Our Donors

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Adele Townsend

Adele Townsend graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1958 from Southeast Missouri State University. She received her Masters’ of Art in Elementary Administration in 1967. She taught for 19 and a half years in Iron County.

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A. F. Hendricks

This scholarship was established by A. F. Hendricks of Wingate, N.C., in 1942. Mr. Hendricks was president of Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill, Missouri, before it was forced to close during WWII. It was transferred to Southeast Missouri State University in order...

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Agriculture

Since 1952, the Agriculture Club maintained a small beef herd. In 1989, with the help of Dr. Bill Ellis and Dr.William Meyer, a decision was made to sell the herd and use the money to endow this scholarship.

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AKPsi Zeta Omicron

Founded in 1904 at New York University, Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity in the United States. Alpha Kappa Psi attracts achievement-minded business students and provides these students with personal development...

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Alberta Macke Dougan

Dr. Alberta L. Dougan is a 1967 Southeast Missouri State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education, High School, and majors in History and Social Science. She is a Professor Emerita of History, employed by Southeast from 1972-2006

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Albert Feldhoff

Albert Feldhoff devoted 44 years of his life to the education of young people. He taught business education courses in a number of schools. He also successfully coached many school business teams in district and state competitions. Even after his death in 1971, his...

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Albert H. and Dorothy E. Macke

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Albert J. Weis

This scholarship was established through the generosity of the late Albert J. Weis. Dr. Weis was a faculty member from 1955 to 1968. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1919 and served as class president during his senior year. Dr. Weis also...

  Albert J. Weis Memorial-Science

Albert J. Weis Memorial-Science

This scholarship was established through the generosity of the late Albert J. Weis. Dr. Weis was a faculty member from 1955 to 1968. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1919 and served as class president during his senior year. Dr. Weis also...

  Aleen Vogel Wehking

Aleen Vogel Wehking

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Aleen Vogel Wehking, an enthusiastic 1932 alumna of Southeast Missouri State University. She was president of the Tomahawks, an early women’s pep club, during the University’s early years. Mrs. Wehking’s enthusiasm for the...

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Alice Kay Mouser

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Alma Crites Gardner

This scholarship was established by Alma Crites Gardner, a 1926 alumna of the University. She is a lifelong resident of Parma who has spent her entire career in the teaching field. Mrs. Gardner believes in the power of education and hopes to benefit many generations...

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Alta Crites Lucy

This scholarship was established by Alma Crites Gardner in honor of her sister, Alta Crites Lucy. Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Lucy were both primary school teachers at Parma Elementary School with their mother prior to graduating from the teacher’s college in Cape...

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Alton Bray

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Alton Bray in honor of his dedicated service to Southeast Missouri State University.

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Amy Garrison

Amy E. Garrison is a 1990 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, majoring in Advertising. She grew up in Mississippi County, Missouri. Mrs. Garrison is currently Principal and Owner of Brand Virture, LLC, a...

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Anita M. Frick-Held

Donald T. Held received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1960 and his Master of Science from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1971. He is the husband of Anita M. Frick-Held. Donald and Anita married in...

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Anna C. Draughon

This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Anna C. Draughon, a long-time resident of Sikeston, Missouri. Mrs. Draughon was a founding member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Sikeston and was an active member of her community.

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Anna Jo Atkinson Wagganer

Ann Wagganer is a successful business woman who achieved a degree from St. Louis University as a non-traditional student. She has a deep appreciation for performing arts and enjoys performances at the River Campus. She created this scholarship to reward deserving...

  Anna Jo Atkinson Wagganer Theatre & Dance Scholarship

Anna Jo Atkinson Wagganer Theatre & Dance Scholarship

Ann Wagganer is a successful business woman who achieved a degree from St. Louis University as a non-traditional student. She has a deep appreciation for performing arts and enjoys performances at the River Campus. She created this scholarship to reward deserving...

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Annette Heller

Annette Heller is a 1967 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. Mrs. Heller is an experienced and established...

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Ann Porter Gifford

Dr. Ann Porter Gifford believes in the value of an academic scholarship because she was able to earn her undergraduate degree from Northeast Missouri State Teacher College (now, Truman University) on a full-ride academic scholarship. While at Truman, she had an...

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Arpa Hill Lewis

Arpa Hill Lewis was a 1943 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and received a B.S. in elementary education. Mrs. Lewis was a lifelong supporter of the University. She was a member of the President’s Council and also a founding member of the Copper Dome...

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Art Geldbach

Art received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics and Education from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. through the Department of Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M...

Bank of Missouri

Bank of Missouri

For 122 years, The Bank of Missouri has met its customers’ needs with the assurance that it would be there tomorrow. Founded in Perryville as The Bank of Perryville in 1891, The Bank of Missouri has grown to reach out beyond its Southeast Missouri roots to provide...

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Barbara H. and Lawrence R. Kem

The donor’s purpose in establishing this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students, while encouraging these students to reciprocate through future gifts to this scholarship after graduation. As a result, future students will also benefit from awards...

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Bee S. Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh established this scholarship in honor of his wife, Bee. Mr. and Mrs. Limbaugh both came from the farm to the Normal School as teenagers in 1909. For Mrs. Limbaugh, participating in the Department of Music became an activity from which she received...

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Bertha Friant

Mrs. Bertha Friant and her family established this scholarship in 1983. Mrs. Friant graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1910 and was a member of the college faculty, serving as primary supervisor at the training school. Julien N. Friant, her...

Bertie Ora Cleino

Bertie Ora Cleino

Miss Bertie Ora Cleino graduated from Maplewood High School in St. Louis County. She entered Southeast Missouri State University in 1933, earning her collegiate expenses by serving in various capacities in administrative offices. She began as a student assistant to...

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Betty Cooper Hearnes

Betty Cooper Hearnes was a vocal student of Miss Katherine Boone in Charleston. Betty then attended several colleges where she studied and enjoyed furthering her education in music – Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Central Baptist College in...

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Betty Z. Mothershead