Lawrence and Alice Breeze Scholarship in History Established at Southeast


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 2, 2015 – The Lawrence and Alice Breeze Scholarship in History has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

Dr. Lawrence “Larry” E. and Mrs. Alice Breeze of Cape Girardeau made a gift to establish the scholarship as part of the recent Honoring Tradition – Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign.

The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The recipient must be pursuing a Master of Arts in public history or Master of Arts in history. Financial need is a consideration. The Department of History will select the recipient.

In April of 1994, the Breeze Endowed Library Fund was also established.

With a specialty in European history, Dr. Breeze taught Western Civilization courses at Southeast and a variety of upper-level and graduate courses dealing with modern Britain and 20th century Europe. Dr. Breeze served as the advisor to Phi Alpha Theta for many years and was a member of the University’s Graduate Council during the formative years of the graduate program. He also directed theses in the Department of History, where he served from 1966-1989. Upon his retirement, he was named professor emeritus of history, and he continues to research and write.

Mrs. Breeze served as the church librarian at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau from 1974-2004 and as a bibliographic searcher/library clerk at Kent Library at Southeast from 1979-1992.

Dr. and Mrs. Breeze enjoy the benefits of the River Campus music programs and are supporters of the Symphony, Jazz Friends, Sundays at Three and other endeavors.

For more information, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or