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  • Riley Named 2019 Friend of the University

    Jim Riley, founder of Red Letter Communications, business entrepreneur and community leader, has been named the 2019 Friend of the University by the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. He will be honored with the award as part of the annual President’s Council Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the River Campus Cultural Arts Center […]
  • Southeast Alumnus to be Inducted into St. Louis Media Hall of Fame

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus and Saint Louis University (SLU) Professor Emeritus Dr. Avis Meyer will be inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame during the St. Louis Media History Foundation’s Gala Ceremony March 30 in St. Louis, Missouri. Meyer, who has been a member of the St. Louis Media History Foundation since […]
  • Gospel Music’s Impact on Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Focus of New Radio Documentary to Air During Black History Month

    A new radio documentary that explores the history of black gospel music and illustrates its significant influence on the formation of rock and soul music will be broadcast by KRCU Public Radio in February, during Black History Month. Hosted by GRAMMY award-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans, “Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul” is produced by […]
  • Southeast Psychology Alumna Now Full-Time Actress in Los Angeles

    Alumna Kathryn Taylor Smith has accomplished much in the years since her 1993 graduation from Southeast Missouri State University. From television acting to now performing in a one-woman show she wrote and produced, Smith says she continues to find her niche in Los Angeles, California. After completing her undergraduate work in psychology with a minor […]
  • Three Southeast Alumnae Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

    Three Southeast Missouri State University alumnae recently were recognized with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards for being excellent St. Louis-area teachers. Jennifer Elliott of Festus, Missouri, Laura Leyes-Woods of Lemay, Missouri, and Melissa Wilkerson of Belleville, Illinois, were among 109 area educators recognized for their dedication and passion in the classroom. The ceremony and reception, […]
  • Southeast Alumna Tapped as White House Holiday Decorator

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Jordan Sandusky recently had the extraordinary opportunity of helping decorate the White House in Washington, D.C., for the holidays. Decorating the White House has been a five-year dream for Sandusky, a Dexter, Missouri, native and 2015 Southeast graduate. “The application process is very competitive and I applied five years in […]


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