Our Donors

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Donald G. LaFerla

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Donald L. Anderson

This scholarship was established in 1998 by family and friends of Donald L. Anderson. He graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

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Don McNeely

Don McNeely is a Cape Girardeau native who began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 as an announcer for KFVS Radio. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, training as a Japanese interpreter, and was an announcer with Armed Forces Radio Network in...

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Dorothy Kies Penzel

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Douglas M. Smith and Donna D. DeMayo

Douglas M. Smith and Donna D. DeMayo were student athletes in high school and college who later played coed soccer together in an adult league in Maryland. They are also avid scuba divers. Doug is a 1970 Southeast graduate and Donna graduated Magna Cum Laude from the...

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Downing Family

Amity Downing Shedd wrote that her brother was brave, and met adversity with strength, humor, and resilience. He was not afraid of much – in the kitchen or in life. It is important to know what Josh went through to get a degree. He did not let his sickness define...

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Doyle Dumas

Doyle A. Dumas started his career in music education as the choir director at Tilghman High School and Franklin Junior High School in Paducah, KY from 1952 until 1954. In 1954, he founded the 84th Army Band Chorus and was that group’s conductor through 1956. During...

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Dr. Ann and Archie Sprengel

Dr. Ann D. Sprengel retired after 34 years of teaching in the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. In addition to her teaching, she served several years as the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Sprengel received her BSN from...

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Dr. A. R. Meyer

A. R. Meyer was an administrator at Southeast Missouri State University from 1960 to 1986. He loved his work and the University. His involvement at the University made for a wonderful life for his family.

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Dr. Bernard DuBray

Dr. Bernard DuBray is a 1969 Southeast Missouri State University graduate and superintendent of Fort Zumwalt School District in O’Fallon, Missouri. Dr. DuBray holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a double major in Social Science and History and a minor in...

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Dr. Bert Kellerman

Bert J. Kellerman received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Dr. Kellerman served on the faculty at Southeast Missouri State University for 41 years, retiring in 2006. He was the first Chairperson of the Department of Marketing and served in that position...

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Dr. Bruce Domazlicky

Dr. Dean Cowan and his wife Linda Schnetzer established this scholarship in honor of Dr. Bruce Domazlicky, a professor of Economics at Southeast since 1986. Dr. Cowan, who majored in finance, is a 1992 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business...

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Dr. Clifford Talbert, Jr.

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Dr. Daniel MacLeay

The Dr. Daniel MacLeay Endowed Foreign Language & Anthropology Research Award was established in 2002 by Mrs. Brigitte Bollerslev; its goal is to support foreign language and anthropology majors and department faculty/staff in research or professional development...

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Dr. Dieter and Nancy Jedan

Dr. Dieter Jedan served as chairperson of Global Cultures & Languages for 20 years, and his wife, Nancy, taught for several years in Marketing & Management. While department chairperson, Dr. Jedan initiated bilateral exchange agreements with universities in Germany,...

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Dr. Donald D. Jewell

Dr. Donald D. Jewel was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, in 1914. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1950 from University of Dubuque, M.A. in 1952 from Stetson University, and Sc.D. in 1967 from Oakland City University. Dr. Jewel furthered his education...

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Dr. Ernest Yeakey

Dr. Ernest Yeakey of Austin, Texas, is a retired laboratory director from Texaco Chemical Company. He grew up in Sikeston, Missouri, and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in chemistry and...

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Dr. Ernest Yeakey Scholarship

Dr. Ernest Yeakey of Austin, Texas, is a retired laboratory director from Texaco Chemical Company. He grew up in Sikeston, Missouri, and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in chemistry and...

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Dr. Firooz Hekmat

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Firooz-Hekmat and friends in honor of Dr. Firooz Hekmat. Dr. Firooz Hekmat, born in Tehran, Iran, was a Professor of Marketing at Southeast Missouri State University from 1983 until 1995. Dr. Hekmat was a strong advocate of...

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Dr. F. Monte and Alice R. Evens

Dr. F. Monte Evens was born in Herculaneum, Missouri and graduated from Herculaneum High School. Dr. Evens received a B.S. in chemistry and mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1955. He then attended Iowa State University, where he received his...

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Dr. Frances Allen

Dr. Frances Ann Allen was a distinguished physician, writer, and teacher who specialized in internal medicine. She was recognized by her profession and constituency for her outstanding service and research. A native of Doniphan, Missouri, Dr. Allen came to Southeast...

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Dr. Frank J. Linn

Dr. Frank Linn began his teaching career in a small rural school district near Springfield, Missouri in 1955. He spent the next three years primarily as an elementary principal followed by seven years as a secondary principal. During those years he also taught a...

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Dr. Fred B. Goodwin

Dr. Fred B. Goodwin was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in 1951 and was a faculty member for over 30 years. He served as Dean of the College of Humanities from 1976 until his retirement in 1988. He also served on the Southeast Missouri Foundation...

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Dr. Gary Johnson

Gary G. Johnson, Ph.D., has been a faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University since 1982. He has served as associate dean of the Harrison College of Business since 2006. He holds the rank of professor in accounting. His principal areas of teaching and...

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Dr. Gary L. Miller

Dr. Gary L. Miller was a member of the music faculty at Southeast Missouri State University serving as a teacher, professor, performer and mentor to countless students. At the time of his death, he was associate dean and director of the Southeast University River...

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Dr. George and Ruby Watkins

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Dr. George G. and Helen V. Suggs

Dr. George E. Suggs, Jr. (Emeritus Professor of History) taught history at Southeast Missouri State University for 31 years. Mrs. Helen V. Suggs (MA-Southeast) taught in the public schools of various states for 33 years. Long-time residents of Cape Girardeau, the...

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Dr. Gwinn M. Lovel

Dr. Gwinn Marshall Lovel was born June 14, 1938, in Hollis, OK, and married Anne Marie Skelton on September 28, 1963, at Greenville, MS. Dr. and Mrs. Lovel have two sons, Jeffrey and Michael Lovel. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force at Laughlin AFB in Del...

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Dr. Harold and Jeanine Hager

Dr. Hager received his Bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1954, his Master’s degree from the University of Missouri in 1955, and his Doctorate from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1970. He joined the Southeast faculty in 1957 and...

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Dr. James F. Cooper

Dr. James F. Cooper was born January 24, 1934, in Charleston, Missouri. He was educated in the Charleston public schools and graduated from Charleston High School in 1952. He completed his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He studied under...