What does Southeast Missouri State University mean to you?

It means I got a college degree. I was a very poor, grade wise, student but SEMO took me. I was at SEMO from June 1972 to December 1975. I have fun teasing people about what college cost me. Tuition, books and fees in the 1970's was $110.00 per semester. Why do I give? Tuition cost a lot more and I want to help students cover those cost. What is tuition now? Jack Uxa

Why is it important to support students (at a time like this)?

Education after high school is so very necessary. You can go to college or trade school. A good trade school is just as hard as college. If you only have a high school diploma you get to ask---Would you like fries with your order?

Why do you give to Southeast?

SEMO was cheap in the 70's. I suspect cost have gone up faster than inflation so affording SEMO is more difficult to afford. And that is why I give.

Why do you believe the work of the Foundation is important?

To keep SEMO an excellent school.

What personal experiences have you had with the students you have helped (who have been helped by the Foundation)?


Why should other people give to Southeast?

To keep the upward trend of SEMO going.

Are you a Southeast alumnus?


How has earning your degree from Southeast impacted your life?

There are many things I learned at SEMO that I have not have learned in life. For that I am grateful.