Class Notes

Changed your career? Your address? Do you have family news or any career information you’d like to share with Southeast alumni? Visit semo.edu/update and tell us what’s happening with you. 1940s Mary-Ellen (Haw) Berkbigler ’42, of Marysville, WA, has a good life in the Northwest, has 34 great-grandchildren, slowed down a lot (not running races), but still active and interested in many things. Helen (Fox) Glazer ’45, of Bethesda, MD, was able to meet the new president of SEMO when he came to Washington, D.C., and proud to be the oldest graduate......

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MBA Grad  Goes Global  As E-Commerce  Entrepreneur

by Ann Hayes Southeast alumna Zhang “Violet” Jue ‘08 is passionate about cross border trade and says the time is ripe for e-commerce to revolutionize China. Violet has had her hand on the pulse of the import-export business for about 15 years while working in international markets and the financial service industry, including four years with Alibaba, one of the world’s largest online commerce companies and one of the world’s most valuable tech companies. A year ago, Violet ventured out as an entrepreneur launching Beijing ZhongRuiQiMing (Rising Star) Investment Management Ltd. in......

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Always a Redhawk, Indeed

To say that Dr. John Holcomb took pride in Southeast Missouri State University might be an understatement. Holcomb, a 1956 alumnus, served as a team physician at Southeast for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Redhawks Club and a season ticket holder. Four generations of Holcombs, starting with his father through his grandson, attended Southeast. Dr. Holcomb’s ties to Southeast began as a child. He attended the former Campus School from kindergarten through 12th grade and took an active role in planning Campus School alumni reunions. He graduated......

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Behind the Cover

by Rachel Holdmeyer Two years ago, Katie Levy found herself beaming on the cover of the spring 2014 Southeast Magazine–a perfect representation of an enthused graduate promenading off the commencement stage. Levy’s hearty wave and jovial grin were aimed toward her support crew in the audience who came to celebrate her new Master of Business Administration. Levy would have no idea the moment would be captured by a University photographer and placed on the cover, yet she says she’s thankful as she recounts that as her most incredible memory of Southeast. “When......

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