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Inside: Honor Roll Of Donors, Distinguished Alumni, Class Notes, and more‌

A Saluki Alumnus Remembers Dick Clark


he year was 1977 and Larry Rodkin ‘66 wanted to get ratings up for one of his ad clients, WFYR Radio in Chicago, an oldies station at the time. Immediately Dick Clark came to mind. Rodkin, who headed ROD/COM Advertising, got in touch with the legend, and Clark agreed to record TV commercials for the radio station. That meant flying out to Los Angeles, Calif., to catch Clark between gigs in Hollywood and New York. “It was great. I enjoyed the Rodkin, with Dick Clark in 1977, says he was impressed by the heck of out it,” Rodkin says. “I former television legend’s level of professionalism. couldn’t believe I was telling Dick Clark what to do.” Rodkin says he “felt like a kid in a candy store” recreating Clark’s office for the spots. The SIU Alumni Association life member was amused that Clark’s real office furniture included a dentist’s chair to sit back and relax, and a corner bathtub filled with pillows. But what struck him the most was the level of professionalism demonstrated by Clark, who told Rodkin after the crew was satisfied with the fifth take, “I think I can do better.” Through the years, Rodkin kept in occasional contact with Clark, who also invited him to watch Chuck Berry and Chubby Checker from backstage at the Milwaukee Summerfest that year. “He was every bit the nice guy he was on TV,” says Rodkin, who considers Clark a mentor and one of his inspirations to become a DJ. Clark’s death earlier this year of a heart attack caused Rodkin to reflect on the impact Clark had on his career. “As a kid growing up, he was the epitome. Especially those of us who are 50-plus remember listening to him.” Like so many, Rodkin still thinks of Clark as eternally youthful. “I was a boy when he was a man, and when I was man he was a boy.” Clark hosted TV’s longest running musical variety show “American Bandstand” from 1957-1987, as well as popular game and award shows. He was also the voice of “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” counting down the minutes in New York’s Times Square for broadcasts that aired worldwide. “I’m by no means of the same skill,” laughs Rodkin, who nonetheless has rocked his own little corner of the world. He was named “2012 DJ of the Year” by BizBash Magazine, and is proud of his Coral Springs, Fla., company. Lawrence of Florida Entertainment & Events provides DJs, bands, comedians, magicians, caricaturists, casino nights, murder mysteries, dueling pianos, and team building activities as well as lighting effects and décor. The motto of the company is “We Make Memories Happen!” For Rodkin, the memories of Clark are some of his fondest, as are his days at Southern. He flies the Saluki banner in his office, and whenever he’s looking for an upbeat song for a crowd? “Let me tell you, I don’t know how many times I’ve pulled out the SIU March.”

STAFF Editor Gene Green ’75


Staff Writer Marleen Shepherd ’02

Art Director Todd Freeman ’89 The Noteworthy Group, Inc. Carbondale, Illinois

Graphic Designer Greg Baker

Photography Aaron Eisenhauer Eric Long ’79 Rich Saal ’82 Athletic Media Services Daily Egyptian Southern Illinoisan University Communications

Contributors Kathy Dillard ’90 Lauren Duncan Andrea Hahn Caleb Hale ’02 Hannah McArthy ’13 Christi Mathis D. W. Norris ’08 Phil Riggs ’13 Pete Rosenbery ’82 Zachary Sapienza ’99, M.S. ’05 Sarah Schneider Greg Scott ’91, M.S. ’99 Tina Shingleton Angela Spicer ‘09 Ian Steele ’12 Riley Swinford Laura Taylor ’05, M.A. ’07 Tom Weber Tom Woolf Zach Zeibert ’13 Athletic Media Services SIU Foundation Southern Illinoisan University Communications

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For more than a half century, international students have been an important and loyal part of the SIU Carbondale alumni base. Since Saad Saleh Jabr earned his first degree at Southern in 1952, thousands more international Salukis have followed suit and found their way to Carbondale to earn an education and pursue their dreams.


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Bringing Photos Back To Life An ambitious project by State Journal-Register Photo Editor Rich Saal has brought thousands of historic photos of Springfield, Ill., from the 1920s and ’30s back to life. Saal was working on his master’s project when he decided to revive more than 1,300 glass plates that were thought to have been lost. It took him more than a year to scan them, and he dug through old newspapers on microfiche to find the original captions.

The Hinson Era Begins When Barry Hinson was hired to lead SIU Carbondale’s men’s basketball program, he became just the 13th head coach in the sport’s 99-year history. Although Southern dominated the MVC by winning six-straight championships from 2002 to 2007, Hinson beat the Salukis 10 times during that span when he was coach at Missouri State – more than any other conference school. “I’m thrilled to be at SIU,” he says. “This feels like home for me.”

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Denise Teoh of Malaysia, Mira Ambu Spaniol of Malaysia, and Jin Changjun of China show their martial skills at the 2012 International Festival.

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Volume 74, No. 4 December 2012

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Learning Life’s Lessons As president of the SIU Alumni Association National Board of Directors, Barry Smith says he is honored to serve his alma mater in this role. A former basketball standout and marketing major at SIU, he is now president of Regions Bank in Western Kentucky. Smith hopes more Salukis take advantage of networking opportunities, workshops, and other initiatives offered to help graduates find jobs. “Most Salukis really do want to hire other Salukis,” he says. “That is a powerful thing.”


Enjoy Your Magazine by Gene Green hen the 2012 SIU International Festival was held last February, it marked the 50th anniversary of this popular cultural occurrence. Not only does such an event help bring our diverse campus community together, but it also illustrates SIU’s long legacy and strong bond with international students. When I was an undergraduate at Southern in the 1970s, I worked at Morris Library. Many co-workers were from other countries, marking the first time I had ever had the chance to experience another country’s culture. Years later when I returned to SIU to work for Saluki Athletics, I again was exposed to different lifestyles, ideas, and customs during travels with some of the international athletes competing at the University. As the cover of this issue notes, SIU has a proud legacy of embracing international students as part of our student population. My experience over the years has been that many such graduates rank as some of our most loyal and passionate alumni. One graduate who falls into that category is former colleague Argus Tong ’02, ’02, ’02, M.B.A. ’04, who from 2005 to 2009 served the SIU Alumni Association as assistant director for off-campus programs and alumni chapters. Although he is back in his home country of Singapore as publicity and business development officer for the Dyslexia Association, his Saluki Pride still burns bright. “SIU was the first school that responded to my application years ago,” Tong says. “With my acceptance letter was a campus packet featuring beautiful Campus Lake on the cover. Even though I had never stepped onto campus, I knew then it was the school for me, and I have never regretted my decision.”


These SIU alumni in Singapore celebrated Thanksgiving this year at 1 Market Restaurant in Plaza Singapura. From left, Tong, Marc Imbayan ’12, Valerie Loh ’11, Debbie Ten (Mei Ying), John Li ’04, and See Kim Ho ’98. Imbayan comes from a Saluki legacy family, as his parents, brothers, and sister all attended SIU.


The four degree alumnus says he still cherishes the University, in part because of “the hospitality and kindness that was shown to me. In Carbondale, I always had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, even though my family was in Singapore.” Tong joined my family for Thanksgiving one year, and although he enjoyed the meal, he found something later that evening that served as a unique experience. As a huge bonfire blazed in the backyard, he sat in a lawn chair nearby with a big smile on his face. “I’ve never been Green and Tong at the MVC Basketball hospitality event. to a bonfire before,” Tong said. When I expressed my surprise, he laughed, “You have to remember, in Singapore the average temperature is about 90 degrees – there aren’t many cool evenings to do something like this.” Tong, who worked at Cal State-Fullerton from 2009 to 2011 before returning to Singapore, says he will always remember his days working at the SIU Alumni Association. “Working there was one of the best jobs I ever had,” he says. “It was a team of dedicated professionals who truly cared about outreach and connecting alumni.” And Tong truly cared as well. Some people talk about doing things to help others, but he is the type of person who actually gets involved and makes a difference. Tong has volunteered his time to countless causes, was active in the Rotary Club in both Carbondale and Fullerton, and at SIU partnered with two fellow MBA graduates to set up a non-profit organization to deal with the increasing amount of unwanted electronics being dumped into local landfills. His group authored a plan on how the southern Illinois region could benefit by providing refurbished computers to the community as an effort to bridge the technology divide. I hope you enjoy this issue of Southern Alumni, and that you will take the time to get to know some of this University’s international students. There are other Argus Tongs out there, and it is indeed a missed opportunity if you fail to meet them. Such interaction allows us to understand what make us different, while embracing things that define us as Salukis. “SIU alumni are one of a kind,” Tong points out. “No matter the background, we all share a special connection.” ■ Southern Alumni

Thanks for Writing A Professor Who Made A Difference

Article Brings Interest In Project

r. Thomas Jefferson, who recently passed away at the age of 87, was “an engineer’s engineer.” Like many fellow alumni who remember him, I became a better engineer and person by knowing him. During his tenure as dean, he raised SIU’s College of Engineering & Technology to be on par with the rest of the nation’s top engineering schools through accreditation, constructive change, and insistence on technical Dr. Thomas excellence. His consisJefferson tent high standards and fairness epitomized ethical principles before they were called core leadership values. Over the years, Dr. Jefferson became more to me than just a dean with a memorable name. His reputation as a technical expert in the field of heat transfer was unsurpassed and helped me secure my first job as a thermal analyst at Martin Marietta in Denver, where he worked as a summer professor. Later, he encouraged me to return to SIU and pursue my M.S. in thermal & environmental engineering. When I did, I was humbled by his mastery of solving complex problems in ways that made even the toughest seem easy. He was always willing to take time to explain a fine point in a problem, review and improve my student laboratory handouts while I was a teaching assistant, and later became a key member of my thesis committee. His continued interest and encouragement over the years eventually led me to become a spacecraft re-entry test director at the NASA Johnson Space Center. I kept in touch with him through Christmas letters and regular visits to southern Illinois, and have fond memories of my young daughter being entertained by his patient wife, Carolyn, while he, my wife (Cinda Chullen ’82), and I enjoyed his reviews of vintage flight maps and worldwide flying adventures during World War II. I will always remember him as the iconic professor he was, sitting in his office in the Tech Building, pipe in hand, door open for student visits, and deriving elegant solutions to problems beyond the capability of most engineers. It’s hard to believe one person could be dean, teacher, co-worker, mentor and friend all in one, but to me, Dr. Jefferson was all of these. What better memory of a professor could a student possibly have?

sincerely appreciate the lovely article that was published in the September issue of Southern Alumni magazine about my SEWonderful Quilts initiative. It was absolutely wonderful, exceeded my expectations, and is sure to spark more interest in helping others. As proof of that statement, I wanted to share a letter I received after the article appeared:


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Board of Directors President Barry Smith ’80, Paducah, Ky. Past-President Ray Serati ’59, Springfield, Ill. President-Elect Michael Kasser ’78, Carbondale, Ill. Vice Presidents Steve Falat ’87, Murphysboro, Ill. Howard Spiegel ’75, Buffalo Grove, Ill. Treasurer Randy Ragan ’67, M.S. ’68, Springfield, Ill. Executive Committee At-Large Jim Hayes ’62, Harrisburg, Ill. Dede Ittner ’61, Carbondale, Ill. Lowell Keel ’66, Tullahoma, Tenn. Executive Director Michelle Suarez ’85, M.S. Ed. ’04 Members Len Baldyga ’59, Arlington, Va. Barb Brown ’76, M.A. ’77, Ph.D. ’85, Chester, Ill. Steve Brown ’71, Washington, Ill. Treg Brown, M.D., ’88, Carbondale, Ill. Winston Calvert ’02, St. Louis, Mo. Rita Cheng, SIU Carbondale Chancellor Greg Cook, SIU Foundation Harry Fanning ’83, Wright City, Mo. Larry Fischer ’68, Quincy, Ill. Brittany Greathouse ’13, student representative Gary Heflin ’89, Chicago, Ill. Brenda Hill ’83, Brookport, Ill. Mark Hinrichs ’81, Board of Trustees Dennis Johnson ’74, Murphysboro, Ill. Jeffrey Kutterer ’86, Saint Peters, Mo. Hazel Loucks ’66, Edwardsville, Ill. Andrea McNeill ’88, J.D. ’92, Johnston City, Ill. Larry Mieldezis ’86, Flowery Branch, Ga. Charles Neal, M.D. ’87, Ewing, Ill. Allison Niendiek ’08, West Des Moines, Iowa Glenn Poshard ’70, M.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’84, SIU President Sandra Smith ’72, Chicago, Ill. Laura Soucy ’87, Grayslake, Ill. Bill Szelag ’73, M.S. ’74, Bastrop, Tex. Ravi Tammana M.S. ’89, Ph.D. ’94 Susanne Taylor ’94, Charlotte, N.C. Blaine Tisdale ’13, student representative Ben Weinberger ’01, Chapel Hill, N.C. Rick Wysocki ’83, ’85, Orland Park, Ill. Kaley Wind ’13, student representative

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Dear Francine: My name is Debbie Corbin, and I read about you and your program in Southern Alumni magazine. I am also a graduate of SIU Carbondale! My husband and I are members of the First Baptist Church of Smithton, Ill., and the ladies in our church are searching for some additional mission work. We think your program may be the ideal for us, as we are currently making baby quilts for Angel Cove, a home for unwed mothers in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Could you please send me some information or a quilt kit so I can present it to our group? Debbie Corbin ’81 Red Bud, Ill. I spoke with Debbie, and she was quite enthusiastic about our program and the quilt kit that I sent to her. She is confident that there will be several other quilters in her community who will join our team. This is a good example of how it works, gathering foot soldiers wherever and however we can. Thanks to people like Debbie and publications like Southern Alumni, we will continue to help those in need. Once again, thank you. Francine Spacek ’74 Chicago, Ill.

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New Life Members Aug. 8-Nov. 9, 2012 Bryant K. Alexander Lori R. Amerman Michael & Toni M. Andesilich Cathleen Belcher James Blackman Molly A. Braddock Matthew C. & Stephanie J. Camarato Lisa A. Capicik Emily J. Carter Patrick A. Clark Veronica J. Corwin Aurelia L. Davis Kellie S. Ellis Amy M. & Joe Fattori David J. Faust Gregory L. & Erica P. Gilleylen Deborah E. & Stephen J. Glodo June E. Hickey Stephen J. Howe Rebecca L. & Roy H. Joy Ruben Martinez Sarah J. Marvel Kenneth C. & Marcia F. Matthias Brittany J. & Justin M. McElroy James W. & Debra J. Mevert Phillip M. Mevert Karl K. Mitchener Judith L. & Terry A. Moore David Nichols Jura L. Perkins Michael Perry Jennifer S. Rick Marco A. & Joanne L. Rodriguez Randall J. Stolk Daniel M. & Valerie J. Stover Jeffrey Swanberg Anthony Swinger Elle R. Turner Christopher F. & Joy Wiegman Joel S. Willis David A. Yepsen Arnie M. & Deborah B. Zuckerman

Sam’s Club… Savings And Service


hether you’re a household or a business, a Sam’s Club Membership offers you exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding service. SIU Alumni Association members receive a $25 gift card for purchasing a new or renewed Sam’s Club Plus Membership, or a $10 gift card for purchasing a new or renewed Sam’s Club Advantage Membership. For more information, and to find the Sam’s Club coupon, visit our website at

Association Members Receive SherwinWilliams Discount


s a member of the SIU Alumni Association, you receive a 10 percent discount on regular priced items at SherwinWilliams, the largest producer of paints and coatings in the United States. With more than 3,400 stores nationwide, they are well equipped to help you with all of your painting and coating needs. Simply show your membership card at your nearest SherwinWilliams and request a “Preferred Customer Account.” For more information, visit our website at

Southern Exposure Transportation Education Center Now Serving SIU Students by Caleb Hale


avid NewMyer was in his 40s when the idea of something called a Transportation Education Center at SIU Carbondale was first conceived. Now, at age 65 and chairman of the University’s aviation management and flight department, he was among the faculty welcoming more than 600 aviation and automotive students this fall to the threebuilding complex encompassing 228,000 square feet at Southern Illinois Airport. The main building, which covers 185,000 square feet and spans two football fields in length from north to south, is the new central hub for three SIU applied sciences departments: aviation management and flight, aviation technologies, and automotive technology.

The Transportation Education Center is a three-building complex consisting of 228,000 square feet, located at the Southern Illinois Airport.

NewMyer is the last of the original team that started work on building a new home for the programs roughly 17 years ago. Standing on fresh carpet amid an open and modern space, the reality of it

From left: Jack Greer (former department chair of Automotive Technology), Larry Staples (former department chair of Aviation Technologies), Elaine Vitello (former Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts), David NewMyer (department chair of Aviation Management and Flight), and Jim White (former department chair of Automotive Technology) enjoy the grand opening festivities.


is still sinking in for him. “It’s like a dream,” he says. “All of us are still looking at each other, asking, ‘Is this still happening?’” The new facility is especially a blessing for SIU Automotive Technology Department Chairman Mike Behrmann A.A. ’86, ’87, M.S. ’95. Despite having one of the top automotive schools in the country, Southern’s program – celebrating its 60th anniversary this year – has until now been housed in dilapidated barracks on the University’s satellite campus in Carterville. “It’s a big deal moving out of old army barracks into state-of-the-art facilities, having new class space, and lab space,” he says. This new and expanded space significantly changes

the amount and types of research that are possible within the three SIU programs. Michael Burgener ’96, chairman of aviation technologies, is particularly excited about the Aviation Test Cell, the smallest of the buildings in the complex, but one that houses four secured rooms where students and faculty will now be able to conduct intensive research and diagnostics on various aircraft engines. Although students began using TEC on Day 1 of the fall semester, the grand opening was held in October, as decades of work culminated in a ribbon cutting on the new, state-of-the-art facility. SIU President Glenn Poshard ’70, M.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’84 and Carbondale campus

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Southern Exposure On The Side SIU Again Named Military-Friendly


Josh Mech (right), an Aviation Management and Flight major, shows a prospective student one of the flight simulators at the center.

Chancellor Rita Cheng were joined that day by numerous state leaders, faculty, staff, and alumni for the grand opening at the center. Its completion marks the first time in the history of the campus that both programs are housed under one roof. And, as many speakers at the ceremony noted, it also marks the first time facilities would match the caliber of the programs, which are ranked among the top in the nation. Cheng says aside from the positive impact TEC is having on aviation and automotive students, the new and increased space has helped the aviation program expand into giving students an option to specialize in air

traffic control. In addition to helping students, Poshard says construction on the building helped the region’s economy, as so many local businesses served as contractors on the project, which was part of a capital construction bill Illinois approved in 2009. SIU Board of Trustees Chairman John Simmons describes TEC as a bright spot for the University. “This building will continue to be an example, long into the future, of our commitment to the success of our students and these programs,” he says. ■ — Caleb Hale is a 2002 graduate of SIU and a reporter for The Southern Illinoisan.

outhern Illinois University Carbondale’s long-standing commitment to providing outstanding educational opportunities to student military veterans and active-duty personnel is again earning national recognition. G.I. Jobs magazine named the University as a “Military Friendly School” for 2013. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools “doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. The University has earned “Military Friendly School” status in each of the four years the magazine has published the rankings. The recognition continues a string of national and state honors recognizing SIU Carbondale’s efforts to assist both student veterans and active-duty military personnel. In January, Military Advanced Education magazine recognized SIU Carbondale for a fifth consecutive year as being among the nation’s top military-friendly colleges and universities. In 2010, the University earned the inaugural Governor’s Award for Excellence in Veterans Education, recognizing SIU’s efforts to enhance the educational experiences of student military veterans. The University served approximately 650 student military veterans on the Carbondale campus this fall. More information about the rankings is available at More information on the University’s Veterans Center is available at and the University’s Office of Military Programs is ■

Chancellor Announces High-Achievers Program


IU Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng has announced a new highachievers program for out-of-state students beginning the fall 2013 semester. The Out-of-State Scholars Award is designed to attract more students from beyond the borders of Illinois. Qualifying students will pay in-state tuition. The program defines high achievers as those with an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and/or an equivalent SAT score. Students who receive the Out-of-State Scholar Award will save approximately $49,000 over four years compared to the non-resident tuition rate. ■

Mineralogical Society Honors Alumnus, Provides Scholarships


The facility is part of a capital construction bill Illinois approved in 2009, allowing the programs to be housed under the same roof for the first time.

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ohn ’68 and Judith Washburn of Rochester, Ill., members of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (a nonprofit group aimed at promoting interest and education in the various Earth Sciences), were recently honored for their active roles in the organization. They were given the opportunity to select two graduate students in Earth Science who would receive $4,000 scholarships. Jarek Trela and Zachary Chartrand, current graduate students in geology at SIU Carbondale, were chosen for the scholarships. Trela is involved in studies focused on helping to explain how oceanic crust is formed. Chartrand is working on experimentally investigating the compositions of magmas that can be produced from melting the Martian mantle. ■



A Greeting From The Chancellor Dear Fellow Salukis: The cover story of this issue, about SIU’s proud international legacy, highlights how much we have to gain by expanding our horizons. That is why I am excited about the newest addition to our global partnerships. I was part of a delegation that visited Cuba in late September, and we signed an agreement with the University of Havana that creates wonderful opportunities for our students and faculty. Among our many meetings was a session with faculty members and the director of the Center for Hemisphere and U.S. Studies, where we discussed a course that will be available to SIU students in Havana next summer. Faculty from both of our universities will co-teach the course. The people we met with are very interested in creating new educational opportunities for their students as well as conducting joint research. Our students will benefit from the knowledge they will acquire about Latin American and Caribbean history, culture, and economics. Many alumni were part of the large crowd that celebrated the grand opening of the Transportation Education Center on Oct. 26 at the Southern Illinois Airport. Our aviation and automotive programs – widely recognized and supported by industry – now have the stateof-the-art home they deserve. The center will enhance learning, teaching, research, and recruitment. Construction of another much-needed facility, the Student Services Building near the Student Center, is on target to open in late summer 2013. While it is the most visible of the improvements we are making, there is a great deal more going on that is less obvious but just as important. We are replacing roofs, enhancing technology, modernizing classrooms, improving living-learning spaces, and updating our infrastructure to better support our students. We will use the upper floors of Morris Library for enhanced tutoring and mentoring for students, and we will convert McLafferty Annex, which had been used for library storage, into space for interdisciplinary research. Our new Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations, and CEO of the SIU Foundation, James Salmo, joined us Nov. 28. He has spent 17 years of his 28-year career in public higher education. Jim has extensive development experience, including the past two years as vice president for college advancement at Rhode Island College in Providence, where he also was executive director of the Rhode Island College Foundation. He is familiar with our University and the region, and he brings significant experience in management, leadership, and staff development to the position. Here are a couple of other highlights from what has been a very busy and productive fall semester: • After a very successful semester of competition, our Debate Team, which has won eight national championships, again is among the top five in the nation. • The Flying Salukis won their fifth regional title in six years, qualifying the team for national competition in May 2013. Courtney Copping, daughter of United Airlines pilot and 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Clarence Copping, was the first woman to earn top-scoring contestant and top pilot honors in the history of the regional. • Kathleen C.M. Campbell, a research scientist and inventor at our School of Medicine, has received a Department of Defense grant and FDA approval for clinical trials of a drug discovered in her laboratory that can prevent and treat noise-induced hearing loss. This is a huge breakthrough that could help thousands of our military men and women and millions of others who suffer from this form of hearing loss. • For the fourth consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine named SIU Carbondale a “Military Friendly School” for 2013. This is just the latest in a series of national and state honors we have received for our efforts in helping student veterans and active-duty military personnel achieve their academic and career dreams. We have had much to celebrate in 2012 thanks to your support of our students and University. More big things are within reach for 2013! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Please accept my best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year. Sincerely,

Rita Cheng Chancellor

Helping Hand Flights Help Injured Vets, Service Dogs by Pete Rosenbery


hen students and faculty in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s aviation flight program took to the skies this August, they were carrying special passengers on their journey. Pilots took six injured veterans and their new service dogs for flights as the pairs learn to work together as part of This Able Veteran’s (TAV) program, which trains and provides service dogs to injured veterans. Six injured veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) were in Southern Illinois for two weeks to pair and work with their service dogs. Part of the training included the injured veterans and their service dogs riding together aboard SIU Carbondale planes. Several of the injured veterans came from outside the region, including Arizona and California, and then flew home with their dogs. It took more than a year to select and train the service dogs. David NewMyer, chair of the Department of Aviation Management and Flight, says aviation program members wholly supported the effort. “When I got the call and talked to our team at the airport, everybody was all over it in the perspective of wanting to help our veterans,” NewMyer says. “If there is anything we can do through the University to help them, we should do it.

Tonka, a yellow Labrador, peers out of an SIU plane with his owner, Jason Brown, a retired U.S. Army sergeant from Murphysboro.

We don’t have endless resources, but when the resources match something we can provide, we can do it.” Jason Brown and his service dog, Tonka, a yellow Labrador, made an initial flight earlier in August. Brown, a Chester native who lives in Murphysboro, suffered injuries in two tours in Iraq. He learned of the TAV program from his case manager at the Marion VA Medical Center. Once Brown and Tonka were matched, and following several months of training, Tonka came in April to live with Brown, a retired U.S. Army sergeant, his wife, and young daughter. The initial flight was “surprisingly relaxing” for both of them, Brown says.

“Having him with me is always relaxing, but this was probably the most comfortable I have been on an airplane,” Brown recalls. “For him, it was the first time going up in the plane.” He says they fared well during their exercise, even with in-flight turbulence and take-offs and landings, noting that instead of worrying about the flight, his focus was on Tonka, while at the same time Tonka’s attention was on him. The goal is to help the injured veteran and service dog learn to work through new situations. Doing something with Tonka that the two have never done before is uncomfortable, but Brown says he was confident he could make it onto a plane now with Tonka by his side. Keith Mortag and Jeff Hayes, senior lecturers in the aviation flight department, worked with TAV on the flights. Hayes is also part of an Illinois Air National Guard Unit out of Scott Air Force Base. In addition to Hayes’ and Mortag’s involvement, program graduates had the opportunity to build multi-engine flight time and gain experience with the exercise. “It was an honor for us to help in this situation,” Mortag says. “This was a ben■ efit for a worthwhile cause.” 9

Farah Imani Binti Jayos, a junior in psychology from Malaysia, performs a fan dance that is typical of many Southeast Asian countries at the 2012 International Cultural Show. The event is a highlight of SIU’s International Festival, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.


t is almost impossible to determine who the first internapedigree made him a target as Saddam Hussein began his rise to tional students and scholars were to set foot on this campus. power. The family fled the country in 1968. We do know that “He was deemed a Southern Illinois threat,” says Saad’s University Carbondale’s son, Tony Jabr. “People international legacy were calling on him to stretches so far back save them, and he was that word of such eduin business at the cational opportunities time, not politics.” reached Saad Saleh Saad would Jabr in the mid-1940s. answer that call as Saad, the son of an part of a LondonIraqi prime minister, based coalition of enrolled in 1947 and Iraqi intellectual and would become the first political figures workinternational student to ing for democracy in graduate from SIU. He exile. He became a earned both his bacheleader in the resislor’s and master’s in tance to Hussein, and political science in ’52 was once considered and ’54, and returned to a prime candidate to Iraq where he amassed lead a free Iraq in the a fortune as the codictator’s place. He owner of an internation- Conversing with President Chester Lay in 1947 were, from left to right, William N. maintained resial consulting and condences in London, Huffman, Tom Middleton, and Saad Jabr, the first international student to graduate from tracting firm. Saad’s Beirut, and southern SIU Carbondale. Jabr of Iraq became a successful businessman and leader of the resistance to Saddam Hussein. success and political Illinois where the

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Dorothy Morris, wife of President Delyte Morris, poses with international students in 1967. They took a special interest in international students and scholarship, and Dorothy was well known for her graciousness and warmth, getting to know students personally and hosting them for dinners and special events.

family owned, at various times, the Air Illinois commuter service, the Du Quoin State Bank, and the Du Quoin State Fair. By the early ‘80s, Saad’s outspoken opposition landed him on the despot’s hit list. Tony recalled a close call in London that illustrated that his father and fellow Iraqi alums were literally diehard Salukis. Intelligence services warned the family that Hussein had sent assassins. “One of his friends went in a bulletproof Rolls Royce, and said to him, ‘Since you wear SIU sweatshirts and so do I, I’ll be your decoy.’” After decades of political exile, Saad returned to Iraq when Hussein was


removed from power. But he will always consider the region a home, a safe harbor where all five of Saad’s children were born. And he continues to be a passionate advocate for his alma mater, inspiring a new generation of Iraqis, Tony says. “He’s well-respected, not just for his knowledge, but because he is an honorable person. When somebody comes out of a college, you associate that education with that person. He was probably the best ambassador SIU had.” As Iraq struggles for solid footing, SIU continues to play a part. This is due to the country’s 70-year relationship with the University and prominent Iraqi

alumni, says Carla Coppi ’81, M.M. ’86, director of SIU’s Center for International Education, previously International Programs and Services. The center changed its name this year to reflect an expanded emphasis on strengthening the University’s academic mission and supporting international partnerships. “There’s a huge initiative by the Iraqi government to send students here, so they can return home to Iraq and help rebuild the country. The reason is that Saad Jabr is good friends with the current prime minister of Iraq, as well as another one of our alums, Zuhair Humadi ’71, M.A. ’74, Ph.D. ’78 (an Iraqi official). When the

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scholarship rolled out, he said the first to be included is my alma mater, Southern Illinois University.” A Tradition Of Welcome While Saad’s story is exceptional, the success of international graduates and the pride they carry for their alma mater is a theme that repeats all around the world. James Jaikoh ’86 and Maria Simol Siambun ’82 chose SIU Carbondale for two reasons: affordable tuition and the University’s solid resume of success in Malaysia. Graduates excelled in vital industries including aviation, engineering, education, and business. The married couple was among thousands of Malaysian students who flocked to the University in the 1980s. “We recognized that graduates of SIU did well. Some became ministers of the country, some become successful businessmen,” says James, who enjoyed his own success as a small businessman. Maria worked in banking. Now they encourage fellow Malaysians to send their own children to Southern in lieu of pricier options in

Another dancer performs on stage in a colorful wardrobe.

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Students from India perform a folk dance of the Punjab region called Bhangra at the 2012 International Festival. The seasonal harvest dance originally marked the Sikh festival of Visakhi.

Europe and Australia. The couple is uniquely qualified to give such advice as all four of their children are Salukis: McJemayel Imbayan ‘06, Megan Imbayan Lim ‘10, Marc Imbayan ‘12, and Mike Imbayan ’12. “It’s a tradition,” say the couple, who started their family while pursuing their SIU degrees. “There are a lot of good memories we have,” says James, who enjoys the natural beauty of the campus, especially the changing of the leaves. “We don’t have that kind of weather in Malaysia. Here you can go to the lake, go fishing, or see deer running around. If you like going out into nature, this is the place.” Making It Official The pair enjoys reminiscing with classmates about their days at Southern, and last year they hosted a well-attended alumni dinner. Malaysia is the country with the most SIU

graduates outside the U.S. The couple is working with the Center for International Education and the SIU Alumni Association to start the first official international alumni group. “Alumni have really wonderful tales of their lives at SIU, and they are passionate about their time here,” Coppi says. “It’s exciting to have our international footprint worldwide, and to have it start in Malaysia.” The goal is to take that passion and use it to fuel “a worldwide network of Salukis,” says Executive Director of the SIU Alumni Association Michelle Suarez ‘85, M.S. Ed. ’04. She encourages those who want to start connections in their home countries to contact the Association at, and she invites all alumni to update their information at Informal chapters have existed for decades, and you can find Salukis in all corners of the globe connecting over social media and gathering together for special events. Making those groups official will bolster relationships among states, scholars, and friends. “It affords not only opportunities for


like they’re away from home,” Maria says. Dorn was following in the footsteps of predecessors, including SIU President Delyte Morris, who made hospitality to international students and scholars a University brand. Morris worked to develop connections that opened the door for international students and scholars to come. He and his wife, Dorothy, often personally attended to them when they Members of the African Student Council at Southern perform at the arrived, inviting 2012 International Festival. them for meals alumni to engage in what’s happening at and even sending planes to pick up arrivSIU, but for the campus community to ing students from the airport. be able to engage with people around the “Over the years that sense of hospitalworld,” Suarez says. ity is one of the reasons we still have the The institutional advantages of these success we have,” says Dorn. “People who connections are hard to overestimate, as are working in the program are dedicatalumni are “the greatest recruiters ed to it.” because they are your satisfied cusFollowing retirement from SIU, Dorn tomers,” Coppi says. was invited to come to Bangkok University and work with its longtime Southern Hospitality president and Thai senator, Thanu Maria knew that SIU was the right Kulachol Ph.D. ‘77. Dorn says Kulachol is choice for her children due to the support an example of someone who was the family received through the years. touched by Southern’s hospitality. When her first child, McJemayel, was new Upon receiving the Distinguished to the region and did not have anywhere Alumni Award, Kulachol talked about to go over holiday break, she called Jared what it was like to face challenges such Dorn M.A. ’66, Ph.D. ’73, the longtime as “culture shock, a language barrier, and former director of International a totally different way of life. Programs and Services. Dorn invited the “Fortunately, these challenges were freshman to his own home. easily overcome. While in America, given “They are so supportive, you don’t feel a chance to land at SIU, I found the best


accommodating people. The University was kind, supportive, and dedicated. The people were truly professional, especially the professors in the Department of Higher Education where I studied.” A Growing Recognition The Center’s efforts to integrate internationals in the community and ensure their success have not gone unnoticed. SIU Carbondale was lauded in a 2012 article in International Educator, the magazine of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The article, “Local Connections,” highlighted the many programs and services that support SIU Carbondale’s 1,300 international students. An impressive range of projects are possible with the help of about 200 campus and community volunteers. The Emergency Response Team aids students in crisis. The Loan Closet lends out household items and winter clothing. Students connect through host families, language exchanges, and as part of organizations such as the International Women’s Friendship Group and the Speaker’s Bureau. For

Carla Coppi, director of SIU’s Center for International Education, claps during the presentation of certificates in the 2012 International Festival.

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the IN GEAR program, student volunteers visit rural area high schools to share their culture. Lawrence Ametepee, a doctoral student in special education from Ghana, has participated for the last four years. He enjoys answering questions about his language, sports, and the native crops and cloth of Ghana. He shows pictures of his own family and children, and explains day-to-day life in his community. Lawrence was surprised to find that the American teenagers were eager to include him in their own communities. “When I return to the school, most of them call me by name,” says Lawrence, who gave students his email to ask follow-up questions about his culture. “It became a personal and cordial relationship. They tell me how they are doing in school, and subjects they’re having difficulty with. I like encouraging them, telling them to keep on pushing, that they’re almost there… talking to them like they are my own kids.” These are the type of relationships that benefit all: the community, the student, and the University, says Coppi. “International students provide for us perspectives and opinions the domestic population might never have exposure to. It’s important for our country’s development, understanding, and most of all growth.” SIU Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng’s connections with international students are both professional and personal. Her husband, Tom, was an international student in Wisconsin when they met. Daughter-in-law Pauline is from Taipei, Taiwan. “A vibrant international community creates many benefits for the University and the region,” Cheng says. “There are so many opportunities to expand our horizons by learning about different cultures. In the process, we are enhancing mutual understanding and trust.” A Global Perspective The opportunity to engage with other international students is a major reason

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Dishes at SIU’s International Potluck Dinner in November reflect the countries represented by students who attended: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Congo, India, Russia, South Korea, Ghana, Canada, Japan, Nigeria, and the United States. Students and community members who have volunteered in international programs during the semester are invited to the dinner as a thank you. The event began in 1981 as an international cooking demonstration.

