What does Southeast Missouri State University mean to you?

This institution provided me to form a foundation for learning through my whole life. When I visited SEMO with my parents before my freshman year, the Dean of students met with us and reviewed my transcript. He told us with my High School scholastic record it is doubtful I will graduate. Yes, I was a poor student in High School. More due to lack of interest if studies and and enjoyment of participating in sports. When I heard Dean Walker tell my parents that he is doubtful of my success, well it just lite my fire to prove him and my parents wrong. I did go on after graduating from SEMO to have a very successful career in financial services.

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

Find enjoyment in your studies and the social interaction you create in your four years at SEMO. It goes by oh so quick.

Why do you give to Southeast?

I believe in what the institution stands for and what it did for me. I hope others will build that same foundation for learning.

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

The foundation work creates the blueprint for the giving experience.

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

none to date

Why should other people give to Southeast?

It is a personal choice

Are you a Southeast alumnus?


How has earning your degree from Southeast impacted your life?

My college degree and college experience influenced dramatically my working life and personal life.

How have you been impacted by the gifts of donors?