As information technology manager for Library Affairs, Richard Beach said one of the most rewarding aspects of his job is working with students to expose them to new technology.
While much of the work Jackie Welch does as conference coordinator for Conference and Scheduling Services is behind the scenes, the scope of her efforts reaches well beyond the campus, and she handles her duties so effectively that events large and small run smoothly, according to her co-workers and clients.
Ivanovich “Ivan” Vargas gives his all as an academic adviser for the College of Business and Analytics, colleagues say, uplifting and engaging them and empowering them to succeed.
Elaine Conrad, is a second “mom” to hundreds of students from all over the world, helping them in myriad ways as they adapt to their home away from home at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. And she does it quite well, her colleagues say.
While likely most known for the office’s efforts in coordinating commencement ceremonies, Gena Albert’s work covers coordinating a host of other activities to honor students and recognize employees and collaborating on campus-community events such as the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.
Mike Robertson’s fascination with flying began when a family friend took him on his first small airplane ride in Montana at 7 years old.
Jim Nelson, an associate professor and coordinator of the analytics program in the School of Analytics, Finance and Economics and the director of the Pontikes Center for Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, is largely responsible for putting the “analytics” in SIU’s College of Business and Analytics, and he’s introducing analytics and artificial intelligence to students in relevant ways, according to colleagues and students.
Diana Cedeño, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in child and family services, has been teaching at SIU only a couple of years, but her work on the social inclusion of underserved minority communities is already drawing attention on campus and beyond.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale senior Wendy Elliott was 12 years old when she realized she wanted to follow a path blazed decades earlier by famed aviator Amelia Earhart and other female pilots.
Daniel Silver, a clinical associate professor in paralegal studies within the School of Justice and Public Safety, has received the university-level 2022 Teaching Excellence Award (non-tenure track). Silver developed a wide range of law-related courses over the years designed around what is in the best interests of the students, the most recent being Cannabis Law.