Save The Date
April 7, 2018
Houck Field House
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About the Walk for Women?
The mission of the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Athletics is to provide opportunities academically and athletically that will prepare future leaders in all segments of society. Southeast Missouri State is also committed to providing equitable opportunities for all of our student-athletes.
At Southeast Missouri State, the athletics program is more than practices, games, wins, and losses. Our student-athletes are involved in many aspects of campus and community life. They serve as wonderful role models for area youth. Academics are a crucial ingredient in preparing our students for success. Our student-athletes have experienced many outstanding accomplishments in the classroom and many have graduated with honors and gone on to be leaders in numerous professional fields.
Your contribution will not only be enhancing educational opportunities for our student-athletes - you will be promoting leadership, discipline, and teamwork for the development of our leaders of tomorrow. Plus, did we mention prizes? Prizes are awarded for helping in the effort, including a team prize named for our very first Walk for Women chair, Kim Mothershead.
Each year, during the Walk for Women, the team that raises the most money is given the Kim Mothershead Award to honor an invaluable person in the Walk for Women history and an inspiration to us all.
Kim Mothershead, a former Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents member, helped start the Walk for Women, serving as its first chair. Kim passed away on Aug. 27, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A 1977 graduate of Chaffee High School, Kim graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1982.
After graduation, Kim found her calling to teach children with mental and behavioral disabilities in Bloomfield, Mo., Sikeston, Mo., and Kelly public schools. She was co-owner and director of the board at Don Vance Ford in Versailles, Mo.
Other civic endeavors included previous owner of Midwest Agri Chemico, First Missouri Terminals, Midwest Grain and Barge and AgriTrans Trucking. She served on Senate Bill 40 Developmentally Disability Board in Scott County to distribute tax money to agencies serving the developmentally and physically disabled for seven years, and two years as presiding officer. Kim also served on the Board of Regents at Southeast Missouri State University six years, and two years as vice president of the board.
Kim was an active member of the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Council. She worked hard to bring children’s book authors and illustrators to local schools during her eight years of service with the YELL (Youth Education Literacy and Learning) organization, previously serving as the president and vice president.
Kim was also involved with the United Way Grace’s Reading Program. Kim served on the Women’s Safe House board procuring funds and assisting with securing policies that ensure security and living conditions for women in need. She was a very active advocate and leader for the American Cancer Society.
As the walk continues to grow each year, we remember Kim and celebrate the teams continuing in her spirit of hard work and dedication.
Thank you to our sponsors!
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