What were the best moments of 2021? We've gathered a few of our favorites here!
70% Vaccination Rate on Campus
Protecting the Nest
Greeks Give Back
Southeast Designated with Statewide Mission
Southeast was designated as an institution of higher education with a statewide mission in the areas of computer science, cybersecurity, and visual and performing arts. The designation was signed into law under House Bill 297 by Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Tuesday, July 13. President Dr. Carlos Vargas was at the ceremony in Jefferson City when Gov. Parson signed the legislation.
Record Breaking Donations
The Southeast Missouri University Foundation raised close to $8 million in the 2021 fiscal year, which is the highest yearly total since their last major campaign in 2015. This is more than $3 million more than fiscal year 2020! The majority of the money raised, $4.3 million, was donated as outright gifts to the Foundation from alumni and community members. Included in this total are:
- 22 new endowed scholarships established ranging from $10,000 to $800,000.
- 8 major gifts over $100,000, including 3 gifts of $500,000 each.
- Funding for all 12 Giving Day Projects for Giving Day 2021.