Whether they're recruiting students, making career connections, networking with legislators, or arranging a reunion weekend, alumni and friends serve as valuable ambassadors, sharing their enthusiasm and personalizing the University.

Becoming active in an alumni group strengthens your tie to Southeast and helps to shape the way prospective students, legislators and opinion leaders think about our University in order to make better informed decisions. Click on the links below for more information about Southeast alumni affiliate groups.

if you would like to start an Alumni Chapter in your area, contact Jay Wolz, Alumni Director

Get involved with fellow Southeast Alums in your area.

Regional Alumni Chapters

The Atlanta Chapter represents approximately 450 Southeast alumni in Fulton County and the region surrounding the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Chapter Contact:
Kendra Mitchell, ’96 – kendrafmitchell22@gmail.com
Pamela Ransburg-Johnson, ’91 – pjinvents@yahoo.com
Anthony Thomas, ’82 – tpsinc6100@gmail.com

More than 9,000 Southeast alumni live in Cape Girardeau County, primarily in the county’s two largest communities – Cape Girardeau and Jackson.

Chapter Contact:
President Walt Wildman walterwildman@charter.net

The Chicago Chapter serves more than 500 Southeast alumni and friends from Chicago, Ill., and the surrounding suburbs.

Chapter Contacts:
Emily Paulus '06 - emilycpaulus@yahoo.com
Dennis McHugh '81 - Dfjm9@cs.com

Southeast’s Dallas Alumni Chapter serves more than 700 Southeast alumni and friends in the Dallas/Ft. Worth region and the surrounding areas.

Chapter Contacts:
Alan Pace '81 - apsales@verizon.net
Bill Shaffer '80 - bill.shaffer@dal.frb.org

Japan Chapter Info Coming Soon!

The Jefferson County Alumni Chapter is comprised of more than 2,700 Southeast alumni and friends from Jefferson County, Mo., and surrounding counties.

Chapter Contacts:
Jennifer Laiben '91 - jlaiben@mail.hillsboro.k12.mo.us
Hon. Timothy J. Patterson '63 - tplwmo@yahoo.com

The Kansas City Alumni Chapter, which serves more than 700 Southeast alums, engages alumni and friends from Kansas City and surrounding counties.

Chapter Contacts:
Jay Akhtar '86 jakhtar@lifeaware.net
Gabe Hinkebein '97 hinklawfirm@gmail.com

The Memphis Chapter serves more than 350 Southeast alumni and friends from Memphis, Tenn., and the surrounding suburbs.

Chapter Contacts:
Jim Piatchek, jpmemphis@mail.com
Steve Beussink, steve.beussink@autozone.com

The Mid-Missouri Chapter serves more than 1,000 Southeast alumni and friends from Columbia, Jefferson City and surrounding counties.

Chapter Contacts:
Mark Kaiser, Mark.S.Kaiser@oa.mo.gov
George Hartsfield, hartsfieldg@gmail.com
Evette Miller, e miller resume_em@yahoo.com

The Panama Chapter serves alumni and friends from Panama.

Chapter Contact:
Rafael Pearson '08 - rapearson1s@semo.edu

The St. Francois County Chapter serves more than 1,400 Southeast alumni and friends in the county.

Chapter Contacts:
Jack '74 and Elizabeth Poston '75 - post81@charter.net

The St. Louis Alumni Chapter is comprised of alumni and friends from St. Louis and surrounding counties and serves more than 20,000 Southeast alums.

Chapter Contacts:
President: Lynese Hoffman, lhoffman@commongroundpr.com
Vice President: Beth Grapperhaus, bgrapperhaus@craneagency.com

The Ste. Genevieve County Chapter serves more than 500 Southeast alumni and friends from the county.

Chapter Contact:
Affinity Alumni Groups

Southeast Missouri State University's Historic Preservation Alumni gather here to share their experiences and donate archival materials from 'the good old days', usher current HP students and new HP graduates into the 'real world', connect with one another personally and professionally, and encourage each alumni to support the SEMO HP Endowment Fund.

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The Vet Corps Alumni Chapter is made of alumni who were members of the Vet Corps while at Southeast.

Chapter Contact:
Walt Wildman ‘71, walterwildman@charter.net
Thomas M. Meyer ’75, tmmeyer@tlmrealty.com
Terry A. Juden ‘96, terryjuden@yahoo.com

It is the Student Alumni Association's vision to promote Southeast pride and tradition on campus, cultivate relationships between students and alumni through networking, to enhance the college experience through fun, memorable events, and to educate students regarding the importance of and need for private support at Southeast through leadership, philanthropy and service.

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St. Louis Cares: Southeast Alumni is an affinity group registered with the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation; a group formed for the specific purpose of assisting St. Louis youth who have a demonstrated financial need and a strong desire to attend Southeast Missouri State University.

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Alumni Association
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701