CAM-tastic Stories highlights the journeys of our CAM family in a brief narrative fashion.

“The experience I’ve had here [at SEU] has been amazing: working different productions, learning from doing and most importantly, trusting that failing is an option and that I have a community surrounding me to help me learn from it,” said CAM Senior, Romario Norvil. “The opportunities are here, you just need to take them,” he added. Norvil, an impassioned storyteller and activist in his community, is a broadcast major, who is involved in student leadership, the Department of Multi-Cultural Affairs, residence life, and the Department of Unrestricted Education. His most recent projects include the production of SEU’s annual Conference and the student-led production, Torch TV. When asked what advice he could offer incoming students, Romario had this to say: “Get plugged in to a church and serve using your unique skills. The four years go by fast, so hold your head high, and take each step with confidence.”
– Story by Trisha-Ann Brown

Colorado native and Southeastern University senior, Mckenzie Alons, has some specific advice for her peers: “Don’t care too much about what others think of you. Know your purpose and pursue your passion with boldness.” Since Mckenzie practices what she preaches, she keeps herself extremely busy. Not only is she double majoring in English and music, but she is also a piano accompanist, teacher’s assistant in the music department, tutor at ACE, editor/writer for the media relations and communications office, and the editor-in-chief of SEU’s undergraduate academic journal, The Oracle. “I love to see others light up with inspiration and curiosity, particularly in my work as a tutor.” McKenzie notes that she will carry into the world what she has learned at SEU. “I’ve grown immensely in confidence, open-mindedness, and creativity—all of which will undoubtedly benefit my career and community outreach.” When asked what advice she would give students struggling to reach their goals, Mckenzie offered: “Think about your ‘why.’ Write it down and return to it whenever you feel discouraged or unmotivated. Also, continually ask God to renew your purpose and perspective; it’s easy to become consumed by disappointment and forget that His plan will prevail—regardless of our failures or setbacks.”
– Story by Trisha-Ann Brown

Recent CAM graduate, Grace Jicha, spent her time at SEU in a highly productive fashion. Click HERE to watch a short video highlighting her accomplishments.
– story by Teanna Mitchell

“Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and meet new people. It’s harder than it sounds but you could miss out on great friendships.” Olivia McDaniel offers this suggestion for incoming students at Southeastern University. Olivia is a senior at SEU and is majoring in public relations. Graduating in April, she looks back at her time at SEU with positivity. “I think Southeastern University has helped me learn how to stay organized and create good habits for myself. I see myself working in an office helping with events and social media content after I graduate, but the end goal is to work at a wedding venue in an event manager’s position.” While Olivia has made the most of her time in the classroom, she is also actively involved on campus in a leadership position as the Resident Assistant for the Esperanza dorms. “My favorite part of my time at Southeastern has been being involved in leadership and living with best friends.”
– story by Emilia Pombo

“It is truly amazing to work with people who are so passionate about music,” says Brandon Pasquence, a junior at Southeastern University, who has been elected as Parliamentarian in the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Music Education. “This position has helped me realize that the process is just as important as the product.” Brandon is one of three SEU students who have been elected to serve NAfME. “My responsibilities are to become an expert on interpreting and applying Robert’s Rules of Order to all of our meetings as well as to give advice regarding parliamentary procedure.” Brandon attributes his success to what he learned at SEU. “The concept of servant leadership has changed my mindset on being a leader by shifting my focus towards serving and lifting others to a higher level.” Brandon offers this advice for students who are considering elected positions: “Know your stuff and have a thirst for knowledge.”
– story by Emilia Pombo