University Foundation

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

  • Bequest Establishes Dewain Earl Brucker Scholarship Fund for Ag Students at Southeast

    Dewain Earl Brucker loved all things agriculture, so much so that he bequeathed his entire trust to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation so Southeast Missouri State University agriculture students can pursue the same career path that brought him a lifetime of joy. Brucker, formerly of Chaffee, Missouri, passed away on Aug. 11, 2018, at the [...]
  • Southeast Alumna Honored with American Dental Association ‘10 Under 10’ Award

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Dr. Danielle Riordan recently was named a recipient of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual “10 Under 10” award. The ADA “10 Under 10” Awards recognizes 10 new dentists who demonstrate excellence early in their careers. “I am so honored to be named a ‘10 Under 10’ recipient,” said Riordan, [...]
  • Southeast Students Honored with Power of Women Scholarships

    Ten Southeast Missouri State University students were honored with scholarships today during the eighth annual Power of Women luncheon at the Show Me Center. The recipients of the Power of Women Scholarship are Lauren Cooper of O’Fallon, Illinois; Alexis Dilg of Yorkville, Illinois; Ellen Gieselman of St. Louis, Missouri; Grace Grzywa of Fenton, Missouri; McKayla [...]
  • MAESP Names Southeast Alumnus Missouri’s National Distinguished Principal

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Lance McClard was named Missouri’s National Distinguished Principal by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) during the MAESP 2019 Leadership Conference March 2. McClard is principal of Millersville Elementary School and North Elementary School in the Jackson R-2 School District. The announcement of his achievement was a very [...]


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