Cyril E. Homer D.D., served as president of South-Eastern Bible College from 1955 to 1958 and again from 1970 to 1979. Well-respected and appreciated by students and faculty alike, Dr Homer was known simply as “Cy.”
During his two tenures as president, the school progressed considerably – the curriculum was upgraded substantially with the initiation of a four-year program leading to a bachelor of arts degree, and several construction projects were completed including the addition of a second floor to the administration building , as well as the construction of Bush Chapel and the gymnasium. During the last nine years of his administration, enrollment more than doubled, with faculty increasing by the same ratio.
A pastor for many years, his churches recorded remarkable numerical and spiritual growth under his ministry. He was an Army chaplain during both World War II and the Korean conflict. His district responsibilities included serving as a presbyter and assistant superintendent.
Erected by Southeastern University
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
Location. 28° 1.917′ N, 81° 55.061′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is centrally located on the campus of Southeastern University, Lakeland, Fl. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Longfellow Boulevard, Lakeland FL 33801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lambert Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Price Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hennesy Plaza (about 400 feet away); Kelly Gardens (about 400 feet away); Acton Community (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Frank Lloyd Wright Campus of Florida Southern College (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thomas B. Mack Park (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
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