Mike Imbayan ’12 chose to continue his education at SIU. He started his graduate degree in mechanical engineering and energy processes after graduating this summer. He had no international friends in Malaysia, but at Southern, he can’t recall them all. “There are some from India, the Middle East, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Honduras, Japan, Spain, Colombia, Puerto Rico… there are so many more! All the international students are my friends.” Mike found a global community by participating in events hosted by the International Student Council. His favorite role was acting as emcee at the

International Cultural Show, where students take to the stage to showcase their homelands through song, dance, martial arts, and fashion. It’s one of the most popular events in the weeklong International Festival. The hallmark University event turned 50 this year. Other long-standing traditions include the ISC World Cup Soccer Tournament. Participant countries vary as the international student make-up is always in flux. Overseas contracts and developments have seen many initiatives come and go due to population changes and politics, including the Latin American Institute and the


International high school students from Tainai City, Japan (formerly Nakajo, where Southern had a sister campus for several years) toured the campus during Homecoming Weekend. Students from there make an annual visit to SIU, staying with host families and visiting with area educators, and some often become Salukis. Here they pose outside of the football stadium following SIU’s win over Northern Iowa.

Vietnamese Student Center. The VSC began with a grant of $1 million in the fall of 1969 from the Agency for International Development (AID) to study Vietnamese culture and help in post-war reconstruction. However, the grant and the presence of the center stirred student protests in 1970, which culminated in a campus closure on May 12, 1970. During his tenure, Dorn helped develop a satellite campus in Nakajo, Japan, which ran from 1998-2007, and he acted

as principal there for 10 years. SIU was one of many universities that responded to an educational initiative that “helped correct feelings of a trade imbalance between us and Japan,” he says. Changing needs and demographics resulted in the campus’ closure. “Ours was the longest lasting and the only really strong one,” says Dorn, who notes that a bond remains between the sister cities of Nakajo and Carbondale, and SIU still has a draw there. “How our international population evolves over

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time has to do with world affairs.” Through growth and decline, successes and failures, SIU continues to benefit from its long-standing reputation as a place that is eager to strengthen ties and provide a welcoming atmosphere for international scholarship. “Partnerships with international agencies – such as the Institute of International Education, the AfricaAmerica Institute, the Latin American Scholarship Program, American Friends of the Middle East – those relationships started in the ‘60s, and throughout the years they have always been strong. I give a lot of credit to Carla Coppi that those relationships remain in good form.” For Coppi, international alumni are key to building on that success. “They do a wonderful service for us as good will ambassadors. I think they should be recognized.”

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The Essential Paul Simon ‘Timeless Lessons For Today’s Politics’ by Caleb Hale


covers Simon’s thoughts on negative political campaigning and finance reform in campaigns, health insurance, foreign policy, bipartisanship, immigration, hunger, gambling, taxes, gun rights, energy, and environmental issues. Simon, who died in December 2003, also taught at SIU following his political career. “I wanted things that were about conflicts that are still with us,” Jackson says. “The domestic policy stuff is particularly Illinois-centric today. Paul was writing about the state pension system 40 years ago, how we really ought to be funding these pension systems. “He was big on infrastructure, big on buildings and ribbon-cuttings, but Paul Simon was adamant – even extremely prudent and not popular among legislators – because he said we ought to pay

for this stuff if we’re going to cut ribbons on them. “Paul was often pretty preachy on budgeting and having adequate taxes for adequate services.” Simon was a bipartisan through and through, taking pride in the fact he kept close friends on the Republican side of the aisle, “even though it was obvious he was a pretty loyal Democrat,” Jackson notes. His mission in putting together the book, Jackson explains, was to serve as a reminder to people about why Simon was so respected as a politician during his career. And, he says, it hopefully will introduce a new generation of students and aspiring public servants to understand the role Simon had in Illinois politics and his impact across the nation ■ and world.

he writings of late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon are spread across 22 books, countless newspaper columns and magazine articles, as well as volumes of letters to constituents and fellow lawmakers. Recently, friend and political scientist John Jackson began the task of finding what selection of Simon’s work was still relevant to the issues of today. As it turns out, quite a bit, and the result is The Essential Paul Simon – Timeless Lessons for Today’s Politics, which was recently published by Southern Illinois University Press. Jackson, a visiting professor of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale, edited hundreds of the late statesman’s writings, from his years as a newspaper editor in the southwestern Illinois town of Troy to his time as lieutenant governor, as a one-time presidential candidate, and as a senator. “There’s an enormous collection of Paul Simon’s papers over in Morris Library,” Jackson says, recalling how he started the process of gathering writings for the book. “I was struck by what a treasure that is and how they need to be used by scholars. It’s amazing how much was written was still relevant today.” Paul Simon shown at his desk in 1981. Inset, John Jackson says Simon’s writings over the years are still important The book to dealing with challenges in today’s society.

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Engaging Future Salukis Saluki Kids’ Academy Mixes The Right Ingredients by Christi Mathis


irst came the seasoned tomatoes, then the cheese. Joshua Freeman, Jyair Smith and Milton McDaniel patiently watched as Zoe Kies made her personal pizza before taking their turns, carefully spreading the ingredients just so. A few minutes later, the excited children were giggling with delight, tasting the pita pizzas they made under the watchful eye of Southern Illinois University Carbondale chef William “Chef Bill” Connors. The budding chefs not only found out that they could cook, but they learned about healthy eating and food preparation with hands-on practice making dips and pizzas. Cooking with “Chef Bill” is just one of the many experiences Saluki Kids’ Academy provided to 50 children between the ages of 6 and 12 this summer. The children come from around the region, with most participants involved in Carbondale’s “I Can Read” program. Saluki Kids’ Academy provides academic, enrichment and educational opportunities for children who typically do not have access to summer camp experiences, explains Marla Mallette, academy director and associate professor of reading and language studies in the College of Education and Human Services. This year’s program wrapped up with a family celebration at the Eurma C. Hayes Center, where the kids showed off the cooking skills they learned by preparing pita pizzas for those attending. They also shared what they learned this summer via digital stories they created. The activities included visiting the University’s vermicomposting center and the LOGIC garden, and planting their own container gardens with flowers, vegetables and herbs in the dean’s atrium in the Wham Building. They participated in teambuilding exercises and were involved in several activities that included boating on campus lake, and swimming, zumba, and martial arts at the Student Recreation Center. Malaya Tarver says she enjoyed getting to swim in the Student Recreation Center’s big pool. “I learned how to swim freestyle,” says her friend, Zoe Kies. The academic and lifestyle lessons appear to be sticking with the kids, as they almost didn’t seem to realize they were learning at the same time they were having so much fun.


Chef William Connors from SIU University Housing helps Joshua Freeman and Zoe Kies, both from Carbondale, make pita pizzas and learn about healthy eating and good nutrition during Saluki Kids’ Academy. Courtesy of SIU University Housing, each child received a water bottle, using it throughout the camp as they learned to protect the environment and reduce waste. With pedometers donated by Walgreens, the campers logged every step they took, hoping that by the end they could say that they had walked to New York, figuratively speaking, of course. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds,” Walgreens pharmacist Mindy Ruble and store manager Matt Hughes also visited, giving the children sunscreen and sharing with them the importance of protecting their skin from sun as well as medication safety. “The kids were so eager to learn. I’m a master’s student in reading and language studies and each morning while we worked on academics, I helped them with their journals and reading,” says Fangjian Shang, a program helper and Curriculum and Instruction graduate student from China. “Even the ones who struggled with reading were eager to learn and enjoyed it.” Bethany Kies, a doctoral student in health education and a program helper, says the academy benefits children, the community, and SIU Carbondale students. Her daughter, Zoe, is also one of the campers.

“It gives me an opportunity to be connected to the community, which is important since I’m from Wisconsin,” Kies says.“With my background as a health educator, I got to practice what I’d learned in the classroom by planning physical education and nutrition activities. ” Staffing for the program includes University graduate students, including several who are teachers throughout the region. There are also volunteers who lend a hand, such as Ella Lacey ’64, Ph. D. ’79, emeritus health education professor, who stopped by to help make pizzas. The community outreach program operates at no cost to families and draws support from gifts and donations to the Saluki Kids’ Academy Foundation. “Saluki Kids’ Academy provides the children the opportunity to experience a summer camp and University life,” says Claudette Colbert, the “I Can Read” program coordinator. “They are ‘mini’-college students, attending classes and participating in activities on the SIU campus. They feel like big kids and absolutely love it. “It gives them the opportunity to see themselves as future college students. They see all of the students with their backpacks and think, ‘That’s going to be me someday.’ Here, they can see their potential.” ■

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Distinguished Alumni SIU Honors Three As Distinguished Alumni T

he SIU impact in the Alumni world around Association them,” SIU honored three Alumni prominent Association graduates as Executive Distinguished Director Alumni during Michelle Suarez Homecoming says. “The event festivities in serves as one of October. Those the highlights of honored were the year.” Clarence Three stuCopping, a dent writers for senior captain The Daily with United Egyptian interAirlines, G. viewed the From left, Clarence Copping, Dan Korte, and David Delaney with their plaques honoring them David Delaney, as 2012 SIU Distinguished Alumni recipients. The ceremony was held during Homecoming recipients for vice president stories featured Weekend. and chief operin a special ating officer for PotashCorp., and Daniel “It was exciting to honor three of Homecoming edition. We are proud to Korte, president of Rolls-Royce Defense. our graduates who have made a major share those profiles with you here.

United Pilot Began His Career At SIU by Lauren Duncan


n alumnus who fine-tuned his flying ability at SIU Carbondale has taken his experience to new heights. Clarence Copping ’77, one of three 2012 SIU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni recipients this year, is a senior captain at United Airlines who has maintained a decades-long relationship with his alma mater. Copping, who resides with his wife, Donna, in St. Charles, Ill., was interested in flying before he came to SIU. His father was a World War II pilot and planted an immediate interest in aviation. “I was one of those guys that went up in an airplane and went, ‘This is for me,’” he says. “I was lucky; I knew what I wanted to do early.” Copping began to fly in high school with the Boy Scout Explorer Post, where he became friends with someone a year older who was attending SIU. He visited the friend in Carbondale and was introduced to the


flight and aviation technology programs. “I came home to my parents and said ‘I want to go to SIU,’” he says. “I made it real easy for them.” Copping already had a private pilot’s license when he enrolled at the University because of his high school flying experience, and kept busy in aviation technology and flying courses during his first two years at Southern. While his peers had fun, his curriculum often required a full day of work, and he received his flight instructor’s certificate at the end of his sophomore year. He was hired by the University as a part-time flight instructor. “It was a really great learning experience, getting paid to learn at that point,” he says. Copping was hired to full time as an assistant chief flight instructor at SIU a few months before he graduated and did that for a year and a half before applying to United Airlines. “I didn’t think I was qualified, but I applied for the job,” he recalls. “Because of all the flight time I was able to get at SIU, coupled with the mechanics rating, I was

Clarence Copping able to get hired as a pilot.” Copping, just 22 years old when he got his job at United Airlines, was hit with a dose of reality three years later when he was laid off. SIU was looking for pilots

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Distinguished Alumni at the same time, and he was soon hired as a University charter pilot to provide air transportation for administrators and athletic teams. He was in this position for two years until he was recalled by United Airlines and has been with the airline ever since. Copping flies as a triple seven captain, piloting one of the world’s largest twinengine jetliners around the world. He also helps instruct captains training to fly for United. Generally, he said, he’s away from his own home a few weeks a month. “It’s really fun to see these things all around the world — to see other cultures and respect other cultures,” he notes. One of Copping’s services to SIU continues to be a trip he organizes each spring for high school students in the Chicago

area who are interested in aviation. They are flown to Carbondale in a United Airlines airplane to visit the campus. This year was an exciting time for the students, as they saw the new Transportation Education Center, a 228,000square-foot complex that opened at Southern Illinois Airport this fall. Copping says a person really has to want to be a pilot to succeed in the profession. One person with such a drive is his daughter, Courtney ’12, a student in aviation management and an award-winning Flying Saluki. Like her father, she doubles as a student and flight instructor at the University. She says while her father never influenced her to study aviation, he is one of her greatest mentors.

“I’m grateful he never pushed me toward aviation, but he gave me the opportunity to do all of this fun flying,” she says. “It was something I had to decide on my own that I wanted to do.” While his daughter isn’t quite through with her experience at SIU, Copping says he is appreciative of the experience the University offered him. “I was provided with opportunities to learn at SIU, took advantage of it, and many people helped me learn my craft – and I will forever be grateful for the opportunities they gave me.” Courtney, who presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to her father, says she is glad he was recognized in this manner. “He’s a role model for me,” she says. ■ “He’s also my favorite pilot.”

Delaney Honors Father With Scholarship by Sarah Schneider


ince he graduated from SIU Carbondale nearly 30 years ago, David Delaney ’83 has tried to give back to the school he says prepared him to be successful in his career. Delaney, a 1983 graduate from the College of Agriculture Sciences originally from Eldorado, Ill., has a scholarship in his late father’s name for students in the college, has been a guest speaker at the school’s Ag Industry Day, and has started orientation to be a member of the SIU Foundation Board of Directors. The 2012 SIU Distinguished Alumni recipient says the professors he had at the University taught him more than just the agriculture industry. “I was prepared not only to work in the field of agriculture, but also was taught how to be part of a team and build personal integrity,” he says. “I think that begins and ends with the professors you have. They weren’t just teaching from the textbook … they were preparing me for a career.” A day after he graduated, Delaney flew to Omaha, Neb., to begin his first job. From there, his career has been a transition of company buyouts that led him to his current position as vice president and chief operating officer for PotashCorp, the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity. Delaney transferred with four different companies that were bought out and continued to work his way up through the organization. The Southern graduate began his career as a sales trainee, eventually

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becoming a sales representative. Delaney became product director in 1987 and product manager in 1989. In 1991, he became director of industrial sales, and in 1993 was named the vice president of agriculture sales. He was promoted to vice president of industrial sales in 1997, and he became president of sales in 2000. His last climb up the corporate ladder came in 2010, when he became chief operating officer. PotashCorp is the world’s leading mineral fertilizer producer and has operations in seven different countries. Delaney says he feels fortunate to work for the company, as global food security is becoming more of a looming issue. With the world population growing quickly, he says it is important to teach people around the world agronomic practices that will help sustain a growing population. “It does feel like a greater calling,” he notes. “I’m proud to be a part of agriculture and part of a great company that will contribute to the growing food security needs of the future.” PotashCorp also owns 28 percent of the Arab Potash Corporation in Jordan, and Delaney represents his company on the Arab Potash Board of Directors and travels there often. He says he enjoys learning that region’s culture. Delaney’s love of agriculture started young. His father, George, taught agriculture in Eldorado and Harrisburg for 15 years. “He was a great mentor and a tremendous individual who was well respected by anyone who knew him,” he says with pride.

David Delaney His father died in 1985, and Delaney, whose older brother and sister also graduated from SIU, decided to start a scholarship in his name in 2007. Each year a $1,000 scholarship is given to three or four students. Delaney meets with the students and says he tries to mentor them much like his father and professors did for him. “There was a period of time that I felt agriculture was out of favor and people took it for granted,” he says. “Now I am really pleased to see the SIU College of Ag witnessing growth, and there are many area students who can be a part of that.” Delaney resides in Lake Forest, Ill., with his wife, Kelley. They have three daughters, ■ Mallory, Madison, and Meredith.


Distinguished Alumni Korte Heads $4 Billion Company by Riley Swinford


s president of a global company, SIU graduate Dan Korte ’85 has traveled to Saudi Arabia, Korea, Russia, London, and India this year. However, Korte, president of Rolls-Royce Defense since 2009, says he always looks forward to coming back to Carbondale the most, and that was especially true this fall when he was named an SIU Distinguished Alumnus. Korte, 52, graduated with an electrical engineering degree from the University. In addition to this year’s honor, he was also awarded the SIU College of Engineering Alumni Achievement Award in 2007. He arrived in Carbondale early on Homecoming Weekend so he could speak with engineering students on campus. The aerospace executive told students that teamwork, continuing to learn, and staying humble are the keys to success. “My degree from SIU not only taught me the principles of engineering, but how to work in a team environment,” he says. “I learned the importance of business and finance when trying to resolve technical


issues, and I think all of those things have led to my success.” After growing up in a small farm community in southern Illinois, Korte initially enrolled at Southern to earn a computerrelated degree before switching to engineering. After he graduated, he spent five years in the semi-conductor industry and then added to his skillset with positions in design engineering, electrical engineering, system engineering, supply chain management, and program management. Before becoming the head of RollsRoyce Defense, Korte was vice president and general manager for Global Strike Systems, which is a division of the Boeing military aircraft business. He held various senior-level positions, including V-22 program manager and vice president of supplier management and procurement. Today, Korte oversees Rolls-Royce’s $4 billion global defense aerospace business, encompassing 5,500 employees in 17 countries across the world. As an expert in design and systems engineering, he has influenced the industry for more than 25 years. Korte points out that he worked at the SIU Student Center as a student so he

Dan Korte could pay for his books and tuition – while living off 20-cent boxes of macaroni and cheese. “I never thought I would be in the position that I am in today.” Korte met his wife of 25 years, Laurie Landgraf ’82, ’85, in the SIU Engineering Building while both were students. They live in St. Louis with their 13-year-old daughter, Taylor. ■

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Salukis In Business Carbondale Firm Celebrates 30 Years by D.W. Norris saturian, Eaton and Associates, an engineering and land surveying firm in Carbondale, recently celebrated 30 years in business. Founding partners Armen Asaturian M.S. ’77 and Robert Eaton ’71 seem just as excited about their work as they did the day they started their engineering and civil engineering firm. “We live it, every day,” Eaton says. The firm, which started out as a twoman shop, now has between nine and 15 employees at any given time. Over the course of 30 years, the firm has served close to 3,000 clients, ranging from municipalities to individual property owners. Eaton says everywhere he looks, he sees a project on which the firm has worked. The business has three main components: land surveying, civil engineering and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering. Although the bulk of its


work comes from Jackson County, the firm has been involved in projects from Cairo to East St. Louis. Among those projects are Carbondale City Hall, several buildings in Carbondale Elementary School District 95, VA Medical Center in Marion, hospitals in Hamilton and Lawrence counties, as well as Herrin, numerous commercial businesses and the new SIU Student Services building, which is under construction. The men say they enjoy seeing projects go from imagination to reality. After thousands of projects, it would seem easy for them to step away satisfied with what they and their team have done. Asaturian, however, says the passion is still there. “We don’t do this just because we want to make a living out of it,” the SIU Alumni Association life member says. “We do it because of our love of the profession.” Some of the firm’s design work, such as drainage systems for buildings, is visi-

Robert Eaton (left) and Armen Asaturian say they still have a passion for their business. Photo by Aaron Eisenhauer /Southern Illinoisan

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ble. Most times, people do not see the work the firm does, but mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering are the organs inside the skeletons of structures. Asaturian and Eaton met early in their careers while working at another firm. They say they had mutual respect for the work ethic, attention to detail and common values they shared. Eaton is a Carbondale native and professional surveyor with more than 40 years experiences. Asaturian is an Armenian who settled in Carbondale 43 years ago. The firm maintains a strong relationship with the University and often hires SIU alumni. Director of Building Systems Engineering Rick Asaturian ’86, certified in professional plumbing design and Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design, joined the firm in 1984 after graduating from SIU with a degree in architectural technology. Director of Civil Engineering Services Praveen Sunny ’99 joined the firm in 2002 and recently was named a partner. He has a degree in civil engineering from SIU. “I guess one could say we have a commitment to SIU,” Asaturian says. A lot has changed in the industry since the day they opened their business. For Eaton, the increases in technology are the most notable difference between then and the day they opened their business in 1982. “You are able to take in a lot more information and that helps with the quality of documents,” he says. For Asaturian, the ebb and flow of the economy is a constantly changing element. There are times when the firm must get the most efficient systems into place on tight budgets. Through it all, the two Salukis have kept a strong personal relationship and it’s obvious the men enjoy each other’s company. ■ – D.W. Norris is a 2008 SIU graduate and a reporter for the Southern Illinoisan, where this story first appeared.


Great weather welcomed Salukis young and old back to Homecoming, as alumni and friends were treated to food, fun, and an SIU victory over Northern Iowa. Connie Price-Smith served as grand marshal of the parade, and was honored at halftime at Saluki Stadium (opposite page). Coach Dale Lennon and the Salukis sang the school fight song with alumni following the win.

Gardens of London Featuring The Centennial Chelsea Flower Show May 18-25, 2013 From $4,049 w/air Join us on a cultural tour of Britain, highlighted by the centennial Chelsea Flower Show. Enjoy ‘member’s only’ opening day at this spectacular event hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society. Visit Windsor Castle, the gardens of Hampton Court Palace, and Kew. Complete your trip with a private gala dinner hosted at the RHS flagship garden, Wisley, in the world renowned Glass House.

Alaska’s Glaciers And The Inside Passage June 13-20, 2013 From $5,799 w/air Blue glaciers, rarely observed marine life, pristine waters, towering mountains, untouched coastlines and abundant wildlife. These are the wondrous sights that will unfold around you on this cruise of the Inside Passage and Alaska, last of the great American frontiers, aboard the Six-Star Silversea, 100% Ocean-View. Cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Seward, Alaska, and call at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. Cruise up close to the Sawyer and Hubbard glaciers.

Canadian Rockies Family Discovery July 14-20, 2013 From $1,899 w/air Adventure awaits in the majestic Rockies! Travel by all-terrain Ice Explorer to the top of the 1,000 foot thick Athabasca Glacier. Take a wagon train along the Sundance Canyon. Learn about the rich history and legends of the Stoney natives during a cruise on Lake Winnewanka. Soar among the peaks aboard a gondola to visit the Bear Interpretive Center on top of Mt. Whitehorn. Enjoy a bike ride with spectacular Banff National Park as our backdrop and rafting along the scenic Bow River.

Cuba Discovery – space is limited! Oct. 6-14, 2013 From $3,399 w/air Join Collette Vacations on an exclusive journey with seven nights in the cities of Trinidad and Havana. While in Trinidad visit many historic cathedrals and tour the city with your local guide. Enjoy four nights at Havana’s landmark Hotel Nacional. Visit the Bay of Pigs Museum, Earnest Hemmingway’s home, and discover Old Havanna’s architecture. Meet a Cuban family in their very own paladar, a privately owned restaurant. Explore a former sugar factory and savor a lunch of local specialties. Visit an orphanage and meet with the nuns who have dedicated their lives to helping children. Throughout your exploration, come to know the Cuban people as few have.

Tropical Costa Rica Jan. 4-12, 2014 From $2,149 w/air Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s fascinating cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on hanging bridges. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. Luxuriate at a beach and golf resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches.

Alumni And Friends Travel In Packs With Saluki Travels tories that define us as Salukis certainly do not end in Carbondale. At heart, we are explorers who enjoy immersing ourselves in diverse cultures to experience something new in the world around us, similar to those first days on the SIU campus. For years the SIU Alumni Association has realized that one of its missions is to serve graduates by helping make life’s ambitions a reality. More than 20 years ago the Association began offering travel opportunities through the Saluki Travels Program. In the beginning, the program offered trips to regional attractions, but today destinations in every corner of the world afford Salukis the chance to travel together while sharing common experiences abroad. In the past year, SIU alumni have traveled to the Greek Isles, Rome, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires. Taking advantage of these offers has been a special experience for Terry ’70 and Kay Durkee ’72 of Decatur, Ill. In October, the Durkees spent eight days traveling through New England, making stops in quintessential villages and landmarks along the way. The trip, “Colors of New England,” was one of several travel opportunities offered through Saluki Travels. “We received the brochure in the mail and had always wanted to visit New England,” Terry explains. “Since my wife had just retired we saw it as a good opportunity to go for it. It was a good trip for us, especially since we had never been before. We enjoyed the scenery as well as finding out more Eric ’69 and Dot Larson (right), pose with fellow Saluki about the history of New England.” Bob Rubien ’67 and his wife, Corazon Francisco, during The Durkees’ experience is just one of many stories that Salukis are sharing with people about their worldly travels. In June, Springdale, Ark., their Baltic Treasures trip excursion. residents Eric ’69 and Dot Larson cruised through the Baltic Sea, visiting several ports along the way. Perhaps like the Larsons, you are the type of traveler who does not want to be dropped in a foreign city without a guide to advise you on the best places to experience? Most trips offered through Saluki Travels provide tour guides and a full range of expertise on events and activities you might want to participate. “Besides the incredible food, the port excursions were the best part about it,” Eric says. “We really liked being able to get off the ship and see all of these historical cities.” Along the coast of the Baltic Sea, the Larsons explored the cities of St. Petersburg and Helsinki, experiencing some of the world’s most significant historical and cultural attractions. By traveling across the Atlantic Ocean and participating in the Saluki Travels Program, Eric feels this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for he and his wife. This year even more locations will be added to the list of excursions available to SIU alumni. The Association has already added seven new trips to Saluki Travels, including the turquoise waters and white sands of Tahiti, a family themed discovery of the Canadian Rockies, and the bountiful flora and fauna of the Gardens of London featuring the Centennial Chelsea Flower Show. An upcoming trip this Terry ’70 and Kay Durkee ’72 enjoy a February to Costa Rica is already getting people excited, lobster dinner in Maine on their including Elgin, Ill., resident Lynn Wines ’74. Colors of New England trip. “Costa Rica is one of the most environmentally friendly places on earth and has always sounded inviting,” Lynn explains. “The price is fair for everything offered, so I decided to sign to explore a place I have always wanted to visit.” The most recent addition to the Saluki Travels program is a rare opportunity offered by Collette Vacations to spend 10 days in Cuba. Traveling to Cuba is something that has been difficult for most Americans until now. What new and exciting place are you going to travel to next? The answer might certainly be found at


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n ambitious project by State Journal-Register Photo Editor Rich Saal ’82 has brought thousands of historic photos of Springfield, Ill., from the 1920s and 30s back to life. Saal was working on his master’s project when he decided to revive more than 1,300 glass plates that were thought to have been lost. He spent a year and a half scanning them, and dug through old newspapers on microfiche to find the original captions. The first photography staff at the Illinois State Journal carried heavy, clumsy, and slow Speed Graphic cameras. They shot on glass plates, and only had a few precious exposures to use throughout their day. After the images were published, the glass plates were boxed up and effectively lost in the newspaper archives. Stories vary about how they were saved from a wrecking ball, but the plates eventually wound up at the local Springfield library, which is where the SIU Alumni Association member found them and began the monumental task of bringing them back to life. The pictures were mostly shot by photographers Raymond Hodde and Ernest Pearson, and show an often idyllic view of life in Springfield. They are charming, earnest, and heartwarming, and viewing them 80 years later brings on a certain feeling of nostalgia – and perhaps the notion that life was easier back then. But Saal says that impression may be misleading. The heftiness of the Speed Graphic cameras hindered spontaneity, and the act of editing for the paper meant the pictures generally stuck to themes of progress and community spirit. Also, there are few minorities represented – the paper’s visual coverage was not a reflection of the actual racial makeup of the city at the time. “It’s just fascinating to linger over the informative detail that those large glass plates captured,” says Saal. “You can see the texture of clothes, lines on faces, reflections on glasses. If you look closely you can see that people were dealing with the Depression. Clothes look tattered, beat up, not new. You see that men always wore long-sleeve shirts with neckties and hats, even if was 90 degrees outside.” Saal says the Springfield collection, even while flawed in scope, is a valuable picture story of a Midwestern town growing up in the 20th century. “It’s essentially the story of every community. Most communities saw westward expansion, went through the Industrial Revolution, World War I, the Depression, Prohibition, World War II, the baby boom, expansion and urbanization of cities.” What’s not common is Saal’s efforts to restore this lost history, and to bring the Springfield photographs back for us to ponder, reflect on, and perhaps fantasize about life in a different time. – A portion of this story appears courtesy of National Public Radio.

About Rich Saal … Saal began at The State Journal-Register in 1985 as a staff photographer and was named photography editor in 2001. He has spent years researching the newspaper’s photo archives, revealing the remarkable historical and visual legacy created by the paper’s first staff photographers. He has assembled two exhibitions showcasing photography at the newspaper, including Our Town: A Visual Journey in 2005 featuring photos from 1936 to the present day and Springfield Photographs: Images From the Illinois State Journal Glass Plates 1929-1935. On his second day on the job in July 1985, the SIU graduate covered the demolition of the former Illinois State Register building on Monroe Street, witnessing the end to an important chapter of local newspaper history. He is pleased to have the opportunity to bring to light another chapter from that story. Please email Saal if you share an interest in newspaper photography collections from the early to mid-20th century, or are concerned about their preservation. He may be reached at

Welcome To SIU Salmo Named Vice Chancellor For Development And Alumni Relations J ames Salmo is the new vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at SIU Carbondale. He also will serve as CEO of the SIU Foundation. Salmo was vice president for college advancement at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I., which has an enrollment of 9,000 students. He also served as executive director of the Rhode Island College Foundation. His appointment at SIU was effective Nov. 28. “Jim brings significant experience in fundraising, management, and leadership to the position, along with a demonstrated ability to hire and develop staff,” Chancellor Rita Cheng says. “I am excited that he is joining us.” A St. Louis native, Salmo is familiar with SIU Carbondale and the region. His father was a Herrin native, and early in his career, he spent three years as director


of annual giving at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. “I also have family and friends who graduated from SIU who have nothing but positive things to say,” he says. “Knowing that is a plus; in this position, you have to know how alumni feel. SIU is one of those great institutions with strong research, teaching, and athletics. The University offers a really strong balance.” Salmo had served in his current position at Rhode Island College since 2010. He was responsible for developing and implementing all fund-raising strategies for capital, annual and deferred giving, and provided overall guidance and as director to the college’s alumni relations program. From 2003 to 2010, Salmo served as associate vice chancellor for development-health sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Among his previ-

ous positions, Salmo served as vice president for advancement at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy (1997-2003); director of development for Whitfield School James Salmo in St. Louis (1996-1997); and director of development for the University of Missouri School of Law (1991-1995). Salmo earned a master’s degree in media/communication from Webster University in 1985 and a bachelor’s degree in theater from Saint Louis University in 1981. ■

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he Honor Roll captures gifts made by individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations to Southern Illinois

University Carbondale and through the SIU Foundation between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

In our giving societies (Allyn, Parkinson, Shryock, Pulliam, Morris, Old Main and Chancellor’s Circle) which reflect cumulative giving, only those donors whose total giving reached a milestone level during the current fiscal year are listed. All other giving levels listed reflect contributions from July 2011 and June 2012. This report does present a clear picture of fundraising activity of the current fiscal year. Prior to 2000, names of donors were listed whose cumulative giving reached a milestone in years other than the current year and have continued to list those donors whether they made a gift during the current year or not. This practice was discontinued in order to present a clearer picture of the fundraising activity of the current fiscal year. Every attempt was made to ensure accuracy in the reporting of donors in this publication as well as to honor the wishes of anonymous donors. However, we wish to apologize for any errors which may have occurred in the omission or inaccurate listing of any name. If an error is discovered, please contact the Executive Director of Advancement Services at 618-453-4915, and we will correct the error.


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am pleased to be serving in my second year as President of the SIU Foundation Board of Directors. This role presents me – in addition to our entire Board - with a special opportunity to make a difference at our institution. SIU Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng continues to stress a focus on our students. The University’s commitment to students encompasses the student’s entire experience in Carbondale, primarily focusing on academic achievement, student engagement, career success, and campus environment. The SIU Foundation is striving to accomplish the following…

Focus on student support by cultivating and soliciting private support for scholarships, fellowships, funding for field course, leadership activities, and study aboard opportunities.

Develop and deliver a call to support lecture series, visiting scholars, conferences, travel, and materials needed to provide these scholarly and creative activities.

Ask alumni as well as corporate and foundation partners wishing to honor professors who have made a difference in their lives for private support to establish chairs, professorships, visiting lectureships, and faculty fellowship endowments.

Begin developing the case to provide resources for the construction, purchase, and maintenance of buildings, facilities, and technology vital in assuring the long-term success of the University.

We have lofty goals. But you will recall me saying last year that a sense of community is important. Together, we can all make a difference at SIU Carbondale. We are all champions and advocates for those who want to learn. It is essential to have high expectations to continue moving our university forward. Many of you have already made this commitment. The following pages include the names of individuals and businesses that supported Southern Illinois University Carbondale during the last fiscal year. You will also read stories featuring individuals who aspired to give back and move SIU Carbondale forward. Again, thanks so much to those of you who have made a contribution to the university. And I hope to see more alumni and friends make the same commitment. Thanks for Investing in Saluki Futures. Mary Kay Moore President SIU Foundation Board of Directors





C H A N C E L L O R ’ S C O U N C I L C U M U L AT I V E L E V E L S The following categories of giving have been established to recognize those individuals and businesses that have reached the respective cumulative giving levels during fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012).

CHANCELLOR’S CIRCLE $1,000,000 and above his is our highest giving level within the Chancellor’s Council. The Circle recognizes those individuals and businesses whose outstanding generosity creates the cornerstone of our great University.


tion, the result of his vision and innovation. Both the curriculum and the number of buildings expanded significantly. During his administration, SIU won a separate governing board, as well as national and international fame. The University’s library bears his name.

HENRY W. SHRYOCK SOCIETY $50,000–$99,999

Individuals Thomas M. Corpora & Mary Kay Moore Deb & Eric Suder

he fifth University president (1913-1935), Henry Shryock, joined the faculty in 1894 in the English Department. Credited to his administration were further curriculum revision, the rural education program, a significant physical education and athletic program, a new power plant, and the construction of Shryock Auditorium.


Businesses ExxonMobil Foundation The Suder Foundation

Individuals None


Businesses None

OLD MAIN SOCIETY $500,000–$999,999 he first building on campus was begun in 1870, completed in 1874, and destroyed by fire in 1883. It was replaced by Old Main, which was built during 1885 at a cost of $152,000. It burned in 1969 and was not replaced, but its memory lives on in Old Main Mall.


Individuals Estate of Esther L. Cheatle J. Michael Davis, MD & Kathleen P. Davis Burnell D. & Shirley A. Kraft Stephanie V. Wood & John B. Wood, MD

Businesses None

DELYTE W. MORRIS SOCIETY $250,000–$499,999 his cumulative gift club honors the eighth president of the University (1948-1970), Delyte W. Morris, who changed Southern into a major institu-


PCS Administration (USA), Inc. Peoples National Bank Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. Sierra Bravo Contractors, LLC SIU School of Law Alumni Assoc., Inc Southern Illinois G.I. Specialists, LLC The Beth and Bob Gower Foundation The GROWMARK Foundation The Tedrick Group Timberline Fisheries Corporation Washita Investments, LLC


Individuals Lydia A. Arbogast, Ph.D. Minann Black Donna L. & Hunt Bonan Sandra W. Borowiecki & Tomasz W. Borowiecki, MD Sherry L. Denny Bruce E. & Janet B. Fohr Nancy K. & Randall J. Fricke Yvonne P. Hammonds Kathryn L. & Joe H. Harrison Kara L. Herrin & Rodney J. Herrin, MD Lane Blume-Hudgins & Joseph Hudgins, DDS Dorothy A. Ittner Melissa J. Jensen & Robert A. Jensen, Ph.D. Kimberly G. & Mark A. Kelly Jeffrey M. & Angela M. Kottkamp Rodney E. Kroenlein Sumera Makhdoom & Zahoor Makhdoom, MD Dale R. & Jean A. Martin Jeffrey E. & Tabatha K. Mayer Barry T. Mulshine, MD Linda S. & Steve Patton Todd J. Patton Frank L. & Mary F. Snider Donald E. Starzyk Edward F. Stephens, IV James C. Stephens, MD & Christina Stephens Jennifer L. McIlwaine & Richard Q. Stephens Victoria L. & William M. Stephens Penelope K. Tippy, MD & Roger D. Tippy Pat S. Stephens-Williams, Ph.D. & Mark Williams W. Russell Withers, Jr. Alyson & Thomas E. Wolz

$100,000–$249,999 oscoe Pulliam was the first University alumnus to become president (1935-1944) and the first president not to be selected from the faculty. In 1943 limited university status was granted to SIU, and three colleges - Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Vocations - were planned. Credited to Pulliam were the alumni office, religious foundations, a student health service, and expanded faculty benefits.


