The Shvetha and Adam Gohn Basketball Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.
The Gohns, who are Cape Girardeau residents, made a $10,000 gift to establish the award.
The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a men’s or women’s basketball student-athlete at Southeast. First preference will go to an international student. Second preference will be given to a student with financial need or a first-generation college student. Third preference will go to any men’s or women’s basketball student-athlete. A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required, and the Department of Athletics will select the recipient.
The Gohns are avid supporters of Southeast Athletics and legend-level members of the Redhawks Club. They also were the 2018 recipients of the Southeast Alumni Association’s Distinguished Young Alumni Service Award, which honors alumni under the age of 37 for their outstanding service to and support of the University.
Adam and Shvetha work side by side in a local law firm, Glaus and Gohn, LC, serving the southeast Missouri area.
Adam started the law firm in 2013, concentrating on assisting clients with bankruptcy, personal injury, worker’s compensation and general civil cases. Shvetha worked in the international education field for eight years, including holding administrative roles at Southeast and Southern Illinois University, before joining Adam at the law firm in 2017 as a paralegal.
Adam graduated cum laude from Southeast in spring 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and a minor in environmental science. While at Southeast, Adam was a member of the Jane Stephens Honors Program and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. He received his juris doctorate from Southern Illinois University. In 2009, he was named to the Southeast Missourian Business Today’s 40 Under 40 class. He earned his Master of Business Administration last fall from the University of Kansas.
Shvetha, originally from India, graduated from Southeast in 2009 with a Master of Business Administration in general management. After graduation, she worked for Southeast’s Office of International Education and Services, including international education advisor from 2009-2010 and assistant director for International Student Services from 2010-2013.
Adam and Shvetha met during their time at Southeast and got married shortly before they graduated in 2009. They are passionate about Southeast and share their time and financial contributions with the University.
They are members of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation President’s Council and the KRCU Circle, a group of couples and individuals who make sustaining commitments to KRCU, the nonprofit public radio station licensed to Southeast. They are also KRCU program sponsors.
In addition, Shvetha serves on the KRCU Board of Directors and Adam on the Redhawks Club Board of Directors.