the author of Thrill – When Normal Is Not Enough and has a new book coming out in the fall of 2014. He and his wife, Junanne, have been married for 26 years and have

“What an amazing privilege to join God where He’s clearly at work,” said Clauson. “The vision of Moody and the quality of its leadership is outstanding. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves, leaning into God for direction and partnering with June as we work to bring compelling and transforming radio to Chicago in the mornings.”

A graduate of Southeastern Bible College, Felix first served with Moody Radio in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for six years and has been co-hosting Circle of Friends on Moody Radio in Michigan since 2011. She has also served with Trans World Radio for the last two years as a producer, writer and voice talent with Project Hannah in collaboration with the Magdalena Film Ministry of The Jesus Film Project. She and her husband, Sacha, have been married for 17 years and have two children.

“It is a joy to be invited to serve once again with Moody Radio,” said Felix. “I’m excited about what God has in store for this new adventure in faith and discovering His heart and message for everyone who has ears to hear in the Chicago land area.”

More information about Moody Radio’s new morning show in Chicago will be released in June 2014. The show will be focused on reaching a broad and diverse audience, delivering news and information in a conversational manner, increased caller and guest interaction, and much more.

For more information about Moody Radio in Chicago, please visit

About Moody Radio:
As one of the largest Christian radio networks in the country, Moody Radio has 36 owned and operated stations, six Internet stations and more than 1,500 outlets that carry all or part of its programming. Moody Radio produces and delivers compelling programming filled with solid biblical insight and creative expressions of faith that helps listeners take the next step in their relationship with Christ. For more information about Moody Radio, please visit

Congratulations to the SEBC graduates of 2014!

At this year’s commencement service, twenty-six students received B.A. degrees and seven students received A.A. degrees. Kristen L. Ferrier was recognized as the valedictorian, and Jennifer Nicole Moreman was recognized as the salutatorian. Daniel Wesche, Ph.D., who graduated from SEBC in 2003, was selected as this year’s recipient of honorary membership into the Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society. He serves as the headmaster of Hilton Head Christian Academy in South Carolina. In receiving the award, he spoke of how influenced he had been as a student by the caring relationships he experienced with SEBC faculty members. Hootan Benjamin Nasser received special recognition for his years at SEBC as an audit student. In gratitude for his service as president of SEBC, the board of trustees invited Dr. Don Hawkins to deliver this year’s commencement address. This will be Dr. Hawkins last commencement service as president, as his resignation will be effective in August. To the graduating class, we wish you all the best as you embark on the next stage in your journey. We have loved having you as SEBC students!

SEBC Presidential Selection 2014

Southeastern Bible College (SEBC), a four-year private Christian college, seeks an experienced professional to provide senior leadership as the next President.  Reporting to the College’s Board of Trustees, the new President must be committed to supporting SEBC’s mission, vision, educational goals, and doctrinal commitments. The next President must appreciate the College’s rich history and possess the necessary leadership qualities needed to maintain and advance institutional excellence.

 SEBC lies at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northern Shelby County, Alabama. The 22-acre campus is located in a residential suburb ofShelbyCounty, minutes south ofBirminghamin an area known for its high standard of living, excellent schools, and beautifully wooded lots.

 Southeastern Bible College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the College is to produce graduates who are biblically grounded, spiritually mature, and culturally relevant. The College is dedicated to the preparation of the whole person so that he or she may responsibly and lovingly impact the world. SEBC provides a quality education which strives to integrate informed biblical instruction, strong Arts and Sciences curriculum, and practical ministry opportunities. Accordingly, all traditional four-year SEBC graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Bible and Theology. Second majors are available in the areas of Christian Thought and History and in Elementary Education. Eight academic program minors are available to students pursuing traditional programs of study. Adult learners, in the ACHIEVE Program, graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Leadership Ministries.  