Individuals Chris & Patricia L. Auffenberg Judy A. Baine Roland W. & Berlean M. Burris Thomas W. Franks Todd A. & Wendy Goodman Lois T. Herr & William M. Herr, Ph.D. Ann C. & Fotios D. Karayiannis James G. & Onda Karayiannis Thomas J. & Janice C. Murray M. Hal Pearlman, MD & Susan F. Pearlman, Ph.D. Kenneth G. Piercy Carol H. Posegate & Robert W. Posegate, MD Gary A. Robinson & Michelle J. Suarez Barbara J. Schwartz Howard M. & Karri I. Spiegel Charles D. & Beverly Trover Marianne Webb Greg Weeks

Businesses Arnold’s Market, Inc. Ayco Charitable Foundation Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Cachet Club Cummins Engine Company, Inc. Deloitte Foundation Franks, LLC Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. Ike Honda Illinois Broadcasters Foundation Illinois Mining Institute Marsha G. Ryan, M.D., J.D., Ltd.

Businesses Kenneth G. Piercy Revocable Living Trust Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Murdale True Value, Inc. Old National Bancorp Pinch Penny Pub & Copper Dragon Ron Ward Chevrolet Short Enterprises, Inc.


$25,000–$49,999 aniel Parkinson, Southern’s fourth president (1897-1913), was one of the original faculty members of the University. During his tenure extensive changes in both the curriculum and the facilities were made. In 1907 the Illinois General Assembly approved the bachelor of education degree, the first being granted by Southern Illinois Normal University in 1909. Wheeler Hall, Allyn Hall, and Anthony Hall were built during his administration.


Individuals John R. & Marilyn J. Annable Dale A. Arnold Kevin D. & Lyn G. Bame Kenneth R. Barba, MD & Tamara A. Barba Ronald L. & Sharon K. Benton Jnanendra K. Bhattacharjee, Ph.D. & Tripti Bhattacharjee Dale W. Blaise, MD & Kelli J. Blaise Beverly J. & Richard J. Brooks Trace B. & Heidi R. Brown John J. Buckley, Jr. & Sarah A. Buckley James L. & Anita A. Bush Betty R. & Kenneth V. Buzbee Matthew C. & Stephanie J. Camarato Joe Campbell Alison A. & Steve A. Carter Chris Cline William C. & Rosemary J. Cornell Brian N. Dorris James R. & Nancy G. Eisenhauer Lawrence A. & Merinda J. Eisenhauer DuWayne C. Englert, Ph.D. Bruce E. & Lea Ann Fager Steven J. & Jolene Falat John K. & Janet E. Foster Patricia G. & J. P. Gilbert Holly A. Leitch & Frederick D. Gillespie Laura K. Grandy Laura L. Harbaugh Roy K. & Joan C. Harris Carol A. Henry & Paul Henry, Ph.D. Patty L. & Victor S. Koenig Gregory D. & Barbara L. Kraus David R. & Karla J. Lee

Barbara G. & Morton P. Levine Timothy J. Loughran, DDS George E. Marifian Patrick B. Mathis Clinton D. & Debra V. McDonnough Donald C. & Marian F. Michel Diana B. & Alan W. Moreland Mark R. Newman William J. Niehoff Edward J. O’Day, Jr. & Patricia A. O’Day Julian C. Pei & Nancy H. Pei, Ph.D. N. Regina Rabinovich, MD, MPH & Franco M. Piazza, MD, MPH Donald W. Reis, Sr. & Mary A. Reis Kevin J. Richter David M. & Mary K. Rosenhauer James M. & Judith G. Rossiter Lee Sanders Kurt S. Schroeder Mark S. Schuver James E. & Angela B. Simpson Gregory S. & Victoria L. Sprehe Louise R. & Mark J. Stegman Kevin J. Stine Sam Stokes, MD Stephen W. & Tabitha A. Stone Allison E. Joseph & Jon Charles Tribble Donald R. & Laurie F. Trowbridge Thomas B. & Elaine L. Waltrip Laurel A. Wendt John F. Wettaw Lisa S. Wichterman, MD & Keith A. Wichterman, MD Lynette C. Wolff, Ph.D. & Robert L. Wolff, Ph.D.

Businesses A & K Specialty Contractors, Inc. Calico Country Sewing Center Charles Koch Foundation Dept. of IL Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Inc. East Side Lumberyard Supply Co., Inc. Foresight Energy, LLC Gibson Consulting, LLC Harbaugh’s Cafe Hudgins Orthodontics Illinois Broadcasters Association Illinois Corn Marketing Board Illinois Farm Bureau Kelly Insurance Agency, Inc. Kiwanis Club of Carbondale Koerner Distributor, Inc. Learfield Communications, Inc. Legence Bank LPGA State Farm Classic Madison County Bar Association Natalie Goebel Memorial Poker Run Ralph Silverman Memorial Foundation Saint Francis Healthcare System Stiles Office Solutions, Inc. The First Bank & Trust Co. Trilogy Futures, LLC Walgreens Wanda J. Meek Trust

Tilden E. Parks Rodney E. Parrish Elaine & Ray Payne Gayla & Keith Phillips Gerald H. & Teuna Podraza Jodie A. & Mark W. Putnam Jody Rapp & Michael F. Rapp, MD Charles T. Reeves, II Gordon K. Rhine, DVM & Sue E. Rhine Georgianna J. Richey & James K. Richey, DDS J. W. Sanders, Ph.D. & Carol S. Sanders, Ph.D. Suzanne J. Schmitz Brynne C. Settle & Justin D. Settle, DMD Melinda H. & Christopher S. Shafer Elizabeth A. Shogren Connie M. & John J. Smith Susan G. & John F. Snyder Dale & Pat Stearns Beth E. Steffen & Walter P. Steffen, III Kathryn R. Neely & Robert G. Streit, Jr. Debra W. & Ruane P. Tanner George W. & Susanne M. Taylor Deborah L. & Gary I. Thomas Gary M. & Janice S. Threw Gloria & Michael P. Tison Mark R. & Patricia L. Townsend Gregory N. Van Winkle, MD & Mariann S. Van Winkle Jeffrey W. & Tammy S. Vaughn William J. & Judith A. Wagner Leslie P. Williams Rick E. & Gale E. Winningham Estate of Norma Augustine Wylie David A. Yepsen Robert J. Zarse

ROBERT ALLYN SOCIETY $10,000–$24,999 he University’s first president (1874-1892), Robert Allyn, was inaugurated on July 1, 1874, one day before the first classes began at SIU. During his term, the library was established and a Model School was set up for teacher training.


Individuals David T. Ade, MD & Sharon Ade Estate of David G. Arnos Michael J. & Tuesday L. Ashner John R. Bennett, MD & Renee L. Bennett Janet B. & Edward L. Bilderback Rachel J. & Robert M. Bodziak Sarah E. Bond, Ph.D. & Jason P. Bond Lee Roy & Mary A. Borowiak Michael & Sherrie Borowiak Rebecca S. Borowitz & Greg Borowitz, Jr. Claudia B. Broom & William L. Broom, III Frances Brown Fred J. & Patricia L. Calcaterra Peter M. Chametzky & Susan Felleman Michael B. Clay, DMD Deon & Georgia Colp Scott G. & Lynda L. Conkel Mickie Cravens Dennon W. Davis, MD & Alicia J. Davis Robert E. & Patricia G. Dennis Carol O. & Richard E. Dickson Todd A. Dinkelman Byron A. & Rita O’Leary Dodd Larry A. & Sylvia J. Drake Larry Elgart Carol J. Eovaldi & George A. Eovaldi, Jr. Rachel G. Fischoff & Stuart Fischoff, Ph.D. Estate of Dr. James Fralish Paul S. Franczyk & Heather C. Paquette Lee M. Fronabarger Christopher J. & Ronda D. Gaertner Myrna S. Garton Bonnie & Tommy Glisson David L. Gobert, Ph.D. & Sandra S. Gobert Ray & Sharon Goodman Robert L. Gordon, Jr., MD & Kimberly R. Gordon Priscilla L. & J. D. Gray Gary D. & Janet P. Grimm Rajinder M. Gulati, MD & Roopa Gulati Robert E. Gulledge, Jr. & Sherry Gulledge Kenneth H. & Amy M. Hannah Barbara J. & David E. Hartley Joseph L. & Nancy M. Heimann Estate of Arleen Heisler Kenneth A. & Shelley L. Hoffman Raymond S. Hofman Dennis J. Jarvis, Ph.D. & Kathleen M. Jarvis Deborah G. & Randy Johnson Patsy S. & Richard C. Jones Keith P. Keller Daniel G. Korte & Laurie K. Landgraf Beverly G. & Zarrel V. Lambert Michael A. & Julia K. Long Judith G. & Robert E. Lyerla M. Dereth Maxey Kay E. & Scott A. McClatchey John S. & Virginia P. Mead James A. & Pamela G. Minton Connie L. & Robert A. Morgan Beth A. & Daniel T. Mueller Kathleen Mykytyn & Peter P. Mykytyn, Jr., Ph.D. Michael A. Niesel Christopher H. & Michelle R. Noonan

Businesses Ade & Castro MDs Advanced Energy Solutions, Inc. Agricultural Support Association Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Alterna-Care, Inc. Chamberlin Consulting Group, Inc. Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Cruisin’ 4 Kids with Cancer Eunice Zoole Foundation Fairfield County Community Foundation, Inc. Family Drug FDC Foundation Fox’s Cleaners & Uniforms G & R Property Management George N. Mitchell Drilling Co., Inc. Hunan, Inc. Illinois Pork Producers Association J. Hugh Shelnutt Trust Jerkins Creative Consulting KWR Consulting Lee’s Sports Leslie P. Williams, CPA Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center Michelle M. Schafer, Attorney at Law, LLC Motors Insurance Corporation of Ally Financial, Inc. Not In Good Taste, Inc. Oshel Law, P.C. Pathology Associates of Central Illinois, Ltd. Power Great Lakes, Inc. Quatro Foods, Inc. Raytheon Charitable Gift Fund S. I. Dentistry Samron Midwest Contracting Sara Lee Foundation St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital State Journal Register Steiner Power Systems Sundown Super Tan The George R. Denison Trust Thirteen RF, Inc. THR & Associates, Inc. Tison Financial Group, LLC. Vaughn Insurance Agency Corp. White Oak Resources, LLC


CHANCELLOR’S COUNCIL ANNUAL DONORS he following annual categories of giving within the Chancellor’s Council have been established to recognize those individuals, businesses, and corporations that have chosen to make an annual gift in fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012) of $1,000 or more to the SIU Foundation.


Visionaries $25,000 & above Individuals Lydia A. Arbogast, Ph.D. Barbara J. & George W. Beck Treg D. Brown, MD & Karla R. Brown, MD Roland W. & Berlean M. Burris Thomas F. Catania Thomas J. & Jean E. Caulfield Estate of Esther L. Cheatle Greg N. & Nancy C. Cook Linda R. Cook Francesca & Jeffrey S. Cooper Harry L. Crisp, II Harry L. Crisp, III & Stacie Crisp J. Michael Davis, MD & Kathleen P. Davis John T. Davis, MD & Kelly A. Davis Jeffrey H. & Kelly S. Emme Kathleen B. Fralish, Ph.D. Suzanne Gauto Todd A. & Wendy Goodman Ray A. Griffith & Cynthia S. Payne-Griffith Charles Helleny Cheonae Kim Don E. Knapp, MD & Evelyn Schlichting Burnell D. & Shirley A. Kraft Catherine LeGout Jeffrey E. & Tabatha K. Mayer John L. McDaniels Jerome M. Mileur Michael & Tedra L. Miller Thomas J. & Janice C. Murray Glenn W. Poshard, Ph.D. & Jo Poshard Daryl W. & Ella L. Reid Kevin W. Reimer Herbert S. & Barbara S. Shear Jayne E. & John D. Simmons Estate of Natalie Sliepcevich Gladys K. Smith Deb & Eric Suder Christi & Greg Thompson Charles D. & Beverly Trover Susan G. Victor David & Lisa Wood Stephanie V. Wood & John B. Wood, MD

Businesses 710 Book Store Alwin C. Carus Irrevocable Mineral Trust Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Chrysler Group, LLC Cook Sales, Inc. Cummins Engine Company, Inc. E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust Illinois Mining Institute Kate B. Daniel Trust Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Memorial Medical Center Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois Orthopedic Center of Illinois Peabody Energy Corporation

First Scholars Program Paying Dividends For SIU Carbondale program instituted to support first-generation students a year ago is already making a positive impact at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The First Scholars Program, established by the Suder Foundation of Plano, Texas, strives to support firstgeneration students’ transition into college life and enhance their campus experience. The private foundation selected SIU Carbondale, along with the University of Alabama, in 2011 for the four-year program and it appears to be working. Five schools are active participants in the program. SIU Carbondale and Alabama are in the second year of the program, while Kentucky is in its third year. University of Memphis and Washington State are the other two schools. The Suder Foundation is reporting an 85 percent retention rate for students in the programs across the three schools. This percentage is well beyond the retention rate for the general population of first-generation students nationally. “The selection process for this program was highly competitive. Institutions across the United States submitted applications because assisting our first-generation students is essential,” says Jill Gobert, director of corporate and foundation relations at SIU Carbondale. “This program is certainly providing


These SIU freshmen who are participating in the First Scholars program for the 2012-2013 academic year met recently with program benefactors, Eric and Deb Suder. Pictured from left are: Front row -- Sarah Menckowski, Jacqueline Lopez, Christina Gilroy (SIU Carbondale First Scholars program coordinator), Eric Suder, Deb Suder, Lindsie Lafferty and Rachel Berry; Second row -Alexander Schneider, Kelsy Hanley, Annette Torres, Ilcen Lopez, Jazmine Garcia, and Camille Kelly; Third row -- Ashley Tobin, Steven Ta, Holly Conner, Khadijah Daniels, and Amanda Novak; and back row – Kelsey Becker, Abel Aguilar, Jason Howell, Janeesha Hammond-Bryant, and Pedro Razo.

our students with the support they need to thrive in the college environment, and we are excited to see what the future holds.” The Suder Foundation funded 20 scholarships at $5,000 each beginning in fall 2011 and 2012, and will fund 20 additional scholarships at the same level in each of the next two years. Students from Illinois, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee are eligible for the scholarships. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and a solid academic record, and be the child of parents who have no education beyond high school. First Scholars goes beyond offering scholarship support. It is a holistic program that focuses on various needs of a first-generation student. Suder Foundation also assists

in providing funds for a dedicated program coordinator, who develops individual education plans for First Scholars, conducts sessions with the students to address their issues and concerns and make sure they are on the right track. Recipients enroll in First Scholars university college courses together and participate in various social and team-building activities. Additionally, community involvement is a requirement for First Scholars. Alumni engagement will be essential during the next two years of the program. First Scholars will have the opportunity to be mentored by SIU Carbondale alumni. The University is recruiting alumni to serve in this role, and perhaps offer job and career advice to their understudies.


“SIU alumni have a lot to offer to our current students. They have prospered in their careers after the SIU experience, and now, our young men and women are following in their footsteps,” says Christina Gilroy ’03, First Scholars program coordinator. “This provides our alumni with an outstanding opportunity to provide essential advice and feedback in a mentoring role. It is just another way to give back to Southern.” Additionally, at the conclusion of the Suder Foundation’s four-year commitment, the University must be self-sufficient in financially supporting the program. If you are interested in becoming a First Scholars mentor or making a gift to the program, contact Gobert at 618-453-3974, or send her an email at

Pepsi MidAmerica Poshard Foundation for Abused Children PotashCorp Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd, LLC SIU School of Law Alumni Assoc., Inc Southern Illinois Healthcare Synopsys, Inc. The Boeing Company The Joyce Foundation The Suder Foundation Thomas J. Caulfield Trust Timberline Fisheries Corporation Trustwave

Innovators $10,000 to $24,999 Individuals David F. Anderson Estate of David G. Arnos Chris & Patricia L. Auffenberg Judy A. Baine Bryan E. & Eva J. Black Marilyn A. Black Minann Black Frank F. Bleyer Lori K. & Robert C. Bleyer Frank W. Bonan, II & Nicole R. Hargett Donna L. & Hunt Bonan Carolyn D. & Stephen J. Boyd Evelyn Brandt Thomas Brenda K. & John S. Brewster Frances Brown Raymond C. & Myrrl H. Burroughs Matthew C. & Stephanie J. Camarato Joe Campbell Alison A. & Steve A. Carter Ramona M. & James A. Chamness James B. & Rosemary S. Childress Thomas Y. & Chany N. Chung Charles W. Clark Cathy A. & Michael N. Coad Juanita & Leon Cook Thomas M. Corpora & Mary Kay Moore Thomas W. Davis, MD & Lana K. Davis G. David & Kelley R. Delaney Sherry L. Denny Kathy J. & Bruce A. Doerr Ronald G. & Helen H. Dunn Gerald K. & Laura F. Eader Edward F. Eigenrauch Larry Elgart Bruce E. & Janet B. Fohr Glenn V. Follis Estate of Dr. James Fralish Thomas W. Franks Nancy K. & Randall J. Fricke Wesley J. Gibson & Linda Rezab Gibson, MD Samuel Goldman, Ph.D. Barbara J. Blacklock & John C. Ham Yvonne P. Hammonds Louis C. & Marilyn S. Harding Kathryn L. & Joe H. Harrison Estate of Arleen Heisler Lois T. Herr & William M. Herr, Ph.D. Raymond S. Hofman Kenneth J. & Jacqueline M. Hull Dorothy A. Ittner Albert L. & Mary L. Jeffers Carl A. Jennings, Ph.D. & Janet S. Jennings Melissa J. Jensen & Robert A. Jensen, Ph.D. Carol H. Johnson Janet K. Jones & Larry R. Jones, MD Ann C. & Fotios D. Karayiannis James G. & Onda Karayiannis Richard A. & Kathleen Kelley Keith & FloAnn Klukis Dennis J. & Patricia A. Kortkamp Jeffrey M. & Angela M. Kottkamp George G. & Patricia Loukas Sumera Makhdoom & Zahoor Makhdoom, MD

J. Hugh Shelnutt Trust John Mueth, Jr. Charitable Trust KPMG Foundation KWR Consulting Learfield Communications, Inc. Lomalex Business Enterprises Makiguchi Foundation for Education Marion Mitsubishi Subaru Marion Toyota Scion, Inc. Michelle M. Schafer, Attorney at Law, LLC Montgomery County Cancer Association Moore/Corpora Private Foundation Motors Insurance Corporation of Ally Financial, Inc. Old National Bancorp Old National Bank Paul & Karen Miner Revocable Trust Peoples National Bank Pinch Penny Pub & Copper Dragon Power Great Lakes, Inc. Ron Ward Chevrolet Samron Midwest Contracting Sara Lee Foundation SDCC Properties Manager, LLC Short Enterprises, Inc. Sierra Bravo Contractors, LLC SIU Alumni Association SIU Credit Union Southern Illinois G.I. Specialists, LLC St. John’s Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital State Farm Companies Foundation Steiner Power Systems The Bank of Carbondale The George R. Denison Trust The GROWMARK Foundation The Maschhoffs, LLC Thirteen RF, Inc. THR & Associates, Inc. Venegoni Distributing, LLC Vogler Motor Company, Inc. Washita Investments, LLC Weeks Chevrolet GMC Buick White Oak Resources, LLC Wright Do-It Center

Dale R. & Jean A. Martin David W. & Karen G. Maschhoff Kenneth D. & Julie Maschhoff Clinton D. & Debra V. McDonnough Harvey N. & Collie C. Michaels L. Sherwood Minckler, II & Joan Minckler Paul E. Miner, Sr. & Karen S. Miner Barbara A. & Christopher A. Mitchell Kathleen Mykytyn & Peter P. Mykytyn, Jr., Ph.D. Charles E. Neal, MD Mark R. Newman John T. & Lora Lee Nugent Edward J. O’Day, Jr. & Patricia A. O’Day Linda S. & Steve Patton M. Hal Pearlman, MD & Susan F. Pearlman, Ph.D. Michael R. & Patty Peters John S. Phelps, DDS & Karol Z. Phelps N. Regina Rabinovich, MD, MPH & Franco M. Piazza, MD, MPH Doris L. & Dennis E. Rathjen Donald W. Reis, Sr. & Mary A. Reis Judy G. Reynolds Herbert K. Russell, Ph.D. & Thyra K. Russell, Ph.D. J. W. Sanders, Ph.D. & Carol S. Sanders, Ph.D. Michelle M. & Paul J. Schafer Diane K. Kosmach & Michael J. Schumacher Gail A. & L. Dean Short Ronald L. & Christine B. Smith Edward F. Stephens, IV James C. Stephens, MD & Christina Stephens Jennifer L. McIlwaine & Richard Q. Stephens Victoria L. & William M. Stephens Bobby Don & Francis Sullenger Donald K. Surgeon Roger B. & Sally A. Tedrick Larry Townsend, Ph.D. & Judy C. Drolet Romona W. Ward Ronald L. Ward Greg Weeks Harvey Welch, Jr. & Patricia K. Welch, Ph.D. Pat S. Stephens-Williams, Ph.D. & Mark Williams Rick E. & Gale E. Winningham W. Russell Withers, Jr. Alyson & Thomas E. Wolz James W. & Laura Wright Jayne A. & Jerry Wright Estate of Norma Augustine Wylie

Advocates $5,000 to $9,999 Individuals Philip M. Anton, Ph.D. & Julie A. Partridge, Ph.D. Kevin D. & Lyn G. Bame Harold R. Bardo, Jr. & Lana G. Bardo Dale W. Blaise, MD & Kelli J. Blaise Bill C. Bleyer & Dorothy R. Bleyer, Ph.D. Joseph A. & Stacey L. Bleyer Rachel J. & Robert M. Bodziak Sarah E. Bond, Ph.D. & Jason P. Bond Sandra W. Borowiecki & Tomasz W. Borowiecki, MD Thomas C. Britton & Molly S. Edwards-Britton Leo J. Brown, II & Norma M. Brown Teresa H. & Tony L. Burdin William J. & Tonia Burke Jonathan W. Burton, DMD & Suzanne R. Burton Patrick J. Butler, MD & Tari A. Butler Lawrence A. Calufetti Susan E. Carr, MD & Dennis P. Carr Michael C. & Nancy B. Carr Michael & Sylvia A. Chalem Cynthia M. Mill & Robert G. Chambers Han Lin & Juh Wah Chen Aveniel A. & John T. Cherry Redmond R. Clark Michael B. Clay, DMD Jacqueline R. Mueller & Scott Coffman Rodney B. & Tamara G. Collard George H. Cook, Jr. & Pamela J. Cook Morris D. Cooper, Sr. & Virginia H. Cooper Lavida Cruse Dennon W. Davis, MD & Alicia J. Davis Margaret A. & Jeffrey M. Diederich Carolyn F. Donow, Ph.D. & Herbert S. Donow, Ph.D.

Businesses 360 Architecture, Inc. Agricultural Support Association AISIN Manufacturing Illinois, LLC Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Arthur Agency, Inc. Aviation Interviews, LLC Calico Country Sewing Center Carl A. Jennings Rev. Trust Chamness Brothers Charles Koch Foundation Coad Chevrolet-Olds-Cadillac, Inc. Country Financial Custom Tours & Travel, Inc. Deloitte Foundation Dept. of IL Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Inc. Eunice Zoole Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation FDC Foundation Franks, LLC George A. Bates Memorial Foundation George L. Shields Foundation, Inc. George N. Mitchell Drilling Co., Inc. Gibson Consulting, LLC Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. Hudgins Orthodontics I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 702 Ike Honda Illinois Broadcasters Foundation Illinois Farm Bureau


Brian N. Dorris Douglas N. & Michelle L. Dorris Palma S. Dorris Emma J. Durr & Michael R. Durr, DMD Toni S. Eggemeyer Lawrence A. & Merinda J. Eisenhauer Alice M. Limpus & Gerald W. Elders Steven J. & Jolene Falat Hazen L. Folse & J. Roland Folse, MD John M. & Karyn K. Forbes Paul S. Franczyk & Heather C. Paquette Jason A. & Laura A. Frasor Joseph J. Gareis, Jr. & Kathryn J. Simonds Myrna S. Garton Haitham Gasim Brad Gesell Holly A. Leitch & Frederick D. Gillespie Stephen D. & Cheryl A. Goepfert Robert L. Gordon, Jr., MD & Kimberly R. Gordon Mark D. Greatting, MD & Starlin A. Haydon-Greatting Ruth Green Russell A. & Wendy A. Gruber Edward A. & Monica Hamilton Amber B. Hanson & Homer H. Hanson, MD Thomas L. Hanson Robert B. & Jan R. Hardcastle Nicholas F. & Karen A. Harkovich James L. Hayes James R. Hayes Kara L. Herrin & Rodney J. Herrin, MD Dr. Roger D. Herrin, DPM & Cathy J. Ehrhardt Conrad C. & Nelda W. Hinckley Mark A. Hinrichs Frank G. Houdek & Susan E. Tulis Robert H. & Linda K. Howerton Lane Blume-Hudgins & Joseph Hudgins, DDS Michael R. & Jory M. Hudson Joan & William N. Huffman Diane C. & Larry G. Hughes Richard C. & Pamela L. Hughes Osaretin B. Idusuyi, MD & Valerie D. Idusuyi George R. & Janet M. Jensen Floyd C. Jerkins, Jr. & Jane E. Jerkins Michael S. & Rhonda K. Kelley Kimberly G. & Mark A. Kelly Jerry L. & Kathy King Eleanor L. Kirk Nancy E. & Richard W. Klassen Donald W. Kloth, Ph.D. & Linda S. Kloth Patty L. & Victor S. Koenig Daniel G. Korte & Laurie K. Landgraf Rodney E. Kroenlein Barbara J. & George A. Lanxon David R. & Karla J. Lee David Lierman Christopher W. Maender, MD & Sarah J. Maender Corene M. & Matthew J. Mavigliano M. Dereth Maxey Kay E. & Scott A. McClatchey F. Lynn & Susan F. McPheeters Christoph E. & Edith Micha Roger J. Missavage A. Ben & Cyndy Mitchell Diana B. & Alan W. Moreland James R. & Leslie Morgan Carolyn S. & Robert L. Morgan Beth A. & Daniel T. Mueller Richard A. & Judy A. Navarre Dorisann L. & Stanley E. Newby Peggy A. Nieds & Walter G. Nieds, Jr. Michael V. & Nancy L. Oshel Zachary T. Ouart Daniel R. Parmley, DDS & Patricia L. Parmley Bernard G. & Norma L. Patterson Todd J. Patton David R. & Ronda L. Payne William D. Payne, MD & J’Amy Payne Peter J. Pirmann, DMD & Rebecca M. Pirmann Richard P. Pisoni Diane L. Regan & Dennis R. Poshard

What Is Planned Giving? lanned giving provides options for individuals to make donations through their estate, or with gifts that generate income during their lifetime. Whereas the benefits of an outright gift can often be derived immediately, a planned gift is a charitable contribution that is often realized by the University in the future. One benefit a donor may receive is providing for, and sometimes even enhancing, their own financial security and that of their loved ones. Yvonne Spencer, Director of Planned Giving for the SIU Foundation, says donors who select this option are making an impact on the University for years to come. “Outright gifts are the lifeblood of the University, since they help pay for the day-to-day costs of operating the institution,” she says. “However, planned gifts are vital to the long-term success of the University, since they are usually larger gifts that we know we can count on in the future.”


Following are planned giving options available to SIU Foundation donors:

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust allows an individual to make gifts while still providing economic security for them and their loved ones. This option allows a donor to transfer assets to a trust, from which payments are made to the donor and/or his designees. When the trust period concludes, the assets remaining in the trust become the property of the charitable institution. Some of the benefits to a donor can include increased income from low-yielding assets, the reduction or elimination of estate, capital gains and gift taxes, and the diversification of investment assets. The charitable remainder annuity trust provides a fixed income based on the value of assets at the time the trust is created.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust


A Charitable Remainder Unitrust offers the same benefits as the charitable remainder annuity trust. However, it pays a fluctuating income based on a fixed percentage of the trust’s annual value.

A Bequest - a charitable gift left to the SIU Foundation through a person’s will - is the most common method of leaving assets to a charitable institution. An individual can leave a specific amount of money, a specific piece of property, a percentage of his or her assets, or the “residue” or what’s left after providing for loved ones. Giving a percentage of one’s assets is popular because it allows for fluctuations in the value of the estate. Keep in mind when considering a charitable bequest to use the proper name of the institution you intend to give to. For example, bequests intended for the Southern Illinois University Foundation must contain the full name of the organization (i.e., “Southern Illinois University Foundation”), not merely “SIU”.

Charitable Lead Trust A Charitable Lead Trust allows a donor’s gift to provide immediate income for charitable purposes. It allows the individual to pass assets to his or her heirs at a reduced cost to the donor upon the termination of the trust. Charitable lead trusts have been used to pass substantial wealth from generation to generation.

Life Estate Agreement

Revocable Living Trust Agreement A Revocable Living Trust Agreement provides for an eventual gift that can be revoked at the request of the donor during his or her lifetime. The donor receives no income tax deduction for the gift. However, savings can be realized in the form of an estate tax deduction for the amount passing to the University at the time of the donor’s death. This type of planned gift offers a risk-free way to arrange for a charitable gift while still retaining the right to use the assets should the need arise.

A Life Estate Agreement allows for a gift of real property such as a house, farm or acreage. Under a life estate agreement, the donors may continue to live in and use the property for their lifetimes. The owner continues to be responsible for upkeep, insurance, and taxes on the property, and is entitled to any income it generates. The owner may take a tax deduction in the year of the gift equal to the value of the “remainder” interest. At the time of death, the real property transfers immediately to the University.

If you have questions about planned giving, contact Yvonne Spencer at the SIU Foundation by calling (618) 453-4907 or by email at

Charitable Gift Annuity Agreement A Charitable Gift Annuity Agreement is a contract between the donor and the SIU Foundation. It allows the donor to make a gift and

Sujatha Rao, MD James A. Rea, DMD & Valrey L. Rea Sharon R. Resch, Ph.D. & John C. Resch Thomas Robbins, MD & Gayle E. Woodson, MD Charles W. Roe, DDS & Mary M. Roe Ronald R. Romanelli, MD & M. T. Romanelli Charles G. Russell, Ph.D. & Marlene T. Russell John C. Ryan & Marsha G. Ryan, MD Paul A. & Laura A. Sforza George V. & Diane M. Sheffer Melodi L. & Marshall A. Sheffer Lisa G. & Samuel J. Short Jamieson G. & Lynn K. Shotts Herbert Simon

receive fixed income payments for life. The payments are partially based upon the life expectancy of the donor. These payments may even exceed nine percent, depending upon the age of the donor. Generally, a portion of the annual payment is a return of principal and is therefore, non-taxable.

Patricia J. Simon James E. & Angela B. Simpson Frank L. & Mary F. Snider Howard M. & Karri I. Spiegel Beth E. Steffen & Walter P. Steffen, III Regina A. Kovach, MD & David E. Steward, MD Stephen W. & Tabitha A. Stone Charlotte Thompson & John S. Suhler Dana A. & William G. Talley George W. & Susanne M. Taylor Jitendra K. & Nivedita Trivedi Donald R. & Laurie F. Trowbridge Francis H. Tsung, MD & Julie A. Tsung Timothy A. Vanfleet, MD & Korine G. Vlahos-Vanfleet, MD

Charles H. Vaught, Jr. & Janet M. Vaught Laurel A. Wendt Lisa S. Wichterman, MD & Keith A. Wichterman, MD Donald A. & Cathy S. Williams Donald W. & LaLeeta J. Wilson Jan M. & Michael S. Wilson Catherine K. Hart & Christopher E. Wottowa, MD

Businesses AISIN Electronics Illinois, LLC AISIN Light Metals, LLC Alfred W. Balk Revocable Trust Arnold’s Market, Inc. Auffenberg Chrysler of Herrin


Auffenberg of Carbondale Bank of America Foundation Bank of Herrin Bank of Springfield Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Birdies For Breast Cancer, Inc. Blue Funeral Homes, LLC Boeing Gift Matching Program Capitol Radio Group Cars, Inc. Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Clinical Radiologists, S.C. Commonwealth Edison Company Cubby Bear Lounge, Ltd. Daniel R. Parmley, D.D.S. David F. Anderson State Farm Insurance

Dow Chemical Co. Foundation Dr. Roger D. Herrin East Side Lumberyard Supply Co., Inc. F-W-S Countertops Fairfield County Community Foundation, Inc. Follett Corporation Follett Higher Education Group Forbes Financial Group, LLC Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 207 General Motors Corporation George A. Lanxon Piling Sales, Inc. Giant City Lodge Glass Haunt Howerton, Dorris & Stone Hughes Law Firm Illinois Pork Producers Association James A. Rea, DMD Jerkins Creative Consulting Jim Hayes, Inc. Kelly Insurance Agency, Inc. King Employment and Training Knight Hawk Coal, LLC Koerner Distributor, Inc. Legence Bank Lillian Hudgens Trust/Estate Madison County Bar Association Mid West Family Broadcasting Midwest Charity Horse Show Association Miller Bros. Engraving Co., Inc. Murdale True Value, Inc. Murphy-Wall State Bank & Trust Co. Natalie Goebel Memorial Poker Run Not In Good Taste, Inc. Oshel Law, P.C. PCS Administration (USA), Inc. Precision Machine & Tool of Southern Illinois Professional Business Services of Central Illinois, Inc. Richards Family Foundation, Inc. Robert Hardcastle Charitable Foundation, Inc. Robert L. Morgan Builder, Inc. RX for Pools, Inc. S. I. Dentistry Shell Oil Company Foundation, Inc. Silkworm, Inc. Southern Illinois Redi-Mix, Inc. Sujatha Rao, M.D., P.C. The Geo Group The Southern Illinoisan The Tedrick Group Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Verizon Foundation Vic Koenig Chevrolet W. J. Burke Electric Company Walgreens Wilson Kitchens, Inc.

