The University Foundation, since its inception in 1983, has furthered the causes and mission of Southeast Missouri State University. The Foundation obtains and manages resources that allow the University to enhance the quality and extend the range of services provided to its students and the region.

The Foundation recognizes special opportunities for the University, and undertakes and supports fundraising activities that provide resources to enable the University to capitalize on these opportunities. The Foundation recognizes donors and provides strength for the continually improving growth, visibility, and excellence of the University.

Southeast Missouri University Foundation Campaign Nets $49.2 Million

Foundation News

  • March of Dimes Awards Southeast Alumna Nurse of the Year

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Kathy Williams recently was awarded the March of Dimes 2017 Nurse of the Year Award – Missouri in the category of education. “It was surprising and exciting. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunities in my career and people in my path which led up to this,” said […]
  • Five Southeast Alumnae Honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

    Five alumnae of Southeast Missouri State University were honored last month with 2017 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards. Among those receiving awards were Southeast graduates Mary Kay Decker of Festus, Missouri; Georggia Holt of Maryland Heights, Missouri; Allison Keeler of St. Peters, Missouri; Terri Schrader of Hillsboro, Missouri; and Andrea Swantner of Wentzville, Missouri. The […]
  • We Are One: Southeast Community Invited to Give Back Nov. 28 on Giving Tuesday

    Southeast Missouri State University invites its students, alumni, faculty and staff to exhibit the “We Are One” spirit and participate in #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28, in an effort to raise $10,000 to create a need-based scholarship for a Southeast student. This will be the second year Southeast has participated in #GivingTuesday, a day of giving during […]
  • Southeast Alum Excels as Entrepreneur, Co-Founds Silicon Valley Company

    Anders Tjernlund, a successful entrepreneur and Silicon Valley venture-funded company co-founder who began his journey in marketing courses at Southeast Missouri State University, will return to campus to share his career experiences Nov. 15 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. His presentation, hosted by the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is scheduled […]


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