Three Southeast Students Win Scholarships at Student Wellness Fair

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 20, 2009 — Three Southeast Missouri State University students attending the Student Wellness Fair Oct. 28 had their “passport cards” drawn, enabling them to win scholarships totaling $2,000 for the spring 2010 semester.

Victoria Robbins of New Madrid, Mo., won a $1,000 scholarship; Tyler Mullen of St. Peters,  Mo., won a $500 scholarship, and Misty Dumais of Jackson, Mo., won a $500 scholarship. The scholarships were provided by the Office of Student Success. Their names were among more than 200 entries received as students attended the wellness fair prior to the Gingrich/Dean Healthcare debate in the Show Me Center.

Nineteen wellness-related vendors were on hand to present information to students who attended. More than 325 students attended the event.

“We had a great student turnout for the event,” said Troy Vaughn, director of recreation services.

The departments of Campus Activities and Event Services and Recreation Services co-sponsored the event in conjunction with the healthcare debate. Free T-shirts were given to the first 100 students attending.