Southeast Missouri State University

Education Student Finds Fun in Life On and Off Campus


When you ask Billy Garrett what he’s involved in on campus, you will need to pull up a chair because he has a long list.

Billy is from Florissant, Mo. but he says he enjoys the simple pleasures of Cape Girardeau and says, “My favorite thing to do in Cape Girardeau is go on a late-night trip out to Don’s to pick up a slinger or some bucks and cheese.  Also a trip down to the river and mural downtown is always a good journey.  I like doing things that are special to the region.”

When he’s not making late night runs to Don’s, Billy is most likely working with a campus organization. His list includes Lambda Chi Alpha as the High Theta which is the external vice president, community service and public relations, Big Brother Coordinator, Kappa and Sigma Committees and is an IFC delegate.

He was also the Up till Dawn assistant director last year, and is involved in Student Government, Campus Outreach, and he is an Intramural Sports Official, Tutorial Services and Student Support Services Tutor, and Billy is also on the Club Sports Allocation Committee.

In Residence Hall Association (RHA) Billy is the Programming Coordinator where he  was in charge of planning and hosting a nearly $3000 budget event, a Resident Assistant in Myers Hall and is a part of RA Council, he was the Towers South Hall Council Vice President and a Towers East Hall Council RHA representative and served on the New Hall Naming Committee.

When not participating in a myriad of student and extracurricular activities, you can find Billy studying. A graduate of McCluer North High School, Billy expects to graduate in 2009.

Billy's activities on campus justified him being named the 2008 Homecoming Man of the Year.

Billy says, “I’m just a regular guy who likes to have fun and I chose Southeast because of its education department reputation since I want to become a teacher.  I could have attended many other “bigger name” colleges instead.”

Billy’s advice for any Southeast student is, “Get involved in activities that you like on campus, whatever it may be. Southeast has over 10,000 students, so it is likely that there are at least some other students out there with a similar interest.”