For a complete description of the presidential profile visit:


  Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2014.  Please submit the following materials (WORD or PDF format) for consideration:


➢     Letter of interest

➢     Curriculum Vitae

➢     Full contact information for two professional and two personal references (Written references may be requested at a later date.)


➢     Include a narrative essay detailing the following:

  1. Personal faith journey
  2. Perspective concerning the marks of maturity in terms of character and faith
  3. Philosophy of higher education as it relates to ministry


Electronic applications should be sent to

ATT:    SEBC Presidential Search Committee


Hard copy application material may be sent to:


ATT:  Carolyn Wilhite, Administrative Assistant to the Provost

2545 Valleydale Road

Birmingham,AL 35244-2083


For additional information about the College, visit



Southeastern Bible College adheres to the Equal Opportunities provisions of Federal Civil Rights laws and regulations that are applicable to this institution. SEBC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.


An Announcement from Our President


March 31, 2014

For immediate release:

Birmingham, Alabama– Dr. Don Hawkins, President, of Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, has announced his resignation effective August 1, 2014.

In a letter to the Board of Trustees, Dr. Hawkins cited several factors, including family needs and a radio ministry opportunity, which led to his decision.  Dr. Hawkins stated, “There is a part of me which is extremely reluctant to make this move, but prayer, time in the Scriptures, and godly counsel have indicated to me that this is the time.”

Dr. Hawkins announced his decision to faculty and staff at a meeting on March 13, and explained that he believed this move could strengthen both the administrative leadership and development initiative for the college.  He explained, “I intend to offer my services to the board and my successor in a development capacity following the model utilized by other Bible college presidents. I would focus my time and energy on cultivating relationships with major supporters of the college, but would not be involved in administrative affairs. Kathy and I anticipate relocating toDallasin late summer, and I would anticipate returning toBirminghamperiodically to serve the college in this capacity.”

Dr. Mike McLemore, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Southeastern, responded to Dr. Hawkins resignation with the following statement:  “We are saddened to see Dr. Hawkins resign because for the last 13 years he has provided dedicated leadership in many  vital areas to move the college forward.  He will be sorely missed by trustees, faculty, staff, student body, alumni, and  the  many friends that he and Mrs. Hawkins have endeared themselves to over the years. It has been a great joy to walk beside him in these days as a trustee but more important as a dear friend.”

According to Southeastern Provost Dr. Vicki Wolfe, “On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Hawkins for his faithful service to the college that spans over a decade. As President, he has played a key role in keeping Southeastern focused on fulfilling our mission and casting a vision for the future.  We wish Dr. Hawkins and Kathy all the best as they transition into this next phase of life and ministry.”

During Dr. Hawkins years of service as President of Southeastern, the college has relocated to a new 22-acre campus, adopted a policy approach to trustee governance, completed two 10-year accreditation reaffirmations, launched the ACHIEVE degree completion program, and initiated the Because It Matters capital initiative.

Dr. Hawkins noted that Southeastern will move forward with strong leadership at several levels. “Our Board of Trustees has already begun the process of appointing a presidential search committee under the leadership of trustee Steve Gannett. With an outstanding and engaged Board of Trustees, and excellent leadership from our Provost Dr. Vicki Wolfe and our cabinet, our college is poised to continue fulfilling our vital mission of producing graduates who are biblically grounded, spiritually mature and culturally relevant.”

SEBC Trustee Chairman Dr. McLemore further noted, “The Board of Trustees will continue to build upon the legacy and solid foundation that all nine of our former Presidents have laid to enable Southeastern to fulfill its vision of equipping with academic and spiritual excellence.

 Our faculty is academically and spiritually qualified to teach the Word of God; our outstanding administrative staff is second to none; our students are passionate about being trained and equipped to enter into ministry or other vocations to which God leads them with a strong Christian world view; and our alumni, friends and supporters are all ready for this next chapter of college life as God directs.  We all stand together as a Christian College family with a renewed vision and spirit to be all that The Lord wants us to be.”

