Southeast Students Collaborate to Preserve 100-Year-Old Cape Girardeau Building

In spring 2020, Southeast students collaborated to help preserve and determine the future of a 100-year-old building in Cape Girardeau. The students worked to preserve a one-story, brick building, located at 101 William St. in downtown Cape Girardeau, which was built in 1916 and served as a warehouse. It is listed as a contributing building in the Courthouse Seminary Neighborhood Historic District National Register nomination. Nineteen historic preservation and 25 construction management students were divided into teams to create a feasibility assessment of the building’s future. Bringing students from different disciplines together......

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The Power of Women meet the Power of Possibility

THE HISTORY Ten years ago, Southeast set out to establish the Power of Women scholarship. The committee knew that while the historic stereotype was that men controlled the money, in reality, it was women who donated it. Studies show that women often give more to philanthropic causes than men. A statistic made even more surprising given that on average women make less than their male counterparts. Women are also motivated to give to groups supporting their own gender. These facts mixed with a desire to support young women through scholarships and connect......

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Peterson Awarded NASA FINESST Research Grant

Southeast alumnus Colten Peterson ’17 was awarded a Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) research grant to fund his research as he works to improve satellite retrievals of Arctic cloud phase. Peterson, from Champaign, Illinois, and now a University of Michigan doctoral student, was awarded the grant to fund his research proposal titled “Improving Arctic Cloud Phase Retrievals using Far-Infrared Radiances.” The grant funds his research for three years as he works to improve satellite retrievals of Arctic cloud phase. Peterson was one of 121 selected for......

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Find Your Passion: She Did That Here

Megan Kremer found her true passion and career path in hospitality management while a student at Southeast Missouri State University. After graduating from Southeast in December 2018 with a degree in hospitality management, Kremer was hired to work for Maritz Travel, a global events company. When Maritz announced that Google, a new client, needed employees to work exclusively with them in San Francisco, California, she jumped at the opportunity. “I learned a lot, not just from being in class, but also through learning about my professors and their experiences,” said Kremer. “You......

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To MIT and Beyond

Southeast alumna Samantha Hasler shoots for the stars by studying as a doctoral student in the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was admitted and awarded a fully funded fellowship. Hasler earned a Bachelor of Science in physics with a minor in mathematics from Southeast in May 2019. “Every professor in the physics department genuinely cares about their students and they always wanted to help us succeed. Dr. (Margaret) Hill and Dr. (Michael) Cobb were huge driving forces for me. They inspired me to......

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