Glenn and Lee Ann Campbell of Cape Girardeau made a $10,000 gift to establish the scholarship. Their gift will be matched with an additional $10,000 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 Glenn and Lee Ann Campbell School of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. The scholarship is talent-based, to be awarded to an outstanding new or returning student who participates in the Department of Theatre and Dance’s scholarship auditions and is a declared major in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Financial need will be a consideration but no FAFSA form is required. Scholarship awards from the endowment will be a minimum of $1,000 each. The Department of Theatre and Dance will select the scholarship recipient.
After graduating from Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau in 1983, Joseph Glennon (Glenn) Campbell attended Southeast Missouri State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in management from Southeast in 1987.
Lee Ann (Green) Campbell graduated from Columbus North High School in Columbus, Indiana, in 1989. She then attended Purdue University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1993.
The Campbells currently reside in Cape Girardeau after returning to the area in 2007. Prior to that, Glenn was with Foot Locker in Indiana before starting his own business, Hat World, in 1995. Today the company is known as Lids.
They have four children, Maryssa, Kyle, Eli and Paige.
For additional information on the scholarship program, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.