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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.

A Board of Directors oversees the work of The Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Membership includes many Southeast alumni, regional business leaders, and supporters of the University. Each year, new members are elected to this dedicated group of volunteers.

Foundation News

    Southeast Alumnus Brews National, International Success with Self-Owned Brewery

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Cory King has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. That spirit led him to a career in the brewery industry and to create Side Project Brewing, a Maplewood, Missouri, company recently lauded as one of the best in the world., an international beer-review website, recognized Side Project as 2019’s No. [...]

    Veterans Plaza Dedicated at Southeast

    Southeast Missouri State University’s new Veterans Plaza was officially dedicated today, Sept. 25 during a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the new addition on campus to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The University’s Veterans Plaza, located between Academic Hall and Memorial Hall, honors the military service of Southeast veterans or families [...]

    Paul and Melba Wilson Casey Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast

    The Paul and Melba Wilson Casey Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation through the generosity of Melba Wilson Casey of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and her family. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student with a financial need and from the Missouri counties of Wayne, Butler or Pemiscot [...]

    ‘Sundays at Three’ Series Continues with ‘Featuring Southeast Alumni’ on Sept. 27

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus “Sundays at Three” series continues Sept. 27 with an afternoon featuring Southeast Department of Music alumni of the last two decades who will perform string, woodwind and brass numbers. “Featuring Southeast Alumni” will take place at 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Recital Hall at [...]


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