Beloved English Professor Adrianne Miles Passes Away at 52

Southeastern Seminary and The College at Southeastern remembers the late Adrianne Miles, associate professor of English and linguistics, who went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 5, after a difficult yet faith-filled battle with cancer.

The Southeastern community mourns the passing of Dr. Miles, a much beloved professor, mentor, and friend to hundreds of students, staff, and faculty. Dr. Miles’ joyful investment in students, her passion for biblically equipping women for scholarship, and her caring heart for those around her made her a precious gift to the community and a Christ-like presence on campus. Her presence will be deeply missed.

“Few professors have been as beloved by faculty and students alike as Adrianne Miles,” commented President Danny Akin. “She was a constant source of blessing, encouragement, and wisdom. Every time I saw her my heart was lifted and my spirit nourished. She excelled in the classroom and was a wonderful churchwoman and a precious sister in Christ. She is now with the Savior she so adored, served, and worshipped. I am consoled in her passing that she has passed into the presence of King Jesus. Well done, AD!”

With a confident hope in the resurrection, the Southeastern community rejoices that even now Dr. Miles is experiencing fullness of joy and healing in God’s presence. In honor of her lasting legacy, Southeastern announces The Dr. Adrianne Cheek Miles Women in Scholarship Endowment, which will help to ensure in perpetuity that generations of women will be biblically equipped for scholarship and Great Commission ministry at Southeastern— a cause dear to Dr. Miles’ heart.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2:00pm in Binkley Chapel to celebrate Dr. Miles’ life and legacy.

Remembering Dr. Miles, Southeastern has dedicated a memorial page to tell her story and invite others to share memories and gifts in her honor. Click the link below to view the memorial page.

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