Benefactors $2,500 to $4,999 Individuals Laurie A. Achenbach Mark R. Alexander D. Gordon Allan, MD & Natalie G. Allan Stefanie G. Ames, MD Rolf Anderson D. I. & Dwayne O. Andreas Michael D. & Sally W. Andreas Dale A. Arnold Dorothy W. & John H. Baker Phyllis A. & David L. Bandy Kenneth R. Barba, MD & Tamara A. Barba David N. Bateman, Ph.D. & Patricia R. Bateman Vicki L. Beadle & Virgil A. Beadle, Jr. Michael S. & Phyllis W. Bergant Joann E. & K. Rockne Bleyer Steve A. & Toni Bleyer Jeffrey A. & Barbara L. Boehler Bonnie Kranzer Boland & John J. Boland Sean T. & Karyn D. Boston Ellen M. & Richard W. Bradley Glen A. Brandt Betty L. Brennan

Gregory J. & Lianne E. Brewer Mark C. & Toni L. Brines Mark A. Brittingham & Kathleen L. Pine Mary L. & Peter B. Brown Lee Bryan Jacqueline N. Buck, Ph.D. & Terence D. Buck Lisa D. & John P. Budslick James L. & Anita A. Bush Christopher B. Chambers, MD & Sarah S. Fowler, MD Yie-Hwa Chang Daniel J. Chavez, Ph.D. & Laura L. Murphy, Ph.D. Estate of Virginia F. Clark Edward T. & Susan Collins Deon & Georgia Colp David A. & Jennifer Condon Lee Ann & Paul L. Conti Clarence C. & Donna M. Copping William C. & Rosemary J. Cornell Samuel W. & Suzanne R. Cox Mickie Cravens Edward E. Curtis, III James C. & Michelle Dailey Cynthia L. & Dion C. DeLude John K. Dobbins Byron A. & Rita O’Leary Dodd John C. & Kay R. Dosier James N. Duke & Sally J. Carter William E. Eaton Kay L. & Ronald R. Eckiss James R. & Nancy G. Eisenhauer Donald E. Elmore & Patricia B. Elmore, Ph.D. Linda M. Esper & Robert E. Finch, Jr., MD Rachel G. Fischoff & Stuart Fischoff, Ph.D. Mary Luh Fraunfelter Anne E. & Robert W. Frueh Christopher J. & Ronda D. Gaertner Mary M. & Philip Garcia Judith L. & Robert L. Garrison Cindy & Philip S. Gatton Leo A. & Nancy Gher Laura K. Grandy Priscilla L. & J. D. Gray Jerry B. & Suzanne P. Green Peter R. & Kimberly S. Gregory Terry J. & Jane E. Grewe Robert E. Gulledge, Jr. & Sherry Gulledge Patricia Guyon Jeanette M. & John E. Halldorson Kenneth H. & Amy M. Hannah Verna C. Hannah Monyshka Harpalani & Satya Harpalani, Ph.D. John E. & Ruth A. Hawkins James A. Haworth Joseph L. & Nancy M. Heimann Carol A. Henry & Paul Henry, Ph.D. Eve M. & Thomas D. Hexamer Anne M. Hill Bill & Judy Hopkins Xinyan Huang, MD, Ph.D. Carol M. & Charles C. Hughes Candis S. Isberner, Ph.D. & Fred R. Isberner, Ph.D. Geoff & Jennifer Isringhausen Susan Isringhausen Nancy W. Jackson & John S. Jackson, III Martine P. Jackson & Michaelis B. Jackson, MD Mary E. Janello Kathy Jones Patsy S. & Richard C. Jones Christopher J. & Stacey L. Julian-Fralish Marvin K. & Melanie K. Kaiser Patricia & Anastasios D. Karayiannis Keith P. Keller Charles E. Ketring Carol A. King & David G. King, Ph.D. Darwin S. & Ronda M. Koch Gregory D. & Barbara L. Kraus Gilbert H. & Jean E. Kroening Bettye L. Lauderdale Charles W. Leonard, Ph.D. & Kimberly Kemp-Leonard, Ph.D. Barbara T. Lesar Barbara G. & Morton P. Levine Michael B. & Diane C. Levitt

Eliza A. Littlefield, Ph.D. & Lee Littlefield Michael A. & Julia K. Long Timothy J. Loughran, DDS Marjorie L. Brooks & James R. Lovvorn George E. Marifian Kurt R. Martin, MD & Lori J. Martin Patrick B. Mathis Tom McAfoos Fred M. & Nancy L. Moehle Beth L. & Trent A. Mohlenbrock Barry T. Mulshine, MD Charles L. & Maureen C. Murphy Adolfo P. Napolez, MD & Cheryl D. Napolez Ronald A. Naversen, Ph.D. Phillip G. Neal Sue Burroughs & David A. NewMyer, Ph.D. Macauley G. & Roxanna B. Nicholes William J. Niehoff Amy L. & Zachary H. Niemann Michael A. Niesel Christopher H. & Michelle R. Noonan Allan N. Norman Mauri Norman Linda E. North & Thomas H. North, III M. Slade & Annick O’Keefe Gail B. & James H. Patterson Robert L. Paulson Elaine & Ray Payne Gayla & Keith Phillips Melody C. Pierce, Ph.D. John T. Pohlmann, Ph.D. & Mary M. Pohlmann, MD, Ph.D. Michael J. Porcaro & Joanne M. Costin James R. Pugh Michael K. & Sharon S. Purcell Jodie A. & Mark W. Putnam Arnold E. & Paula Ramage Susan W. & Jeffrey M. Rashid Vickye N. Reaves Michael R. Reis Carolyn L. & Jacob G. Rendleman Gordon K. Rhine, DVM & Sue E. Rhine Kevin J. Richter Nathaliewyn F. Robbins Amanda A. Robertson & Ralph J. Robertson, Jr. Gail B. & Andrew G. Robinson Kristine A. Romine, MD John L. Roseberry David M. & Mary K. Rosenhauer James M. & Judith G. Rossiter Scott A. & Kristen L. Salmon Michael J. & Sue M. Schramm Kurt S. Schroeder Bruce & Connie Schuver Mark S. Schuver Rick & Diane Schwab Brynne C. Settle & Justin D. Settle, DMD Melinda H. & Christopher S. Shafer Cheol K. Shin Toni L. Smith Carolyn A. Snyder Christy W. & Matthew S. Solverson Albert & Leyla D. Somit Dale & Pat Stearns Louise R. & Mark J. Stegman Kevin J. Stine Beverly A. Stitt, Ph.D. & Thomas R. Stitt, Ph.D. Sam Stokes, MD Kathryn R. Neely & Robert G. Streit, Jr. Donald J. & Mary H. Stucky Duane & Sue E. Stucky Martha K. & Raymond W. Swift Phillip K. Sylvester Debra W. & Ruane P. Tanner Deborah L. & Gary I. Thomas Melissa K. Tiber Gloria & Michael P. Tison Annette & Mark Traband Allison E. Joseph & Jon Charles Tribble G. Robert & Joan G. Tyler Elaine M. Vitello, Ph.D. Thomas B. & Elaine L. Waltrip Ida N. & Robert E. Wargel Marianne Webb Bradley S. & Lori A. Weiss Joseph M. Weresch, MD


David P. & Sandra C. Werlich Bonnie C. & Stephen J. Wheeler Diane R. Compardo & Ronald G. Wienstroer Tanya R. Wilber Eileen & H. Wesley Wilkins Jane L. Wilkinson Barbara J. & Bradley K. Williams Leslie P. Williams Mark A. & Patricia A. Williams Melissa Williams Sheryl C. Winschel Harry D. & Susan J. Wirth Jennifer R. & Timothy M. Wolfe Lynette C. Wolff, Ph.D. & Robert L. Wolff, Ph.D. Brett W. Wolters, MD & Linda M. Wolters David A. Yepsen Bradley & Julie Zara Chester R. & Diane M. Zara Michael J. & Karen S. Zelten

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Simon Institute Unveils Alexander Lane Internship A

s the first AfricanAmerican male student at what would become Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Alexander Lane was definitely a trailblazer and a change agent. Lane rose from meager beginnings in pre-Civil War Mississippi to become a school principal, physician, and an Illinois state legislator, in addition to attending Southern Illinois Normal University. To honor Lane’s legacy, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has established the Alexander Lane Internship Program. The paid internship will allow at least one student each spring to work with a minority member of the Illinois General Assembly toward a goal of carrying on Lane’s legacy of high achievement and public service. “Not only is Alexander Lane an important, and overlooked, part of SIU history, but he serves as a role model for our students today,” says David Yepsen, Institute director. “To come from his humble beginnings in the postCivil War south to then graduate college and become a medical and political leader

in Illinois is an impressive story that needs to be told.” The Institute is more than halfway to raising the $150,000 for the endowed internship. The first internship award will likely be in spring 2013, says Matt Baughman, Institute associate director. Lane, who lived in Tamaroa, Ill., enrolled in the teachers college in 1876, just two years after instruction at Southern Illinois Normal University began. Historian Pamela Smoot, a clinical assistant professor at SIU Carbondale, along with students Michara Canty and Andrew Barbero as research assistants, spent several months looking into his life and legacy. During her research, Smoot found varying dates for when Lane was born. Lane died Nov. 11, 1911, in Chicago. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale with

his wife, Isabelle Holland, whom Lane met while a University student. “He is one of SIU’s success stories whose story has not been told,” Smoot says. “It speaks to the fact that Southern Illinois Normal University engaged in diversity almost at its inception. From the mid-19th century through today, diversity is still a part of SIU Carbondale.” After attending Southern Illinois Normal University, Lane became the first principal of the black Carbondale primary school, later known as Attucks School. He moved to Chicago and graduated in 1895 from Rush Medical College, and then established his medical practice, becoming a prominent physician on the city’s south side, Smoot said. In 1906, Lane became the ninth African American elected to the Illinois General

Assembly, and was re-elected in 1908. A preference is that internship recipients are minority students. Internship recipients can major in any discipline, and will work with a member of the General Assembly’s black caucus on a variety of topics and assignments. The internship will provide students opportunities that embody Lane’s legacy, says Smoot, who speaks of Lane as a “change agent.” Baughman says it is particularly fitting, given Paul Simon’s dedication to civil rights and diversity issues, that the Simon Institute hosts the Alexander Lane Internship. “Paul Simon would have loved the Alexander Lane story,” Baughman points out. “A major factor of his decision to create the institute at SIU Carbondale was to work with students who were first generation, disadvantaged or minorities.” More information on the internship endowment drive and program is available at, or by contacting Baughman at 618453-4009 or by email at

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Ashley Endowed Professorships Announced S

outhern Illinois University Carbondale’s Rehabilitation Institute has named the recipients of the inaugural Dr. Mark and Susan Ashley Endowed Professorship of Audiology and Dr. Mark and Susan Ashley Endowed Professorship of Speech Pathology. The professorships bear the names of alumni Mark and Sue Ashley and the recipients are Sandie BassRingdahl and Kenneth Simpson. The Ashleys recently provided funding to endow the professorships. Bass-Ringdahl and Simpson received $5,000 with the funds earmarked for research, professional development and travel. BassRingdahl is an assistant professor of audiology while Simpson is an associate professor of speech pathology. “We are pleased to provide this important support to the University and the Rehabilitation Institute,” Mark Ashley says. “SIU has a

proud and rich tradition in both education and clinical interventions for people with disabilities. Our career success derives from our experiences at SIU and it is only fitting that we enable these professorships.” Mark earned his master’s degree in speech pathology at SIU Carbondale and while a graduate student, worked at the Center for Comprehensive Services. After graduation, he founded the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) in 1980 in Bakersfield, Calif., continuing his work providing services to people with brain injuries. He is currently president. Susan, vice president of the Centre for Neuro Skills, also earned her master’s degree in communication disorders and sciences at SIU Carbondale. Bass-Ringdahl earned her doctorate in speech and hearing science in 2002 at the University of Iowa. She earned a master’s degree in audiology from Louisiana State University and a bache-

lor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Florida. Simpson holds a doctorate in speech/language pathology from the University of Nebraska in 1995. He earned his master’s degree in communication disorders and sciences Dr. Mark Ashley and his bachelor’s degree in psychology educathe commitment the couple tion at the University of has to its alma mater. Each South Dakota. He joined the year an outstanding faculty at SIU Carbondale in Communication Disorders 1994. and Sciences graduate student The Ashleys now have in the College of Education three CNS facilities in and Human Services receives California and Texas, employthe Mark and Sue Ashley ing hundreds of people with Scholarship during the Guy A. clientele from a wide area. A Renzaglia Lecture and few years ago, the CNS cliniRehabilitation Awards cal research and education Ceremony in late spring. foundation began its efforts For more information toward the furtherance of about the Ashley endowment, brain injury research efforts. contact the SIU Foundation The Ashley professorships at 618-453-4900 or are but the latest example of

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Jeffrey J. & Kenya M. Ware Laura A. Helsel & John J. Warwick John S. Washburn, Ed.D. & Sally J. Washburn Kounosuke Watabe, Ph.D. & Misako Watabe Mel E. Watkin Edna K. Watson Carol S. Watts Joyce C. Webb Roger L. & Ladonna M. Webb Pamela M. & Stephen C. Webber Donald E. & Mary A. Welge Robert B. Welker Darlene L. Wenner Charlotte West, Ph.D. Randall L. & Shari L. West Mark L. Westphal, MD John F. Wettaw Deanna L. & Wayne W. Wheeles Richard E. White, MD & Valerie B. White Professor Wenona Y. Whitfield Arthur E. F. Wiese, Jr. & Nanette A. Wiese Jeffrey A. & Roberta S. Williams Mary J. & Robert M. Williams Timothy O. Wilson, MD William H. Wilson, Jr. & Yvonne L. Wilson William L. & Ronda Q. Wilson Susan C. & Todd A. Winters Marlene S. Withrow Darlene S. Lutchka, MD & M. Aaron Workman, MD Jane E. & William J. Workman ElizaBeth P. & Kevin L. Wright Kevin M. & Machelle J. Wright Susan D. Wright Harry R. Yaseen Randall A. Youngblood Barbara Yunker Robert J. Zarse Steven J. Zelman, MD Yujian Zhao & Chengxiu Zhou Elaine Hyden & Thomas J. Ziglinski Kenneth E. Zirkle Robin L. Zitter Kay M. Pick & Vladislav Zivkovich Jeffrey A. & Diane J. Zoeteman

Pamela A. & Ronald T. Sheely Bobby G. & Carol T. Shepard George N. & Joy L. Sheppard Linda J. & Thomas W. Shields Nagakazu Shimada, MD Barbara Shurtz Tiffanny H. Sievers, JD & Chris Sievers Sherry D. Simmons, MD James E. & Marcia B. Sinnott Lisa A. & Tore P. Sivertsen Csilla Muhl & James A. Skalski Anthony E. & Amy M. Sloan Blanche Carlton Sloan, Ph.D. Amy J. & Barry A. Smith Cynthia L. & Edward E. Smith Connie M. & John J. Smith Lawrence J. Smith, MD & Sheila Stocks-Smith Richard E. & Lisa D. Smith Susan G. & John F. Snyder Connie L. Solliday & Michael A. Solliday, Ph.D. Virginia M. Solverson Shipra S. Somani Nancy C. & Paul T. Sorgen Jeffrey J. & Stacie L. Speith Lorraine R. & Ronald W. Stadt George T. Starkweather, III & Lee Ellen Starkweather Jeff D. Stearns John M. “Jack” Steele M. M. Sternstein, DDS Barbara A. Stevens Kelly E. & Mona L. Stevens Jason D. & Leann S. Stilley Erin E. Stock, MD John H. & Judith A. Stoddard Andrew E. & Mary Stoker Andrew K. Stone Bethel M. Stout Mary Stout Karen A. Strack, DO & Louis E. Strack Diane & Donald C. Summerlin Judith A. Sunder & Theodore R. Sunder, MD Susan J. & Daryl L. Sutton Douglas Sutton, Sr. Lee Ellen Holland Swayze, Ph.D. & James W. Swayze Georganne P. Syler & William L. Syler, Jr. Kathryn Taylor Laura Thacker Kristina A. Therriault M. F. & Philip V. Thorne Carolyn J. & James G. Timberlake Emily J. & Eugene F. Timpe Jorge R. Toro, III Donald S. Torry & Lisa M. O’Neill-Torry Bruce A. & Susan Townsend Mark R. & Patricia L. Townsend Judy Y. B. Travelstead & Will W. Travelstead, Ph.D. Michael P. Trude Elizabeth F. Kepuraitis & Bob Tucker Janaya D. Tucker Michael L. & Michelle Tucker Doris S. Turner Victor L. & Marsha K. Turner Billy G. Tweedy, Ph.D. & Elizabeth A. Tweedy L. Jean & Rayburn D. Vancil Andrew J. Varney, MD & Carol A. Varney Jeffrey W. & Tammy S. Vaughn Donald R. & Laura B. Ventetuolo Marlene M. Verdun Steven J. Verhulst, Ph.D. & Bonnie Verhulst Jack & Rita Victor Dale H. & Sandra F. Vitt Charles G. & Camille M. Wade Matthew R. Wadiak Althea I. Wagman, Ph.D. & William Wagman Joseph K. & Nancy Wai Darryl W. Waldron Karen L. & Robert L. Waldron Jayleen M. & Ronald L. Waldron Mimi R. Wallace & Julian C. Wallace, MD Kathryn B. Ward

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City Colleges of Chicago Foundation Cochrane et al. Connect SI Foundation, Inc. Cosmedent, Inc. Cross Dental Curtis Investments Dale Stearns Transport/Sales Design Gallery Douglas D. Mueller, CPA, LLC Drs. McDaniel, Sternstein & Aleman, LLC Du Quoin Dental Associates, Ltd. Eggemeyer Associates Architects, Inc. Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation Employees of Hospital Sisters Health System Entergy Services, Inc. Enterprise Holdings Foundation Eye Care Specialists, L.L.C. Fager-McGee Commercial Construction Family Drug First Southern Bank G & R Property Management Gary D. Misselhorn Insurance Agency General Electric Foundation Grant Thornton Foundation Greco Sales, Inc. Greene Farm Management Service, Inc. H & H Drilling Company, Inc. Hale’s Automotive, Inc. Harbaugh’s Cafe Herrin Drug Higgins and Higgins, Inc. Holland Construction Services, Inc. Holz Tool Supply, Inc. Honeywell International Hunter Engineering Company Illinois Beef Association, Inc. Illinois Corn Marketing Board Illinois Soybean Association Illinois State Council International Brotherhood of Teamsters Interzinc Irish Creek Farm JOAL J. Parsons Jackson County Abstract & Title Guarantee Co. Jackson County Bar Association Jackson Vision & Laser Centers Jacob G. Rendleman Trust James K. Richey, D.D.S. Jim Koonce Insurance Agency John H. & Judith A. Stoddard Trust Jones Brothers & Sons Jones Hydroblast, Inc. K & W Trust Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund Key Scientific, Inc. LDB Consulting, Inc. Lee’s Sports Liberty Signs, LLC Marine Bank Martha Cropper Lifetime Trust Mary Luh Fraunfelter Revocable Trust Matthews & Associates Maurizio, Campanella & Sharpe, Attorneys at Law Max Karpman Furs & Fashions Memorial Medical Center Foundation Micron Technology, Inc. Midwest Planning Corp. Missouri Valley Conference, Inc. Modern Tile & Carpet, Inc. Monsanto Company National Christian Foundation Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, Inc. Old Town Liquors, Inc. Optimist Club of Belleville Orscheln Industries Foundation Parker Kemp Foundation Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation Perry County Construction Co. Philip M. Kimmel Land Trust Pisoni Real Estate Popular Optical Effects, LLC Prairie Eye Center, Ltd. Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

Bob Chamberlin: One Proud Saluki W

hen Bob Chamberlin reflects on the successful 23-year run of SIU Carbondale’s Chicagoland Saluki Golf Outing, he seems in awe. The outing routinely sells out and has raised approximately $383,000. The Chicagoland Saluki Golf Outing Committee – chaired by Chamberlin – has provided academic funding for a countless number of studentathletes, and fostered support for several essential projects in Saluki Athletics. Plus, this committee made a multiyear, $25,000 commitment to Charlotte West Stadium for Saluki softball. It also made a multi-year, $150,000 commitment to Saluki Way, which contributed to bringing the University a new football stadium, retrofitted SIU Arena, and new athletics support facility. And recently, the committee made a multi-year, $50,000 commitment to the Abe Martin Field renovation project for Saluki baseball.

“The Chicagoland Saluki Golf Scramble continues to be a tremendously successful event, and our student-athletes and the facilities they use are the direct beneficiaries by means of the scholarship fund and Saluki Way,” says SIU Carbondale athletics director Mario Moccia. “We are extremely grateful for the hard work that volunteers, such as golf committee chairman Bob Chamberlin, put forth toward this important event.” Chamberlin, who has served on the golf committee since 1994, has been involved as a participant and/or committee member since its inception. “Even through tough economic times, people kept participating. That makes it extra special to me,” he says. “Jim Hart (former athletics director and Saluki quarterback) was truly instrumental in getting it going. The event started out as a reunion of SIU football players. But it has truly grown since then.” A real estate consultant

who resides in Lemont, Ill., he points out that even if attendees don’t play golf, they can enjoy various aspects of the event such as meeting University dignitaries, having dinner, and networking with many participants, It was golf that Bob Chamberlin was honored for his brought Chamberlin, years of service to the SIU Foundation a 1968 SIU Board of Directors. He is pictured with Carbondale graduate, Board President Mary Kay Moore. to campus. He was recruited to the University by ball. He points out that Hart former coach Lynn Holder was an outstanding basketand chose SIU over other inball player in addition to his state schools because of the football exploits. The two uniqueness of the campus, have remained friends since rich sports history, and a leaving SIU and try to stay in commitment that they would contact. be joining the Missouri Valley “My college experience was Conference. quite memorable,” he says. “I One of his fondest memowas the first in my family to ries was traveling to New York graduate from college.” to watch Walt Frazier lead the For more information Salukis to a historic NIT or how you can be involved championship in 1967. He or contribute, please contact also befriended Hart, SIU’s the SIU Foundation at 618star quarterback at the time, 453-4900 or siuf@foundathrough intramural

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Sutton Siding & Remodeling, Inc. Terry M. Green, Attorney at Law The Coca-Cola Company The Community Foundation of Louisville Depository, Inc. The Curl Law Firm P.L.C. The Fluor Foundation The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. The Garden Conservancy, Inc. The Gold Center The Noteworthy Group, Inc. The Sangamo Club The Stage Company, Inc. Tom Frasca Rentals Tru-Bilt Farm & Commercial Building Co. Union Pacific Corporation United Airlines United Bowhunters of Illinois Universal Glass & Carpet, Inc. University of Illinois Foundation University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Vaughn Insurance Agency Corp. Villas at Koru Village

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THE DEAN’S CLUB hese special individuals, businesses, and corporations express their support through annual gifts ranging from $500 to $999. Their contributions allow SIUC to grow even stronger as a teaching, research and service institution.



Individuals Thomas D. & Debra J. Abrahamson Katherine L. Sermersheim, Ph.D. & Nancy J. Aguinaga Frank V. Aguirre, Jr., MD & Diane K. Aguirre Alan L. & Joan Ahr Margaret L. Al-Qassas Albert G. & Janice L. Algren Brett S. Allen Everett Y. & Janet M. Allen Alice M. Noble-Allgire & Richard L. Allgire Ashley M. & Devin V. Amin Gregg R. & Shari H. Anderson James N. & Lisa M. Anderson Marcia A. Anderson, Ph.D. Gregory A. Andrews David L. & Debbie P. Antognoli Jerry M. Antonini, MD Barbara A. & Robert W. Arnold Dennis Arnst Beth M. Arthur, Ph.D. & Robert D. Arthur, Ph.D. Rhoda S. & William C. Ashby Terry E. & Susan P. Asher Gary F. & Janice J. Austin

Roger W. & Peggy A. Bagley Joseph J. Baima, Jr., MD & Katherine E. Baima Marla D. & Jeffrey O. Baine Phillip Baldwin Laura J. & Ryan T. Barke Christopher D. & Tammy J. Barrett Kathleen E. & Thomas E. Barry Sandra H. & Karl L. Bartelsmeyer Linda M. & Russell F. Bartmes Laura S. & W. Eugene Basanta Garry & Kathy G. Basler Nancy L. Dawson Bass & Maurice L. Bass Jean M. & Thomas A. Baugh David A. & Karen W. Bayer Gina R. & Michael J. Beam Diane Beauchamp James R. & Vicky L. Beers Philip G. & Mary L. Beers Clifford R. & Lorraine E. Behnken William E. Behrens, MD & Ann R. Behrens Thomas A. Bell H. L. Bellaver Brad & Carol J. Belt Ronald L. & Sharon K. Benton Nancy B. & Dwight A. Berryman Brenda A. & Daniel L. Berta David W. & Paula M. Biby Eddie D. & Sheila Billingsley Ray T. Birkenkamp, MD & Kristin Birkenkamp Barry W. Birnbaum, Ed.D. Roger E. Bishop, MD & Camille Bishop Erich J. Bloxdorf & Mary H. Coombe Bloxdorf William P. Blythe Michelle L. Boatright Benjamen C. & Tammy M. Boesdorfer Nancy J. Boettger Gayla R. & William F. Borgognoni Brian L. Bostwick, MD & Diane Santorineos, DO Etienne A. Bourgeois Shari L. Bourgeois Mary J. Boyle Sally H. Brackney Cheryl G. Bradley & John G. Bradley, MD Don G. Brady, Ph.D. & Jerrie A. Brady Gail M. & James E. Braeutigam David Brahler Barbara J. & Richard L. Brake Kay M. Brechtelsbauer, Ph.D. Rebecca G. Brewer Heidi L. Bromund, MD & Dave C. Bromund Claudia B. Broom & William L. Broom, III J. A. & Janet S. Brown Joseph A. Brown Steven E. Brown & Marilyn A. Kulavic-Brown Brian B. & Cheryl C. Bunfill Michael D. & Susan P. Burke Timothy E. Burkhalter George W. Burruss, Jr. & Sharon S. Burruss, OD Colleen C. & John B. Bussen Robert C. Bussing, MD Waymon A. Butler, Jr. & Shirley Butler Aaron D. Byas, Sr. & Nora W. Byas Ann L. & Era E. Callahan Stacy R. Callahan Amanda L. & Winston E. Calvert Christina & Marty Campbell Gerald M. & Jane L. Carney Kenneth C. & Phyllis K. Carr Ronald F. & Ruth A. Carr Frank & Susanne Carta Jim & Debbie Cashmore Larry J. & Phyllis J. Castrale Joseph P. Castrejon & Angelique J. Kuehl Robert J. Cates, MD & Kimberly V. Cates Anita & Rakesh Chandra John M. & Susan G. Chaney Brian C. & Leslie A. Chapman Lisa L. Chen Jetta Chiaventone Michael J. Chimney David E. Christensen, Ph.D. Dianne T. & James C. Clark

Denise R. Clark, Ph.D. & Melvin Clark Jane L. Hodgkinson & Patrick F. Cleary Rodney A. & Kelli D. Clutts Franklin A. Coble, DVM Channa L. & Travis J. Cockburn Scott G. & Lynda L. Conkel David L. & Robin C. Cooper Carla E. Coppi Don B. Corzine Mark C. & Patricia A. Cosgrove Raymond A. Cox & Judy Shimek-Cox Roger D. & Valerie L. Cox Jeffrey W. & Susan E. Cozzens Ronald E. & Deborah L. Cremeens Angela E. & David R. Crow Jean A. Cunningham Nancy L. & Thomas D. Curry Leslie B. & Stanley P. Curtis Kimberly L. & Michael F. Dahlen John R. & Reona J. Daly Frank V. & Martha A. Damiano Denise L. Davis, MD Phillip V. Davis, Ph.D. & Peggy J. Davis Barbara L. Day Clay O. & Leticia S. De Mattei Gloria Debeljuk & Luciano Debeljuk, Ph.D. Michael P. & Karen E. Dexter Lucas A. Dickerson William A. Dickman Carol O. & Richard E. Dickson Ralph W. Dieckmann Mary Ellen & Neil L. Dillard Barbara B. & Phillip L. Dillow Kathleen R. & Armond A. Dinverno Bettye V. Doerr & William A. Doerr, Ph.D. Tricia J. Don & Norman P. Don, DDS Oliver H. & Candace K. Dorn Robert L. & Betty A. Doty Kerry & Susan Durfee Judith A. Durham Andrew G. & Janet M. Earnest Christine S. & Gregory Easley David O. Edwards Anna M. & Gary S. Eicholzer Kathleen M. Soltwedell & William R. Elkman George Elston, Jr. Jason F. Emert Fredrick M. Endres & Jeannette M. Endres, Ph.D. DuWayne C. Englert, Ph.D. Carmen L. & David H. Erthal Anne H. Evans Janet Barker-Evans & Jimmy D. Evans Paul A. Evans Kathleen G. Fahey Bryan E. Farmer Diane E. & Nicholas P. Fatouros Robert B. Feltmeier Sarah J. Ferry-Thompson Richard J. Fiala Michael A. & Susan C. Fiello Frank J. Fiorina Timothy S. Fishburn & Karen S. Morrow Marilee B. & William L. Fisher Marvin G. Fitzwater, II & Tina R. Fitzwater David K. & Patricia B. Fombelle Kristi L. Fombelle Robert Fombelle Kim O. Fornero Linda L. Benz-Foskey & Samuel W. Foskey Thomas L. & Marilyn J. Fowler Roberta A. Elliott, Ph.D. & Timothy Francis Patricia A. Frank Erik & Melanie Friedman Freemon & Margaret Fritsche Beverly M. & Douglas A. Fritz Julie D. & Joel C. Fritzler Alan & Barbara Froehling Lee M. Fronabarger Thomas J. Frost Douglas L. Fulk, MD & Cathy Fulk Jason W. & Kristen P. Fuller Heather D. & Scott W. Gabbert Dale R. Gardner, JD & Phyllis A. Gardner Doris A. & Thomas M. Garrett Bruce & Joyce Gates Jeffrey A. & Melodie R. Gaz

Phyllis A. & Robert J. Geary Michael A. & Kelly Gellinger Kathleen L. & Michael George Robert L. Gergen Edward Gershburg, Ph.D. & Svetlana Gershburg Gailon J. & Mary J. Gibbs M. Frances Giles William S. Gilmore, MD & Petra E. Gilmore Florence M. Glass David L. Gobert, Ph.D. & Sandra S. Gobert Jacqueline J. & Robert W. Goepfert Stephen R. Goetter, MD & Jacqueline Goetter Carol F. & Larry A. Good W. Gregg Goodman Connie S. & John M. Gosnell Amanda Y. Byassee Gott & Ashley M. Gott C. R. & Cathy L. Gould Crystal L. & Rick D. Gravatt Lynn E. Patton & Charles W. Gunnarson Clarence E. & Marlene A. Habermann Gina G. & Stephen J. Hackman Lloyd M. & Marcia B. Haims Casey A. & Deana L. Hale Dale B. & Karen H. Hales William P. Halford Cathie C. & Terrence J. Hall Charles T. & Tracy D. Hamilton Margaret E. Hampleman William D. & Christy K. Hancock Bruce H. & Holly E. Hanson Danny A. & Pamela A. Harding Jane L. Hardy Paul A. Harre, Ph.D. & Catherine H. Harre Cheryl L. & Wayne A. Harre Catherine S. Harris & Kim S. Harris, Ph.D. Roy K. & Joan C. Harris Darrell W. & Georgia C. Harrison Willard W. & Juanita L. Harrison Ted A. Hartley Charlotte A. & Danny W. Hartline Lewis B. & Sarah H. Hartzog Mickey V. Haslett Mary K. Hauck George T. & Shirley J. Hawk Steven R. & Susan E. Hawkins Lois A. Hayward Wilber N. Hediger Anders & Gerd I. Hedman James M. & Lynette M. Heimann Colleen A. Heimstead Eric D. & Kayla J. Heine Fred A. & Leslie G. Heinz Esther J. & Taffie Helleny Bradley K. Henderson Kathleen D. & Thomas C. Henderson Adrianne J. & William Henderson Richard F. & Nancy A. Henley Eileen A. Hensing, MD & Thomas A. Hensing, MD David A. Herman Amber Y. Hewette Barbara E. & Patrick J. Hewson Joyce E. & Larry J. Hickman Alma L. & Herbert W. Hicks Margie A. Higgason Douglas & Elizabeth N. Hileman John V. & Susie M. Hoffman Kenneth A. & Shelley L. Hoffman Linda K. Hoffman Philip D. & Linda Hoffmann Colleen D. Hoffmann & Thomas K. Hoffmann, II Edward J. & Merilyn J. Hogan Ethel S. & Richard L. Holladay Corey Holt Mark A. Holt Caryl & Henry Holz Charles E. & Laurie A. Hoogland Carolyn J. & John W. Hooker Connie Houston & Lamar L. Houston, Jr. Imogene M. Huffman Robert E. & Kimie S. Hummel Gary A. Hunter Liesa H. Hunter Richard H. Hunter, Ph.D. & Sheri L. Hunter Charles N. Iknayan, MD & Nancy J. Iknayan


Cathy Inendino J. Mike Irons, MD & Rebecca D. Irons Jeffrey K. & Angela L. Irvin Laura R. & Robert H. Irvin Petra N. Jackson David E. Jacobsen Judith M. James, Ph.D. William P. Jansons & Maureen Doheny Travis D. Janssen Glenn S. & Rayna E. Januska Marialice F. Jenkins Lawrence P. Jennings, MD & Evelyn Jennings Susan J. & Michael V. Jennings Allan J. & Nola S. Jewell Brent C. Johnson, MD & Kathy A. Majcina, MD Dennis T. & Sharon H. Johnson George M. Johnson Aline M. Gilbert-Johnson, MD & Ronald J. Johnson, MD Steven L. & Mary A. Johnson Steven A. Joliat & Annette L. Primrose Bernard I. & Jane E. Jones Phyllis K. & Gary E. Jones Timothy E. & Lori Jones William R. & Linda M. Jones Keith W. Jongeward Richard W. Joslin Robert K. Jump Karin A. & Richard J. Jurek Stephen K. & Joyce E. Jurgens Marc & Pamela Kaplan Kent J. Kasik Teresa K. & Bob A. Katubig DeJuan A. Kea Roland R.E. Keim Craig A. & Brenda R. Keller James A. & Joann Keller Ruth Kelley Velva H. Kelley Rebecca L. Johnson, MD & Michael A. Kelly Walter C. & Mary E. Kelly Thomas W. Kessler Aziz U. & Tarfa Khan Allan J. Killion Jason W. & Tricia S. King Christina L. Kinsman James E. Kiser Martha A. Klasing Leota L. Klingberg Kenneth L. & Mary C. Klump Rachel L. Knipfer Judith P. Knox, MD & Todd W. Knox Nancy A. & Robert J. Koopman Diane C. & John A. Koropchak James R. Kresca, MD & Karen S. Kresca Patricia A. Chalmers & Evan Kroeker Dennis R. Krug, DDS Michael J. Krywanio & Amanda J. Abbott Lea A. & Richard D. Kuehl William D. & Sheila Kuhnke Daniel L. Kunkel Chen-Chuan & T. M. Kuo Raymond F. & Nancy J. Lambert Mark A. & Cari Larose John L. Larsen Hubert M. & Judy Lattan Raymond Lawler Marianne & Michael J. Lawrence Brien J. & Lauri J. Leahy Joseph M. & Teresa L. Leberman Michael J. & Debra A. Lechwar William R. Leeds Robert D. Leigeber Lois M. & Robert W. Lembcke Harrel S. & Jeanne Lerch Daniel Lewis Leviten, MD & Joy S. Leviten Pamela D. & Gordon R. Lindsey Kevin C. Lister Elaine & George F. Little Randall E. Little, MD & Beth A. Little William T. Livesay Elwanda L. & George W. Lockin Mike & Nina K. Lofton Steven C. & Tina R. Logan Barton T. & Jenette Lorimor Diane & Larry C. Lovell

A Small Town Girl Thrives At Deloitte eth Mueller discovered her love for accounting in high school, but attending SIU Carbondale helped her understand the importance of her chosen profession. “My courses in college were interesting and challenging, and I discovered an affinity for tax law,” Mueller says. “You can really add value to a company by providing assistance with various tax issues.” As a partner at Deloitte in downtown Chicago, she uses the skills she gained at SIU each day and credits her small-town upbringing for her success. “From a professional perspective, one of my greatest strengths is an ability to establish great relationships and trust,” she says. “My upbringing in Carterville drives that attribute. Being a small-town girl is central to who I am as a person and professional.” Although she attended college in southern Illinois, Mueller knew she wanted to experience working in Chicago. While attending SIU, she applied for and was granted an opportunity to participate in the SIU Alumni Association’s extern program. The SIU Alumni Association partners with the University’s colleges to match juniors and seniors with alumni and friends in their chosen fields during the week of Spring Break. Students acquire hands-on experience and knowledge, and receive an opportunity to apply concepts learned in the classroom.


leadership role in mentoring new accountants who join Deloitte. “I’ve had the opportunity to host externs and it always makes me reflect on my experience. It is one way I’m able to give back to SIU,” she says. SIU Carbondale presented Mueller with a full-ride scholarship to attend the University, based on her academic prowess in high school. She is appreciative of that, and has stepped up to support the University. She was recruited to the Board of Advisors for the School of Accountancy, where she lends her expertise. In addition to giving back to her alma mater, Mueller is a leader of Deloitte’s women’s initiative, known as WIN, and donates her time to sponsoring and mentoring women within the organization. As

The 1994 SIU Carbondale accounting graduate, who also earned a master’s of accountancy in 1995, completed her externship with alumnus Marcel Kuper at his firm, M.V. Kuper, P.C. “It was valuable to just watch and learn how to interact with clients and co-workers,” she says. “The experience allowed me to acquire an understanding of technical aspects taught at SIU, which serve as a foundation for everyone in this profession. Additionally, the ability to provide service to your client is an essential skill.” And Mueller is striving to return the favor to her alma mater. She has hosted several SIU Carbondale students at Deloitte during Spring Break, mentoring aspiring accountants. She has also taken on a

the WIN leader for Deloitte’s central region, she leads programs centered on the retention, advancement and professional development of high-performing women. “While attending college, I thought I was given a scholarship because of something I had done in the past. But what I didn’t realize at the time was I was given the scholarship for what I might do in the future. With that realization, it hit me. I started thinking back on everything SIU gave to me and decided to take it a step further. It inspired me to give back to my alma mater and support those who follow me into this profession.” If you wish to volunteer or organize opportunities though your employer, contact Jill Gobert at 618-4533974 or

Beth Mueller is pictured with her husband, Dan, and daughters, Morgan and McKenna.


