Lakeland in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dr. James L. and Margaret Hennesy led the advancement of Southeastern College from 1980 through 1998. Natives of Camden, Arkansas and Mobile, Alabama, the couple married in 1955 and began their ministry as evangelists in the southeastern and central parts of the United States. The Hennesys pastored churches in Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia before coming to Southeastern. While here, Dr. Hennesy served as President, and Mrs. Hennesy served as Director of College Relations and Communications. Southeastern became regionally accredited during their tenure, and facilities were expanded to include the Steelman Library and Jerome E. Bolin Hall. Dr. Hennesy served the General Council of the Assemblies of God as a member of the General Presbytery, the Foreign Missions Board, and the Board of Education.
Erected by Southeastern University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education.
Location. 28° 1.899′ N, 81° 55.124′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in 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); Brown Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Price Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Kelly Gardens (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Homer Plaza (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. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.