Why was SEMO a smart choice for you?

SEMO was a smart choice for me because it’s close to home and inexpensive compared to other schools in Missouri.

What is it that you feel sets SEMO apart when you were making your college decision?

Its proximity to my hometown and its accredited journalism program set SEMO apart (even though I’m not in journalism).

What is your major and how do you feel that program is preparing you for a successful career?

The TV/Film program is preparing me for a successful career by allowing me to work both on my own and with other students to produce videos and learn what it’s like to be in the industry. The hands-on use of professional equipment is also extremely beneficial to our learning process.

Do you have a scholarship?


If you have a scholarship, how will your scholarship from SEMO help you graduate with less debt and what will that mean for your life after graduation?

Because of scholarships and financial aid, I will graduate from SEMO without any student debt. It’s an amazing blessing and I’m so excited to be able to focus on my career after graduation instead of having the stress of trying to pay back my loans as fast as I can.

What is your favorite thing about SEMO?

My favorite thing about SEMO is the opportunity to create art and express myself through my chosen medium.

Describe SEMO in two sentences.

SEMO is important to local kids who don’t feel called to attend college hundreds of miles from home. I can be confident that I’m getting a good education without going as far as New York or California.

What makes SEMO faculty great?

My advisors are always kind and understanding. Professor Jones and Dr. Dufek are the best.

Describe life on campus?

I commute

Are you involved in Greek Life, Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it has impacted you.

Not involved in any