Vargas Meets Future Southeast Students at Duchesne, Ritenour and Lafayette High Schools


Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Carlos Vargas visited with students, faculty, school counselors and administrators today at Duchesne, Ritenour and Lafayette high schools in the St. Louis area.

During his visits, Vargas encouraged the students to explore and channel their strengths and abilities to find success while providing information on post-secondary educational opportunities available to them at Southeast.

Vargas also hand delivered Southeast admittance packets to students at each school, encouraging them to pursue their will to do. With commitment, heart and the personal support of the Southeast campus, they will be poised for amazing achievements and extraordinary careers, he told them.

Receiving admittance packets and welcomed to the Redhawk family were Dylan Altheimer at Duchesne High School, Cassidy Schatz at Ritenour High School and Samantha Hegger at Lafayette High School.

Vargas also met with teachers, counselors, principals, and superintendents to discuss their students’ academic and personal needs, as well as how Southeast can help their students reach their future career goals.

Southeast is now accepting applications for the fall 2018 semester, and students are encouraged to apply before midnight tonight, Dec. 1, to meet the deadline for early scholarship consideration and on-campus housing. Apply online at

Building on its highest rate of returning students in school history this fall, Southeast encourages incoming students to plan now to attend a Show Me Day on campus Feb. 17 or 19 and April 7. Show Me Day is an opportunity to visit Southeast and learn about the variety of academic programs and services offered.

For more information on becoming a Redhawk at Southeast Missouri State University, contact the Office of Admissions at (573) 651-2590 or

President Vargas visited with school officials and students at Duchesne High School:


President Vargas visited with school officials and students at Ritenour High School:


President Vargas visited with school officials and students at Lafayette High School: