University Foundation

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.

Foundation News

    Gaylan and Leona Friesenborg Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast

    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, [...]

    Southeast Alumnus Awarded NASA FINESST Research Grant to Improve Satellite-Based Estimates of Arctic Cloud Properties

    Southeast Missouri State University 2017 alumnus Colten Peterson  recently was awarded a Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) research grant. Peterson, from Champaign, Illinois, and now a University of Michigan doctoral student, was awarded the grant to fund his research proposal titled “Improving Arctic Cloud Phase Retrievals using Far-Infrared Radiances.” [...]

    Holigan Family Scholarship to Benefit Puxico Students at Southeast, Three Rivers

    Harold and Hermena (Parks) Holigan love their hometown of Puxico, Missouri, so much so that they have established the Holigan Family Scholarship so Puxico High School graduates can reach and achieve their higher education goals. The ongoing, restricted scholarship was established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation and the Three Rivers Endowment Trust and will [...]

    Former Southeast Student Leader and State Representative Named 2019 Young Democrat

    Missouri Rep. Kevin Windham, Jr., (Dist. 085) of Hillsdale, Mo., and a former Southeast Missouri State University student, has been named the 2019 Young Democrat of the Year by the Missouri Democratic Party. Windham will be recognized and will speak at the Missouri Democratic Party’s Truman Dinner at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Sheet [...]


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