Donor — Spotlight
What does Southeast Missouri State University mean to you?
My undergraduate Alma Mater. I realize numerous times throughout my post graduate matriculation how much better prepared than my classmates at six other universities culminating with my doctorate from SIU-C.
Why is it important to support students (at a time like this)?
They are being multiply impacted by the pandemic. They are not only suceptible to being infected, their post secondary education has been interrupted and it is virtually impossible to find employment that would help earn college expenses during the protracted involuntary break.
Why do you give to Southeast?
In addition to personal regard for the institution, I am an elderly man with three junior high children that I am vigorously steering toward SEMO for their scholastic and athletic careers at what I consider to be the finest state university choice available.
Why do you believe the work of the Foundation is important?
The Foundation is vital organization devoted to raising supplemental funds for university operations as well as providing support for students and program improvments.
What personal experiences have you had with the students you have helped (who have been helped by the Foundation)?
I have noneto date. In fact this is the first occasion on which my ability to share income is commiserate with the urgent needs of others less fortunate than me at this point in time.
Why should other people give to Southeast?
I can think of few institutions more worthy of charitble giving.
Are you a Southeast alumnus?
How has earning your degree from Southeast impacted your life?
The university is the conerstone of my educational experiences and the springboard to post graduate studies and career.
How have you been impacted by the gifts of donors?
There were no organized sources of support beyond academic and athletic scholarships during the years I attended SEMO long before The University Foundation.