Donor — Spotlight
What does Southeast Missouri State University mean to you?
Why is it important to support students (at a time like this)?
Why do you give to Southeast?
John C. Fox, Jr., was my nephew and a brilliant math student. I'm good at math also, but nothing like John. He used to "assign" me math "problems" on my birthday, which I loved solving and sharing / discussing with John. I miss him very much.
Why do you believe the work of the Foundation is important?
I have watched as the standing of the U. S. in the world in the field of mathematics as well as many other fields has faltered, and the early loss of my nephew was a blow also, as I believe he might've made a significant contribution to his born-to field.
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?
I believe the ultimate success of the U. S. in an increasingly-crowded and increasingly-competitive world is dependent on the correction of our currently-faltering course. My grandchildren and others must be lifted up in financial and other ways so that the United States can again stand tall as a symbol of the best kind of success -- academic, morale and ethical success -- that will again inspire others in the world to excel and make the world better, as my nephew would have.
Are you a Southeast alumnus?