Region briefs 10/19/07

Friday, October 19, 2007

Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ to be parade marshal

Cedric Kyles, known as “The Entertainer” for roles in the movies “Be Cool,” “Barbershop” and “Madagascar,” will be the parade marshal for Southeast Missouri State University’s Homecoming parade. Kyles is a 1987 graduate of Southeast. His mother, Rosetta Kyles, a 1975 graduate, will join him as marshal. The parade is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Broadway.

Dickerson to receive award from foundation

Donald L. Dickerson will receive the 2007 Friend of the University Award, considered the highest honor bestowed by the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The award “recognizes those who support and who are closely associated with the mission, purposes, plans and programs of the university,” according to a news release. Dickerson served on the university’s board of regents from 1993 to 2004, serving as president for eight of those years. He will receive the award at 6 p.m. today at the Copper Dome Society Merit Award Recognition Program in the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus.

Clifton hired as district’s director of finance

Misty Clifton has accepted an offer to be the Cape Girardeau School District’s director of finance. The board decided in a closed session Monday to offer Clifton a contract, superintendent Dr. David Scala said. Clifton’s contract will be brought before the board at its next meeting for approval. Clifton, a payroll manager at Southeast Missouri State University, is replacing Brenda McCowan, who will become the district’s coordinator of federal programs, grants and communication.

" From staff reports

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