The University Foundation, since its inception in 1983, has furthered the causes and mission of Southeast Missouri State University. The Foundation obtains and manages resources that allow the University to enhance the quality and extend the range of services provided to its students and the region.
The Foundation recognizes special opportunities for the University, and undertakes and supports fundraising activities that provide resources to enable the University to capitalize on these opportunities. The Foundation recognizes donors and provides strength for the continually improving growth, visibility, and excellence of the University.
The Drs. Ivan and Wanda Davenport Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Wanda “Sunny” Davenport of Festus, Missouri, made a $10,000 gift to establish the award in honor of her husband, the late Dr. Ivan “Joe” Davenport. This scholarship is meant to encourage students who have a passion for [...]
Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15 with a variety of events and activities commemorating Hispanic heritage and culture. To mark this year’s celebration, the “Brindando Educacion con Acceso,” or Believing Everyone Can Achieve (BECA) Hispanic/Latino Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, Southeast [...]
A Southeast Missouri State University faculty member, current student and alumna recently performed at the International Clarinet Association (ICA) ClarinetFest 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Gabrielle Baffoni, associate professor of single reeds, Southeast senior Jennifer Hunt, 1999 Southeast alumna Rebecca Hill joined professional performers, university professors and students, as well as private teachers and pre-college [...]
The Gaylan and Leona Friesenborg Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Trudy Lee, interim vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, and friends made gifts to establish the award in honor of Lee’s parents Leona and the late Gaylan, both of Gothenburg, [...]