Pat Morehead Honored with Southeast’s Distinguished Service Award

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 22, 2007 – Pat Morehead of Malden, Mo., was honored Oct. 20 with a Distinguished Service Award from Southeast Missouri State University.

Distinguished Service Awards are presented to individuals who have made lasting contributions to their communities and to the University. Recipients have brought distinction to Southeast through a lifetime of support and commitment. Recipients are former students, graduates or volunteers who were evaluated on professional growth, service to the University and individual character.

Morehead is currently the office manager at Morehead Clinic in Malden, Mo. Her contributions to the southeast Missouri region are impressive. She was appointed by Mayor Santie of Malden to serve on the initial committee working with Southeast Missouri State University to create the Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC), now a regional campus of Southeast in Malden, Mo. She previously served as chairperson, and remains a board member of the CBEC Advisory Council.

Morehead is a founder of the Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden, and has served in a number of civic roles. She has been on the Malden School Board, the Division of Family Services Commission for Abused Children, the building committee for the Malden Library, and the Malden Parks and Recreation Committee.

The CBEC Advisory Board nominated Morehead for the University’s Distinguished Service Award.

Distinguished Service Award recipients were honored at an All Alumni Breakfast in connection with Southeast Missouri State University’s Homecoming festivities. Other Distinguished Service Award recipients were Terry Allen of Memphis, Tenn.; Barb Herbert of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Don and Sue McNeely of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and Billy Swan of Nashville, Tenn.

Photo of Jane Stacy, Pat Morehead, and Kenneth W. DobbinsFrom left are Jane Stacy, director of development, Pat Morehead, and Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University.