June 15, 2004

Seven students are newest Saluki Ambassadors

by Tom Woolf

(Editors: Note local names.)

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Seven Southern Illinois University Carbondale students are the newest Saluki Ambassadors for the summer and fall semesters.

Members of this select group volunteer their time to enhance student recruitment by welcoming prospective students, parents and other guests to campus and sharing their expertise about the admissions process, residence hall living and student involvement opportunities. Ambassadors work out of the Undergraduate Admissions office and help with daily campus tours and regularly scheduled open houses, and participate in on-campus recruitment programs and special tours.

During the 2003-04 academic year, Saluki Ambassadors logged more than 940 hours of University service. The Saluki Ambassador of the Year, Jason Krelo of Elkville, logged 91.5 hours of service through campus tours and other organizational activities, more than any other ambassador. An inaugural member of the organization, he served as president during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 school years.

Creating citizen-leaders is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.

Here, listed by hometown, are the new Saluki Ambassadors:

  • Catlin: Lauren M. Crome, sophomore, social work.

  • Lindenhurst: Lindsey A. Bailey, freshman, radio/TV.

  • Lockport: Ian C. Young, junior, classics/speech communication.

  • Mt. Vernon: Elizabeth A. Hicks, junior, social work.

  • Orland Hills: Kimberly A. Hastings, freshman, civil engineering.

  • Waukegan: Zachary M. Weatherspoon, senior, accounting.



  • St. Louis: Lindsay M. Simons, junior, social work.