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Jim Setchfield


English Communications

Graduated in 1974

Explain your career path

Spent 35 years in radio and tv then retired and spent 7 years in the banking sector.

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

English communications

Why did you choose to attend Southeast?

Good value at fair price.

Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?

Dr Charles Hearn

Share your best college memory.

Spent a couple of years as a varsity cheerleader, played baseball, and enjoyed college tutoring of other kids at SEMO.

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

Patience and communication

Describe Southeast in three words.

Great state university

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

Worked on political media campaigns across the state of Missouri

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

On a scale of 1-10 about an 8.5

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

Pursue what you want to do as if you love your career you’ll never work a day in your life

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

Better education in handling personal finances and preparing for the adult world


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