Supporting Advancement Activities “SIU Carbondale and the SIU Foundation retain six percent of all gifts to enhance philanthropic-related initiatives.”

Janet Clark Loxley, Ph.D. Martha J. & William A. Lyons Wayne F. & Cheryl T. Machnich K. D. & Tamira R. Madsen Allyn E. Magers Linda Magre Michael J. & Michele L. Mannion Barbara & Winston L. Mardis Marilynn S. & Robert W. Martin Thomas L. & Cheryl S. Martin Janet M. & Neil A. Mathis Patsie H. Maxwell Robert & Sheri McCann Jarred & Sarah McCormick Dennis E. McCreary, MD & Tina M. McCreary Michael E. & Patricia R. McCubbin Annette P. McDermott & James H. McDermott, MD Marion G. McDowell, Jr. & Ruby J. McDowell Dolly P. & Gene H. McFarland Terri T. & William V. McGaughey James H. McHose Mary E. & Ronald J. McKay Glenn A. McKinstry James M. McPhail, Sr. & Rachel N. McPhail John D. Medwedeff & Cynthia L. Roth Dorothy & Harold Meehan William F. Meehling Karla G. Mees, Ph.D. & Robert L. Mees, Ph.D. Benjamin D. Melby Paula Melton Herbert J. Meyer Francis X. Michl, Jr. & Kimberly A. Michl Donald E. Middleton, Ph.D. & Carolyn Middleton Dorothea A. Bilder & James R. Middleton James P. & Dorothy M. Miles James C. & Sarah F. Milford Janet A. & Norman C. Miller S. Burkett & Beverly L. Milner Yin-Yuan Mo, Ph.D. & Wuhua Sun Erin L. Foley & Robert S. Mocharnuk, MD Rory P. Monahan Anne E. Gaylord & Donald D. Monty Robert C. Moore & Evelyn Bobbitt-Moore April & Robert L. Moore Judith L. & Terry A. Moore Susan K. & Richard E. Morris Bradley P. Mosher Ruth M. Mueller Brenda J. & J. Hurley Myers Deborah J. Nelson Duane K. Nelson, MD & Gretchen S. Nelson Lonnie G. & Annette M. Nelson Tom Nelson Dawn Clark Netsch Timothy R. & Jon A. Neubauer Michael W. Neumeister, MD & Nadine C. Neumeister Alva R. Norton-Nichols & George E. Nichols Robert D. & Shirley B. Nickolaus Barbara E. & Jon Nicoson Mary C. Nicoud & Timothy J. Nicoud, Jr. Daotai Nie, MD, Ph.D. & Aiming Wang Asutosh Nigam, Ph.D. & Anjali Pandey, Ph.D. Mary Lou & Michael P. Norrington Patsy L. & Robert L. Norris Holly A. Novak, MD Joseph L. Novak, MD & Adeline C. Novak Edgar J. Nowakowski & Janet C. Proctor Colleen R. & George A. Nuxoll Fritz A. O’Hare Arthur & Peggy O’Keefe Thomas K. Oates, Ph.D. & Gloria D. Oates Marcus D. Odom, Sr., Ph.D. & Shannon L. Odom

Catherine J. & Roy E. Oldham Frances J. & George M. Oros Daniel V. Overturf Denis J. Overturf, Ph.D. John R. Owens, Jr. & Mary H. Owens Bert & Carolyn J. Ozburn Thomas A. & Cecilia E. Pajda Elaine S. & Glenn A. Parker Laura M. Parnell Donald D. & Janet E. Parson David R. & Sybil Parsons Jan T. Pasek Frank D. Pasquino, Jr. Vishal N. Patel, MD Don E. & Karla M. Patton Ronald N. Paul Twyla D. Adkisson-Peak & Bobby S. Peak Julian C. Pei & Nancy H. Pei, Ph.D. Edward D. Pena & Deborah Alsante Sue McEwan & Teddy L. Pentecost Brooke Peoples & John Peoples, Jr. Jane E. Perr Adam G. Perschbacher Roland C. Person, Ph.D. & Betty J. Person Loumona J. Petroff Andrew J. & Katherine E. Pettit Jerry L. & Kay Lue Phillips James W. Phoenix, MD & Diane M. Phoenix Christine A. Ploegman & Paul F. Ploegman, MD Karla A. Polaschek, MD & Mark A. Polaschek Michelle S. & John A. Polhamus David D. Pool John T. & Sheryll K. Popp Donna M. & Paul D. Povse Brian D. Powell, MD & Teresa Powell Jeffery S. & Sonia L. Powell Jerry G. Priar Anna O. Price Cheryl L. Pruitt & Donald L. Pruitt, MD Carrie D. Puckett & William E. Puckett, II Mark S. Puczynski, MD & Sandra S. Puczynski, Ph.D. Beth A. Pulver & Kenan R. Pulver, Sr. Gayl S. & Richard M. Pyatt Donald & Eleanor Quaglia Donald E. & Sheri J. Ramsey Sophia & Uri Ran Ricky G. & Gina D. Raney Judith A. Rawls, Ph.D. James S. Raymond Chip & Dana L. Readinger Seth M. Reeder Jeffrey D. & Patricia Reeves Susan S. & Walter R. Rehwaldt Kurt C. & Ruth A. Reid Timothy M. Reiman John S. Rendleman, III & Andrea E. Rendleman Keith A. & Rhonda Rendleman Charles E. & Pam G. Reno Paul G. & Dixie S. Restivo William G. Ribbing, MD & Sheryl Ribbing James D. Ricci, MD & Teri M. Ricci C. Dale & Donna J. Rice Ellen Carol & Karol Keith Richard Robert G. Richter Tony L. Rinella, III Mary & Robert P. Ritz David & Sherry Ritzenthaler Paul M. & Sharon K. Roberts Dewey E. & Cynthia S. Robinson Aimee S. & Gregory T. Robinson John C. & Sylvia F. Rodrigue Ruth E. Rogers James S. Rohan, MD & Michele M. Rohan Daniel P. Rohrer

Jonathan T. Rosborough Lauren J. Roscoe Diane S. Krider & Peter G. Ross, Ph.D. Cecil Rousseau, Jr. & Pat V. Rousseau Chad A. Rubin, MD & Michael Sandlin Sharon K. & Thomas A. Ruder Stephen M. Ruggeri, Jr. & Amanda Ruggeri Jose R. Ruiz, Ph.D. & Lorelei E. Ruiz Alicia H. & Michael P. Ruiz William M. & Mary Ruminski Christine C. Perks, MD & Brian C. Russell Linda L. Russell & Terrence R. Russell, Ph.D. Michael F. & Paula S. Ryan Carl J. & Nancy L. Saladino Sigmund Saltz James R. & Betty L. Sanders Zachary A. Sapienza Debra A. & Paul D. Sarvela Steven L. & Susan K. Scaife Charles G. & Dorcas S. Scalet Christopher M. Scamehorn Stephen J. & Katharine L. Scates Roger E. Schenk, Jr. & Sarah L. Schenk Alisha & Jeffery S. Schlenker Leopold A. & Carol L. Schmidt Barbara J. Schwartz Madeline & Stan Schwartz Stephen A. Schwartz William G. Schwartz, JD & Sandra L. Shaffer David H. & Diane M. Schwind Gregory A. Scott David H. & Linda J. Searby Dan L. & Judith A. Seiters Erin L. Sabath & Stephen E. Seitz Elisabeth A. Ralston & Blake Senftner Annette N. & John F. Serritella Charles E. Seten, III & Nancy B. Seten Penny L. & David J. Severin Xuhong Shang & Ruiju Shen Jeannette A. & Robert E. Shaw Cathy A. & Richard L. Sheeley Stephanie L. Shelley Ann M. & Benjamin A. Shepherd Joan A. & William F. Sherwood Bruce & Tina M. Shingleton Brenda M. & Kim L. Shirley Elizabeth A. Shogren James R. Shope, III & Michelle L. Shope Carol J. & William D. Shoup Wesley S. Shupe Greg Signorile Theron Simmons, Jr. John G. & Margaret M. Simon Yolonda J. Simon Edward T. & Margaret R. Simonds Katy Simonds Cynthia K. Sims Timothy L. & Lisa L. Sims Kent S. & Audra Skornia Gregory S. & Margaret M. Slutz Donald R. & Joan E. Smith Jason W. & Meredith C. Smith Anna M. Burke & Lawrence E. Smith Lynn C. Smith, Ph.D. Paul E. Smith Karen F. Smith, Ph.D. & Victor C. Smith Carolyn B. Smoot, JD & Charles L. Smoot Darren Snyder Alan J. Sofalvi Lyndon P. & Hilary H. Sommer Laura M. & Matthew L. Soucy Susan O. Spellman, Ph.D. & Robert L. Spellman, JD Carl J. Spezia, Ph.D. & Elizabeth M. Spezia Jo Ann & William T. Spoor Gregory S. & Victoria L. Sprehe Vicki L. Stafko Mary L. & William A. Stammer


Carolyn L. Stankovich Lacy M. Stark James R. Starnes Donald J. Staten, DMD & Kathleen M. Staten A. Katherine Hearring Stealey, MD & Adrian E. Stealey Margaret D. & Mark E. Stenftenagel Gregory C. & Lorianne Stettler Charles E. & Joyce Stevens Shirley A. Stevenson Ian D. Stewart David W. Stoecker & Alyce Ward Nick Strainic Elizabeth & James Strebin Lois C. & R. B. Strom Guice G. Strong, III Ken L. Suchy James M. Suksi, Ph.D. & Carole T. Suksi Frances Sullivan Kathryn M. Sullivan David S. Sumner, MD & Martha S. Sumner Carol R. Sundberg Fran J. Rogers-Sundberg & Walter J. Sundberg Katherine D. Swafford, MD Deborah K. & John L. Swartz Charlotte E. Talkington, Ph.D. & Joe E. Talkington Rodney Tally Rashid J. Tamimie, MD & Portia Tamimie Carla D. & Bradley L. Taylor Linda L. Stickney-Taylor, Ph.D. & David R. Taylor Cheryl T. & Derrick Taylor Adrian R. Lyde, Ph.D. & Mark A. Temple, Ph.D. Patrick J. & Jamie A. Themig Clarence W. Thomas, III & Laura S. Thomas Lavina J. & Michael G. Thomas Stephen H. & Wendy M. Thomas Susan C. Thrasher Gary M. & Janice S. Threw Lester E. & Monica J. Tichenor Kevin D. & Angela D. Tippey Penelope K. Tippy, MD & Roger D. Tippy Sharon L. & Kevin B. Todd Robert G. Tomlin & Susan S. Tomlin, Ph.D. Peter P. & Susan E. Tong Yvonne L. Trejo Lisa L. Tripp & Ira D. Tripp, Jr. Alexander H. Trommler James A. Tucka Georgette & Michael R. Twomey Kristine R. & Scott D. Uffelman Curtis E. Underwood, Jr. John R. & Nancy A. Vallino Thomas W. & Frances L. Van Horn Gregory N. Van Winkle, MD & Mariann S. Van Winkle James L. Van Winkle Betty G. & Theodore Van Winkle Linda V. VanEgeren, Ph.D. Thomas W. & Margaret B. Varga Gregory A. & Jurhee K. Veach Richard P. & Stephanie L. Vicenzi Robert L. & Shirley C. Viehweg Eugene M. Villa, MD Colleen J. & Robert A. Vogt Carol A. & Steven R. Vonachen Jacqueline A. Wade & David R. Wade, Ph.D. William J. & Judith A. Wagner Michael G. & Sarah M. Waite Eileen & Richard C. Walker William W. Walker, Jr. & Sandra E. Walker Herman Waltemate, Jr. Donna K. & Gregory L. Walters Steven J. & Amy B. Waranauskas

Teaching/Research Greenhouse Gets ISA Boost he umbrella organization that serves the needs of all soybean farmers in Illinois is making a substantial contribution to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. This support will enhance educational and research opportunities for students in the College of Agricultural Sciences. A $250,000 contribution from the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) will help build a state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching and research greenhouse facility. This new 22,000-square-foot building replaces a 50-year-old greenhouse that is a core learning laboratory for the entire Plant and Soil Science program. The proposed modernized greenhouse facility will improve the hands-on educa-


A $250,000 contribution from Illinois Soybean Association will help build a state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching and research greenhouse facility.

tion that inspires innovative solutions needed for the

increasing global food demand. “We’re committed to continuing our support for soybean research at SIU,” says SIU Carbondale graduate Dean Campbell, a Coulterville resident and ISA District 17 director. “This investment by our soybean farmers also aims to enhance our commitment to the soybean scholarship program by providing facilities for the recipients and other students to receive the training they need for careers in crop sciences.” With the help of the Illinois Soybean Association, the soybean program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has evolved from research in

The proposed modernized greenhouse facility will improve the hands-on-education that inspires innovative solutions needed for the increasing global food demand.


soybean production management and weed science to biotechnology, genetics, environmental sustainability, health and nutrition. In addition, the new Undergraduate Teaching and Research Greenhouse will create space to accommodate workshop and outreach initiatives for industry partners including the Illinois soybean growers. It will also encourage life-long learning by accommodating educational programming for children, adults, and teachers at grade schools and high schools. For more information, contact Rebecca Stenhaug at 618-453-1848 or

Jonathan A. Ward Stephen L. Wasby Shannon S. Watson Candace K. Watt & David W. Watt, Jr. Donna G. & Walter L. Wear James A. & Mary N. Webb Duane E. & June K. Weber George T. Weber & Beckie L. Daniken Carol A. Wehrheim George C. & Nancy Welborn Carol E. West George V. West Jerry G. West Curtis A. & Dana E. Wharton James E. White George & Jo Ann Whitehead Andrew C. Wilber, Ph.D. George C. Williams & Karen Greenberg Jarrin L. Williams Nicole E. Williams Susan H. & David L. Wilson Linda C. Wilson Jean A. & Richard E. Wilson Leonard P. & Holly M. Windhorst Mark L. & Pamela S. Winter Jack S. & Mary C. Witter Larry J. & Susan T. Wolfe Kathleen Woodruff, DDS & Robert C. Woodruff, III, MD Anita F. & Kevin J. Woods Michael E. Worner & Marc Harnly Richard J. & Mildred P. Wostratzky Gloria M. & James A. Yuncker Joseph M. & Mary A. Yusko James L. Zeller Marsha K. Zettler Michael L. & Brenda S. Zipfel

Businesses 5Flavors Catering, Inc. Advanced Energy Solutions, Inc. All-Stars-N-Stitches, Inc. Alterna-Care, Inc. Alto Vineyards, Ltd. Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust America Ambulance Service, Inc. Associated Pathologists, Ltd. B & L Machine & Design Baker’s Group of America, Inc. Barney’s Furniture, Inc. Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP Bellerive Country Club BKD, LLP Brahler Oil & Lube, Inc. CalRhoCo, LLC Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau Carbondale Morning Etude Club Cedar Court Imaging, Ltd. Central Illinois Security, Inc. Champaign-Urbana Optimist Club Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services, Inc. Clark County Optimist Club Coble Animal Hospital Col/Debt Collection Systems Coleman-Rhoads Furniture, Inc. ColorDerm Comiskey Research, Inc. Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center Cottonmore Farm Covidien/Liebel Flarsheim Imaging Systems Curl Rennels Trust Delta Air Lines Foundation Delta Air Lines, Inc. Denise L. Davis, M.D., L.L.C. Dennis R. Krug, D.D.S. Dominion Dorn Farms Double K Dairy Dr. Paul F. Ploegman, MD., Ltd. E. T. Simonds Construction Co. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Corkscrew Wine Emporium The Erthal Revocable Trust The Great Boars of Fire The Open Approach, LLC The Velvet Hammer, Ltd. The Wagner Foundation Thomas A. & Sharon K. Ruder Foundation, Inc. Town & Country Bank Travis Cockburn and Associates Tuxedo Station United Community Bank Van Winkle & Van Winkle Wal-Mart Supercenter #3210 Whiffle Boy’s Pizza Wiley Office Furniture WKMS Young’s Security Systems, Inc.

Employees of Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Employees of Town & Country Bank First Christian Church, Inc. Fountainbleau of Cape Girardeau, Inc. Fraternal Order of Police Friends of Carter Berkley Gator Automotive, Inc. George Alarm Co., Inc. Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. Greater Marion Area Chamber of Commerce Greater Marion Area United Way, Inc. Green Family Stores Greniger-Miller Mobile Laboratory Analysis Hampton Inn Carbondale Health Care Service Corporation Hu-Friedy Manufacturing, Inc. IBM Employee Services Center IBM International Foundation Illini Bank Illinois Liquor Marts, Inc. Illinois National Bank Illinois PhRMA Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Assoc. NE Chapter Independent Charities of America JBT Corporation Johnson & Johnson Jos. A. Bank Clothier, Inc. Kim’s Auto Body, Inc. Kiwanis Club of Anna Kiwanis Club of Carbondale Krilogy Financial, LLC Lake Area Disposal Service, Inc. Law Office of Gregory A. Veach Lawler and Lawler, Attorneys at Law Leota L. Klingberg Trust Levi, Ray & Shoup Foundation Locations & Places Lutheran Senior Services Lyn-Nita Vineyards, LLC Madison Community Foundation Mary Lou’s Grill, Inc. McCormick’s Smokehouse MediArt Michael R. Durr, D.M.D., P.C. Midland Hills Golf Course Morgan Memorial Homes of Illinois, Inc. Mt. Hope, LLC Mt. Vernon Glass Company, Inc. Murphysboro Apple Festival Neuhoff Communications, Inc. Neuromuscular Orthopaedic Institute Nicoud Insurance Services Northstar Lottery Group, LLC Optimist Club of Princeton #12286 Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. Panther Creek Country Club, Inc. Pawnee High School Student Council Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Pro Com Services of Illinois, Inc. Prudential Foundation Matching Gift Regions Riverton A-1 Mini Storage, LLC S.I.M.S. Saint Francis Healthcare System Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Sanofi-Aventis Scates Valley, Inc. Searby Funeral Homes, Ltd. Simmons Stable SIU Edwardsville Foundation SIU HealthCare Sound Core Music, Inc. Southern Illinois Artisan Shop & Visitors Center Southern Illinois Irish Festival Southern Illinois Rheumatology Springfield Vision Care Associates, Ltd. St. Louis Cardinals, LLC St. Louis Symphony Staten Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, LLC Talent Education School of Southern Illinois Target Marketing Taylor & Malone Management, Inc. The Breakfast Optimist Club of Decatur

Elizabeth Selkis Ryan Selkis Saralee Shapiro Sheldon Shapiro Patrick Smith Patricia A. Staff Guerry L. Suggs Charles A. Swedlund Seth C. Vannatta Ben Watman Harvey Welch, Jr. Austin Wickenhauser Maria E. Wujek Thomas L. Wujek David A. Yepsen Daniel P. Zajdel Jacqui J. Zajdel Sandra Zajdel


GIFTS IN HONOR he following persons were honored by others through a gift to the SIU Foundation.


Benjamin S. Adsit Jo A. Alessandrini Carter Berkley Luke Boesdorfer Harold Brenner Frances Brown Lucy J. Cancienne Paul Carbone Aasne Daniels Cole Dennis Piper Evans Zak Feiges Anthony F. Filomeno Curtiss O. Floyd, DDS Taylor Genseal Jack R. Glasser Abe Golden Lee Golden Mary Gordon LaDonna Green Bates Seymour Greenspan Ann Gruben Kevin Gruben Roberta L. Hendee Brenda Huss David Huss Alexa K. Jennings Evan J. Kaufman Sheryl A. Kelber David T. Kenney Jeremy S. Koshak Dennis J. Laake Bettye L. Lauderdale Michael J. Lawrence Emily Long James P. Malone, MD Bess D. Maxwell Teresa J. McCloud Bernard McGraw Robert H. Mohlenbrock, Jr. Ryan Murphy Catie Nester Gary Nester Kevin J. Nester Mary Nester Tina M. Nester Terry A. Owens Olivia Packer Allison Pittsley Brooke Ross Frank Salcido Rosanne Salcido Jerald Sarnes Judy Sarnes


he Paul & Virginia Society recognizes those individuals who have included the Southern Illinois University Foundation in their will or have made a planned gift to the institution.


Planned gifts can be specified for a favorite college, department, or program, or can be unrestricted. Please let us know if you have included us in your estate plans and allow us the opportunity to thank you by listing you as a member of the Paul & Virginia Society. Barbara A. Ahlers John S. Aleman, Jr. Peter C. Alexander, JD James Smith & C. Anne Winston Allen Erma Angevine Shirley B. Bailey Steven G. Bailey Lawrence L. Baker, Jr. Betty L. & Rex H. Ball Margaret J. Barr, Ph.D. Robert L. Barrick Kevin M. Barth Martin H. Bass David N. Bateman, Ph.D. Imogene C. Beckemeyer Ralph E. Becker Brent A. & Jeri Mullins Beggs H. L. Bellaver N. Lee Beneze Thea J. Berg Charles H. Bertram Marsha K. & Gary Bertrand Richard W. Best Barry W. Birnbaum, Ed.D. Richard W. Blaudow Lawrence J. Blecka, Ph.D. Thelma L. Bobbitt Leonard G. Boscarine & Linda M. Plein Ramsey Botterman Bessie Brewster John S. Brewster Edward M. & Janice L. Buerger C. Dennis Burd Raymond C. & Myrrl H. Burroughs Brent P. Buzbee Diane R. Calkins Virginia L. Capone Glenn R. Carlson Haline M. Carlton Anne Carman-Stevens William A. Carmody

Endowment To Benefit Microbiology Grad Students retired microbiology professor, who received initial inspiration for his research work from mentors at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has decided to return the favor at his alma mater. Jnanendra Kumar Bhattacharjee, a graduate student in SIU’s Department of Microbiology from 19611965, studied yeast genetics under the guidance of the late Carl Lindegren. Bhattacharjee credits him for laying the groundwork for a distinguished career in which he conducted yeast genetics research for 45 years. In appreciation for his experiences at SIU, Bhattacharjee, and his wife, Tripti, have established the Dr. Jnanendra K. and Tripti Bhattacharjee Endowment to support various endeavors of SIU Carbondale’s microbiology graduate students. “The educational and research opportunities I

received at SIU Carbondale were invaluable. And consequently, the professional success and accomplishments I’ve enjoyed occurred as a result of that experience,” Bhattacharjee says. “Additionally, my wife and I were quite impressed with the wonderful hospitality and the advances in the microbiology department during our visit to campus. “Therefore, establishing this endowment presented me with an opportunity to give back to the department so that other graduate students can receive the same opportunities and encouragement that benefited me.” Doug Fix, chair of the SIU Carbondale biology and microbiology department, says the endowment will provide funds for professional development activities. It will support graduate students interested in attending major conferences, which enables them to present their research

Ramona Caudillo James B. & Rosemary S. Childress Pamela B. Colesworthy Kelli E. Collins Linda J. Corder Mildred F. Corn Margaret A. Costello Jason P. Covington Jon S. Covington Jackie L. & R. Richard Cox George E. Cruft Walter H. Cunnington, Jr. Paulette Curkin Michael R. D’Addio Robert V. Davis Larry R. & Mary C. DeJarnett Timothy J. Dembski Robert H. Dickson, Jr. Ralph W. Dieckmann George H. & Judy A. Dillinger Carolyn F. Donow, Ph.D. & Herbert S. Donow, Ph.D. J. Nick Earll

Leo A. & Lois M. Eason James P. Economos, DDS John C. Edgar Joseph W. Elliott Edwina S. Elwell & Jeffery S. Elwell, Ph.D. Paul J. Feeney Donna Feldman Shawn Ferguson-Putt David S. Finley & Nancy J. Logan J. Thomas Fly, Sr. Barbara A. & Patrick J. Forkin Kim O. Fornero Patricia A. Frank Verl E. Free Helmuth H. Fuchs Virginia Furlong Lawrence J. & Kathleen O. Gage Marian George Robert L. Gergen Donald L. Gilleland Linda M. Gosse Elizabeth F. Goyak Gina M. & Frank T. Gramarosso


Tripti and Jnanendra Bhattacharjee

and meet fellow researchers in the field to discuss future employment possibilities. “Dr. Bhattacharjee has always been a contributor to the microbiology program. We are particularly grateful to him for providing this support for our graduate students,” Fix says. “And most recently, we are honored by his incredibly generous donation that has created a new endowment.” Bhattacharjee, a professor emeritus of microbiology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a fellow of the American Academy of Martha L. Greenwood Leland G. Hall Pamela G. Hall Robert H. Hamilton Sharon L. Gearhart-Hans & Gerald A. Hans Neil B. Hansen Amber B. Hanson & Homer H. Hanson, MD Thomas L. Hanson Robert B. Hardcastle Robert C. Hardwick Jane L. Hardy Ronald W. Hari Tommy J. Harris, Sr. Darrell W. & Georgia C. Harrison Bret A. Hartung Mickey V. Haslett James M. & Susan L. Hawkinson John S. Heakin Philip J. Hejtmanek Karen Bedwell Herhahn Lois T. Herr & William M. Herr, Ph.D. Nancy A. Herzog Kenneth R. Hetge


Microbiology, received his doctorate in microbiology from SIU Carbondale in 1965. He subsequently conducted postdoctoral research under the late Murray Strassman at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and ascended to assistant member, 19661968. Bhattacharjee joined Miami’s faculty in 1968, where he mentored a large number of undergraduate, M.S., Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral fellows until his retirement in 2005. He is grateful for his experience at SIU Carbondale. “The University presented me with outstanding opportunities. I’m forever grateful to so many. My successful family and professional life really goes back to the education and experiences I received at SIU, and I relish that period in my life. I have a great deal of gratitude and I’m humble for the experience.” For more information, contact Tanna Morgan at 618-4537061 or Anne M. Hill Gary D. Hill William C. Hill Jane L. Hodgkinson Jeff W. Holder Shayne C. Hollandsworth Dorothy E. Holmes Louis P. Hoover Mary K. Houchin Charles F. Howe Stephen J. Howe William M. Hutton Candis S. Isberner, Ph.D. & Fred R. Isberner, Ph.D. Dorothy A. Ittner Britt A. & Marcus S. Jackson Larry G. James Carol H. Johnson Marvin K. & Melanie K. Kaiser Gregory J. Kamrow Elliot S. Kaye James R. Keene

Thomas L. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. Robin B. King Edward J. Kionka Marvin D. Kleinau, Ph.D. & Marion L. Kleinau Linda S. Kloth Keith & FloAnn Klukis Sherry L. Knapp-Brown, Ph.D. Darlene & Mark D. Knott Stanley J. & Nancy A. Kopecky R. T. & Kris Kraus John A. Krecek Scott M. Kruger & Tracy M. Beck Kruger Stanlee J. Kucaba Ella M. Lacey, Ph.D. David L. Lacy John J. & Elsa I. Lambert Marian L. Lambert Carl E. Langenhop Marianne R. & Stephen J. Lather Mary Latta Marjorie E. Leason Elisabeth J. Leighty Jerry W. Leman Constance F. Leonard Robert J. Leonard Helmut Liedloff, Ph.D. John D. Lindner Jacquelynn K. Lott Donald G. & Hazel E. Loucks Barbra Luce-Turner Robert Luken Carl W. Lutes Yun Sun Ma Gregory P. Malopy Mr. & Mrs. David Marshaal H. Dan Martin Charles A. Marx, Jr. Shirley W. Maurath Winston S. McAdoo John J. McAleer Allan L. & Wanda A. McCabe F. Lynn & Susan F. McPheeters Gary L. & Sarah M. Merideth Martha F. Milcarek Jerome M. Mileur Karen S. Mitchell Linda L. Mitchell Donald S. Monroe Francis C. Moore Reta C. Moser Woody Mosgers Edward J. Murphy Michael C. Murray, Ph.D. Joyce M. Myers Stephen A. Nauman Jack R. & Robynn Nawrot Teresa L. Nix-Fincher Molly F. & William R. Norwood Ila J. O’Brien G. Jill O’Neal Richard L. O’Neal Wilma Ochs Kimberly A. Omelson Susan G. Patton Richard A. & Patricia W. Pautler Pamela K. & Philip M. Pfeffer Dianne L. Philibosian, Ph.D. Maria Piscator Jean E. Pulliam Mark F. Raeber Robert J. Ramsey Bill Recktenwald Daryl W. & Ella L. Reid Carolyn Reinbold W. Ray Rhine, Ph.D. Robert G. Richter Sheryl Rincker Linda Y. Rindt Judith M. Roales Phyllis P. Robeson Barrett R. Rochman Allan W. Rodgers, Ph.D. John L. Roseberry Kristine L. Rotter Charles G. Russell, Ph.D. Denise J. & T. J. Rutherford Cora S. & Gene D. Sams

Aegon Transamerica Foundation Aetna Foundation, Inc. Allstate Foundation Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust American Electric Power Service Corporation American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Analog Devices, Inc. Anheuser-Busch Foundation Apple Matching Gifts Program Aramark Corporation Archer Daniels Midland Company AT&T Foundation AXA Foundation BAE Systems Bank of America Foundation Bechtel Group Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bituminous Insurance Companies BKD, LLP BNSF Foundation TX Boeing Gift Matching Program Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Cardinal Health Foundation, Inc. Caterpillar Foundation Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Chicago Tribune CNA Foundation ConocoPhillips Consol Energy, Inc. Country Financial Covidien Deloitte Foundation Delta Air Lines Foundation Dow Chemical Co. Foundation Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation Emerson Entergy Services, Inc. EOG Resources, Inc. Exelon Matching Gifts Program for Education ExxonMobil Foundation Factory Mutual Global Foundation First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Follett Corporation General Electric Foundation General Mills Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Google, Inc. Grant Thornton Foundation Harris Foundation Home Depot Foundation Hormel Foods Corporation IBM International Foundation Intel Foundation JBT Corporation John Deere Foundation Johnson & Johnson Johnson Controls Foundation Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund KPMG Foundation Laboratory Corporation of America MacLean-Fogg Company Macy’s Foundation MetLife Foundation Micron Technology, Inc. Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Monsanto Company Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, Inc. PCS Administration (USA), Inc. Peabody Energy Pella Rolscreen Foundation Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Pioneer Natural Resources PNC Foundation PNM Resources Foundation, Inc. Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. Prudential Foundation Matching Gift Quaker Chemical Corporation Raytheon Charitable Gift Fund Regions Rockwell International Corp. Trust Sara Lee Foundation Shell Oil Company Foundation, Inc. Siemens Corporation Sony Pictures Entertainment

Vidya Sawhney Frances A. Schrader William A. Schroeder Kenneth L. Schuttler Judy S. & Stephen L. Scott Evelyn G. & Thomas D. Seeley Barbara A. Shepherd Katy Simonds Ellen Sinclair Robert J. Siracusano Gus E. & Debra A. Smith Phyllis W. Smith, Ph.D. & Jack H. Smith Marita A. Smith Toni L. Smith Carolyn A. Snyder James Daniel Snyder Albert Somit Eugene J. Sparing Nedean G. Sparks Yvonne M. Spencer, JD Jacquelyn D. Spinner James W. Starbuck John M. “Jack” Steele Beth E. Steffen & Walter P. Steffen, III Rebecca L. Stenhaug C. Richard Stockner Donald A. & Joanna G. Stork James R. H. Stumpf, USAF (Ret.) Beth Sulzer-Azaroff Thomas S. Thaviu Annette T. Thompson Martin B. & Patsy D. Tracy Judy Y. B. Travelstead & Will W. Travelstead, Ph.D. Doris S. Turner Billy G. Tweedy, Ph.D. G. Robert & Joan G. Tyler Bryan C. & Toni G. Vagner John J. Vassen Mimi R. Wallace & Julian C. Wallace, MD Robert V. Walsh Marianne Webb Jill Wells Virginia White Douglas L. & Joanne B. Whitley Elena J. Williams Hugh R. Williams David B. Winsor Bonnie L. Wirfs, MD Lynette C. Wolff, Ph.D. Brent E. Wood Trevetta F. Wunderlin & Richard P. Wunderlin, Ph.D. Donna M. Yopp & John H. Yopp, Ph.D. Ina Belle Zimmerman

In Remembrance James S. Fralish Norman C. Kaiser Robert E. Maurath, Ph.D. Catherine F. McHugh Cal Y. Meyers Judith A. Novick Susanne E. Patton

MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES any companies across the nation matched gifts that were made by their employees to SIUC in fiscal year 2012. We value their continued support and take this opportunity to recognize their contributions.


