Preview Day Highlights; the Mayor Sisters’ College Experience

This past Friday, students and staff at The College at Southeastern welcomed over 100 guests for preview day. During this event, prospective students and their families had the opportunity to tour campus and get a glimpse of what life is like at The College.

Throughout preview day, guests visited the dorms and other buildings on campus, experienced Magnolia Kitchen’s delicious lunch fare, played games on Carson lawn, and heard from both faculty and students about the type of education The College provides. During all of this, the visiting families learned about the mission of The College: to equip students to give their lives for the cause of Christ, in the Church, among the nations, and in every aspect of society.

For prospective student Karrie Mayor and her parents, Kim and Adam, Southeastern’s campus was already a very familiar sight with three older sisters currently enrolled at Southeastern in either the college or the seminary. Drawn by stories of her sisters’ experience at The College, Karrie came for preview day to learn more about dual enrollment and to consider whether this would be the place to pursue her love of literature and her desire to one day become an English teacher.

“My sisters have all been able to pursue God’s calling for their lives at Southeastern,” Karrie commented as she reflected on the ways she has seen her sisters grow and become equipped. These observations had a strong impact on Karrie’s decision to come and see The College for herself on preview day.

My sisters have all been able to pursue God’s calling for their lives at Southeastern.

Southeastern has proved to be an environment in which her three sisters have been able to grow in their faith and be challenged academically throughout their education. Both Ashley and Katie Mayor have graduated from The College and are now pursuing master’s degrees in the seminary. Addie Mayor, who originally began at The College as a dual-enrollment student, is currently in her junior year of a bachelor’s in elementary education.

All three sisters have enjoyed being able to attend school together and share their Southeastern experience. “When I first came in as a dual enrollment student,” Addie recalled, “I could always ask Katie this question or that about assignments. That helped me along the way, and I hope to be able to do the same for Karrie as she begins her dual enrollment journey.”

Throughout preview day, Kim and Adam Mayor enjoyed having the opportunity to experience campus again and reminisce on their children’s time at Southeastern. “My faith in my daughters’ decision to attend Southeastern has solidified while watching them grow in their faith in Christ after attending classes and chapel and being involved in the community,” Kim commented. She noted God’s role in leading her daughters to Southeastern and added, “We are grateful for a college experience that continues to build on the foundation of their Christian home education.”

College preview day at Southeastern is a wonderful opportunity to meet prospective and incoming students and especially to hear their stories, how God has worked in their lives and brought them to campus, even if only for a day. This spring, preview day was also an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which God has blessed Southeastern with students and families, such as the Mayors, who are committed to making disciples, loving his truth, and fulfilling the Great Commission.


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