March 18, 2004

Association accepting award nominations

Contact: Brad Benson, 618/453-2408

CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois University Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the SIU Distinguished Alumni Award.

Presented annually to up to five alumni, the award honors alumni for distinguished service in their chosen field or profession. Notable achievements include accomplishments in professional organizations and winning prestigious awards or competitions. Consideration is also given to alumni who have demonstrated an exemplary history of service to SIUC, which has benefited the University and enhanced educational opportunities for current students.

Nominations for the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award are due in the SIU Alumni Association office, located on the second floor of Colyer Hall on campus, by April 2. Nomination forms are available online at: or contact Greg Scott at the Alumni Association, at 618/453-2408, or by e-mail at