. . . for helping students navigate uncertain circumstances,
. . . for letting students know that they matter, and
. . . for caring about your Missouri State family.
As soon as Jessica Jenson, Class of 2020, stepped foot on the Missouri State campus, she dreamed of walking across the stage at graduation. Students, faculty, staff, our friends, and family have all been impacted by COVID-19. Many of us in ways we could never imagine.
Thanks to Bears like you, students like Jessica can look towards a brighter future. Jessica will get to celebrate her four years of work at a unique commencement ceremony honoring spring 2020 graduates in October. Our Missouri State family is truly grateful to count you as a member.
Give to these efforts
The university has several efforts that alumni and friends can give to, if your situation allows. They include:
- The Student Emergency Fund – Set up to respond to students’ unmet needs by providing relief for immediate hardships, such as travel expenses related to returning home, technology needs to ensure students can access virtual learning, and other unforeseen financial challenges.
- Magers Health and Wellness Center – The center serves MSU students and all MSU employees, and in many cases, their families. As this pandemic widens, our medical personnel will need more screening and personal protection equipment, such as masks, gowns, gloves, etc. Additionally, mental health and counseling support services provided through Magers will be in high demand.
- Scholarship Support – Scholarships will become an even greater need as the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis present new challenges and financial burdens for many students and their families. Your scholarship support will help students realize their educational dreams and goals, and change lives.
- Bear Pantry – This pantry is one way the university is working to combat students’ and employees’ need for sustainable access to nutritional foods. As we work to provide a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the MSU community will likely face more food insecurity, rendering support from the Bear Pantry even more critical.
- Missouri State Fund for Excellence – This fund helps ensure that we offer educational excellence. With in-person classes canceled during the outbreak, we will rely on this fund to maintain academic continuity by moving to online and virtual classes. The solutions will likely involve additional costs.
Please give and share the word about this effort.