Earl Holland died at age 71 on May 31. He was raised in Caruthersville and still has family there. His name is seen in many places throughout the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, none more prominent as the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts on the River Campus. Holland attended Southeast graduating with a degree in business in 1968 and married his wife, Marjorie, in Hayti, in 1972. He was active in many aspects of the business community until settling in Fort Myers, Florida. He continued to make a difference in the region with a six-figure donation to endow the Bill and Margie Holland Scholarship in 1998, creating a scholarship for two high-school graduates from Caruthersville or Hayti, and another six-figure donation improved the university’s alumni facilities. Earl Holland is survived by his mother, Helen Holland, of Caruthersville. His wife, Margie Holland, three daughters and many grandchildren. The university is planning a special recognition of Holland during the 10th anniversary of the River Campus.