Judith Briner and Cynthia Fleck, both of St. Louis, made a $10,000 gift to establish the scholarship.
The recipient of the renewable Judith Briner and Cynthia Fleck Endowed Scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who is majoring in nursing and in need of financial assistance.
Briner is a historian and genealogist, vocalist, dancer, patriot and native St. Louis resident who was born in Clayton, Missouri. She is also a former beauty queen who is passionate about dance, music, philanthropy and volunteer work, especially helping the elderly, handicapped, abused and homeless. She enthusiastically supports Southeast Missouri State University and was instrumental in her daughter’s success while she was a student here.
Fleck graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast. She is a clinical nurse specialist, executive businesswoman who owns Cynthia Fleck and Associates, LLC, a medical sales and marketing consulting firm, an author, global speaker, and a skin and wound care expert.
Fleck is an avid athlete who embraces health, wellness and education, theatre, the symphony and ballet. Fleck received a “Southeast Salutes” Award in 2005, was the keynote speaker at Southeast’s Power of Women luncheon in March and was the 2014 recipient of the College of Health and Human Services Alumni Merit Award at Southeast.
The mother-and-daughter duo live full and busy lives in St. Louis and are happy to provide an endowed scholarship to diligent and deserving nursing students in need whose vision parallels theirs. They look forward to seeing the Southeast Department of Nursing flourish and grow.