A researcher and teacher who focuses on waterfowl and wetlands management, Mike Eichholz values service as one of his main contributions to his work at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. To that end, he volunteers his time and expertise with groups that help set wildlife management policies throughout the state and country.
Michelle Kibby is fascinated with the intricacies of how the human brain functions, and as a professor of child clinical psychology and neuropsychology, she’s devoted to research and teaching to unlock the mysteries of the developing brain.
As a faculty member and researcher with dual appointments at SIU Carbondale and the SIU School of Medicine, Justin McDaniel wears multiple hats – teaching and researching as associate professor of public health in the School of Human Sciences and in the Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and trEatment (CARE) in the SIU School of Medicine.
An intense three-week trek in June to Germany as part of a journalism study program not only gave Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate Oreoluwa Ojewuyi greater insight into journalism, but it also affirmed her belief in the importance of history.
As assistant director of TRiO Student Support Services, Victoria Taylor goes out of the way to make sure students have everything they need to succeed and reach their full potential, colleagues say.
As the senior business manager for SIU’s Extended Campus, Sharon Hagene gives new meaning to the term multitasking, handling a variety of jobs very capably while creating a pleasant work environment, her colleagues say.
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.