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Last year, the SMSU Foundation gave back over $3.5 million to SMSU, including $1 million for student scholarships.

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McLemore: King Had Plenty of Foot Soldiers Helping Along the Way
Leslie-Burl McLemore talked not only about Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was here on campus for MLK Day activities, he also praised the work of others, who paved the way and acted as the movement's 'foot soldiers.'


Alumnus Carlton Lance Now Known as Trey Lance's Father
“Around the office here, I’m known as Trey Lance’s father.”
That’s what 1994 SMSU alumnus Carlton Lance said recently about his son Trey, a redshirt freshman at North Dakota State University who quarterbacked the Bison to the Football Championship Series (FCS) national championship Jan. 11, the eighth title in nine years for the Bison.


SMSU to Offer 10 Degrees Totally Online Starting in Fall Semester 2020
Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) will offer 10 degrees totally online starting in the fall semester 2020, the university announced.

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