Sometimes students know exactly what degree and future career they want to pursue, and sometimes they do not. For Kathy Elson, pointing all of them in the right direction is her number one goal.
When students finally receive their diploma, they usually reflect on the amazing support from their parents, friends, classmates and professors. They often do not think about the many people in the background making their graduation possible. Yet, for Rachel Frazier, seeing those smiles at the end of commencement is all the thanks she needs for her part in the process.
Thirty years is a long time to do anything. For Jenise Wilson, however, those three decades at SIU have been an evolving experience with one constant at their center: students, and the university’s relationship with them.
After working in undergraduate admissions for over 15 years, Amanda Sutton knows a little bit about solving behind the scenes problems.
Growing up, Jacob Juntunen didn’t know exactly where life would take him, but academia was not on the top of his list. That is, until he stumbled upon the world of playwriting and suddenly found his calling.
While Akami Eayrs’ job description might center on recruiting and admissions, she doesn’t stop there. Her goal is to find the perfect fit for every student in his or her educational, housing and financial decisions, and she is willing to get creative and go out of her way to do it.
Harvey Henson has been shaking things up for years at SIU, first as geology researcher, where he got involved in preparing the public for the inevitable earthquake that someday will…
Cherie Watson’s connection to SIU has literally gone around the world and back, so it’s no surprise that she’s savoring her current role as outreach and instruction librarian. Her tasks…
Practically everywhere you look on campus you can see the handiwork of Dave Tippy, superintendent of grounds, and his team of more than 60 people.
Making career and family life work is always a challenge. Two researchers at SIU have not only figured out how to do that, but give a lot of extra time and service, too.