Abbott Laboratories Fund ACE INA Foundation


State Farm Companies Foundation Suncor Energy (USA), Inc. SunTrust Foundation Matching Gift Program SUPERVALU Foundation Tellabs Operations, Inc. Texas Instruments Foundation Textron Charitable Trust The Baxter International Foundation The Clorox Company Foundation The Coca-Cola Company The Fluor Foundation The Hartford The Northern Trust Company The Pfizer Foundation The Piton Foundation The Proctor & Gamble Fund The Standard The Warranty Group, Inc. The Williams Companies, Inc. Tyco Charitable Foundation Tyco Electronics United Technologies Vectren Foundation, Inc. Verizon Foundation W. K. Kellogg Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation West Bend Mutual Insurance Company William Wrigley Jr. Company Yahoo! Inc.

GIFTS IN MEMORY ach year, many contributors to the SIU Foundation remember a friend or loved one through a special gift. During July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, gifts were made in memory of the individuals listed here.


William E. Abner Mary A. Albers Rex A. Alexander Kara Sue Apostol Neal R. Austin Becky Bandy Billie L. Bandy Carl E. Bartlett Mary L. Bartlett Stella Bialowas Alan G. Birtch, MD Harold Blank Monica M. Borgognoni Claire D. Borkon Eli L. Borkon, MD Robin J. Bothwell Lacey Boyle Ralph J. Bradley Scott Brannan Dora H. Brendow Robert Brenneman Joseph J. Bressan, Jr. William C. Britt Herschel E. Brown Jay Brown Rita L. Buerkett Bryan Burge Dale A. Burnett Larry B. Byerly Helen J. Cadieu Gary L. Cadmus Daniel J. Callahan Mitchel A. Cancienne Samuel L. Casleton Alvina E. Christy Virginia F. Clark Alan M. Cohn Gerald Coorts Brooks Cronister Roselia R. Curras Rosa M. Daniels

Reynolds Scholarship Will Assist Music Students he Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship is open to new and returning students studying music at SIU Carbondale. Preference will be given to graduates of Herrin High School who are incoming freshmen or current students. If no Herrin High School graduates are available, preference will be given to transfer students from John A. Logan College. The scholarship will be awarded annually. “Reynolds was an important part of the School of Music’s staff, and the impact he made during his many years of service is immeasurable,” Jeanine Wagner,

director of the School of Music, says. “He touched the lives of many students through his work and his involvement in extracurricular activities.” Reynolds was a beloved employee who was held in high regard in the School of Music. An avid musician himself, he sponsored music fraternities and made regular appearances in student jam sessions. His wife, Judy, and children, Paul and Julie, hope that through this scholarship he will be remembered for his commitment to music and education. Paul is a 1997 engineering graduate, and Julie earned her degree from

the college of education and human services in 2001. “We wanted to establish this scholarship so Larry could live on in the School of Music,” Judy says. “He was involved with the students in the school, and was also talented. He could play a little on any instrument, but loved to play the banjo.” With the family’s strong ties to SIU Carbondale and southern Illinois, the family wanted the scholarship to benefit local students. “Our children graduated from Herrin High School, John A. Logan and SIU Carbondale,” Judy says. “We decided on the scholarship stipulations

Cathy A. Davis John C. Davis, Sr. Lilian Davis Patricia J. Davis Rose A. Davis Diana L. Dodd Naomi M. Downing Jay S. Ellis, Sr. Robert D. Faner Sidney Feller Louis A. Ferratier Melinda A. Finis Lorraine Flannigan Arlene A. Flynn James L. Foreman Chester L. Gabanski Alberta M. Gaddis Stewart G. Gaddis Carol J. Gaede Peggy Gahala Saul M. Ginsberg Warren R. Golden Brenda K. Gordon Jarod Gordon Lorene K. Greten Shayne Hamm Edward L. Haney Virgil R. Harmon William E. Hartnett Audrey B. Heavin William E. Hergenrother Betty M. Herzberg Ralph R. Hiestand William E. Higgason Scott W. Hinners Patricia Hofman Frances C. Hundley Larry M. Hurt William V. Ittner Lewis J. Jenkins Lawrence P. Jennings Robert D. Jobe Dana Johnson Billie D. Joyner Harold M. Kaplan

Wendell E. Keepper Joyce R. Kelly Dorothy Kemper Neil E. Knauer Alice P. Koenecke Bear Krupa Barbara C. Kupiec Kazimir Ladny Herbert S. Lakin, MD Jeffrey S. Lamont Dorothy J. Lane Walter L. Lawyer Rita D. Layendecker Jane M. Layno Loretta O. Ledbetter Charles L. Lee Ila Levin Donald Lierman LaVern Lindberg Joshua R. Lindgren Stanley J. Lochridge Walter R. Lohman Laura Loring Richard A. Luttrell George N. Madison Mark L. Mahan Alice A. Markwood Norma R. McCalister Faye McCario Betty L. McDaniels Nancy E. McGrath Delmar Meyer James G. Milbrandt Stanley T. Miller Catherine Minnis Betty L. Mitchell Edward C. Moticka Vivian A. Moticka Robert E. Mueller Cecelia H. Murphy Oval Myers, Jr. Charles W. Nation, Jr. Ronald O. Neff Roy A. Niemann Julia S. Noonan

Cecelia B. O’Sadnick Cornelius O’Sadnick Mildred I. Orum Pauline M. Oxby Dayalji Patel Kenneth R. Peters, Sr. Clara E. Pixley Lorena E. Pixley Victor A. Pixley Wendall R. Pixley Felix Ponder, Jr. Walter L. Puckett Quentin H. Reed, MD Stephen P. Revell Robert Reynolds Thomas W. Reynolds Charles E. Richardson Vanda M. Rigoni Charles E. Robbins Richard A. Roberts Michael R. Robertson Daniel R. Roney Judith Ross Melba Ruhe James D. Russell Keith R. Sanders Keith E. Sanson Agnes M. Scaduto Jeanette Scheller Verna B. Schmidt Harlon L. Seats C. G. Seibert Sheila A. Seibert Bernadine Shutt James D. Simmons Paul Simon Michael G. Smart Ruth E. Smith Norma E. Solomon-Conner Gertrude H. Spinner Courtney L. Spoor Olympia D. Spurling Steven A. Staples Edward F. Stephens, III Cecile M. Stern



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based on these connections.” For more information on the Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, contact Tracee Norris at 618-453-4563 or Charles H. Story Paul C. Stout Katy Tannahill D D. Taylor James S. Taylor Kevin Thien Kyle Thien Marian Thompson Marion R. Thompson Max W. Turner R. S. Tyler Donald Ugent Ed Vancil Art Voelker Jack Vollmer Ida M. Warner Owen G. Weakley Richard E. Weinhoeft Virginia M. Wells Anna L. Wethington Charlotte A. Williams Deborah B. Winer Fred W. Wise, Jr. Gary Wright Gary W. Yunker

SIU FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Mary Kay Moore ’78, M.S. ‘81 Retired CEO & Co-Owner Center for Comprehensive Services Carbondale, IL

President-Elect Greg N. Cook President Cook Portable Warehouses Makanda, IL

Members John S. Brewster, J.D. ‘76 Partner Winters Brewster Crosby & Schafer LLC Herrin, IL Marcia L. Bullard ‘74 Retired CEO, Editor, President Gannett Company Washington, D.C. Robert A. Chamberlin ‘68 Owner Chamberlin Consulting Group, Inc. Lemont, IL Rita Cheng Chancellor Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL Larry R. DeJarnett ’62, M.S. ‘63 Managing Director The LAMAR Group Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA James T. Gildersleeve ‘72 President Gildersleeve Fertilizer Co. Hudson, IL

William F. Hartmann ‘79 Vice President Hilliard & Lyons, Inc. Anna, IL Kenneth J. Hull ‘58 Retired Chairman and CEO Follett Corporation Downers Grove, IL Marvin K. Kaiser ‘63 Retired Chief Administrative Officer Doe Run Company Mayfield, KY Michael Kasser ‘78 Vice President, CFO, Treasurer Southern Illinois Healthcare Pomona, IL Camelle W. Logan ‘89 President and CEO Teaming Solutions Cordova, TN William R. Lymangood, Jr. ‘72 Executive Director & Portfolio Manager Morgan Stanley, Inc. Naperville, IL F. Lynn McPheeters ‘64 Retired Vice President/CFO Caterpillar, Inc. Peoria, IL Dianne Meeks Community Leader Carbondale, IL Christoph E. Micha ‘83 Manager, TeleDiagnostic Program DaimlerChrysler Motors Co. Farmington Hills, MI


Pamela K. Pfeffer ‘67 Community Leader Nashville, TN Glenn W. Poshard ’70, M.S.Ed. ’75, Ph.D. ‘84 President Southern Illinois University Murphysboro, IL Marsha G. Ryan, J.D. ‘87 Physician, Surgeon, Professor of Law Murphysboro, IL John D. Simmons Chairman and CEO Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC East Alton, IL Robert J. Siracusano ‘95 Senior Financial Advisor & Branch Manager Siracusano/Sleezer Group - Wells Fargo Advisors Aurora, IL Matthew S. Solverson ‘86 Director, Marketing & Business Development General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems Carbondale, IL Howard M. Spiegel ‘75 Account Manager Arrow Semi-Conductor Buffalo Grove, IL Roger B. Tedrick ‘70 Owner Tedrick Insurance Agency Mount Vernon, IL

Saluki Sports Football Salukis Tie For Third In MVC IU Football turned the Black Out Cancer game into a 2012 finale shutout as the Salukis blanked Western Illinois 35-0 at Saluki Stadium and raised more than $45,000 to go toward Southern Illinois Healthcare’s Hope is Home campaign to build a cancer treatment center in southern Illinois. With the win, the Salukis (6-5, 5-3) recorded their first winning season since 2009. SIU finished the regular season in a third-place tie with Illinois State and Indiana State in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. “This was, in my mind, a must win,” head coach Dale Lennon says. “To finish high in the Missouri Valley was important. I’m proud of the effort the team gave. It was never due to a lack of effort.” The margin between the Salukis and the playoffs was two conference losses on consecutive weekends to North Dakota State and South Dakota State in late October. SIU held a fourth quarter lead in both games, and had the Salukis won either, they would have finished tied for second in the MVC instead of third. Had they won both, they would have been outright conference champions. SIU was atop the conference with 35


One of the year’s highlights came on Homecoming Weekend when the Salukis defeated Northern Iowa 34-31. SIU Hall of Famer Carl Mauck ’69 gave the team a pregame talk, and then celebrated with the players afterward in the locker room. sacks, 15 fumble recoveries, and 24 forced turnovers. It was also the first team in program history to shutout two conference opponents in a season. Despite missing the playoffs by a relatively slim margin, Lennon thinks the program is moving forward, and has momen-

Saluki Women Hope To Prove Poll Wrong he SIU women’s basketball team was picked eighth in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll. The annual poll of league coaches, media and sports information has the Saluki women in the bottom part of the league, although Southern returns four starters from a team that went 8-22/ 4-14 last season. “I don’t put much thought into those rankings,” says SIU head coach Missy Tiber. “I am more concerned with the daily development of our kids and where our team will be in March.” Defending MVC Tournament champion Creighton topped the poll with 382 points and 26 first-place votes. Wichita State was picked second in the poll with 347 points and 12 firstplace votes while Illinois State garnered 323 points and the remaining two first-place votes. “There’s a tradition of women’s basketball that’s been here, and I believe this fall we’ll return SIU women’s basketball to glory,” Tiber says. The women return six letter winners, led by sophomore guard Cartaesha Macklin, who was the MVC Freshman of the Year last season. Macklin is the league’s top returning scorer after averaging 16.5 points. The Salukis open conference play at home for the first time in three seasons as Southern welcomes Creighton to SIU Arena Jan. 3. SIU plays five of seven games at home on the back end of its Valley schedule as the Salukis host Evansville (Feb. 9), Illinois State (Feb. 14), Indiana State (Feb. 16), Bradley (March 1) and Northern Iowa (March 3) during that stretch. ■


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tum to compete for a playoff spot in 2013. “That’s why this game was so important,” he says. “We want to make a statement that we’re a good football team and program. I do feel that we’re headed in the direction.” (To see final results and statistics, go to ■

Men’s Cross Country Wins League Title he SIU men’s cross country team claimed its first Missouri Valley Conference title since 2008 this fall at the State Farm MVC Cross Country Championships. The Saluki men edged out the winner of the previous three team championships, Indiana State, by six team points. Southern landed five runners in the top 10 who received All-MVC honors, the most under head coach Matt Sparks and the most in the Missouri Valley on the men’s side since 2009 (Indiana State, five). Sparks was named the league’s coach of the year. It was Sparks’ fourth men’s championship at Southern (2004, 2007, 2008, 2012), which ties Lew Hartzog (1976, 1978, 1980, 1981) for second place in SIU history, and is one behind Bill Cornell for first (1982, 1983, 1991, 1994, 1995). Zach Dahleen (second, 24:25), Brian Dixon (sixth, 24:42), Nick Schrader (seventh, 24:43), Oscar Medina (ninth, 24:49) and Juan Carrera (10th, 24:52) all received All-MVC honors for finishing in the top 10. The Saluki women had a strong showing as Matt Sparks well, finishing third behind second-place Wichita State and champion Illinois State. Third place is the Saluki women’s best finish since 2006 when they took second place. Sophomore Sadie Darnell continued her superb season six seconds shy of claiming her first All-MVC honor. Darnell finished 11th with a 5K time of 18:02 to pace the Saluki women. The men then finished ninth and the women 12th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals to close out team competition for 2012, but Dixon finished 19th for the men out of 190 competitors with a time of 31:09.27 to qualify as an individual for NCAA Nationals. In that event, he finished 143rd out of 245 runners in the 10K race and was the first Saluki runner at the national meet since 2009 when Jeff Schirmer ■ earned a second-straight All-American honor for his 19th-place finish.


Saluki Sports A Saluki Connection On The World Champion Giants hen the San Francisco Giants won the 2012 World Series, there was certainly a Saluki connection. Three SIU products, including two former Saluki baseball players, manned key roles for the organization. Carl Kochan ’99 is the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator. Kochan, an outfielder who lettered at SIU in 1997


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and 1998, earned a degree in exercise science at Southern. He has been in the Giants organization since 2009 and was promoted to his current position following the 2011 season. “Being a part of a World Series championship and earning a ring is a dream

come true,” Kochan says. “It’s almost still hard to believe.” The Giants also had a Saluki in the bullpen. Taira Uematsu ’07 is the bullpen catcher and also throws batting practice. A former student athletic trainer for Saluki Baseball, Uematsu is a jack-of-alltrades. When asked what all he does for the team, Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought for a minute and then said, “It’s more of a case of what he doesn’t do.” The Giants’ veteran play-by-play announcer, Duane Kuiper EX ’71, is also a Saluki alumnus. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1972 and enjoyed a 12-year Major League career as a second baseman. He has established himself as one of the best broadcasters in baseball, and is a five-time Emmy Award winner. In addition, the Giants’ West Coast cross-checker, Joe Strain, is the father of current SIU assistant baseball coach Ryan Strain. Joe spent five years playing in the Giants’ system and enjoyed three

Duane Kuiper

seasons in the majors with the Giants and the Chicago Cubs. “It’s always enjoyable to follow the success of members of the Saluki family,” SIU Head Coach Ken Henderson says. “All have risen to the top of their respective professions, and it is great that they were part of such a monumental event as the World Series.” ■

Volleyball Salukis Have Best Record In A Decade SIU Carbondale’s best volleyball’ season since 2002 came to a close when the Salukis fell 21-25, 21-25, 20-25 in a three-set sweep to Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinals. “We knew coming into the game we would have to handle the smaller opportunities, and we didn’t,” says SIU head coach Justin Ingram. “Our rhythms were off and we couldn’t get the opportunities offensively that we needed.” Five players earned all-conference recognition, as seniors Alysia Mayes and Laura Thole were selected to the All-MVC First Team, while Taylor Pippen was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team for the 2012 volleyball season. Mayes, Bailey Yeager, and Rachael Brown also were honored as MVC First Team ScholarAthletes. The Salukis conclude their 2012 season that saw the best record in ten years at 21-9 and 11-7 in the MVC. “It took a lot of hard work and four great seniors to make this season happen,” says the firstyear head coach. “It didn’t end how we wanted it to end, but at the same time we are pleased with the Alysia Mayes progress we made.” ■

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Whatever Happened To… Carver Shannon’s Road To Carbondale by Gene Green


hen SIU’s Hall of Fame began in 1978, former football and track star Carver Shannon ’62 was one of the first inductees. As one of the first SIU players to make it to the National Football League, he was an All-American running back for the Salukis who rushed for more than 1,800 career yards. After setting rushing records that would stand for 20 years, Shannon turned professional and earned Canadian Football League Rookie of the Year honors. He went on to play in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, and later became an official in the NFL. The former Saluki enjoyed a long career with Hughes Aircraft in the aerospace industry after his footballplaying days were complete. Now 74 years old and living in Los Angeles, Shannon says he has wonderful memories of his days at SIU, even though the road to Carbondale was a bit unexpected.

Some Northern Exposure “It was 1955, and I was in Corinth, Miss.,” Shannon recalls. “Temple University’s Al Kawal had been hired to coach football at SIU at about the same time Don Boydston was leaving the University of Mississippi to become Southern’s new athletic director. Kawal called Boydston and told him to keep an eye out for a good running back in that area that he could bring with him.” Boydston talked to legendary Ole Miss Head Coach Johnny Vaught, who gave him a tip about Shannon. There was only one problem – Shannon had spent the summer in Chicago and was planning to attend Indiana University. “Dr. Boydston and his wife, Jo Ann, showed up on my front porch one day to talk to me about going to SIU,” Shannon says with a laugh. “I had never even heard of the school, but listened to what they had to say. At the end of the day, I said I would go play in Carbondale. I told him that just to get rid of him!” Shannon thought perhaps that would be the end of it, but a few days later the Boydstons pulled up in front of the house to gather the running back’s things for the long journey north. “I told my mom, “That man we talked to the other day is in front of the house and

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Carver Shannon (19) runs through an opening for a big gain during a game in the late 1950s. Shannon, a member of SIU’s first Hall of Fame class, is now retired and says he takes great pride in staying in good physical condition. The inset photo of the 74-yearold Saluki, taken in 2012, certainly backs up that assertion. he looks like he is ready to take me to that school,’” Shannon recalls. “She looked me in the eye and said, ‘Well Carver, you told him you were going, so you are.’”

Wanted: A Bigger Line When Shannon became a Saluki, he soon realized that he needed bigger linemen around him. He stood 6-2 and weighed 206 pounds, making him bigger than most the players there to protect him. He became a recruiter of sorts, imploring Boydston to go with him to Memphis and find some larger down linemen. “I guess you could say I was my own recruiter,” he says, “but we needed some bigger guys on that line.” The result was the influx of stars such as Willie Brown ’61, the late Houston Antwine ’63, and Sam Silas ’63, M.S. ’65, Ph.D. ’74 to block for Shannon and protect quarter-

back Bill Norwood ’59. “All of those guys were great players, and the memories I have of them are so wonderful. I wouldn’t trade those days for anything.” A half-century later, Shannon smiles with pride when he thinks about how he ended up at a school he knew nothing about. “First of all, the experience allowed me to know the Boydstons, who were ahead of the game as far as race relations and helping minorities,” he points out. “They didn’t do it for praise; they did it because it is what they believed in.” Does he ever wonder what life might have been like as a Hoosier? “Oh no,” Shannon says with a loud laugh. “SIU was the best school for me. The University was going through a time of change, and I’m proud I was there to help them through that.” ■




hen Barry Hinson was hired as SIU life and had never seen the situation we walked into here. That Carbondale’s new men’s basketball coach on being said, we are excited about the challenge and are rebuilding March 28, he became just the 13th head coach this program with a strong base. We have tried to be as simple and in the program’s 99-year history. Hinson had served the last four elementary as possible with our players, as putting in a new sysyears on Bill Self ’s staff at the University of Kansas, most recently tem has required us to break things down completely. as director of operations for the 2011-12 national champions. SA: You have said that you want to play fast, but that is easier Prior to Kansas, Hinson was the head coach at Missouri State said than done. for nine seasons and guided the Bears to a 169-117 record with BH: It is a real challenge, because when you play faster, self-dispostseason NIT teams in 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2007. His 2006 cipline has to also be elevated. We are teaching our players that squad was left out of the NCAA Tournament despite a 21 RPI, the they need to be looking for a great shot, not just a good shot. On highest mark ever snubbed by the selection committee. defense, we need to get back to the legacy of the great defensive Although Southern dominated the Missouri Valley Conference play this program was once known for. The SIU Arena can really by winning six-straight championships from 2002 to 2007, be an intimidating place to play, and I want it to be that way again. Hinson’s Bears beat the Salukis 10 times, which was more than any SA: Your depth this year will certainly be an issue, but looking other conference school during his tenure. That success on the ahead, what is the most important element that needs to be floor, coupled with 43 of the 46 seniors he has coached in his addressed? career receiving degrees, became key factors for SIU Athletic BH: In the MVC, you turn a program around by getting back to Director Mario Moccia to consider. red-shirting players; nothing is more crucial than that. When Hinson, who grew up in the small town of Marlow, Okla., says teams in this league win championships and make some noise in the SIU job feels like “I’m coming home.” He also knows turning the NCAA Tournament, they normally are doing it with fifth-year around the struggling Saluki program will seniors on the roster. That is a great equalizer require every ounce of energy he, his staff, against the big-time programs. and players can muster this season. SA: Certainly the immediate challenge you His positive demeanor, however, should had last summer was putting together your help bring success back to the SIU Arena, coaching staff. How did that process evolve? says former boss, Kansas Head Coach Bill BH: You learn a few things when you’ve Self. been around as long as I have. In the past, I “I have never been around a more posiwould have tried to hire a staff as soon as tive, energetic, unselfish person,” Self said of possible. This summer I took my time to Hinson when he was hired. He is loyal, ethimake sure I put it together the right way, and cal, and can coach and recruit. I love the I could not be happier with the way that guy – he gets it and will be a great person to process unfolded. work with and build the Southern Illinois SA: One other thing you recognized – basketball program. much like what Jerry Kill did when he took As conference play neared, Hinson sat over a struggling football program years down to discuss the state of SIU men’s basago – was the immediate need to reengage ketball. and energize the fan base. Kill did a great job Southern Alumni: What has surprised in that area, and then soon backed up the you more than anything else so far? words with championships. That kind of Barry Hinson Barry Hinson: The depth of the rebuildinteraction kept you busy in those early ing process was much greater than I imagined. I knew there were months in Carbondale as well, didn’t it? challenges – and to the administration’s defense I don’t think anyBH: When I took the job I didn’t understand how important it one really knew just how bad it was – but we were surprised at was for alumni and friends to hear from me. My first few weeks how just many on- and off-court issues we had to deal with. turned into almost an old-time tent revival, as it seemed like I was SA: You had some players leave the program, convinced others speaking to any group of people who stood still long enough to listo stay, and at the same time began to immediately deal with some ten to me. I’ve heard the Kill comparisons, and although I’ve never academic and off-the-court issues. It had to be daunting at times. met him, I really take it as a compliment. BH: It was a daily battle for our entire staff; no other way to Part of my message to our fans was to truly share what I’ve seen explain it. I had one assistant tell me he has been coaching all his since I have been at the University. Certainly one surprising thing is

Hinson instructs senior guard T.J. Lindsay in an early season game. “We’re small, but we’re pesky,” Hinson says. “That’s just the way we’re going to have to play.”

that the perception of SIU outside of the immediate area is really positive. The party school-label we still seem to deal with is pure fallacy. Hey, I’ve seen party schools, and this is not one of them. The challenge I offer whenever I speak is that anything out of our mouths about SIU Carbondale that isn’t 100 percent positive is totally unacceptable. We are all in this together, and we need a team approach to move forward. SA: Your last head-coaching position was at Missouri State, where you had success both on the court and in the classroom. Getting fired there still stings, doesn’t it? BH: I am proud of what we did there. We never had an NCAA violation, had winning seasons in eight of the nine years, played in the post-season four times, and produced two of the highest RPI rankings not to make it into


the NCAA Tournament. We also were great in the classroom and in the community. If I sound like I still have a burr under my saddle, it’s the truth! I’m still upset about it, but it helps motivate me each day. SA: And you have to be motivated, because at SIU you really are trying to change the entire culture of the men’s basketball program. How do you accomplish that? BH: My father was a Southern Baptist minister who dedicated his life to helping turn other people’s lives around each day. Being raised in that setting taught me many things that I try and share with our players. We make sure those currently in the program do the right things and know they will be held accountable if they don’t. Players entering the program in the future will understand our mission before they ever step on the floor. SA: You’ve mentioned several attributes that help in such a rebuilding process, but is there something you must always guard against as well? BH: As players and coaches, we should have no sense of entitlement. Too often in our society – especially with young people who have great talent – we feel entitled to something. I absolutely hate that. It appalls me. Any season you watch your Salukis play, you can rest assured that they have been told the following: “You do not have the right to be here; you have the privilege to be here.” SA: How will you judge success this year staring at an MVC Preseason Poll that

has your team ranked last in the standings? BH: I can guarantee you that we will prepare to win every game we play. I’m also a realist and know other factors come into the equation. We’ll also gauge success with our academics, how our players act off the floor, and see if we finish higher in the standings than predicted. SA: Despite your limited personnel numbers, what can help your team take some strides during conference play? BH: You are only as good as your seniors, and we have three quality players in that class in T.J. Lindsay, Jeff Early, and Kendal Brown-Surles. They have to lead by example – on and off the floor – and your best players must be your hardest workers. If they are, we will get better during the MVC season. And I think our fans will enjoy the level of hustle and enthusiasm they see on the floor by their Salukis. Regarding changing the culture, it has to start on a personal level. The players must know that you really care about them as people and not just as players. When I visit with a mom or dad, I tell them I could care less if their son can hit a jumper from 15 feet 15 years from now, but I do care that they leave SIU a better person. Fifteen years after graduation, if he is a good husband, father, and citizen, then we made a difference that will last him for the rest of his life. SA: It’s hard to be patient, whether you are a coach, player, or fan, but it seems that will have to be the approach this season. BH: It will take some time to build the roster that we want, and that’s fine. I’ve never seen a program turned around overnight, and if it does, it often goes right back downhill quickly. There are no quick fixes; you build it right and recruit kids with talent who are also solid students and good citizens. Coaching legend Larry Brown once told me, “Recruit kids with character, but don’t recruit characters.” I think that’s a great plan for us to follow.

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MEET THE COACHING STAFF… Tom Hankins – Associate Head Coach Hankins, a native of Tulsa, Okla., has spent the previous 15 seasons as an assistant at Oral Roberts. He was originally hired by Hinson at ORU in 1997, and served under him for two seasons (1997-99). He will be Southern’s recruiting coordinator. “Whenever you put a staff together, there is one guy who you feel like you absolutely need to hire,” Hinson says. “Coach Hankins has been my point of emphasis since Day One. He’s well respected, and there’s no question in my mind that he is head-coaching material.” Anthony Beane Sr. – Assistant Coach Beane served two stints at Illinois State, coaching five seasons under Tim Jankovich (2007-12) and two years on Tom Richardson’s staff (2000-02). In between, he was an assistant coach at Saint Louis University, 2002-06. “He’s a veteran coach who is familiar with the Missouri Valley Conference, and he’s a strong recruiter who can help us in St. Louis and Chicago,” Hinson says. “Anthony sort of fell into our laps; we are excited he is on our staff.” Beane’s son, Anthony Jr., is a freshman on the SIU basketball team. Terrance McGee – Assistant Coach McGee served the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Grand Valley State University, during which time the Lakers compiled a 33-21 record, including a 19-8 mark and third-place finish in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2011. “It was imperative to find somebody who has energy, is loyal, and really wants to work hard,” Hinson says. “Terrance met every one of these criteria.” McGee played collegiately for Hinson at Missouri State (2001-03), earning First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference and All-Defensive Team honors.

Nate Mast – Director of Basketball Operations Mast served as head coach at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill., where he posted a 53-44 record, including an NJCAA Division II national tournament appearance in 2012. A 2002 graduate of the University of Illinois, he was a student assistant for one season for the Illini (2001-02) and later joined Bill Self’s staff at Kansas in 2004 in an administrative capacity. “Nate has worked and played at the highest level of college basketball and will be a tremendous asset for us,” says Hinson. Mast holds the UI scoring record for walk-ons and was named to the Big Ten Academic All-Conference Team. Luke Scheidecker – Travel Coordinator Scheidecker joins the Saluki Basketball staff after spending the last four years with the Southeast Missouri State program. He served as team manager for the Redhawks while an undergraduate, overseeing and organizing the daily responsibilities of players and managers. He then took on the added title of director of basketball operations last season. “I wanted someone from the area who was not afraid to roll up his sleeves and do anything we needed,” Hinson says. “We found a good, loyal person who will play a key role for us this season.” Matt Shaw – Team Manager Former Saluki forward Matt Shaw has returned to school to finish his degree and will serve as a team manager this season. Shaw, who scored 1,363 points in his career at SIU from 2004-08, recently retired from his professional basketball career in Spain. At Southern, he helped lead the team to three conference championships and three NCAA Tournament berths, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2007. “We are blessed to have the presence of a young man like Matt in our program,” Hinson says.

From left, Nate Mast, Anthony Beane, Tom Hankins, and Terrance McGee are introduced at a press conference.

SIU Was The Place For Him An Air Force And Saluki Family Legacy D

avid Welge’s Saluki lineage runs pretty deep. His parents, older brother, and uncle are graduates of SIU Carbondale, and when he initially visited campus, he discovered why his family held the University in such high regard. “I fell in love with the campus,” says the 1993 physiology graduate. “Thompson Woods, Campus Lake and the open quad area … it was all so beautiful. SIU had a medical school, so I was confident that its physiology department was strong, too. Those two things go hand in hand.” The decision to follow in his family’s footsteps was an easy one. The only question was whether or not he would serve his country like his father and brother. His father, John, joined SIU’s Air Force ROTC during his first two years on campus and, subsequently, served in the Air Force for 41 years, including more than 11 years of active duty. Welge’s’ brother, Michael ’90, also pursued a career in the Air Force. “I wasn’t sure about the Air Force ROTC at first,” he says. “But once I got involved, I realized that it was a good thing to do.” And it has paid off for him. Welge left the University as a second lieutenant in the Air Force ROTC program and also graduated as a Magna Cum Laude physiologist. After a stint as an administrative officer at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, he applied to


change his specialty to Aerospace Physiology. With the support of his boss and a recommendation from the base hospital commander, the Southern graduate was selected and enrolled in the Aerospace Physiology Officer Course at Brooks AFB, Texas – and graduated first in his class. Following assignments running crew training/certifying David Welge (right), with his brother, Mike, and sister, devices at several Kirsten, at a ceremony that officially promoted him to lieubases, Welge became a tenant colonel. board-certified physiologist, ascended to chairman, received his master’s in kinesiBoth sons became lieutenant colonels, ology, and earned the Major ranking. and in 2011, David gave his family another During a stint at Holloman AFB in New reason to be proud. As a teacher in physiolMexico, he applied and was accepted as ogy and biology, he was honored as one of an instructor at the U.S. Air Force the Academy’s Outstanding Educators, Academy in 2007. becoming only one of 24 instructors to “David is humble and doesn’t like to talk receive this recognition. about himself. I’m extremely proud of his “Every department nominates an outcareer accomplishments and his service to standing educator at the Air Force our country,” his father says. “It has douAcademy, and I was the nominee for biolbled my pleasure to have two sons serving ogy,” he notes. “The Academy has 550 in the Air Force.” faculty members, so it was a true honor that humbled and surprised me.” Welge left the Air Force Academy this summer and is now a member of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) medical staff. He met his wife, Carlina ’95, while both were students on campus. His parents, John and Nancy Welge, also met each other in Carbondale. Both are 1964 graduates. “I’ve had people approach me and extend their appreciation. Serving my country is a part of who I am as a person,” he says. “It’s also a part of a SIU family legacy with my father and brother.” ■

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In Memoriam Alumni Deaths RUNION, Annie “Loa,” ’29, M.S.Ed. ’56 8/13/2012, Pinckneyville, Ill. STEWART, John L., ex. ’35 9/12/2012, Carbondale, Ill. GARVER, Blanche L., ex. ’40 8/23/2012, Ava, Ill. KELLEY, Martha S., ex. ’40 3/03/2012, Decatur, Ill. COX, Mary M., ’41 9/26/2012, Herrin, Ill. JENNINGS, Warren G., ’41, M.S.Ed. ’52 10/07/2012, Granite City, Ill. WHISLER, Kenneth A., ’41 9/19/2012, Alton, Ill. BENOIST, Albert “Bud” E., ex. ’42 10/09/2012, Mount Vernon, Ill. DORRIS, Marie P. Campanella Bell, ’42 8/24/2012, Ridgefield, Conn. MCDONALD, Dorothea V., ’42 8/24/2011, Godfrey, Ill. NEAL, Vertis W., ex. ’42 8/31/2011, Albion, Ill. EILBRACHT, Euline D., ’45 8/29/2012, Savoy, Ill. HASTINGS, Lillian A., ’46 8/25/2012, Royal Oak, Mich. SHEFFER, Don R., ’46 10/02/2012, Herrin, Ill. CHILDERS, Ph.D., Clifford W., ’47 10/27/2012, Humble, Texas JONES, Carl E., ex. ’47 5/25/2012, Murphysboro, Ill. LAVENDER, Lee M., ex. ’47 9/21/2012, Vienna, Ill. AKIN, Dr. Wallace E., ’48 8/14/2012, Des Moines, Iowa

STROUP, Harold R., ’50 6/05/2012, Collinsville, Ill. WICKSTROM, L. Velva “Vel”, ’50 10/21/2012, Monticello, Ill. ASSELMEIER, MD, Glen H., ’51 8/28/2012, Glen Ellyn, Ill. GHOLSON, Mary F. Coffey, ’52 8/09/2012, Stillwater, Okla. CUMMINS, Herb, ’52 6/19/2012, Tyler, Texas RUSSELL, Wanda M., ex. ’52 10/09/2012, Carbondale, Ill. TAYLOR, Mary M., ’52 10/17/2012, Okawville, Ill. MIFFLIN, Aleatha E., ’53, M.S.Ed. ’59 10/16/2012, Murphysboro, Ill. MOSS, Dorothy G., ex. ’53 11/01/2012, Pinckneyville, Ill. OHMS, H.A. “Bud,” ’53 8/26/2012, Marion, Ill. UNDERWOOD, Dr. Robert F., ’53 10/16/2012, Murphysboro, Ill. CLARK, Ida M., ’54 3/13/2012, Gary, Ind. LANGAN, Lois J., ’54 8/24/2012, Marion, Ill. SWANSON, William R., ’54 11/08/2011, Louisville, Ky. RENSING, Marvin J., ’55, M.A. ’57 8/13/2012, Bunker Hill, Ill. WOLFE, F. Arthur, M.S.Ed. ’55 1/02/2012, Sun City West, Ariz. SERNE, William “Bill” J., ’56 9/25/2012, Elwood, Ill. WAGNER, William W., ’56 8/17/2012, Scottsdale, Ariz. BITZER JR., Earle E., ’57 11/23/2011, Naples, Fla.

MATHIEU, Charles “Charlie” C., ’48, M.S.Ed. ’52 5/10/2011, Evansville, Ind.

GIROT, Ruth S., ’57, M.S.Ed. ’61 8/20/2012, Galatia, Ill.

