SEMO exceeds fundraising goal

2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago October 07, 2014 Oct 7, 2014 Tuesday, October 07 2014 Tuesday, October 07, 2014 4:18:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A fundraising effort at Southeast Missouri State University has exceeded its goal, eight months before the campaign was supposed to end.

The Southeast Missourian reports that university President Kenneth W. Dobbins announced over the weekend that more than $45 million has been raised for scholarships, programs and renovations.

Southeast Missouri State officials had hoped to raise about $40 million. The campaign continues through June 30.

Dobbins calls the generosity of donors "overwhelming."

During the campaign, 195 new scholarships were established, providing $1.5 million in financial support to students.

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