Our Donors

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Bill and Angela Holland

William P. Holland is the Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, beginning in 2008. Bill began his service to the University in August 2005 as the Director of Corporate Relations in the St....

Bill and Judy Arnet

Bill and Judy Arnet

Bill and Judy Arnet received their undergraduate degrees from Southeast Missouri State University in May 1970. Bill received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri in 1973. He served for 10 years as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri...

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Bill and Shirley Shemwell Virdon

Shirley Virdon, native of Neelyville, Missouri, was an English major and Spanish minor, while attending Southeast Missouri State University. She graduated in May 1951 with a degree in high school education. She married professional baseball player, Bill Virdon, on...

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Bill Emerson

Bill Emerson was in his fifth term as congressman of the Eighth United State Congressional District. Using the congressional pay raise of 1988, Congressman Emerson endowed this fund through monthly contributions of the coverage and portions of the honoraria he...

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Bill Ewing

Bill Ewing was born July 11, 1926, in West Frankfort, Illinois. He started school in Chicago, Illinois, and shortly thereafter, moved back to West Frankfort. After another short period, Bill moved to Mounds, Illinois, where he completed his elementary and high...

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Bill Ferrell

Bill Ferrell was the Scott County Sheriff for 28 years, from 1977-2004. He is married to Sharon Watson Ferrell and they reside in Sikeston, Missouri. They have four children, William F. Ferrell II of Sikeston, Missouri, John Ferrell of Lexington, Kentucky, Lee...

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Bill Shelby Family and Broadway Music Co., Inc.

Bill Shelby, Sr., is a businessman from Caruthersville, Missouri. He believes in education and helping young people achieve a college degree and better themselves. He is a loyal contributor to community, charitable, and religious organizations. Bill hopes this...

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Bill Sims

Bill Sims was born in Festus, Missouri where he graduated from high school lettering in basketball and track. He attended Memphis State University from 1952 until 1954 on basketball and baseball scholarships. He transferred to Southeast Missouri State University in...

BKD, LLP

BKD, LLP

BKD, LLP was founded in 1923 with headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, and 33 offices located throughout the United States. The mission of BKD is to always strive in providing services to clients, create rewarding career opportunities and maintain sound...

Black River Electric Cooperative

Black River Electric Cooperative

Meeting the needs of their members is what Black River Electric Co-operative started doing in 1938 and continues to do today. Those who receive electricity from the co-operative are members and they in essence are the owners of the Co-op. BREC is a distribution...

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Blanche T. Kohlfeld

The Kohlfeld Family has long had an affinity for Southeast Missouri State University. The family of Leo Kohlfeld who pioneered the Kohlfeld distributorship, and his sons, Mike, president of Kohlfeld Distributing, and Mark, vice president of sales for the company, are...

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B. Marie Ruester

B. Marie Ruester was a graduate of Jackson High School. She was employed as a Maintenance Supervisor at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and retired Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1985 as a Maintenance Supervisor. She took all the available horticulture...

Brady & Halley Barke

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...

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Brandon and Miriam Mehrle

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Brian M. Shamel

The Brian M. Shamel Memorial Scholarship Fund is for students who are interested in pursuing the research and saving of the bottlenose dolphins. This scholarship fund based on financial need may be used by students to help fund their trip to the research lab that...

Cape Area Personnel Association

Cape Area Personnel Association

The Cape Area Personnel Association, CAPA, is a professional organization comprised of individuals from businesses in the Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, Perryville and surrounding communities whose primary responsibilities are Human Resource or Training...

Cape County Sheriff's Patrol

Cape County Sheriff's Patrol

The Cape County Sheriff’s Patrol was an organization of volunteer reserve officers for the Cape Girardeau Sheriff’s Department. These 25-30 men worked Friday and Saturday evenings assisting the Sheriff’s Department with emergency matters such as accident, flood...

Cape Girardeau County Medical Society

Cape Girardeau County Medical Society

Since 1938, the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society has been a part of the Cape Girardeau community as a supporter of medical education and an advocate for health care providers. This endowment was provided with the understanding that it will go towards a...

Cape Girardeau County Medical Society Alliance

Cape Girardeau County Medical Society Alliance

The Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance is a public health advocacy network made up of physicians’ spouses. The purposes of the Alliance are exclusively educational and charitable: to assist in those programs of the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical...

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Cape West Rotary

Cape Girardeau West became a Rotary Club because of the vision of Cape Girardeau Rotary Club leadership, members, and PDG John Blue. John Blue envisioned more Rotary members in Cape Girardeau, instead of an exclusive club. Cape West was chartered July 25, 1966, with...

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Carl Gum

This scholarship was established by Carl. D. Gum, Judge of the Circuit Court, Division I, 17th Judicial Circuit. Judge Gum honors his mother and father, Carl D. Gum, Sr. and Maryana Burford Gum, who both attended Southeast Missouri State University. Mr. Gum, Sr....

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Carlos and Pam Vargas

Carlos Vargas is the 18th President of Southeast Missouri State University. Pam Vargas is the Director of Research and Grant Development. Both are first generation college graduates.

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Carmen Chang Ortiz

Carmen Chang Ortiz was the fourth of eight children born to Carlos Chang and Francisca Ortiz in Santiago, Province of Veraguas, in the Republic of Panama. She started teaching at the early age of 14 after receiving her elementary teacher credential from the Normal de...

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C.C. Eddleman

This scholarship was established by Bill & Hope Eddleman in honor of his grandfather, C.C. Eddleman. C. C. Eddleman began his career in law enforcement as a constable in Delta, Missouri, circa 1920. His 30-year career included time as a prison guard in Jefferson...

C.D. and Anna E. Butler

C.D. and Anna E. Butler

The C. D. and Anna E. Butler Scholarship was established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. C.D. and Anna E. Butler were inspirational figures to many people in Missouri, especially in Commerce, Senath, and Sikeston, as well as in the St. Louis and...

Cesar & Soledad Arjona

Cesar & Soledad Arjona

Cesar Arjona and Soledad Chang Ortiz left their provincial hometowns in their mid-twenties to start their secondary education in the capital city after helping their younger siblings complete their education. They both required special tutoring in mathematics since...

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Charles and Anna Mary Duncan

Charles and Anna Mary Duncan were Southeast Missouri State University graduates and long-time residents of Wayne County. They were active in the community and church as well as the business community.

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Charles and Mary Ellen Sharp

Dr. Charles Sharp, a native of Arkansas, grew up in California. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Baylor University and his Doctorate from the University of Georgia. Currently a professor emeritus of Southeast Missouri State University, he taught on...

Charles E. & Evelyn R. (Bollinger) Whipple Scholarship Fund

Charles E. & Evelyn R. (Bollinger) Whipple Scholarship Fund

Charles (Gene) and Evelyn Bollinger Whipple of Wallula, Washington, were married on July 22, 1974, and were married for 39 years when Evelyn passed away in 2013. Gene continued to live in Wallula volunteering for Hospice House until his death in 2014. Gene was born...

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Charles L. and Nancy J. Moore

Charles and Nancy Moore grew up in Southeast Missouri. They believe the investment in the education of our young people is an investment in the future of our country. Nancy graduated from Southeast in 1959 with a degree in Elementary Education and, as Charles was...