Why was SEMO a smart choice for you?

Southeast offered a wide variety of majors and scholarships. I was undecided what I wanted to do with my life when I first entered college. I started in accounting and fell in love with business and numbers, but knew that accounting would not be for me. SEMO offered career counseling that helped me to find what I am passionate about. The faculty and staff only wish for their student success, something much appreciated by myself.

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

SEMO offers some very complex programs and services to its students, as well as offering assistance to those who may not be able to afford coming to college. The campus is truly beautiful and is the ultimate reason that I wanted to stay.

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

My current majors are Business Admin/Healthcare Admin. SEMO has prepared me for my future by challenging me in some of the coursework that I have had during my time in college.

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?

I received the Regents’ Scholarship from SEMO before I can to college and I have kept the scholarship during my entire time at SEMO. Being an out-of-state student posed many financial challenges since rates were slightly higher, however, the scholarship truly impacted how much I would have to pay to come here. I will leave the University with what I consider minimal debt. Although I do not know the exact amount from my loans, I know that I never took the full amount offered to me.

What is your favorite thing about SEMO?

I like that my department cares for its students. They are always willing and able to help with student success. They teach us well and offer extra assistance to ensure success.

Describe SEMO in two sentences.

Southeast Missouri State University is an institution aimed for student success. Their continued support for students through programs, initiatives, and services shows how truly outstanding they are for the campus community.

What makes SEMO faculty great?

SEMO faculty want their students to be successful, I have never experienced a professor or doctor who would shut their students out. Professors are always available via email and phone to assist with whatever you are in need of.

Describe life on campus?

I have lived in campus all four years of my college career. I have been a Resident Assistant for three of those years. Campus Life is among no other I have experienced before. It is truly amazing to be able to have this much fun in this little area of campus. Although the campus and hills can be a little exercise, it is a truly beautiful place to meet new people and promote a healthy social life.

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.

I am a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, Honors Program, Office of Residence Life (several capacities), Rho Alpha Sigma, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Being a member and an executive officer on some of these organizations has taught me how to be a better person and a leader for the future. Through these roles, I learned how to better communicate with others and departments around southeast’s campus.