Why I Give: Dan and Jeanette Stengel

Why I Give: Dan and Jeanette Stengel

It was about a year ago that former Missouri Southern instructor Dan Stengel learned that an accounting scholarship had been established in his name. “I had a past student who was very successful … in spite of me, I guess,” Stengel said with a laugh. “But he thought...
Why I Give: Debbie Thompson

Why I Give: Debbie Thompson

“Service above self.” It’s a motto Debbie Thompson says she learned through her involvement with Rotary and it’s one that she has adopted into how she approaches life. “I believe giving back means everything,” says Thompson. “It makes you feel good and you’re making...
Why I Give: Heather Van Otterloo

Why I Give: Heather Van Otterloo

Heather Van Otterloo says she remembers the challenges that faced her as a first-generation college student. A 2005 graduate from the School fo Education, she says scholarships were a life-saver when it came to being able to afford going to college. “I worked...
Why I Give: Dr. Joel Tupper

Why I Give: Dr. Joel Tupper

Roots are important to Dr. Joel Tupper, who graduated from Missouri Southern with a bachelor’s in biology in 1983. During his time prepping for medical school at the university, he played football for the Lions as an offensive lineman. He was a two-time...
Why I Give: Bob Kelly

Why I Give: Bob Kelly

Bob Kelly still remembers homecoming dances in Young Gymnasium, cheering on the football team from the stands of Fred Hughes Stadium and enjoying live music and comedy acts in Taylor Auditorium during his years at Missouri Southern. “I had a wonderful experience at...
Why I Give: Dr. Elke Howe

Why I Give: Dr. Elke Howe

For nearly 10 consecutive years, Dr. Elke Howe has made it a priority to donate to the Engineering Technology Department at Missouri Southern. The department head, who has been with the university since 2001, knows the impact donors have on her program and students....
New Cohort Created in McDonald County

New Cohort Created in McDonald County

A newly created cohort is allowing some students to complete their degree without having to make the drive to campus. The Higher Learning Commission recently approved the creation of an off-site cohort in the McDonald County R-1 School District. “When students enter...
Two New Certificate Programs Available

Two New Certificate Programs Available

The School of Business has created two new certificate programs that are designed to have broad appeal. The Entrepreneurial Operations Certificate and the Entrepreneurial Planning and Management Certificate launched with the start of the fall semester. “We’ve always...