Brady & Halley Barke
Brady Barke received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Webster University in 2004, and his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2008. He started at Southeast Missouri State University as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance & Eligibility in 2008. In 2011, he was the Interim Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance & Student Support Services. Since 2013, he has been the Senior Associate to the President & Board of Regents’ Secretary.
Halley Barke, his wife, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Webster University in 2004, her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Southern Illinois University in 2008, and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University in 2012. She has been employed as a Physician Assistant at Rural Health, Inc. in Anna, Illinois since 2009.
Endowing a scholarship provides the Barkes with an opportunity to reward students for their hard work both academically and athletically. As former student-athletes, they believe that participation in athletics helped develop essential life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, time management, and discipline, which ultimately prepared them to be successful in their careers.