What does Southeast Missouri State University mean to you?

It provided me with an education that I could afford with the GI Bill®. I was a Benton and the fellowship and parties were as good as it gets during that time of life. I was proficient enough to enroll in U of Mo Med School and my life has been successful ever since. Thanks

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

An education and degree certainly opens more doors to success.These times are stressful and graduation imposes more financial dependency than ever.

Why do you give to Southeast?

It is a Pay Back for what I achieved.

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

Students today need more support than ever.

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

I received a thank you note.

Why should other people give to Southeast?

The country needs educated leaders and educators more than ever.

Are you a Southeast alumnus?


How has earning your degree from Southeast impacted your life?

Allowed me to gain an MD degreee.

How have you been impacted by the gifts of donors?

The State and the GI Bill®.