Dr. and Mrs. Bernard DuBray of St. Peters, Mo., made a $5,000 gift to establish the award. Their gift will be matched with an additional $5,000 through a University matching gift program.
The matching gift program is part of the Honoring Tradition – Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. This program allowed donors to make a minimum commitment of $5,000 to a maximum commitment of $10,000 through donation or pledge by March 1, 2014, that qualified for a $1-for-$1 match. The goal of the Campaign is to raise $40 million for student scholarships, academic programs and renovations that benefit students both today and tomorrow.
The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at Southeast who is a graduate of the Fort Zumwalt School District. Second preference will be given to education majors. Recipients must have a 2.75grade point average and will be selected by the College of Education.
DuBray is a 1969 Southeast graduate and superintendent of Fort Zumwalt School District in O’Fallon, Mo. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a double major in social science and history and a minor in biology from Southeast. Subsequently, he earned two master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1974 and 1977. He received a Doctor of Education in 1984 from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
During his career, he has served as a teacher, coach, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. He has served 29 years as superintendent in the Fort Zumwalt School District and is currently the longest serving superintendent in the same K-12 school district in Missouri. At the district office level, he has experience in special education, personnel, finance, public relations, federal programs and curriculum.
He has been married for 45 years to his wife, JoAnn, and has three children who are all graduates of the Fort Zumwalt District and currently employed in professional positions.
For additional information on the matching gift program, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.