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Michael Benz

Territory Sales Manager


Graduated in 1987

What was your major at Southeast and what led you to that?


Why did you choose to attend Southeast?

Great education that was relatively close to home for a great value

Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?

A whole variety of personnel in Residence Life, Student Activities & Administration;

Bill Zeller & his Staff.
Dr. Tom Lovette & his staff
The one & only Dr. Bill Stacy too of course!

Plus, great Faculty like Dr. Tom Harte, Dr. Joe Loewe, Dr. Paul Lloyd to name a few!

Share your best college memory.

Being elected Student Government President and before that the journey that led me there!

What is the most important thing you learned while you were at Southeast?

Treat everyone right and you will go along way, know where to fond the answers, use your resources available to you!

Describe Southeast in three words.

One great education!

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

Winning the Missouri Highway Patrol Contract for my car bran four times!

How did your education at Southeast prepare you for what you are doing today?

Work smart when you can and work hard the rest of the time!

What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?

Always do your best, the world is full of opportunities and you have to keep your eyes open!

What do you wish you had known before graduating and entering the "real world"?

How to flavor my Ramen Noodles better?


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