As the daughter of a longtime elected official, Southern Illinois University Carbondale junior Audrey Gulley said she was already interested in politics and public service, but when she got involved in the YMCA Youth in Government program as a Sesser-Valier High School student and won the position of president of the Senate, she was hooked.
An Oneida Iroquois, Maggie McMullen, grew up in a small Illinois community with no Native Americans nearby except her family. Yet her she remains deeply entrenched in her culture, and as she prepares for a future that she anticipates will include serving her people, she said she’s found the perfect place to do so at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Stacy Thompson wears many hats as professor and associate dean of undergraduate studies and curriculum for the School of Education, and does so admirably, colleagues say.
Jennifer Phillips, director of New Student Programs, is a double alumna of SIU, and in her nearly four years as a staff member, she has already made quite an impression on colleagues and the student families she works with.
Bethany Peppers, assistant director of Student Involvement and Leadership for the Office of Student Engagement, has worked at SIU for only a couple of years, but her connection to the university goes back much longer, and she’s already setting herself apart as a leader
As the director of Southern Region Early Childhood programs and the Child Development Lab (CDL) and senior lecturer for SIU’s School of Education, Melissa Viernow is constantly multi-tasking and stepping in to do whatever is needed and her dedication and drive assure the programs succeed, her colleagues say.
Two Southern Illinois University Carbondale professors have advice on how to keep the popular New Year’s resolutions of eating healthier, losing weight, starting a new hobby and spending more time with family: cook at home.
Ryan Redner is fascinated by people and what they do, and he’s devoted his life to studying human behavior and teaching students to help others.
As the holidays approach and you begin preparing for festive meals, your wallet may notice a pinch, but Niki Davis, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Program manager and professor of practice, offers tips for holiday meals on tight budgets.
Gregory DeYong, associate professor of management in the College of Business and Analytics, is very interested in his students and their well-being and helping them succeed, and he proves it in numerous ways, while also advancing research in his field, which is of great relevance in today’s world, colleagues say.