Southeastern Bible honored as great place to work

Published 5:03 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Southeastern Bible College has been named to the Chronicle for Higher Education’s 2009 Great Colleges to Work For list.

Director of public relations Jenny Ellison said this is the first time the college has been named to the list.

“I think it gives people another look at Southeastern,” she said. “Maybe they think it’s just a small school or they didn’t know about us, but it puts us at the forefront in the community.”

Southeastern Bible was also named as one of 10 colleges on the Chronicle’s Honor Roll for small colleges, and was the only Bible college to make the honor roll.

Southeastern Bible was cited for excellence in 13 of the 26 individual categories that the Chronicle focuses on. Those categories noted such traits as healthy relationships between faculty and administration, compensation and benefits and confidence in senior leadership, among others.

Ellison said Southeastern Bible officials were notified about a month ago about the school’s inclusion on the list.

College employees filled out surveys throughout the year, which were sent to the Chronicle for Higher Education.

Ellison said the special recognition lets staff and faculty know they continue to do a great job.

“I know that we take pride in where we work. It just gives us another level of pride,” she said. “It’s like, ‘Look. We’re a great school. Now we’re even better,’” she said.

Southeastern Bible was one of three colleges in Alabama to be included on the Great Colleges to Work For list. Birmingham-Southern College and Samford University, both in Birmingham, also were named. Birmingham-Southern also joined Southeastern Bible on the Honor Roll for small colleges.