Anita M. Frick-Held and Donald T. Held Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast

EVT-OpeningWeek-ConvocationCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 27 2015 – The Anita M. Frick-Held and Donald T. Held Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

Donald T. Held of Florissant, Missouri and Lyman L. Frick Jr. of St. Joseph, Missouri, made a $30,000 gift to establish the scholarship in memory of Anita M. Frick-Held, who received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast in 1959.

The recipient of this scholarship will be an education major and either be a Missouri resident or a military veteran who has recently served one complete period of active enlistment. The student must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. In addition to the University’s academic requirements, applicants should have good person-to-person skills and enjoy working with people and seeing them progress and grow, while applying themselves to the best of their ability. The College of Education Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.

Donald T. Held received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast in 1960 and a Master of Science from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1971. He and Anita M. Frick-Held were married in November 1958, and both were students at Southeast.  His entire career was with the Special School District of St. Louis County as a speech pathologist and area coordinator until his retirement.  He served a four-year active enlistment in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. The G.I. Bill enabled his college education.

Lyman L. Frick Jr., brother of Anita M. Frick-Held, received a Bachelor of Science in 1964 and a Juris Doctorate in 1966, both from Drake University.  Lyman L. Frick Jr. was a JAG officer in the active U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1966-1970.  His military career continued as a JAG officer in the Missouri Air National Guard until retirement as a full colonel and chief JAG officer. At the same time, he had an extensive career in trust and banking operations in Saint Joseph, Missouri, and was very active in civic affairs.

For more information, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or foundation@semo.edu.