Southeast Graduates to Discuss Their Career Paths at Alumni Monday

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 18, 2007 – Fourteen graduates of Southeast Missouri State University will return to campus to discuss their career paths with current students on Alumni Monday scheduled for Sept. 24 on the Southeast campus. Alumni Monday is a component of the Alumni Association’s program to strengthen the Southeast community by providing students opportunities to learn from and network with successful Southeast graduates. The returning Southeast graduates will hold lectures and discussions on campus with students about the direction their careers have taken them.

Graduates from a variety of disciplines will be speaking in classes across the campus. Meanwhile, the Harrison College of Business will hold an Executive Forum at noon in the John and Betty Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall in which three Southeast alumni, now successful business executives, will speak. Panelists will be Tina Klocke, a 1982 Southeast graduate and now chief financial bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.; Daniel C. Mohorc, a 1977 Southeast graduate and now founder and president of Galactic Marketing Incentives, Inc.; and Thomas Hendrick, a 1968 Southeast graduate and now executive vice president, acquisitions and development of the Kor Group. The forum is open to the public.

Other alumni returning to speak in classes throughout the day the will be:

  • Daniele Cerone-Griffin, a 1999 graduate who supports 12 districts throughout St. Louis County as an augmentative communication facilitator at early childhood levels in the Special School District of St. Louis County.
  • Priscilla Kincaid, a 1991 graduate who is a probation and parole officer with the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole. She is certified by the Department of Public Safety to teach at the Southeast Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Natalie Sandoval, a 2004 graduate who is a case manager in the Community Caring Council’s housing program.
  • Gwenn “Twinkle” Ivester, a 2005 graduate who is employed by Colliers Turley Martin Tucker, a division of Colliers International, a property management/real estate firm.
  • Alvin McFerren, a 2000 graduate who is principal of Scott County Central High School.
  • Scott McMullen, a 2000 graduate and an educator at South Elementary School in Jackson, Mo.
  • Phil Milligan, a 1983 graduate and assistant principal at Bryan Middle School in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, Mo.
  • C.J. Cohea, a 2007 graduate who is an afternoon host on K103 FMᾰMississippi River Radio in Cape Girardeau.
  • Andrew Naeger, a 1996 graduate who is associate creative digital director with Brighten USA Company.
  • Stuart Beussink, a 1997 graduate who is plant engineer with ARI.
  • Donna Aufdenberg, a 1999 graduate who is a horticulture specialist with the University of Missouri Extension in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties. Her specialty is plant propagation and greenhouse management.