The Roberta Broeker Endowed Accounting Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.
Roberta Broeker of Jefferson City, Missouri, made a gift to establish the award.
The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time Southeast student with a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need. First preference will go to a student majoring in accounting. Second preference will go to a student majoring in any area within Southeast’s Harrison College of Business and Computing. The Harrison College of Business and Computing Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
Broeker is a 1980 graduate of Southeast, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. After graduation, she began her career with the Missouri State Auditor’s Office. In 1998, she accepted an internal audit manager position with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Broeker also served as director of audits and investigations and chief financial officer for MoDOT, a position she held until her retirement in April 2018. In 2016 Broeker became the first woman to serve as director of MoDOT when she served as the interim director for the department from April to December of that year.
A certified public accountant (CPA), Broeker was active in professional organizations and serves on the board of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.
Broeker is a native of Washington, Missouri. She is a recipient of Southeast’s 2008 Alumni Merit Award, was named an Outstanding Member in Government by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and received the Carnahan Public Service Award from the University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs.