Our Donors

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Christopher A. Seyer

Dr. Chris A. Wright, 1996 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, established the Christopher A. Seyer Memorial Scholarship. Chris Seyer was a member and president of the Notre Dame High School Class of 1983, and graduated...

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Cindy Gannon

Cindy Gannon received a Bachelor of Science in High School Education, with an emphasis in Physical Education, in 1985. She received a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education, with an emphasis in Physical Education, in 1987. Gannon has been employed at Southeast...

Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank

In 1957, a group of businessmen and farmers felt a strong need for a local financial institution. The group raised $250,000 in capital, were granted a charter, and opened for business on February 4, 1958, at 207 East Commercial in Charleston, Missouri. Since those...

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Clarence and Virginia DeSpain

Clarence M. DeSpain and Virginia Whitener DeSpain were born in Wayne and Madison Counties respectively, and attended the rural one room elementary schools of the two counties. Clarence attended the Clubb, Missouri school before attending the two year high school at...

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Clifford F. and Mary Kathryn Rudesill

Mary Kathryn “Ki” Litzelfelner was a Cape Girardeau native, graduating from Cape Central High School in 1939. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was both Art Club president and yearbook art editor during her senior year. She often spoke fondly of her...

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Clyde and Pauline Hanebrink

Pauline and Clyde Hanebrink are 1939 graduates of Southeast Missouri State University. Pauline went on to receive her Master’s degree from the University of Wyoming, while Clyde received his from UNC in Greeley, Colorado. Pauline enjoyed a 40 year career as a 5th and...

Connie Mayfield

Connie Mayfield

Connie Mayfield was born in Lutesville, Mo. and began teaching in 1928. She taught elementary and middle school for 46 years. Connie and Truman were married in 1932 and taught in Missouri and Illinois.

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Constance French Rowe

This French scholarship has been dedicated to an eminent member of the Southeast Missouri State University faculty, Dr. Constance Rowe, by her students and her colleagues. Dr. Rowe was a teacher, lecturer, and author. She was born November 27, 1907, in New York City....

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Cora Arlene Miller Mabrey

Cora Arlene Miller Mabrey was a 1963 graduate with a BS in Education, High School, Major in Business Education. She also received a Master of Arts in Teaching, Business Education major, in 1975.

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Crader Family

The Don Crader family business, Crader Dist. Co. of Marble Hill, Est. 1942 is presently owned and managed by the third and fourth generation with Stan Crader, President; Val Crader, Vice President; and Becky Hurst, Secretary. They are the exclusive distributors of...

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Dale and Marsha Haskell

Dr. Dale and Marsha Haskell are both English Education graduates from Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Haskell is a professor in the English department at the University. Marsha is an executive for AT&T.

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Dale Pruett

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Dale Russell

This scholarship was established by Dale Russell in memory of John Glass, a student at Southeast Missouri State University who was tragically killed in an Ozark plane crash.

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Dale W. and Sonya L. Margerum

Dr. Dale W. Margerum was born in Ferguson, Missouri in October 20, 1929. Together with his twin brother, Dr. J. David Margerum, he began his studies at Southeast Missouri State College in 1946. Dale graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Chemistry in...

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Dalton Family

This scholarship was established by the Dalton family to honor Mr. Dalton’s thirty-two years of service as a mathematics professor, avid sports participant, and enthusiast at Southeast Missouri State University. Mr. Dalton served in the Mathematics Department from...

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Daniel C. Mohorc Family

Daniel C. Mohorc is President and Chief Executive Officer of Galactic Ltd. Mr. Mohorc’s career flourished when he started with the McLane Company based in Temple, Texas, and gained an expansive knowledge of food and production distribution channels. Later in his...

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Dan & Marilyn Glore

Dan Glore graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with three degrees. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education (high school education) with a major in social studies in 1970, a Master of Arts in Education in 1975 and a Specialist’s degree in Education...

David Barton

David Barton

Originally from Arkansas, David M. Barton moved to Catron, Mo., in the early 1930s and farmed in New Madrid County until his death in 1987. His contributions to the agricultural history of southeast Missouri include 35 years on the board of supervisors of the Little...

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David Emmons

David Emmons was a Utilities Maintenance Journeyman at the Southeast Missouri State University Power Plant from 1973 until his death in 2005. The employees of Facilities Management raised funds to establish a scholarship in his memory.

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David Green

After graduating from William Chrisman High School in Independence, MO, Dr. Green earned his undergraduate degree from Central Methodist College in 1962. He then served as director of instrumental music in the Ralls County R-II School District for two years. He...

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David Hoche

This scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Hoche by his family to honor him as a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau. In 1935, David Hoche established his accounting firm and over the years became a fixture in the community.

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David S. Nunley

Mrs. Evalyn Nunley established this scholarship in honor of her late husband, S. David Nunley. Mr. Nunley was a graduate of Kansas Pharmacy School. He then came back to Cape Girardeau and operated the Nunley Drug School until his death in 1989. He is fondly...

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Dean Don Froemsdorf

This scholarship was established by the friends of former Dean Don Froemsdorf. Dean Froemsdorf was the first dean of the College of Science and Technology, bringing it from its inception to the acclaim it now receives. A 1955 graduate of Southeast Missouri State...

Deborah Below

Deborah Below

Deborah Below, originally from Washington, Missouri, received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication in 1990 and her Master of Science in Administration in Public Administration in 1994 from Southeast Missouri State University. She earned her Doctorate of...

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Deborah Fulton

Deborah Simmons Fulton retired as Executive Associate to the President and Secretary to the Board of Regents Emerita on July 1, 2013, after 37 years of service to Southeast Missouri State University. As Executive Associate to the President and Secretary to the Board...

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Delmar A. Cobble

Delmar A. Cobble, a longtime educator and former deputy commissioner for the Missouri Department of Education, established the “Delmar and Allene Cobble Memorial Scholarship” to be awarded to students pursuing a degree in education. Mr. Cobble was a graduate of...

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Dennis C. Seyer

Dennis C. Seyer was a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance as well as scenic designer for Southeast Missouri State University theatre and dance productions. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Southeast Missouri State University, a...

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Dick & Mary Gettinger

Dick Gettinger attended Southeast Missouri State University from 1958 until 1962. He graduated in 1963. His initial job was with Monsanto in St. Louis. After five years at Monsanto, he received a job offer to join Ralston Purina as Manager of the Corporate Accounting...

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Donald B. and Rubye E. Kraft

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Donald Ford

Donald K. Ford, former director of development at Southeast Missouri State University, was a jazz drummer from the late 1950’s until his death. His love of jazz and performing were the catalysts for establishing this endowed scholarship for percussion majors in the...