MULKIN, John W., ’48, M.A. ’52 9/17/2012, Carterville, Ill.

PERKINS, Bill G., ’57 9/07/2012, Sun City Center, Fla.

REISSAUS, William D., ex. ’48 9/10/2012, Carbondale, Ill.

Terry Gannon, Former Board Member erry Gannon, a former SIU Alumni Association national board member who also had served as president of the organization’s Central Florida Alumni Chapter, died in November at the age of 67. The 1968 SIU graduate had successful careers in sales with Xerox Corporation and in Residential Real Estate on St Pete Beach, a community in which he also once served as mayor. He is survived by his wife, Carol.


GOOCHER, Buell E., M.A. ’61, Ph.D. ’63 8/17/2012, San Diego, Calif.

BAIRD, Jack C., ’65 10/12/2012, Murphysboro, Ill.

MOWERY, James D., ’61 11/05/2011, Saint Louis, Mo.

GREMMELS, Leila M., ’65 10/23/2012, Steeleville, Ill.

PERSSON, P. James “Jim,” ’61 2/09/2012, Grayslake, Ill.

HANDY, James S., ’65 8/21/2012, Springfield, Ill.

PRICE, Sarah J., M.S. ’61 10/01/2012, Winter Haven, Fla.

SCROGGINS, Michael “Mike” D., ’65, M.S. ’67 8/22/2012, Edwardsville, Ill.

COONAN, Thomas R., ’62, M.S.Ed. ’62 8/22/2012, Washington, D.C. DIETZ, Judith “Judy” S., ’62, M.S.Ed. ’67 12/27/2011, Mascoutah, Ill. HOSKINSON, Sheila K., ’62 6/18/2012, Fort Payne, Ala. PETTY, JR., Bruce A., ’62 9/21/2012, Washington, D.C. SADNAVITCH, Fred A., ’62 8/10/2012, Aurora, Ill. SAPPENFIELD, Dr. James “Jim” A., ’62 12/31/2011, Shorewood, Wis.

BARTON, John R., ’66 8/03/2012, Geneva, Ill. BREWER SR., Gerald S., ’66 10/21/2012, Alton, Ill. KOOPMANN, Jane M., ’66 10/02/2012, Germantown, Ill. CIRONE, CPA, Frank C., ’67 4/22/2012, Tampa, Fla. GANT, Myra D. Born, ’67 8/23/2012, Du Quoin, Ill. JOHNSON, John R., ’67, M.A. ’77 8/29/2012, Carbondale, Ill.

SWAIN, C. Keith “Corky,” ex. ’57 10/14/2012, Carbondale, Ill.

ANDREWS, Wallace “Keith,” M.S.Ed. ’63 9/20/2012, Chatham, Ill.

KRAUSE, Rev. Donald B., M.S. ’67 2/07/2012, Minneapolis, Minn.

BERRY, William “Bill”, ’49, M.S.Ed. ’53 11/01/2012, Galesburg, Ill.

VANTREASE, James C., ’57 10/21/2012, Bolingbrook, Ill.

HOLTCAMP, Norma K., ’63 4/04/2012, Vandalia, Ill.

TURBIVILLE JR., Graham H., ’67 4/24/2012, Dripping Springs, Texas

CLARK, James H., ’49 10/15/2012, Largo, Fla.

FELTY, Mary J., ’58 8/07/2012, Champaign, Ill.

KING, Halsie E., ’63, M.S.Ed. ’90 8/14/2012, Eldorado, Ill.

AMEDAY, Lawrence R., ’68 1/25/2012, Pontiac, Ill.

ELLERBECK, Aureen M., ex. ’49 5/14/2012, Melbourne, Fla.

GROVES, Bobby D., ’58, M.S.Ed. ’59 11/06/2012, Marion, Ill.

MOLLER, Pearl K., ’63 7/25/2012, Metropolis, Ill.

AMES, Lawrence A., ’68 8/15/2012, Arlington Heights, Ill.

KELLEY, Alice F., ex. ’49 7/08/2012, Titusville, Fla.

DANCEY, Edward R., ’59 6/11/2012, Arlington, Va.

RAGLIN, Charles M., M.S. ’63 8/25/2012, Salem, Ill.

GARLICH, Donald L., ’68 9/11/2012, Pittsburg, Ill.

SIMPSON, Weldon L., ’49 10/01/2012, Las Vegas, Nev.

HEDBERG, David L., ’59, M.A. ’61 6/18/2012, Chicago, Ill.

SHURTZ, Ruth M., ’63 10/10/2012, Mount Vernon, Ill.

MATTIS, David L., ’68, M.A. ’72 6/28/2012, Buffalo Grove, Ill.

SPICELAND, Irene “Inky” S., ex. ’49 10/18/2011, Memphis, Tenn.

KELLERMAN, Robert “Bob” H., ’59 10/26/2012, Pinckneyville, Ill.

ZIPPRICH, William J., ’63 10/19/2012, Dundee, Ore.

STRAKER, Lloyd B., ’49 9/21/2012, Ames, Iowa

PARTRIDGE, Melvin R., ’59 8/27/2012, Mount Vernon, Ill.

WHITESIDE, W. David, ’49, M.S.Ed. ’50 9/18/2012, Vienna, Ill.

TAYLOR, Susan N., ex. ’59 5/01/2012, Chapel Hill, N.C.

ENGLISH JR., Robert “Bill” W., ’64, M.A. ’67 9/27/2012, Tallahassee, Fla.

MUCKLER, Prof. William A., ’68, M.S.Ed. ’69 5/12/2012, Kirkwood, Mo. BORNSTEIN, CPA, Robert H., ’69 4/02/2012, Glenview, Ill.

BIEHL, Delores “Sis” A., ex. ’50 9/21/2012, Marion, Ill.

KISER, Roberta K., ’60 8/30/2012, Palm Springs, Calif.

HANDLEY, James “Jim” D., ’64 9/28/2012, Alton, Ill.

MONCKTON, Richard W., ’69 9/02/2012, Cheyenne, Wyo.

HOFFEE, Carroll C., ex. ’50 12/31/2011, Fairfield, Ill.

SISULAK, Kristin Stotlar, ex. ’60 10/07/2012, Makanda, Ill.

HINES, Mary C., ’64 8/23/2012, Carterville, Ill.

SCHMIDT, Daniel A., ’69 8/18/2012, Huntley, Ill.

JONES JR., Carl, ’50, M.S.Ed. ’52 8/24/2012, Greenville, Ill.

SOMMERHOF, William J., ’60, M.S.Ed. ’62 8/19/2012, Edwardsville, Ill.

HOWE, Kenneth “Ed,” ’64 10/15/2012, Newton, Ill.

BOREN, Melissa K., ’70 9/05/2012, Crainville, Ill.

NEWTON, Nancy A., ’64 10/29/2012, Columbia, Ill.

MILLER, John A., ’70 9/13/2012, Carbondale, Ill.

SAMFORD, Melissa J., ’64 10/16/2012, Brentwood, Calif.

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MIKES, Esther P., ’50 12/07/2011, Crete, Ill.

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FREYTAG, Rev. Robert “Bob” F., M.S.Ed. ’61 8/15/2012, Mount Vernon, Ill.


Holland Prize Heckman’s Award Supports Preservation Of Fuller’s Dome ocal architect and senior lecturer Thad Heckman ’79 of SIU Carbondale was awarded the Holland Prize last year for his work on documenting Buckminster Fuller’s Dome Home. The competition, open to both students and professionals, recognizes the best singlesheet measured drawing of a historic building, site, or structure. The award included a $1,000 prize, which Heckman contributed toward the preservaThad Heckman’s pen and ink rendering of R. Buckminster Fuller's Carbondale Dome Home won "The tion of the dome. Holland Prize" competition and a $1,000 prize which he donated towards the Dome’s preservation efforts. Although Fuller is credited with influencing the building of 3,000 ment – which now is housed in The Buckminster Fuller and Anne Hewlett domes during his lifetime, he has only Library of Congress – as an incentive Dome Home (See website for details.) owned and lived in the Carbondale home. and reward to individuals who conArchival quality Holland Prize The RBF Dome (NFP) is offering tribute $1,000 or more to the not-forposters are available for order in various reproductions of the original docuprofit fund for preservation of the sizes and renderings. Depending on preferences and decor, various versions of the poster are available, including a duplicate of the original pen and ink, a blueprint version emulating the look of a 1950s blueprint, a distressed blueprint version in which the image displays the wear and tear of a job-worn blueprint, and a watercolor version. All proceeds support the preservation of the dome and the ongoing educational mission of the organization. To learn more, visit the website:, email rbfdomenfp@, contact the RBF Dome organization direct at 618-549DOME (3663), or by postal address at R. Buckmin ster Fuller and Anne Hewlett Holland Prize Coordinator Robert Arzola (left) and Historical American Buildings Dome Home, P.O. Box 1261, Carbondale, Survey Chief Catherine Lavoie (right) look on as SIU’s Thad Heckman discusses his IL 62903. ■ drawing that documents the Buckminster Fuller Dome. Photo courtesy of Eric Long


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Although Barry Smith says stopping Larry Bird from scoring was a challenge, he often returned the favor. Here the SIU forward scores over the Indiana State legend during a conference battle at the SIU Arena.


n the 116 years that the SIU Alumni Association has been in existence, the organization has been guided by 87 national board presidents. While most shared common attributes, only one can boast that he guarded NBA Hall of Famer Larry Bird. “I tried to guard Larry Bird,” current Association President Barry Smith ’80 says with a laugh, recalling his battles with the former Indiana State star. “But no one defended him that well – including me.” A standout forward at Southern Illinois University, Smith’s playing days in the SIU Arena did not lead to a professional basketball career like Bird would enjoy. What his time on the court provided, however, were life lessons still yielding dividends more than three decades later. “I was talking to my staff recently about things we must do well to excel in customer service,” notes Smith, a marketing major at SIU who is now president of Regions Bank in Western Kentucky. “It reminded me of drills I used to do during basketball practice – the same basic things over and over until I was able to automatically do them correctly when the game began. “Business is the same way. You master the basic things, which allow you to grow from there. Looking back at my playing days, there were countless experiences which have served me well in the business world.”

Herman Williams and George Iubelt ’49. They all had their strengths, worked great together, and complemented each other well.” Smith’s first season at Southern was memorable for the freshman, as the 1976-77 squad earned the University’s first-ever berth to the NCAA Division I Tournament. Led by Mike Glenn’s 21 points per game and a solid supporting cast, not only did the Salukis make the Big Dance, but won the NCAA Midwest Regional and advanced to the “Sweet 16” before losing 86-81 to Wake Forest. As a key reserve on that team, the tournament run remains one of Smith’s cherished collegiate memories. “It was a thrill being a part of that,” he says with a smile. “Playing with guys like Mike Glenn, Gary Wilson, Wayne Abrams, and others was special – I probably appreciate it more now than I ever did at the time.”

Smith ’s Road To Southern Growing up in nearby Eldorado, Ill., Smith starred for Coach Bob Brown and led the Eagles to a remarkable 79-12 record during three seasons at Eldorado High School. He was the youngest son of Charles and Marie Smith, whose other son, Dennis, would play basketball at Bradley University. “I had the opportunity to attend several universities, but wanted to play close enough to home where my family could see the games,” Smith says. “One of the schools I visited was Bradley, but since my brother and I played the same position, I didn’t think it would be a great idea to compete with him for playing time.” (In four meetings against each other, the brothers would go 2-2). When Smith visited SIU, he was immediately impressed by the coaching staff. He liked the campus, enjoyed the players he met, and soon told Head Coach Paul Lambert that he was going to be a Saluki. “Coach Lambert was an intense guy, but not a screamer,” Smith recalls. “I really enjoyed playing for him and his assistants,

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Amy and Barry Smith enjoy their time at the SIU Alumni Association tent on Homecoming Weekend.


Smith presides over one of several events at Homecoming. “It was a great weekend, full of tremendous events that provided several opportunities to meet alumni from far and near,” he says. “I’ve always enjoyed that weekend, but being a part of that as president was something I will always remember.”

Williams says Smith was an easy player to coach. “Barry was a true student-athlete who came from a tremendous family,” Williams says. “We knew that he was going to do the right thing on and off the floor, and he was the kind of player you wanted when the game was hanging in the balance. “Another thing that stands out is how much his teammates loved him. To a man, they liked and respected him. Barry Smith was a leader in college and has continued to be a leader in life.” Following the 1977-78 season, Lambert left to take the head coaching position at Auburn University. Sadly, he perished in a motel fire in Columbus, Ga., before ever coaching a game in the state of Alabama.


The 6-foot 6-inch Smith would go on to score 1,066 career points at SIU, playing his final two seasons under Joe Gottfried. Although he led the Dawgs in scoring his senior year with a 17.3 average, the most import thing that happened to him that year was meeting his wife, Amy ’80. Although a Marching Saluki and member of the Saluki Pom Pon squad, it was her student job at the SIU Arena that eventually brought the two together. Now married 31 years, the Smiths have two daughters: Natalie (28) and Lauren (24). “Playing in the NCAA Tournament that first season and routinely performing in front of 10,000 people in the Arena many nights were highlights of my college days, but certainly meeting Amy was the best thing that happened to me in

Carbondale,” Smith says.

Now Serving Southern Smith says he and his wife became life members of the SIU Alumni Association soon after graduation. Living in several communities during the early years of his career, they eventually found themselves residing in Bloomington, Ill. They enjoyed going to alumni events when the Salukis came to town, and became friends with then-Association President Jim Gildersleeve ’72. “From that point on we kept getting more involved,” Smith recalls. “I got to know former executive director Ed Buerger ’70, and then Michelle Suarez ’85, M.S. ’04, and was excited when I was named to the board of directors a few years ago. Now it is my sincere honor to serve this organization as president.”

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Suarez, who embraces the varied skills and expertise each Association president brings to the position, appreciates Smith’s business background and professional demeanor. “Barry approaches his SIU Alumni Association duties with businesslike precision, but tempers it with strong people skills that help everyone work as a cohesive unit,” she says. “He is well respected on and off campus, and everyone enjoys being a part of his team.” Smith says he is proud to serve as president, despite the many hours involved. “There is more to it than I thought, but interacting with our alumni and board of directors has made it all worthwhile,” he says. “I have challenged our board and the Association staff to grow our membership numbers so we can continue to serve more than 245,000

alumni around the world. I want us to set goals, achieve them, and make our time count.”

Helping SIU Grow And Prosper Smith has embraced a solid relationship with the SIU Foundation Board of Directors, noting “if the Foundation isn’t successful, the Association won’t be either. It goes both ways – we both need to succeed for SIU Carbondale to grow and prosper.” He also says he is excited about the campus leadership of Chancellor Rita Cheng. “The Chancellor has made solid decisions while operating in a difficult environment,” Smith notes. “I like her a lot, as she is a positive voice for SIU Carbondale with a vision for what our campus can

Association Executive Director Michelle Suarez and President Barry Smith.

be in the years ahead. Those are strong traits of a great leader.” Although he feels the Association can assist alumni in many ways, Smith hopes more Salukis begin taking advantage of the networking opportunities, workshops, and other initiatives offered to help SIU graduates find jobs. “We use the phrase often that we want to ‘keep our graduates connected with SIU,’ but that really is true, and never more important than now,” he says firmly. “Part is our responsibility, and the other element is for our graduates to find ways to become involved. “When you attend an event, take part in a career webinar, or strike up a conversation with someone when you return to campus, any of those things may well be what leads to an employment opportunity. I am a firm believer that most Salukis really do want to hire other Salukis – that is a powerful thing. We need to do our best to bring them together.”

A talented student-athlete, Smith scored more than 1,000 points in his Saluki career and led the team in scoring as a senior.


In Memoriam Continued from page 65

GLOVER, Vinston A., ’77, M.B.A. ’78 10/17/2012, Chicago, Ill.

BEAHAN, Walter T., ’86, ’98 9/03/2012, Elgin, Ill.

BLANTON, Terri L., ’00 9/27/2012, New Castle, Del.

PARKER, M. Jack, Ph.D. ’70 3/29/2012, Chicago, Ill.

LEE, Bradford W., ’77 10/26/2012, Marion, Ill.

SCHNAUTZ, Laura K., ’86 9/16/2012, Louisville, Ill.

PEKAREK, Richard A., ’70 4/01/2012, Lemont, Ill.

MALONEY, John R., ’77 11/02/2012, Springfield, Ill.

DAVIDSON, Michael S., ’87 10/08/2012, Severna Park, Md.

GOODWIN, USAF (RET.), Charles E., M.S. ’00 8/18/2012, Del Rio, Texas

GUSTAVSEN, Carl E., ’71 9/26/2012, O’Fallon, Mo.

ADAMS, Carmon “Butch” R., ’78 11/21/2011, Salisbury, N.C.

JINKERSON, Darryl L., Ph.D. ’87 10/12/2012, Abilene, Texas

KIRKLAND, Ph.D., Robbin J., M.S.Ed. ’71 9/15/2012, Columbus, Ohio

CHAMBERS, Rex K., ’78 8/19/2012, Carterville, Ill.

DEAN, Patricia J., ’88 8/20/2012, Milton, Fla.

DAUPHINAIS, Sarah M., Ph.D. ’78 9/02/2012, Seattle, Wash.

SPRINGER, Stephen J., ’88 7/02/2012, Newport, Tenn.

SCOTT, Braden L., ’78 9/16/2012, Cape Coral, Fla.

FITZPATRICK, Sondra Gockel, J.D. ’91 9/01/2012, Carbondale, Ill.

DAVIS, Dallas L., M.S. ’79 10/03/2011, Castroville, Texas

BAILEY, Billy M., ’92 9/27/2012, Mount Vernon, Ill.

LIU, Anthony J., M.A. ’79 3/18/2012, Seattle, Wash.

FACCIOLO, Richard “Rick” A., ’92 3/21/2012, West Burlington, Iowa

PENWELL, Jan Turner, M.B.A. ’79 10/30/2012, Champaign, Ill.

JANGJIRAVAT, Somjai S., Ph.D. ’92 8/20/2012, Stuttgart, Ark.

ROSS, USAF (Ret.), Edwin C., ’79 3/13/2012, Wichita, Kan.

PROCTOR, Aaron L., ’92 8/09/2012, Sheboygan, Wis.

MECKES, Richard “Dick” C., Ph.D. ’71 11/04/2012, Springfield, Ill. SALDEN, Dan R., Ph.D. ’71 7/18/2012, Maryville, Ill. STALLINGS, Donna R., ’71 8/20/2012, Eldorado, Ill. BOTTORFF, Harry R., ’72 10/10/2012, Geneseo, Ill. CAMPBELL, Donald R., ’72, M.S. ’74 6/16/2012, New London, Mo. FLETCHER, Nancy “Gigi” A., ’72 8/08/2012, Leander, Texas GARIELLE, Cecelia Y., ’72 8/08/2012, Pittsfield, Mass. WOOLLY, Marsha G. Adams, ’72 9/02/2012, Alma, Ark. APLAND, Gregory L., ’73 9/02/2012, Lodi, Wis. BROWN, JR., Everett “Butch” M., ’73 2/07/2012, Brownstown, Ill. CRIMMINS, T. Dale, ’73 9/15/2012, Carbondale, Ill. MANNING, David W., ’73 7/23/2012, Port St. Joe, Fla. NEUMANN, Gregory G., ’73 9/19/2012, Yorkville, Ill. QUARANT, Jack L., ’73 5/05/2012, Elizabethtown, Ill. SMITH, Carol L., ’73, M.S.Ed. ’78 10/15/2012, Mokena, Ill. FLACH, Robert K., ’74 8/12/2012, North Brunswick, N.J. GRAMMER, Rev. Donald R., ’74 9/08/2012, Murphysboro, Ill. PACZOLT, Stephen A., ’74 2/20/2012, La Grange, Ill. SLOCUM, Paul, Ph.D. ’74 9/10/2012, East Lansing, Mich. KOSTKA, John R., ’75 9/13/2012, Milwaukee, Wis. SEYMOUR, James A., ’75 8/12/2012, Du Quoin, Ill. SIMS, Carol J., ’75, M.M.Ed. ’76 10/02/2012, Black Canyon City, Ariz.

MILLIGAN, Christopher M., ’80 9/06/2012, Fountain Hills, Ariz. MORROW, Joseph V., ’80 1/17/2012, Zephyrhills, Fla. ASHWORTH, Diana L., ’81 10/06/2012, Carbondale, Ill. BARNHART, Rev. Victor A., ’81 9/16/2012, St. Louis, Mo. DANAN SR., Charles J., ’81 10/23/2012, Yuma, Ariz. GENTRY, Ronald E., ’81 9/21/2012, Springfield, Ill. GORDON, Anthony “Tony” E., ’81 8/06/2012, Grayslake, Ill. MAHIEU, Michael G., ’81 8/13/2012, Sarasota, Fla. KRIZ, Kathleen H., ’82 7/29/2012, Skokie, Ill.

CRUMP, Mark L., ’93 4/01/2012, Yumna, Ariz. WAMPLER, Kevin Andrew, ’93 10/17/2012, Vienna, Ill. BEELER SR., USN (RET.), James R., ’96, M.S.Ed. ’01 6/30/2012, Jacksonville, Fla. JULIEN, USAF (RET.), Roy J., ’97 5/21/2012, New Orleans, La. SHAY, Patricia “Patty” M., ’97 8/28/2012, Carbondale, Ill. CULLOP, Christopher W., M.S. ’98 6/15/2012, Mount Morris, Ill.

JONES, CMSgt Ronald “R.C.,” ’02 3/31/2012, Tucson, Ariz. WILLIAMS, Kyle J., ’07 8/18/2012, Dixon, Ill. PAPUGA, Michael J., ’09 9/13/2012, Vienna, Austria

Faculty/Staff GREEN, Ronald K., M.A. ’58 9/02/2012, Rockford, Ill. Director of Financial Aid HAYWARD, Dr. John “Jack” F. 9/24/2012, Carbondale, Ill. Teacher Philosophy Department HUDGINS, Jessie Jeanette 10/01/2012, Murphysboro, Ill. Student Health Service MILBURN, Kathy A., ’01 11/08/2012, Marion, Ill. MILLSLAGLE, Traca L. 8/30/2012, Rushville, Ill. OLLIE, Marvin E. 8/13/2012, Carbondale, Ill. SUHS, Richard H. 10/05/2012, Springfield, Ill. Clinical Assistant Professor Dept. of Medicine VAN HOOK, Keith C., ’79 8/10/2012, Silverdale, Wash. Professor

ADAMS, Curt W., ’99 2/06/2012, Hillsboro, Ill.

LUKA, Ronald D., ’82 10/08/2012, Bartlett, Tenn. BROWN, Carolyn R., ’83 9/15/2012, Marion, Ill. ODUNSI, Evelyn D., M.D. ’83 9/27/2012, Decatur, Ill. RILEY, Ronald L., ’83 10/14/2012, Woodlawn, Ill. CARR, Scott J., ’84 10/16/2012, Taos, N.M. RAYMER, Rita A. Greer-Busby ’84 8/20/2012, Mount Vernon, Ill. SCHLOTTERBACK, Edward E., ’84 6/20/2012, Marion, Ind. BRILEY, Ernest “Val,” ’85 5/20/2012, Somerdale, N.J.

BROWN JR., USAF (RET.), William A., ’76 10/26/2011, Columbia, S.C.

DASCOMB SR., Edwin J., ’85 2/10/2012, Norwich, Conn.

HAWKINS, John G., Ph.D. ’76 10/23/2012, Sun Lakes, Ariz.

FISHER JR., Henry F., ’85, M.S.Ed. ’87 12/12/2011, Antioch, Ill.

MOORE, Eryn E., Ph.D. ’76 10/11/2012, Louisville, Ky.

MARINO, Peggy A., ’85 3/02/2012, Crystal Lake, Ill.

OAKEY, Richard W., M.A. ’76 8/14/2012, Carbondale, Ill.

MEDVICK, Carol A., ’85 10/11/2012, Marion, Ill.

RINES, David D., ’76 8/13/2012, Riverside, Calif.

PAULOS, Dr. Thomas J., M.S.Ed. ’85 4/05/2012, Brunswick, Ga.

BULMER, James “Jim” R., M.S. ’77 12/16/2011, Sand Springs, Okla.

PRICE, MSGT Robert “Bob” E., ’85 9/30/2012, Hillsboro, Ill.

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WILLIAMS, Herchel A., ’92 10/23/2012, Pensacola, Fla.

BURNS, Edward “Eddy Blu” L., ’01 7/22/2012, Saint Charles, Mo.


Association News 3rd Annual ‘Dawg Days Of Summer’ Picnic The Randolph County Chapter hosted more than 30 alumni, students, and friends to a picnic catered at the Randolph County Conservation Area in Chester, Ill. SIU Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant Luke Scheidecker was the guest of honor and spoke about the basketball season. After dinner, 2012-13

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Pregame Football Tailgate In Normal The Randolph County Chapter poses with scholarship recipients. The picnic raised more than $800 for the chapter’s scholarship fund, as four students were assisted financially this year.

The SIU Alumni Association hosted more than 60 alumni and friends to a tailgate prior to Illinois State’s Homecoming game against the Salukis at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill.

scholarship recipients Jill Winkelman (Steelville), Abby Kuecker (Red Bud), and Sydney Harberberger (Chester) were introduced. Each spoke about their collegiate goals and career aspirations. The picnic raised approximately $800 for the Randolph County Scholarship Fund. Zachary Sapienza attended the event on behalf of the SIU Alumni Association, while chapter representatives Jason Coffee and Barb Brown coordinated the picnic.

BAG Reunion Planned For July The 2013 Black Alumni Group Reunion will be held July 18-21 in Carbondale. This reunion is held biennially in odd-numbered years and offers a myriad of social, educational, and athletic events, as well as a business meeting and the election of officers. The current officers for BAG are: Elizabeth “Liz” Smith ’81(President), Richard Gardner ’79 (Vice President), Bedelia “Dede” Caron ’91 (Treasurer), and Donna Edgar ’90 (Secretary). BAG earlier announced that the organization will begin offering $5,000 in textbook scholarships for the spring 2013 semester. The funds will assist AfricanAmerican undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending SIU Carbondale. One of BAG’s missions is assisting the University in the recruitment and retention of students, and the committee is excited to provide this support.


Pat McShane enjoys the event with his daughter, Erin.

Fans who braved the cold weather were treated to a delicious meal before watching the Salukis put on a defensive clinic by clobbering the nationally ranked Redbirds 17-0. Michelle Suarez, Zachary Sapienza, and Brent Zelten attended the event on behalf of the SIU Alumni Association.

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Association News San Diego Alumni Dinner The Greater San Diego Club of the SIU Alumni Association hosted 50 alumni, students, and friends at a dinner event. Afterward, several Salukis played billiards and mingled with

3rd Annual SIU Day At The Dome The St. Louis Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association hosted 45 alumni and friends to a football game between the St. Louis Rams and the New York Jets. One of the starters that day was former Saluki star and Jets’ linebacker Bart Scott. Salukis enjoyed a pregame gathering at the Stadium Sports Bar and Grill located across the street in Lumiere Casino. Approximately $800 was raised for the chapter’s scholarship fund. Zachary Sapienza attended the event on behalf of the SIU Alumni Association, with chapter representatives Anna Vani, Leslie Tepen, and Aimee Snavely coordinating the event.

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Association News Introducing Three Great Credit Cards From The SIU Alumni Association And Capital One The SIU Alumni Association is excited to announce its partnership with Capital One®! The exclusive SIU Visa® cards offer alumni, members, and friends, three different credit options to fit your individual needs. Choose a card that can help you build your credit through responsible use, one with a low introductory interest rate, or one that lets you earn great rewards!

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Saluki Men’s Basketball vs. Bradley, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball vs. Creighton, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball at Evansville, 8 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball vs. Drake, 2:05 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball at Wichita State, 7 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana State, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball at Evansville, 1 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball at Bradley, 7 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball at Indiana State, 7 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball at Illinois State, 4:05 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball vs. Illinois State, TBA Saluki Men’s Basketball at Northern Iowa, 7 p.m. Chicago Food Bank Winter Volunteer Effort at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, 6-9 p.m. 8th Annual St. Louis Chapter Trivia Night & Silent Auction, 7 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball vs. Wichita State, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball vs. Creighton, TBA Saluki Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri State, 1:05 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball vs. Drake University, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball at Northern Iowa, 7 p.m.

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Saluki Men’s Basketball at Illinois State, 4 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball at Bradley, 2 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball vs. Wichita State, 7:05 p.m. Cosi fan tutte at Shyrock Auditorium, Fri.,7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball at Indiana State, 12:05 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball vs. Evansville, 2:05 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball vs. Evansville, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball vs. Illinois State, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri State, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball vs. Indiana State, 2:05 p.m. Traces featured on “America’s Got Talent” at Shryock Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball at Creighton, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball at Missouri State, 7:05 p.m. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, McLeod Theater, Thurs-Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Saluki Men’s Basketball BracketBusters, TBA Saluki Women’s Basketball at Wichita State, TBA Saluki Men’s Basketball vs. Northern Iowa, 7 p.m. Chicago Area Watch Party/SIU vs. UNI. Windy City Inn in Chicago, 7 p.m.

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Men’s MVC Basketball Championship, St. Louis, TBA SIU Alumni hosts MVC Hospitality Suite at the Hilton by the Ballpark Saluki Women’s Basketball at Drake, 7:05 p.m. Saluki Women’s Basketball at Creighton, 2:05 p.m. Women’s MVC Basketball Championship, St. Charles, Mo., TBA Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra presents Gettysburg and the Stars of Altgeld, 7:30 p.m.

Book Your Rooms Now For The 2013 MVC Basketball Tournament The Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball schedule culminates with the MVC Championship in St. Louis from March 7-10. Plan on attending the games, enjoy the hospitality opportunities offered for SIU alumni at the Hilton at the Ballpark, and cheer on the Salukis as they battle for an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Special rates at the Hilton at the Ballpark are available for SIU alumni and friends. Go to for details.

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SIU Day with the RoughRiders, Frisco, Texas Black Alumni Group Reunion, Carbondale 14th Annual Detroit Area SIU Alumni Picnic SIU at Illinois, Football Tailgate, Champaign, Ill.

Half Century Club Some Memories From The Class Of 1962 Harold R. Bardo “I was given an opportunity to earn several degrees, and as a result I am able to live a happy and productive life. I married a wonderful woman and we raised three loving children.” Thomas R. Coonan “SIU provided a solid foundation for me to pursue my career goals. I have fond memories of being elected president of Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity and being elected Fraternity Senator to the SIU Student Council.” Stephen A. Cousley “I met my future wife at SIU and our 50th anniversary approaches. I had a great journalism education which prepared me for a career in the daily newspaper business.” Larry Kent Dagley “SIU gave me the education and background that allowed me to do, go and see. That would never have been possible without those experiences.” Marietta M. Dahncke “SIU gave me the opportunity to recognize that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I enjoyed being one of the residents of Woody Hall B-2 North, and my time spent in the apartment in the Home Economics building.” Glen Edward Dawson “My time at SIU gave a boy from a small town a chance to see and do a lot of things that I never thought of before going to the University.” Larry R. DeJarnett “SIU gave me an educational and professional

start and it’s where I met and married my love and soul mate.” John Stephen Dreas “At age 42 I started a new career and my college background was instrumental in qualifying for a physical science technician position with civil service.” Robert G. Dunn, Jr. “SIU allowed me to become a Naval Officer where I did a lot of growing up and met my wife. It also allowed me to work in my major, which I greatly enjoyed. I was the first in my family to graduate from college.” Gary Dean Grimm “At best I was a mediocre student, but SIU ‘hung in there’ with me and I graduated. I matured in graduate school and did well. My freshman year was the year Thompson Point opened, and the only furniture in my room was a mattress – the other stuff arrived piece by piece.” Reuben A. Hale “I enjoyed meeting and talking to Buckminster Fuller on numerous occasions, liked associating with international students, and being on a special campus.” Ruth A. (Hess) Henry “SIU opened up a wider world to me. The friends I made were important and I had some excellent instructors. The two years of general studies were probably the most important classes.” George Standleigh Holtzscher “Floyd Wakeland was responsible for developing and expanding my love for choral music. ”

Joyce (Small) Reichel “Going to SIU gave me an education that enabled me to get several jobs teaching high school, work as registrar, and as a secretary. This is where I met my husband, Ken, and was married to him happily for 47 years.” “Eve” Evelyn H. (Seyer) Sappenfield “SIU opened my life to the many interesting possibilities that exist and gave me a wonderful education.” Glynda Marie Walker “SIU provided me with a good educational background to be a successful speech language pathologist. I am happy with my profession.” Mimi R. (Rosenblum) Wallace “I was always interested in current events and politics, but majoring in political science at SIU and minoring in speech really increased my curiosity even more. I also have fond memories of living in Woody Hall.”

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The Class of 1962, front row from left: Marietta McCance Dahncke, Janet Logal Walch, Ella-Louise Aud Reid, Mary Cotton DeJarnett, Catherine Reed Howell, Susan Easterday Cummins, Jerry Cummins, Mimi Rosenblum Wallace, Larry DeJarnett, and Harold Bardo. Second row: Larry Dagley, Wendell Walch, Robert Dunn Jr., Pearl Little Hicks, Bill McKinney, John Sheldon, Billy Miller, Jerry Meyer, John Martins, and Sung Lee.


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1950s World-renowned graphic designer Primo Angeli ’57, M.S. ’59 was presented with the United States Sports Academy’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Angeli received the medal for support of sport and art at the opening of the

University Museum retrospective of his life’s work Sept. 14. Angeli, who headed one of San Francisco’s oldest and largest design studios, has created consistently for the Olympics starting with the 1996 Games in Atlanta and continuing with this year’s official U.S. poster, “London Calling.” Angeli was the focus of an article in the September edition of Southern Alumni.

1960s Dorothy Holmes M.A. ‘66, Ph.D. ’68 was elected for a second term on the board of directors for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, the largest credentialing organization for licensed psychologists. She was named by the Association as a distinguished alumna in 2010. Holmes sits on the membership board for the American Psychological Association and was the founding director of the Clinical Psychology Internship program at Howard University, the first American Psychological Association-accredited internship at a historically black uni-

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versity. Her accomplishments include publishing more than 30 articles, book chapters and book reviews, and serving on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals. Don Holliman ’67 general manager of Santa’s Village AZoosment Park in East Dundee, Ill., celebrated his 50th year in the amusement industry. Holliman began his career at Adventureland amusement park in 1962 in Addison, Ill. He then moved to Santa’s Village when it was purchased by the owners of Adventureland in 1966. Since then, he has worked for every owner of the park. “I started when I was 16, and I never grew up,” says Holliman, who called the people the best part of his job.

