The Academy of Senior Professionals (ASP) at Southern Nazarene University is a community of adults from various professional backgrounds who join with others in the realization of personal shared goals entailing various intellectual, cultural, spiritual and service activities. 

The organization’s events include monthly luncheons, book discussions, seminars, and other activities including attendance at university sporting and fine arts functions.

The rewards of social interaction, continuing education, and creative self-expression can be obtained through work and leisure in this professional society that is closely related to an institution of higher education. 

The ASP welcomes individuals of all ethnic and religious backgrounds who have matured in their professions and/or expertise and would like to participate with other mature adults who have common interests.


The purpose of the Academy of Senior Professionals is multi-faceted. It includes representing Southern Nazarene University in its academic, service, and spiritual mission.

  • We serve in our neighborhood of influence, out of our lifelong learning, cultural and spiritual concerns. We blend together resources, our life-long learning, and experience and enjoy monthly luncheons, meetings, and fellowship.
  • We extend our influence to the community, city, and state through service programs, projects, and scholarships.

Who we are:

  • Retired and active adults with various professional backgrounds.

What we do:

  • Continued learning and pursuit of service to the University and community.
  • Monthly activities including scheduled monthly luncheons, special programs and speakers, monthly seminars and book discussions, field trips and travel.
  • Participation in SNU programs and privileges.

“ASP introduced me to a jewel in my ‘back yard’ in Bethany by the name of SNU. Since moving to Bethany I would drive by the campus and wonder, ‘How do I get connected to SNU without becoming a student or employee?’ ASP was that invitation.” — Genese Gunter

“The ASP is a place where we exercise our hearts, our minds, and our souls.”