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The Italian Poet Dante Alighieri said, "A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark." Many Lions provide that spark in gentle ways, influencing life change through relationships and service.

Feature Stories

From the Motel to the White House

Alumnus Paola Cueller knew that New Mexico was a prime target for international sex traffickers. So she sold all of her belongings and lived out of a motel in New Mexico to establish a safe house. She was later invited to the White House.

Empowering a Generation in Argentina

After overcoming adversity caused by Hurricane Katrina, alumnus Luis Padilla is impacting hurting communities in Argentina through church planting.

Q&A: Reaching Students Through Education

The White House & US Department of Education highlighted alumnus Fernando Sanchez in their initiative on educational excellence for Hispanics that highlights Latino teachers making a difference in education. We sat down with him for a Q&A regarding his career in education.

Lion Authors

Reach All Your Students: Strategies for the Learning Journey

Reach All Your Students: Strategies for the Learning Journey

Clancy Hayes, D.Min., professor

Dr. Clancy Hayes explains the four learning styles — visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile. By understanding the specific ways students learn, teachers can use creative and practical methods to help students apply the lessons to their life.

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Add ZING to Your Quest for Maximum Success!

Add ZING to Your Quest for Maximum Success!

Rev. Vic Schober, alumnus & Jonathan Schober Sr.

This book is designed to assist pastors, leaders, project managers and parents with the steps to complete any task that requires more than one person on a team.

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Pursue Godliness: A devotional from First Timothy

Pursue Godliness: A devotional from First Timothy

SAGU Residential Life, yearly devotional

SAGU staff and faculty collaborate for this devotional guide for students that is now available to the public.

UnReserved: How God’s UnReserved love calls us to UnReserved devotion to Him

UnReserved: How God’s UnReserved love calls us to UnReserved devotion to Him

Bryan Thiessen, alumnus

How the words and actions of Jesus affect, challenge and guide us today.

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Who Will Take Care of Bernard?

Who Will Take Care of Bernard?

Jacinda Timmerman, alumna

Meet Bernard, a precious duckling with a heart full of love. Bernard suddenly finds himself away from his family, in a strange place. Afraid and alone, he longs for the comforts and safety of home.

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Serving God in the Fish Bowl

Serving God in the Fish Bowl

Holly Tucker, alumna

Holly Tucker provides insights into the life of a Pastors Kid (PK). Through prayer and lots of God-given wisdom, she provides daily Scripture to give support to PKs who may struggle in their faith.

Campus Headlines

Alumna Heidi Borden Stars in Dallas Family Music Theater's Mary Poppins

SAGU alumna Heidi Borden starred as Mary Poppins in Dallas Family Music Theater's "Mary Poppins" production. She said, "It was one of the most taxing roles I've ever played, but I've grown so much by the experience."

Arlon Beadles Makes NCCAA Hall of Fame 2016

The National Christian College Athletic Association announced the addition of retired SAGU women’s basketball coach Arlon Beadles to the Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Beadles retired from SAGU in May 2015 after a nearly 50 year career in coaching.

Alumnus Awarded Colonel Wings

Alumnus and former Federal Bureau of Prisons Chaplain, Colonel Mack Praytor received his Colonel Wings at the Texas Military Force Museum, Hall of Honor in Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas. Colonel is the most senior field grade military officer rank above the rank of lieutenant colonel and below the rank of brigadier general.

Emmanuel Adoyi's Unlikely Journey

Adoyi is a towering figure for the Lions, standing 6’5 and stretching a pterodactyl-like wing span. He has become the anchor for SAGU’s defense and a fan favorite. In the past four years he has made the trip to the NAIA National Championship each spring. But, Adoyi’s story is firmly planted 6,700 miles away in Abuja, Nigeria.

History Degree Equips Christian Lawyers

The History Department prepares future lawyers to begin their law careers by providing them with foundational skills through a history degree. Graduates from SAGU's Social Studies and History degrees have continued into Juris Doctorates (JD) at law schools including Harvard, Southern Methodist University, Baylor University and Regent University.

SAGU Estimates to Host 7,500+ During Summer 2016

SAGU estimates to host 7,500+ visitors from over 20 organizations during camps this summer, surpassing last years total of 5,500. SAGU plays host to North Texas Fine Arts, Ed Camp, South Central Hispanic Youth District Fine Arts, North Texas Kids Fine Arts, Royal Family Kid’s Camp, Regional Fine Arts, North Texas District Council, Camp U, Artlife Camp, multiple athletic camps hosted by SAGU Athletics, and more.

Alexander Receives All-American honor

Basketball player Rishaad Alexander was named as an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. Alexander is one of 51 players nationwide to make the team as honorable mention.

SAGU Football Adds Depth in 2016 Recruiting Class

SAGU football team is announcing their 2016 recruiting class. The Lions have 36 athletes committing on National Signing Day.

Fortner Announces Departure from SAGU

Women’s soccer head coach Mandy Fortner has announced her resignation. Fortner has been a part of the SAGU soccer family since 2008, and has spent five of those years as the head coach. In Fortner’s last season leading the soccer program she had the winningest record in school history.

Teeter Hall Namesake Passes at 84

SAGU board member and friend, Darrel Teeter, passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on Jan. 29, 2016. Teeter served on SAGU's Board of Regents for 11 years, retiring in 2014. His generous pledges during this time helped bridge the financial gaps to build Teeter Hall.

SAGU Partners with The Waxahachie Project

SAGU is partnering with The Waxahachie Project to gather research addressing needs in Waxahachie. SAGU students will compile survey responses to strategically align efforts that will provide the greatest benefit to the Waxahachie community.

SAGU Hosts Teachers for Edcamp 2016

SAGU Teacher Education launched a new effort to collaborate with educators. Teachers and administrators from Waxahachie, Midlothian, Palmer, Red Oak, Ferris, Ennis, Cedar Hill, and as far away as Bonham, TX, participated in Edcamp SAGU. Sessions varied widely from educational technology and applications, implementing genius hour, classroom management and organization, ebooks for Title I schools, gamification, STEM, Minecraft in the classroom to expanding professional networks on social media.

SAGU ranked on Niche Colleges "Best in Texas"

SAGU ranked on Niche Colleges' "Best Colleges in Texas". The 2016 Best Colleges ranking calculates millions of statistics and student reviews into one overall college ranking that provides a comprehensive assessment of total quality of the education and experience provided by the college.

SAGU Launches Initiative with American Indian College in Phoenix, AZ

On February 25, 2016, SAGU received approval from the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education to offer academic programs on the American Indian College campus beginning in fall 2016. A permanent SAGU extension site in Phoenix, AZ, would provide AIC students with accredited degree programs, student services through SAGU, and courses taught by faculty familiar to the students.

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