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

    Two Southeast Alumnae Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

    Two Southeast Missouri State University alumnae recently were recognized with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards for their accomplishments and dedication to their students and the teaching profession. Amy Sheehan of Caseyville, Illinois, and Cassie Peterein of Festus, Missouri, were among 100 local educators honored for their commitment to shaping students’ lives Nov. 17 at Emerson’s [...]

    Passion for History Leads Alum to Career in Archaeology

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Matt McKnight is living his dream job as chief archaeologist at the Maryland Historical Trust in Baltimore, Maryland. A career in archaeology is what he knew he wanted to do since he was a kid, growing up in Flora, Illinois, and Kansas City, Missouri. McKnight’s family trips always included pit [...]

    ‘A Salute in Song for Veterans Day’ Airing Nov. 11 on KRCU

    A special program celebrating Veterans Day in honor of America’s fighting men and women will be broadcast by KRCU Public Radio at Southeast Missouri State University from 11 a.m.-noon Monday, Nov. 11. Hosted and produced by Charlie Warren, “A Salute in Song for Veterans Day” will begin with the music and history of World War [...]

    Crisp Museum Invites Visitors to ‘Folktales, Crafts and Music’ Family Day Nov. 9

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will celebrate a Family Day on Nov. 9 with “Folktales, Crafts and Music.” This free event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and offers an afternoon of discovery and celebration of the folktales, crafts and traditional music from Appalachia [...]


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