1970s Greg McGowan ’70 is senior vice president of operations at FlightSafety International. The aviation training company is a supplier of flight simulators, visual systems, and displays to commercial, government, and military organizations. McGowan began his career with FlightSafety in 1979 as an instructor at the company’s Bell Helicopter Learning Center and was promoted to director of training in 1981. Jerry Peart M.F.A. ’72 is among the country’s most successful large-scale public sculptors with dozens of abstract pieces around the country. The artist based in Ashland, Va., is known for more than 35 painted public sculptures such as “”Grand Mercy” in downtown Atlanta, “Blue Geisha” in Chicago’s Triangle Plaza, and “The Garden,” near the Carillon Tower in downtown Charlotte, N.C. Learn more at

Bill Walsh ‘73 is chief financial officer for mortgage-fulfillment outsource service, Titan Lenders Corp. in Denver, Colo. Walsh has more than 35 years’ experience in accounting and finance for a diverse portfolio of companies, including Nabisco Brands, Inc., and Leprino Foods Company. Previously, Walsh served as senior vice president and controller for Mercury Companies, Inc., where he managed the financial operations of the company. Ray Griffith ’75 is president and CEO of Ace Hardware Corporation in Oak Brook, Ill. Prior, Griffith was president of Coast to Coast Hardware. Griffith, originally of Barnhill, Ill., worked for the Osco Drug and Coast to Coast stores before joining Ace Hardware in 1994 as a director of retail operations for the Western Division. Ace retail stores are all indepen-

dently owned and operated. The Ace Hardware Cooperative has 4,600 stores across the United States and 14 distribution centers with about 72,000 different products. Ace Hardware is also in 62 foreign countries. He was named the SIU College of Business’ Executive of the Year in 2008. Linda Miller ’75, domestic violence coordinator at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, was parade marshal for the July 21 Disability Pride Parade in Chicago. Miller’s program provides services to individuals with disabilities who are survivors of domestic violence throughout Chicagoland in a program funded dually by the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

Rosser Noted For Legacy Of Diversity, Excellence


ames Rosser ’62, M.A. ’63, Ph.D. ’69, H.Ph.D. ’03 was honored for his “Legacy of Leadership,” heading one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. He has served more than 30 years as president of California State University Los Angeles, which lauded him for his work on behalf of underserved communities in higher education. Rosser played a highly visible role in national efforts, commissions, and councils that have sought to diversify the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The Association life member was distinguished for participating in landmark changes in state and national policy, what the magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education dubbed “The Rosser Revolution.” Under his leadership, CSULA has been one of the most prolific producers of minority bachelor’s degree-holders in STEM field disciplines. His testimonies have been heard before Congress, at the White House, in corporate and nonprofit Rosser, a former SIU Distinguished board meetings, as well as at Alumni honoree, will retire from Cal virtually all local, state and State-Los Angeles this summer. federal levels. Rosser is also recognized as an innovator for arts and arts education, and has served as a board member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is known for his deep commitment to bringing the city together through the arts, which has resulted in high-profile residencies at CSULA, including the Joffrey Ballet and the Anderson Quartet. The SIU distinguished alumnus is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the 2012 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from the American Council on Education. Rosser will retire on June 30, 2013.

Class Notes Dennis Schick Ph.D. ‘76 was appointed publicist for the Bookcase for Every Child project, whose mission is to provide young children in America with a quality personalized bookcase and starter set of books, and to assist other literacy programs. Schick served as executive director of the Arkansas Press Association in Little Rock for 25 years. Prior, he taught advertising, journalism, and marketing for 16 years at SIU, Texas Christian University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Texas. David Eubank ‘77 has worked as a camera assistant for 34 years on television shows and movies such as “Jurassic Park 3,” “Hidalgo,” “Master and Commander,” “Dinner for Schmucks,” and the upcoming “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” Eubank won an engineering plaque for outstanding achievement in engineering development from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 62nd primetime Emmy awards in 2010. Capt. Bill McKown ‘77 is executive director of the Terre Haute (Ind.) International Airport. The Riverside, Calif., native spent 35 years in the military. In addition to piloting some of the first missions off carriers in Desert Storm, McKown has served in roles ranging from squad commander to air boss aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk. Former FBI profiler Mary O’Toole M.A. ’77 published Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Instincts Betray Us. The book teaches how to evaluate others based on everyday dialogue and interactions. After the senior profiler for the FBI retired in 2009, she was inspired to write the book to pass on useful information she acquired in the field to the general population. O’Toole has worked on


several high-profile cases, including the Green River Killer, the Zodiac serial murder case, the Unabomber, the Columbine shootings, and the Elizabeth Smart and Natalee Holloway disappearances. Learn more about her at

1980s J. Michael Gibbons ‘80 joined Alvarez & Marsal in Washington, D.C., as the firm’s managing director of Global Forensic and Dispute Services. Gibbons is former chief of computer crimes investigations for the FBI. As a special agent, he oversaw all cybercrime investigations globally. He has more than 20 years of experience in the cyber security arena and has been an advisor for three large U.S. federal agencies. Cindy Sinclair ‘80 of Petersburg, Ill., has been a stage manager for “American Idol,” and has managed awards shows and specials, including the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, the Grammys, the Dove awards, the CMA musical festival, and the Opry. Sinclair says the best part of her job is “lobster tail for lunch at American Idol! Seriously, I love working with talented, creative people that I am blessed to call friends. We laugh out loud every day but always get a tough job done. I also enjoy the excitement of delivering a live show to millions of people. Scary at times, but what a rush!” Edward Collins ’82, J.D. ’86, vice president and assistant general counsel for The Allstate Corp., received the 2012 Alumni Achievement honor from the College of Liberal Arts at Southern. Collins, of Gurnee, Ill., began his career with Allstate as an intern in the company’s law and regulation department. He is leader of Allstate’s Public Policy group and national director of, a nonprofit coalition of first responders, emergency-management

professionals, building code experts, business leaders, and others who work to offer public-policy solutions that better prepare and protect the United States from massive natural catastrophes. Matthew Goeckner ’82, ‘82 earned the President’s Outstanding Teaching Award for the 2011-2012 academic year, one of the University of Texas at Dallas’ highest accolades for faculty. Goeckner runs the International Center for Advanced Materials Processing, which works on all ranges of plasma science, from fundamental fluid theory to plasma applications. David Marzullo ‘83, a former federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent, was hired as the public information officer for the St. Louis police. Marzullo, who retired after 26 years with the DEA, is the first law enforcement officer chosen for the job in some years and the first one to come from outside the department. Tom Orland’s documentary “Jesuit Missions: Nepal, 2011” was a bronze winner at the 33rd Annual Telly Awards, his eighth. The competition drew more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Orland, a 1983 cinema and photography graduate, credits then-student teacher Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters”) with helping him develop “a love of documentaries and good causes.” Orland of Winfield, Ill., started Tom Orland Productions in 1986. He has written, produced, and directed videos for a number of companies and organizations. For a Marshall Fields’ training video, Orland cast an undiscovered Steve Carell and “takes full credit for Mr. Carell’s success.” Learn more about Orland’s work at Jeffrey Hild ’84, of Naperville was named to the Legal Marketing Association Board of Directors for 2012-13.

The board supervises the direction and affairs of LMA, a nonprofit association of almost 3,000 legal-marketing and business-development professionals in 48 U.S. states, Canada, and 15 other countries. He is a 20year LMA member, former president of LMA Midwest, and the director of marketing for the Chicago law firm Arnstein & Lehr, LLP. Vivian Sobchack Ph.D. ‘84 received the 2012 Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the highest professional honor in her field. The UCLA professor emeritus earned early recognition for her pioneering work on science fiction and horror films in books such as “The Limits of Infinity: American Science Fiction Film 1950-1975” (1980), “Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film” (1987), and “The Address of the Eye: A Phenomenology of Film Experience (1992), which challenged then-current orthodoxies in film theory. Jeffrey Elwell Ph.D. ‘85 is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Prior, the former journalistturned-playwright-turned-professor served in multiple roles at Auburn University at Montgomery, including special assistant to the chancellor for strategic initiatives, chief academic and student affairs officer, dean of graduate studies, and professor of dramatic arts. Elwell has written, directed, and produced more than 50 plays. Carl Kinnison M.S. ‘85 is director of the Law Enforcement Academy at Southeast Missouri State University where he also teach-

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Class Notes Alum Enjoys Continued Success In Writing And Film


or 30 years, Bart Baker ’81 has worked as a professional writer in the TV and film industry, and now his first novel is on track to become a major motion picture. The book, Honeymoon with Harry, was picked up by New Line/Warner Brothers. Oscar-winner Paul Haggis (“Million Dollar Baby” and “Crash”) adapted the screenplay and Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) is presently attached to star. The novel concerns a recovering, self-destructive womanizer who loses his fiancée in a car accident two days before their wedding and ends up spending his honeymoon with the fiancée’s disapproving father so they can scatter her ashes. Baker moved to Los Angeles following graduation, but he recently relocated to the St. Louis area with his partner to raise their two sons. The screenwriter has two feature films to his credit, “Live Wire” for New Line Pictures with Pierce Brosnan and Ron Silver, and the motorcycle movie, “Supercross,” for Fox, which starred Steve Howey, Mike Vogel, and Channing Tatum. Baker has also worked on several film and TV projects. Honeymoon With Harry is set for production in 2013, and Baker has had interest in producing a film from his forthcoming second novel, Immediate Family. He’s also working on a young adult novel called After Ozz. Learn more at and see his film and TV credits at Baker’s book is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

es classes as a faculty member in the department of criminal justice and sociology. Kinnison has more than 33 years of law enforcement experience. He retired as Cape Girardeau, Mo., chief of police July 31 after serving for nearly seven years. Edward Hannon ‘86 is the president and CEO of Mayo Regional Hospital in DoverFoxcroft, Maine. Hannon has worked in the health care industry for 35 years. He got his start as a nuclear medicine technician while on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1978 to 1986. Todd Palmer ‘86 was recognized as a leader in the field of Natural Resources and Environment Law by Chambers

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USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Palmer is a partner at the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Madison, Wis. John Stuart ’87 was appointed president of DeVry University’s Dallas metro campus. Previously, Stuart was center dean of the DeVry University Fort Worth, Texas, campus. Prior to joining DeVry, Stuart functioned in a variety of leadership training capacities with Empower U Inc. Stacie Speith ’88 is the Illinois State Police Forensic Scientist of the Year, making this the second consecutive year an employee of the Carbondale lab, the smallest in

the state, has been given the honor. Speith is a 23-year veteran of the ISP Forensic Science Lab in Carbondale, which has three forensic scientists working in her department. In 2011, Speith worked 147 DNA cases and 91 forensic biology cases, making her one of the state’s top-producing forensic scientists.


At 27 years of age, Bill Hatcher ‘91 found himself at a spiritual crossroads. A flier calling for Peace Corps volunteers led the way forward. In Tanzania, he hoped to broaden his students’ horizons as a geography teacher. Instead he found his own worldview challenged by encounters with local tribesmen, dangerous ascents of Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro, and especially a friendship with a Muslim student. “The Marble Room,” his tale of adventure and self-discovery, is available via his website,, and through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Craig Downing ‘92, M.S. ‘94, Ph.D. ’99 is head of the department of engineering management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terra Haute, Ind. Previously, he served two years as interim department head. Downing has been a member of the Rose-Hulman engineering

management faculty for the past five years. A Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Downing has developed valuable industrial-academic relationships that benefit RoseHulman and its students. Two faculty members in SIU’s radiologic sciences program are being recognized for a peer-reviewed article on treating breast cancer patients: Scott Collins A.A.S. ’92, A.A.S. ’92, ’93, M.S.Ed. ’01, Ph.D. ’11 and Richard McKinnies ’03, M.S.Ed. ’06, M.S.’11. Collins, an associate professor and program director, and McKinnies, an assistant professor in radiation therapy, earned the 2012 Harold Silverman Distinguished Author Award from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Their research showed the advantages of breast cancer patients lying face down when receiving radiation treatments rather than lying on their backs, which reduces radiation exposure to a patient’s lungs. Robert Alsop M.A. ’93, Ph.D. ’98 is president of Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. He came to Waldorf in 1998 as an assistant professor of English and was promoted to associate in 2005. He has also served as director of the Honors College and associate dean. Catherine Caldwell M.A. ’93, a senior lecturer at Southern’s Center for ESL, won the Star Survivor Cancer Award from Southern Illinois Healthcare. Nominators described her as a “wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend, and a two-time survivor” who always kept “a positive attitude through treatments while never shying away from work, her church, or the Strong Survivors exercise plan.” The adorable babies featured in this photo, Samantha Gillman and Annalee Owens, are fourth-generation Saluki descendants. Both of Samantha’s parents attended SIU: Andrea Gillman ’93 and


Class Notes Kirk Gilman, Ex ‘93. Annalee’s mom, Lisa Owens, is a 1999 grad. The cousins’ grandparents, John and Sally Washburn, also received SIU degrees. Greatgrandfather George Davis was athletic director at Southern. Two alumni appeared in Chicago Shakespeare’s production of “Sunday in The Park with George,” which ran through November and drew critical acclaim. Derek Hasenstab ‘93 and Michael Lindner ‘98 both have numerous theatrical credits. Linder also co-starred in the quirky new musical “Hero,” which premiered this summer at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill. Former Carbondale mayor Brad Cole ’94, M.L.S. ’06 adjourned his final meeting as chairman of the board of directors of the 56th Annual Conference of Sister Cities International on July 14. The group represents citizen diplomats who promote the organization’s mission of creating world peace and cultural understanding through economic and sustainable development programs, youth and education projects, arts and culture, and humanitarian assistance. Cole led a 25-member board of directors comprised of representatives from throughout the United States and around the world and was bestowed the honorific title of chairman emeritus. Sister Cities International facilitates nearly 2,000 partnerships in 136 countries on six continents between 600 communities in the United States with similar municipalities abroad. Paul Johnson ‘94 is the campus director of the 3,200student East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Ariz.


On the heels the September world premiere of his latest film at the Toronto Film Festival, Habib Faisal M.F.A. ‘95 visited campus to hold workshops with students and screen “Ishaqzaade” (Love Rebels). The noted Indian filmmaker’s most recent work is a love story set during a period of political and familial violence. Joy Goldsmith M.S. ‘95 coauthored the book Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death with Fred Craddock and Dale Goldsmith. The authors all have personal and professional involvement in end-of-life issues. In the book they outline a practical, theological response to terminal illness and the event of dying. Lt. Col. Christopher Grice ‘95 is commander of the Blue Grass Army Depot’s Chemical Activity, a mission that Congress has assigned the U.S. Department of Defense’s Chemical Material Agency in Richmond, Ky. The agency is responsible for the safety and security of weapons that contain a total of 523 tons of lethal chemical agents. Brice, a veteran of the Iraq War, comes to the depot from the Pentagon, where he was counter proliferation branch chief for the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division. Roderick Santulan is veterans services coordinator at SIU. Santulan retired from a 20-year career with the U.S. Air Force as a major in November 2011, and since was an entrepreneur with BDC Products, Advisors and Solutions in Marion, Ill. A pilot, he completed his bachelor’s degree in advanced technical studies at SIU 1995, and earned his commission as a second lieutenant through the University’s Air Force ROTC program. He is working on his M.B.A. at Southern. Poet Josh Bell M.A. ‘97 is the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in the English Department of Harvard University where he is

also working on a second book, which will be his dissertation for the University of Cincinnati where he is in enrolled as a third-year doctoral student. His first collection of poems was “No Planets Strike,” published in 2006. Former Saluki football player Johnnie Thomas ‘97 is superintendent for Community

High School District 155 in west suburban Chicago. Fuel Quality Assurance Expert Kent Bullard ‘98 was featured in Biodiesel Magazine in September. Bullard is the National Biodiesel

Accreditation Commission’s longest-serving BQ-9000 auditor, a program that includes storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and fuel-management practices. Gary Golden M.B.A. ’98, associate professor of business at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, received the William Oxley Thompson Award for Excellence in Teaching. Marine Corps Maj. Matthew Ring ‘98, assigned to Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, conducted the final flight

of a CH-53D heavy-lift helicopter along with fellow Marines. The squadron, known as the “Ugly Angels,” has used the D model since 1969. In

addition to seven years duty in Vietnam, the squadron has been deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Storm (the first Gulf War) and twice to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ring, an aviation management grad, is homeported at Hawaii Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay. Kris Schachel ’98, M.S. ’00 is sustainability coordinator at Southern. Schachel, formerly the fellowship and scholarship coordinator for the College of Science, has been involved in sustainability work for many years, including serving as executive director of Keep Carbondale Beautiful and working and volunteering with the Southern Illinois Center for a Sustainable Future Inc. David Condon ’99, M.S.Ed. ’01 was selected by the International Baseball Federation as one of two Americans to represent the United States in the 18-Under Baseball World Championships in Seoul, Korea, last summer. Condon, who lettered in baseball at SIU and has been an NCAA Division I umpire for several years, was selected based on his years in the profession, post-season experience, and other factors. “It was an extreme honor not only to umpire an international tournament, but to represent our great nation and be a baseball diplomat,” the SIU Alumni Association life member says. “The two weeks I spent in Korea will be remembered forever. This was just another chapter in my life provided by the game of baseball.” Condon and his wife, Jen, reside in Elmwood Park, Ill.

2000s Associated Press video journalist Mark Carlson ’00 helped

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Class Notes Campbell ‘01 flew into his hometown of Libertyville, Ill., for the Wings Over Waukegan 2012 air show in September. Family and ore than $250,000 was raised this summer by groups of bikers friends got a chance to who travelled across the country as part of the annual “Bike The check out the A-10 US For MS” initiative, which organizes cross-country bike trips that raise Thunderbolt II arriving awareness and money for Multiple Sclerosis research. The riders also do from Moody Air Force volunteer projects for patients when they travel through a given area. Base in Valdosta, Ga. He While riders from all across the United States participated, six of was deployed to those raising money for the cause were SIU students. Below from left, Afghanistan in the airMatt Konecek ’13, Alex Pearlman ’12, Samantha Giesler ’09, Colin craft and recently Schmidt ’12, Brian Green ’13, and Alex Solomon ’13 are shown prereturned from flying senting a check for $50,000 to the Swedish MS Center in Seattle, Wash. missions in South Korea. Bike The US For MS was founded by Don Fraser of Blacksburg, Amanda Sheridan Va., who was inspired to create the organization by his mother who ‘01 is the director of was battling MS. “The trips build awareness of this terrible disease, of Carbondale New School. which there presently is no known cure,” says Fraser. “The riders realShe ly are an inspiration, and the contingent from SIU Carbondale are holds a some of our most loyal participants.” master’s Four of the SIU students had biked across the country in previin eleous years and played even larger roles in 2012. Schmidt and mentary Konecek were route leaders on the 3,800-mile TransAm route from adminisYorktown, Va., to San Francisco, Calif., while Green and Pearlman tration were route leaders on the 4,300-mile Northern Tier route from Bar from William Woods Harbor, Maine, to Seattle, Wash. University in Missouri It marked the third straight summer that Green and Pearlman and has 11 years of have biked across America to raise funds for MS research. classroom teaching experience there. Her husband, Brad ‘02, is also an alum, as are her parents, Elliott Smith (’76) and Leta Smith (’78, M.S.Ed. ’93) and all three of her sisters. Sheridan resides in Cobden with her husband and their 3-year-old son, Thaniel. Sarah Angle ’02 was one of ten 2012 fellowship winners from the Journalism & Women Symposium. Angle is a freelance journalist based capture the London Olympics. TV reporter. Following graduain Fort Worth, Texas. She’s written He began his career as a tion, Carlson worked at an NBC for national and regional publicaradio/television news broadaffiliate in Knoxville, Tenn., and tions such as “Fort Worth Weekly,” casting student at Southern for Fox affiliate WITI-TV in “Boys’ Life,”“Dallas Morning Milwaukee. Since working for News,” and “Texas Observer.” AP in 2005, he has covered the Angle reports that she’s chased Beijing Olympics, Super Bowls, down stories about payday World Series, Kentucky Derby, lenders in suburbia, hidden Final Four, wildfires, tropical homeless camps in Fort Worth, storms, tornados, hurricanes, a school district wrongdoings, and space shuttle launch, President HIV/AIDS in Tarrant County. Read and worked for WSIU-TV for Gerald Ford’s funeral, and the Angle’s work at http://sarafour years. As a student, he also 2008 presidential election worked at the local ABC affiliate paign in 18 states. He now is Benjy Jeffords ‘02 won a WSIL-TV as a part-time based out of Brussels, Belgium. 2012 Silver Dome Award from news/sports photographer and Air Force Capt. Russell

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the Illinois Broadcasters Association in the category Best Photojournalist. Jeffords, chief photographer at WSILTV3 in Carterville, Ill., has previously received awards from the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association Journalism Excellence Contest in the categories Best Reporter, Best Series/Documentary, Best Videography, and both first and second for Best Spot News. Crystal Stangle ’02 of Marion, Ill., was named one of the hardest-working moms in the country through a contest sponsored by Hormel and O Magazine, which featured her in its July issue. The mother of three and owner of the Goreville Medical Clinic works 60 hours a week supervising medical staff, doing billing, and working with patients. Outside of the office, she’s a leader for

her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop and is involved in her children’s extracurricular activities and helping with homework. “It was flattering,” Stangle says. “But I’m just like tons of other women that work and have families.” Aaron Sarff ‘02 is president of the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists. After serving as president for one year, he will become chairman of the ISSRT Board of Directors for one year in 2013. Sarff is radiologic technology program coordinator for Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill. José Ruiz Ph.D. ‘03 is head of the University Aviation Association, which serves as the “voice of collegiate aviation” to its members, industry, government, and the public. Ruiz, who chairs the organization’s aviation-management committee, is the second SIU Carbondale faculty member to


Class Notes serve as president in the organization’s 65-year history. David NewMyer Ph.D. ‘87, professor and chair of aviation management and flight, was president in 2009-2010, and he nominated Ruiz. David LaRowe ‘05 is assistant professor of medical laboratory science at Thomas University in Thomasville, Ga. LaRowe, a certified laboratory scientist, retired from the Air Force as a decorated master sergeant. Tiffanny Sievers J.D. ‘05, owner of SI Elder Law in Marion, Ill., was named as one of the 2012 National Academy of Elder Law Attorney’s outstanding chapter members. Sievers’ firm provides estate protection and disability and Veterans Administration and Medicaid assistance, particularly to protect the assets of seniors needing long-term care. Gabe Smith ’05, M.S. ’07 is acting supplier-quality manager of John Deere Tianjin Construction Works, located in China. Smith holds a bachelor’s in industrial technology and a master’s in manufacturing systems. He is a certified quality process analyst, quality engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, and reliability engineer by the American Society for Quality. Culver-Stockton College bestowed the 2011 Walter S. Reuling Prize for Innovation in Student Learning to Chad DeWaard Ph.D. ‘06, assistant professor of political science. The Reuling Prize, a cash award, goes to a faculty member selected by peers. In his nomination, he was praised as being “a model of experiential teaching.” Ryan Gory ‘06, M.S.Ed. ‘09, Oak Lawn (Ill.) Park District’s assistant superintendent of parks, received the Recreation Rising Star award in April from Southern. Navy Ensign Matthew Reed ’07 and fellow sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) formed the Coalition of Sailors Against


Destructive Decisions committee. CSADD is a peer-to-peer mentoring program geared toward assisting sailors in making positive decisions in all areas of their lives. Eric Weber Ph.D. ’07 won the Frist Student Service Award in recognition of his exceptional service to students at the University of Mississippi. He was chosen from among dozens of nominees submitted by students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Weber joined the faculty in 2007 after teaching in graduate school for two years at Ohio University and three years at Southern. The work of Cortney Boyd M.F.A. ‘08, visiting assistant professor in the School of Art and Design, was displayed at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Southern Indiana’s exhibit “Solace in the

Commonplace.” Boyd’s work entitled “Grandma’s Sewing Machine,” is part of the artist’s “Recollections” series with “household objects rendered in ghostly glass.” Alicia Kamischke ‘08, a civil engineer at Hanson Professional Services Inc., earned her professional engineer license in Illinois. She serves Hanson’s energy and industry market in the company’s Peoria, Ill., office. Kamischke has assisted with various structural engineering projects, including the new Illinois Army National Guard’s Readiness Center and Army Aviation Support Facility in Kankakee, Ill., Heddington Oaks Nursing Home in Peoria County, and the East Peoria Civic Complex. Kamischke is a

member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Nathan McKenna ‘08, M.P.A. ‘12 is capital projects manager for the city of Mt. Vernon, Ill. His roles include helping attract housing developers to the area, work on a recent housing study, bike and multi-use trails being planned, and a new aquatic center. McKenna worked with Mayor Mary Jane Chesley ‘70 while a student at SIU through the Southern Illinois Mayor’s Association. Charlotte Jackanicz ‘09 of West Frankfort, Ill., has published her first book in a trilogy about a school specifically for werewolves. Wake Forest, published by Abbott Press, tells the coming-of-age story of a girl “struggling to discover who she is and who she is meant to be.” Adam Oller ‘09, M.S. ‘12 is a geospatial professional and surveyor for Prairie Engineers of Illinois in Lincoln. Oller has three years of experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and analysis, and boundary and topographic surveys for the public and private sector. Air Force Airman Craig Ramsey ‘09 of West Frankfort, Ill., earned distinction as an honor graduate from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Emily York M.B.A. ‘09 spent a week this summer on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, working with a team of three other nurses to train local health-care officials on a number of topics, including infection control, safety, and health assessment. York earned her nursing degree from SIU Edwardsville and a master’s of business administration from SIU Carbondale. After, York began working in the neonatal intensive care and pediatrics unit at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She moved to the Cardinal Glennon children’s hospital in St. Louis, and last fall returned to the region, assum-

ing a post as a clinic educator for Southern Illinois Healthcare.

2010s Margaret Anderson ‘10 of Makanda, Ill., is this year’s recipient of the Todd Fink Memorial Award from the Illinois Conservation Foundation, which includes a stipend of $500 toward research. Anderson is a graduate student in the department of forestry at Southern. Her research involves restoring giant cane to Illinois. Cane is a native species of bamboo that once formed extensive patches throughout the southeastern United States, including southern Illinois. Since 1996, 17 graduate students from SIU have received stipends from the Todd Fink Memorial Fund to support research on Illinois’ rarest species. Douglas Sheffer M.D. ’11 is the University of Utah’s Department of Internal Medicine Intern of the Year. His parents, Diane and George Sheffer, are also alumni. Diane says her son felt better prepared for his residency than his cohorts from other programs. “He just raves about his education from the SIU School of Medicine,” she says. Navy Seaman Karl Bullock ’12 completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Bullock completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. Ali Nichole Orr J.D. ‘12 has joined the Gehlbach Law Office in Lincoln, Ill. While attending SIU, Orr served as elections commissioner of the Student Bar Association, was a Women’s Law Forum member, participated in moot court competition, and studied in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. Orr is an associate attorney with the firm and practices in the general and family law division.

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A Saluki Legacy Five Generations Of SIU Grads by Marleen Shepherd rom 1892 to 1938, George Neely faithfully marked the days in his farm diary. In short entries he noted weather patterns, crop rotations, family milestones, and work for the unincorporated community of Dykersburg. Beyond tending crops and orchards, George organized the Williamson County Farm Bureau, raised money for the United War Work Campaign that supported WWI soldiers, and helped bring telephone service to the region. He spent 22 years as the director of the Crab Orchard Telephone Company, and worked on line repairs after ice storm damage. He was instrumental in obtaining a post office for the community. George and his wife, Ollie, were also alumni of the Southern Illinois University Normal College. They used that education to help staff a one-room schoolhouse for a time, notes greatgranddaughter Sherri Jepsen, a fourthgeneration Saluki. George remained dedicated to Black School, serving on the


school board for decades. George passed this educational legacy on to his daughters, Mabel and Ella. In the diary, he often recorded the trips taken to “the school at Carbondale” where the young women would earn their own teaching certificates. The road to Southern started with a buggy ride to Marion, sometimes driven by their 10-year-old brother, Guinn. Then they would catch a train that ran to Carbondale. “At that time you didn’t travel far,” says Sherri, ’82, M.S. ’06. The diary offers glimpses into the early life of the University and community. Entries include a note on Oct. 13, 1918 that “Mabel’s horse ran with her today, on the way to school. The buggy was partly wrecked...” A week later George noted “Ella came home from school this evening – The Normal school having been closed on account of influenza,” referring to the 1918 flu pandemic that hit Illinois hard that fall, claiming more than 23,000 lives. Mabel and Ella both married into the

George and Ollie Neely of rural Williamson County attended SIU Normal at the turn of the 20th century.


Sims family, continuing a long line of Sims that attended SIU Carbondale, including Mabel’s son, the late Arthur Sims ‘52, who compiled the handwritten diary into a bound volume. His cousin Guindoline ’53 was also among the third generation of the family to attend. “SIU’s just part of the family,” says Guindoline, who enjoyed serving on the University’s Social Senate, a hospitality committee, and winning the title of “Watermelon Queen.” Guin caught the eye of fellow student Archie Walters while a member of the Homecoming Queen’s court in 1951. “I remember her in the back of the car, scooting down the road in front of the old Varsity Theater,” says Archie, who has three cousins and a brother-in-law that also attended SIU. He noted that Guindoline’s previous beau at Southern was in the Air Force, and he named a B26 “Lady Guindoline” in her honor. Archie left Southern and served in the army. Following Guindoline’s graduation, the pair married and moved first to St. Louis, where Archie worked for the Wabash Railroad, and then to Chicago where he worked at Continental Grain. Guin taught elementary school. Through the years Archie and Guindoline, now approaching their 60th wedding anniversary, remained connected to their alma mater. In 2003, they attended Guindoline’s 50th reunion at SIU and were thrilled to reunite with their government teacher Frank Klingberg. “He seemed like a young guy when I went school there,” says Archie. “He was 100 years old, and it was so good to see somebody after 50 years that taught you. Dr. Klingberg died a year after that, and was active with the University right up until he died.” Guindoline and Archie also served as co-presidents of the SIU alumni chapter in Chicago in the early 1970s, and

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returned to the region often to visit their families. “My folks lived in Carbondale, and Guindoline’s folks lived in Marion, so we were down there quite often,” Archie says. “The kids knew that’s where they wanted to go.” Both the couple’s children, Sherri Jepsen and Tom Walters ’80, came to Southern because they were “brainwashed,” jokes Sherri, who remembers roaming the campus for fun with her parents. “We knew where everything was.” Like her mother before her, Sherri met her husband at SIU. Steve Jepsen A.A.S. ’83, ’83, was a friend of Sherri’s brother. “We met at the Hub Lounge (in Neely Hall), but I ignored him,” says Sherri, who adds that Steve won her over through her love of horses. Tom, Steve, and other friends “kidnapped” Sherri to watch the Kentucky Derby on the only color TV they had among them. While the Jepsens’ careers in education and computer technology took them to Georgia, they often returned to campus with their own children while visiting family in southern Illinois. “We would always go to Quatro’s and eat a huge pizza,” says Sherri. Then the family would tour campus, stopping at spots where the couple had classes in the Agricultural Building and Faner Hall, strolling through the historic Old Main Mall, and bowling in the Student Center. “It’s probably familiarity, but my kids consider it a carrying on of tradition,” says Sherri, who returned with her husband to live in Marion. “My oldest son is going right now and will get his degree next year.” Sean Jepsen, a senior in workforce education and development, is proud to carry on a few family traditions, including being a fifth generation Saluki and serving his country as a naval petty officer second class.

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George and Ollie Neely shown in later years. They started a legacy of Southern graduates in the family that would span five generations.

“My family all had great things to say about Southern. When I finished with active duty, I figured I was going to go back to my roots,” says Sean, who is in the naval reserves. He hopes to follow in his grandfather Archie’s footsteps by working for a railroad. While the Jepsens know their Saluki pedigree stretches back five generations,

they aren’t sure of the number of graduates in the family line, which also married into other SIU families. In her own lineage, Sherri knows there are more than 20 SIU grads. “Maybe 30!” she muses. “We could have probably had our own graduating class if everybody attended at the same ■ time!”


Morris (left) and Fuller on campus in the early 1960s.

56 Years Ago … Bucky Comes To Carbondale Years ago, Al Gowan ’57 penned an entertaining essay called “A Baptist Meets Bucky,” which is still available at Among the experiences he remembers as a design student at SIU were marathon classroom sessions delivered by Buckminster Fuller. Despite their great length, he says students were spellbound. Gowan recalls one such lecture: “We were mesmerized. Six hours after he began, Fuller had neither sipped from his Dixie cup nor gone to the bathroom once.” In his new book, SHARED VISION: The Second Bauhaus, Gowan provides commentary from Harold Cohen – founder of the SIU Department of Design – on how Fuller came to Carbondale. Al Gowan “In the summer of 1956, Bucky called me to say that his apartment in New York had burned and that he had lost most of his models and slides,” Cohen said. “He was desperate, had not had a job for many years, and was relying on his wife, Anne’s, inheritance for their livelihood. I told him that I’d get back to him within the week.” Cohen convinced SIU President Delyte Morris to bring Fuller in for two successive summer workshops, and in 1959 he awarded him an honorary doctorate and appointed him University Research Professor. Fuller’s dozen years at SIU were to be some of the most productive of his career, as his stature continued to grow. On Jan. 10, 1964, he would appear on the cover of Time magazine, and throughout his life would hold 28 patents, author 28 books, and receive 47 honorary degrees. “Bucky told us we must either be concerned with making sense or making money,” Gowan notes, “and I still believe that.” (SHARED VISION is available worldwide at, or in Carbondale at The Book Worm.)

A Saluki Alumnus Remembers Dick Clark


he year was 1977 and Larry Rodkin ‘66 wanted to get ratings up for one of his ad clients, WFYR Radio in Chicago, an oldies station at the time. Immediately Dick Clark came to mind. Rodkin, who headed ROD/COM Advertising, got in touch with the legend, and Clark agreed to record TV commercials for the radio station. That meant flying out to Los Angeles, Calif., to catch Clark between gigs in Hollywood and New York. “It was great. I enjoyed the Rodkin, with Dick Clark in 1977, says he was impressed by the heck of out it,” Rodkin says. “I former television legend’s level of professionalism. couldn’t believe I was telling Dick Clark what to do.” Rodkin says he “felt like a kid in a candy store” recreating Clark’s office for the spots. The SIU Alumni Association life member was amused that Clark’s real office furniture included a dentist’s chair to sit back and relax, and a corner bathtub filled with pillows. But what struck him the most was the level of professionalism demonstrated by Clark, who told Rodkin after the crew was satisfied with the fifth take, “I think I can do better.” Through the years, Rodkin kept in occasional contact with Clark, who also invited him to watch Chuck Berry and Chubby Checker from backstage at the Milwaukee Summerfest that year. “He was every bit the nice guy he was on TV,” says Rodkin, who considers Clark a mentor and one of his inspirations to become a DJ. Clark’s death earlier this year of a heart attack caused Rodkin to reflect on the impact Clark had on his career. “As a kid growing up, he was the epitome. Especially those of us who are 50-plus remember listening to him.” Like so many, Rodkin still thinks of Clark as eternally youthful. “I was a boy when he was a man, and when I was man he was a boy.” Clark hosted TV’s longest running musical variety show “American Bandstand” from 1957-1987, as well as popular game and award shows. He was also the voice of “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” counting down the minutes in New York’s Times Square for broadcasts that aired worldwide. “I’m by no means of the same skill,” laughs Rodkin, who nonetheless has rocked his own little corner of the world. He was named “2012 DJ of the Year” by BizBash Magazine, and is proud of his Coral Springs, Fla., company. Lawrence of Florida Entertainment & Events provides DJs, bands, comedians, magicians, caricaturists, casino nights, murder mysteries, dueling pianos, and team building activities as well as lighting effects and décor. The motto of the company is “We Make Memories Happen!” For Rodkin, the memories of Clark are some of his fondest, as are his days at Southern. He flies the Saluki banner in his office, and whenever he’s looking for an upbeat song for a crowd? “Let me tell you, I don’t know how many times I’ve pulled out the SIU March.”

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