Recent Issues

Spring 2022

SAGU is approaching a new stage of development as new buildings and initiatives are creating a framework for growth. Recent fundraising and generous donations have kickstarted the planning phase for a new academic building and the groundbreaking of a new athletic turf project. However, SAGU is setting the foundation for growth beyond these physical buildings through a new prayer initiative to cover every step of development in prayer.
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Fall 2021

An impact isn’t easily measured but is readily felt through stories. Whether it is years or decades later, SAGU alumni are building upon the faith and disciplines embedded in them during their time at SAGU to impact others and the world. What started for these alumni at SAGU continues through their ministry and careers today. From our very own athletes to families in the DFW metroplex to orphans in Haiti, the impact upon one student has led to an impact upon thousands.

Online President’s Report 2021

For thousands of our alumni, SAGU was a starting point. Their time in our community served as a catalyst—empowering and propelling them forward. In this issue, students and alumni spanning our 90-year history explain how SAGU was the first road of many in their journeys to discover and develop their God-given callings. These thousands have gone on to impact millions, and it all started here.
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Spring 2021

At SAGU, we understand that culture has shifted around us, but rather than changing the identity of who we are to match our culture’s ideals, we grab hold of our roots. As a result, our students’ purpose is fostered by a Christ-centered worldview and reinforced by a community of believers rallying behind them. We approach 2021 with boldness and determination and are excited to integrate our biblical values and worldview into our new Master of Arts in English degree.

Fall 2020

SAGU has reached many milestones during our 90-year history. Reflecting on our legacy, it’s clearly evident how God has blessed our community. He has provided us with righteous and anointed leaders and opened up remarkable ministry opportunities for the next generation of world-changers. In this issue, we celebrate and look back on Dr. Kermit Bridges’ 20-year presidency and the completion of our Mission TEN (To Every Nation) initiative.

Summer 2020

In times of crisis, our perspective can make all the difference. In this issue, hear from President Bridges and our very own students as they reflect on the COVID-19 global pandemic and the recent acts of racially-motivated violence in our country. During times of tragedy and loss, God shows himself strong in the lives of his people and through having a healthy perspective shaped by faith, we can be sensitive to His voice in the midst of a crisis.

Spring 2020

The next generation simply wants to make a positive difference in the world. We see this reflected in our students with many drawn to fields that deliver social benefits including one of our largest programs, Teacher Education. Our Teacher Education alumni are instilled with a deep understanding of their influence on the next generation and hundreds are now teaching in Texas classrooms with numerous advancing into administrative roles.

Fall 2019

SAGU welcomes innovation and opportunities for growth. That is why we are redesigning our Master’s in Business Administration degree. Beginning January of 2020, our MBA degree program will offer more personalization, course flexibility and the option to complete your degree at an accelerated rate.

Summer 2019

In a climate where colleges continue to raise tuition prices, SAGU made the bold move to reset online tuition prices. The new, lower tuition rate makes online education at SAGU even more affordable. Plus, SAGU is working toward a new 7-week course model, with the pilot launching in 2020.

Spring 2019

First grade teacher’s Facebook post goes viral after composing a few paragraphs about a victory in the classroom. At only 28-years old, Sam Haynes has experienced significant corporate success despite being a Christian in a cut-throat business world. How should a Christian and a Christian university define success? Dr. Garland Owensby shares in this editorial feature.

Fall 2018

Missionary Elizabeth Galley Wilson endured horrific conditions as a POW during WWII but stayed true to her calling to missions. Middle School Teacher, Lee Guidry, shares how God gave him the courage to confront a school shooter and save the life of one of his students. Ryan and Courtney Ragozine initiate a house church movement to minister to a segment of society who will not attend a normal church setting.

Online President’s Report 2018

Steadfast in the Midst of a Cultural Shift – Despite a shifting culture, our core values remain. Read stories of alumni who embrace a Biblical Worldview and demonstrate the values we hold dear in their respective fields.

Spring 2018

Brandy Tuesday ministers to enslaved women who are victims of sexual trafficking. Jamie Stanley and Chariti Lough are driven to provide the necessary resources for expecting mothers at the Southwest Pregnancy Services. Renay West, Assemblies of God Missionary Evangelist, shares a message of freedom and love to victims of sexual abuse.

Winter 2017

Fille Kinyamahanga shares a powerful story of God’s protection over her and her family during the Gatumba Massacre in Burundi, Africa. Students and alumni discuss Mission TEN’s influence on their college careers and general perspective on life. Alumni and ministers in Houston provide disaster relief to Hurricane Harvey victims.

Online President’s Report 2017

President’s Report Root fire: A reflection on our founding Ripples of War: The effects of WWII on the school Gone in a Flash: The most memorable of fires forces change

Spring 2017

SAGU alumni and licensed clinical psychologists experience success in their practices and ministries. Dr. Nicole Linen provides care and motivation for athletes at Auburn University. Captain (Dr.) Sam Oldham provides mental health treatments for the United States Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base. Dr. Heather Gilliam ministers to adolescents struggling with eating disorders by helping them to find their identities through Christ.

Winter 2016

SAGU Alumni break barriers and find their way into the music industry. NEONNOAH, an Indie Pop/Rock band founded by Conner Mckinzie and Esteban Flores, continue to make waves in the Dallas music scene. William “Zeek” Elliott finds his entrance into the hip hop industry. Josh Aldrich uses his musical talents to minister to the French-speaking world.

Online President’s Report 2016

Our latest President’s report focusing on giving opportunities. Read stories of how gifts given to the University have changed the lives of many.

Spring 2016

Alumna Paola Cueller builds a ministry from motels that leads to a White House invitation. Fernando Sanchez receives White House honors for teaching. Alumnus Luis Padilla plants churches in Argentina.

Fall 2015

Alumnus author Nathan Rouse tackles the meaning of unstoppable faith in the midst of adversity. Student Jessica Creamer aims for higher purpose in Central America. Alumnus Mike Holloway downloads on his experience as winner of ABC Survivor.

Summer 2015

Professor receives grant to International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics. SAGU returns to NAIA National Tournament for the fourth time. And SAGU bids farewell to Dean Leroy Bartel.

Spring 2014

SAGU launches MBA. Dr. Uglow publishes novel of historical western series. Dean LeRoy Bartel earns Distinguished Educator Award SAGU named as 2013 Great Colleges to Work For SAGU makes top teachers education colleges list.

Fall 2014

Men’s Basketball Mission Trip. Archaeological excavation at Israel. SAGU welcomes first Doctorate of Ministry cohort SAGU launches extension sites. Uncommon dreams – William Elliott.

Winter 2013

SAGU offers theatre education EC-12 program Ancient studies students uncover Philistine fragment Alumna Karina White named Teacher of the Year Football Lions make history with 4-win streak, winning record Hagee Communication Center Opens.

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