University foundation receives endowment for entrepreneurial programs

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Southeast Missouri University Foundation has a new endowment for entrepreneurial programs, according to a release sent by the university.

The Leonard R. Ruzicka Sr. Program in Entrepreneurial Excellence was established through an endowment from Ruzicka's wife, Ludeane "Lu" Ruzicka of Savannah, Ga. Lu Ruzicka, a Southeast alumna, donated over $100,000 for the purposes of support, encouragement and promotion of co-curricular and extracurricular activities and programming through the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Earnings from the endowment will go toward activities that help develop entrepreneurial mindset among students. For more information, visit

Pertinent address: Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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