Southern Illinois University Carbondale senior journalism major Monserrat Muñoz knows exactly where she needs to be.
For Makayla Ward, conducting marine research is a dream job, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale is helping to provide a ticket to that career.
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.
Kelly Caringer might wear many hats in his job as chief instructional media systems engineer in SIU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, but each plays an important part in helping faculty, staff and students succeed.
Much of her work is behind the scenes, but Tina Sickinger plays a very pivotal role in the university’s success.
Punit Kohli, professor in the School of Biomolecular Sciences, is this year’s winner of the university-level Scholar Excellence Award at Southern Illinois University Carbond
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.
Leslie Duram, professor in the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, is this year’s winner of the university-level Teaching Excellence Award (Tenured/Tenure Track) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.