Leading the Pack is a regular feature that highlights faculty and staff members who go above and beyond to fulfill SIU’s Mission. If you would like to nominate someone to…
Spanning over 1,200 acres with more than 31 miles of sidewalks, 14 miles of roads and 12,340 parking spaces, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus and landscape requires near constant attention.
Every student needs someone to talk to while away from home. Thankfully, SIU forestry degree program students have Patti Cludray.
When Mandy Phemister started her journey as a nurse in 1999, she wanted to do everything in her power to help those in need of extra care. That first led her to geriatric care, then women’s health, before she finally found her fit working with students at SIU’s Student Health Services.
Antyne Lester knows that success in college starts long before students walk into their freshman classrooms.
Interacting with people and having a positive impact on their lives – that’s what Sally Wright loves most about her job with SIU’s Recreational Sports and Services.
While college life often focuses on strong academics and future career preparation, Layla Murphy thinks a little fun should also be in the mix. That is why she is hard at work planning parties, donut drops and coffee breaks to keep students excited and involved.
Before Julie Davis was a student herself and later associate professor and director of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program, she had the unique opportunity to consider program faculty a part of her family.
Jennifer Meyer’s eyes light up and her own smile grows when she talks about a program that helps children in the region who do not have regular access to dental care. For Meyer, an assistant instructor in the School of Allied Health’s dental hygiene program, a smile and good dental health – particularly for a child – mean everything.
After working at Starbucks for 12 years, Sara Wright has found her home making people’s favorite drinks at Starbucks and finding little ways to connect with the hundreds of people she serves.