Dr. Hawkins, the ninth President of Southeastern, previously served as co-host and producer of the international Back to the Bible radio broadcast, as the host and executive producer of Life Perspectives radio, and as the Vice President and radio host of the Minirth Meier Clinic

The Commission on Accreditation of ABHE has announced that the accreditation of Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham has been reaffirmed.

The Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education has announced that the accreditation of Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham has been reaffirmed for 10 years, through 2024. According to Southeastern President Dr. Don Hawkins, the decision by the commission to reaffirm accreditation is the culmination of two years’ worth of intense work by the college faculty and staff.

“We began to collect and process data in the spring of 2012 in order to write a self-study for submission to the Commission on Accreditation. The self-study was submitted last July, and set the stage for the accreditation team site visit in late September. The site visit team then reported to the Commission on Accreditation, which also reviewed the self-study documents. “

The Association for Biblical Higher Education is one of 12 institutional accrediting agencies, including the regionals and other specialized accrediting organizations, which function under the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the US Department of Education. Southeastern has held accreditation with ABHE since 1962.

According to Southeastern Provost Dr. Vicki Wolfe, accreditation benefits the college and its students in several ways. “For one thing, accreditation demonstrates the college’s ability to fulfill our mission, which is to produce graduates who are Biblically grounded, spiritually mature and culturally relevant. Accreditation also affirms our compliance with rigorous academic and financial standards, fulfillment of stated student learning outcomes and continuous improvement. For our students, accreditation provides public accountability and makes it possible for students to secure Title IV funds, including PellGrants and student loans.”

According to Dr. Hawkins the reaffirmation process confirmed several of the college’s strengths. “We have an outstanding faculty, with each full-time member holding a terminal degree in his or her field. Student surveys underscore the engagement of our faculty with students in the mentoring process, and the site visit team noted the outstanding quality of our 22 acre campus on Valleydale Road.”

Dr. Hawkins further noted that Southeastern’s focus is on training and equipping individuals who will engage in some kind of ministry. “For almost 80 years, our aim has been to equip men and women to serve as pastors, missionaries, Christian educators, counselors and other vocational ministry fields as well as to prepare students for graduate school and to train lay leaders for local churches.”

Community Bible Study: The King is Here


 “The King is Here”:  A Study in Matthew’s Gospel

When Bill Gaither wrote the song The King is Coming back in 1962, it struck an immediate favorable chord with the Christian public. Its note of hope regarding Jesus’ kingly return resonated with believers from all walks of life.

When Matthew the tax collector, otherwise known as Levi, wrote his record of the life of Jesus Christ in the first century, he could easily have titled it “The King is Here”. In fact, the key phrase found in the gospel is “…the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 3: 2, 4:17).

Matthew was written to Jewish citizens to answer questions about Jesus of Nazareth. Was He the Messiah predicted in Old Testament scriptures? Was His offer of a kingdom toIsraela legitimate offer? If so, why was it rejected? Will such a kingdom ever be established on earth? And it what form, if any, does His kingdom operate on earth today?

However, Matthew’s gospel is extremely relevant to believers today, according to SEBC president Dr Don Hawkins. “This is the gospel that presents in clear, pointed form, the ‘Great Commission’ to make disciples of all nations. Plus, Matthew is the only gospel with a direct reference to “My church” (16:18).

“This two-semester verse-by-verse study provides a valuable focus on the person of our Savior”, Dr. Hawkins observed. “These classes provide an excellent means for the college to serve the greaterBirminghamcommunity, and there is no charge to participate.”

Evening classes will begin Monday, September 9th at 7 p.m. and meet in classroom 244 (entrance A). Morning classes will begin Tuesday, September 10th at 10:30 a.m., and will also meet in classroom to 244. To register for this free class, please contact Anita Scroggins at (205) 970-9213 or by e-mail at

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