Science Lab Dedicated to Doyle Privett

Science Lab Dedicated to Doyle Privett

The science lab at Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett was named for Privett on Feb. 28.

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents named the science lab at Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett for Doyle L. Privett, Kennett resident, member of the Southeast Board of Regents for 16 years, former president of the Board and chief financial officer of Kennett National Bank.

Southeast’s Kennett campus was dedicated in 2000 and serves the southern Bootheel of Missouri as well as northeast Arkansas. The City of Kennett purchased the facility and donated it to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The City of Kennett then invested $450,000 in renovating the building for educational purposes. Privett has been instrumental in the continued growth of Southeast’s Kennett campus through fundraising efforts and has served for a number of years as the chairman of its Advisory Council.

The Doyle L. Privett Science Lab serves students enrolled in biology, microbiology, anatomy I and II, physical science and chemistry courses. The 1,212-square-foot lab includes both a laboratory area and prep room.

“The Science Lab was a very important addition to the Kennett campus. The goal of offering complete bachelor’s degrees on the Kennett campus would not have been possible if it weren’t for the addition of a modern science lab,” says Marsha Blanchard, director of Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett.

Blanchard says she is pleased to have Privett’s name associated with the science lab.

“Doyle has been actively involved in the Kennett campus since the concept was simply an idea. Doyle’s consistent contributions have definitely made an impact on the lives of many who have had the opportunity to earn a University degree at the Kennett campus,” Blanchard says.

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