- Police: Cape man kidnapped woman, then raped, assaulted her (06/30/16)7
- Many Jackson students may face random drug-testing (06/26/16)37
- Jackson man accused of felony assault after attack at Cape bar (06/26/16)7
- Four men accused of roles in three robberies (06/29/16)3
- Coroner asks for grand jury in Poplar Bluff fatal hit-and-run case (06/28/16)1
- Southeast president to get his U.S. citizenship July 4 (06/30/16)33
- Cape murderer still will serve 2 life sentences; appeals court forced reduced charge (06/30/16)
- Cape detective who helped solve Krajcir case is retiring (06/28/16)8
- Officials: Ash borer less of a problem here than in St. Louis (06/27/16)
- Business notebook: Melting Co. adds to Cape's food-truck fleet (06/27/16)
Decision jeopardizes college goals
To the editor:
I am a Three Rivers Community College student, and I have been disappointed at the decision that Southeast Missouri State University has made in regard to severing ties with Three Rivers. Many dreams of finishing college will be lost forever.
I never would have thought that I would ever be able to attend college. But with the help of Three Rivers and Internet classes, I have been able to take classes at the age of 47. This decision was a drastic one, and I am afraid that many young people -- and older ones too -- will not be able to finish their degrees, because these recent decisions will make it too costly.
Three Rivers has been great for me and others that I know who were unable to go to college when we were younger because it was unaffordable and beyond our reach. The dean and staff are all so helpful and determined to help students make their dreams come true in regard to education.
I just wanted to voice my opinion and let people know how tragic this decision will be for many.
CAROLYN RECTOR, Van Buren, Mo.