The previous year created the need for going virtual, but that didn’t prevent engineering students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for shooting for the moon.
Susan Wills is an outstanding business manager for the School of Education, an excellent role model and mentor for staff members and student workers, and widely respected among peers, said M Cecil Smith, dean of the school.
For Jacari Henderson, going to work at SIU was all about service and giving back to an institution that has done so much for her personally and professionally.
After earning his degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech in 1994, Matthew T. Bundy always planned to return to graduate school to pursue architecture. An initiative started in fall 2018 by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Architecture made that possible.
Jessica Crowe, associate professor of sociology, is an innovative teacher and an influential researcher and author. In fact, Crowe and SIU colleagues received $1.7 million from the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM program for the Upper Delta Region Biodiversity Scholarship Program, to provide educational opportunities in biological sciences for students, particularly those from underrepresented groups.
For Jane Neubauer, a senior in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s anthropology program, there is a definite thrill in finding an artifact during a dig.
Cody Suddeth was determined to make the most of his college experience while attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The first-generation Saluki did that by getting involved in activities both on- and off-campus while also maintaining a 3.92 GPA and working in the undergraduate advisement office for the College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences.
Cherie Watson, the outreach and instruction librarian at Morris Library, not only works with students to enhance their learning experiences but also teaches an online course on introduction to library research. In encouraging students to become lifelong learners, she always makes time to meet with individual students for personalized research assistance.
For Vernecelyn Allen and five other Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Aviation female pilots, competing in the 2021 Air Race Classic is about building upon a legacy dating back to famed aviator Amelia Earhart in 1929.
Science education professor Senetta Bancroft is determined to make STEM opportunities accessible to everyone. Her efforts have drawn accolades from her colleagues and the 2021 Shining Star Award from the School of Education.