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Seago Named Honorary Alum 2016


Lee University has named Michael Seago as the 2016 Honorary Alum. At the President’s Circle Luncheon during Homecoming 2016 last weekend, Seago accepted his award in front of the large crowd.

“We look at Seago’s life, and we think that is the kind of person we wish had gone to Lee,” said President Paul Conn. “Mike has demonstrated qualities that Lee holds as extremely important. He represents a life well-lived.”

Seago Named Honorary Alum
Dr. Paul Conn, left, presents Mike Seago the Honorary Alum award.

Seago graduated from Baylor with a master’s degree in business and Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

In addition to serving as a captain in the U.S. Army, over the years Seago has also held executive positions in several large companies. He transferred to Cleveland in 1982 to be a senior project engineer for M&M Mars, Inc. He left Cleveland for six years, but returned in 1997 to continue working at the M&M Mars, Inc. factory.

Seago has served on the Lee faculty as an adjunct professor for business and computer programs. He is also a favorite Encore instructor in the program for senior citizens.

Seago serves on the Board of Directors for The Caring Place, a non-profit started in Cleveland by a Lee graduate. The Caring Place strives to provide food, clothing, social services, and offers diverse programs to help participants improve their lives. Seago has also served as Chairman of the Board for The Caring Place.

Seago and his wife Mary Hellen live in Cleveland, Tennessee.
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