About us

Southeast Missouri State University

At Southeast Missouri State, we take pride in our will to do. By that, we mean we’re people with the commitment and heart to do what it takes to find success. And we consider it part of our culture to encourage others to do the same – and to celebrate when they do.

We offer groundbreaking academics that are comprehensive and dynamic. By anticipating the skills and knowledge that the marketplace will need, we ensure that our students are ready to launch extraordinary careers.

Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Our team believes it is more important than ever for individuals, businesses and communities to adopt an entrepreneurial spirit in order to maintain a high standard of living in the increasingly competitive global economy.

Whether you are a student in our secondary or postsecondary education programs who is trying to prepare for the new economy, an individual who dreams of starting a business, someone with an idea that might lead to a breakthrough, an existing business owner who wants to expand, or a leader that wants to develop opportunities for your community, we are committed to supporting you.

Our Partners

Missouri Innovation Corporation

The Missouri Research Corporation was created in November 2003 to provide a separate entity to expand the sponsored research activity of Southeast Missouri State University and develop partnerships with business, industry and government. In June 2013, the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization was renamed the Missouri Innovation Corporation (MIC) to reflect its development into more entrepreneurial and economic development activity.

The MIC’s mission is to foster business and community development and facilitate the process of innovation to enhance the regional economy and support the technology transfer and commercialization of innovations derived from research within the University, to create new, high-value jobs and positive economic or social benefits for the University and regional economy.


We’re a company born of a desire to tell people’s stories honestly and effectively. We work in Cape Girardeau, in the heart of the heartland. We find inspiration everywhere: the Mighty Mississippi, the local businesses, and the people.

We take great care to listen to the needs of our clients and work hard to provide a strategy that is exactly right. Then we tell your story just like you would, combining your individuality with our expertise. We make sure your brand hits all the right media, targets the right audience, and is overall the most effective it can be for your business.

Kaldi's Coffee

In 1994, Kaldi’s Coffee first opened its doors in St. Louis’ DeMun neighborhood. Since then, we’ve been dedicated to creating memorable coffee experiences wherever our coffee is served.

Kaldi’s Coffee specializes in sustainably sourcing and roasting the finest coffees in the world. We bring the best products to those new to coffee and enthusiasts alike, and guide you to brew coffee to its ultimate potential. Whether traveling to far-away coffee farms, winning barista competitions, hand-roasting and hand-brewing coffee, or supporting the communities we’re a part of – we are committed to serving you.

Parengo Coffee

Parengo Coffee started on a back porch in 2012. Now we roast and brew at 109 W Malone – the former location of Red’s Bar in historic downtown Sikeston, Missouri. We offer espresso drinks, drip coffee and a variety of teas, blended coffees and other beverages.

Old Town Cape

Old Town Cape, Inc is a not for profit organization that works towards revitalizing downtown Cape Girardeau. We are a nationally accredited Main Street Program under The National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Old Town Cape district includes 131 blocks with more than 300 businesses and organizations.

Cape Arts Council

The mission of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is to provide a forum for residents of the Southeast Missouri region to explore, experience and share in the diversity and excitement of the arts.

Mississippi Mutts

At Mississippi Mutts you will find a community of wonderful pet owners who love and provide the very best they can for their pets.  We strive to do all we can to help local and national rescues alike and always encourage customers to adopt and spay and neuter their pets.