June 21, 2004

Three students win scholarships

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Three students in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are receiving scholarships through the college's Alumni Constituent Society.

Dana Marie Sims of Chicago, a second-year student in Information Systems Technology, Chad Williams of Matteson, a junior in Information Systems Technology; and Heather Lynn Lemmon of Millstadt, a sophomore in Aviation Management, are each receiving $2,000 awards for the upcoming fall semester.

"Ms. Sims, Mr. Williams and Ms. Lemmon are outstanding undergraduate students who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to their studies and their professional aspirations," said interim Dean Paul D. Sarvela.

"We had a fine group of well-qualified applicants, and the selection decision was difficult," said Sarvela, who takes over as the college's permanent dean on July 1.

Contributions from CASA graduates and friends of the college, and proceeds from the college's annual Scholarship Scramble golf outing, fund the scholarships. The event is set for Friday, June 25, at Stone Creek Golf Course in Makanda. For more information on the golf outing, contact Michael Ellis, director of advancement for CASA and associate director for institutional advancement at SIUC, at 618/536-6682, or at michaele@siu.edu.