November 11, 2005

Fifty students join Leadership Council at SIUC

by Brian Stephens

(Editors: Note local names.)

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The 50 newest members of this year's Leadership Council at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will gain invaluable experience in service and learning opportunities.

All incoming first-year students (freshmen and transfer) are eligible to apply for membership in the program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Applicants must document a history of involvement in leadership or co-curricular activities, including community service. Grade-point average and ACT scores are also considered.

The student development office coordinates the Leadership Council. Activities for members include a series of social, civic, leadership and educational programs. Leadership education and development opportunities also include conferences and seminars, community service and service learning, special recognition and rewards and networking opportunities.

Enhancing opportunities for students to build leadership and interpersonal skills is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the long-range plan the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.

Council members serve for the academic year. Each receives a $150 book scholarship for each semester, partially funded by the University Bookstore.

Leadership Council members, by hometown, are:


Anna: Benjamin U. Johnson, 201 E. High St., son of Kim and Jerry Johnson, finance major.

Arcola: Kelsey T. Nave, 358 W. Jefferson, daughter of Theresa and Michael Nave, pre-medicine major; Sarah B. Wells, 13462 E. Country Road 1700 North, daughter of Marcia and Barney Wells, biological sciences and pre-medicine major.

Benton: Adam Nagreski, 13069 Lake Benton Road, son of Judy and Dale Burzynski, finance major.

Bolingbrook: Emily Sundblad, cinema and photography major.

Carbondale: Robert J. Heren, 2999 Country Club Road, son of Beth and Dana Heren, information systems technology major.

Carterville: Sarah N. May, 1301 May Avenue, daughter of Susan and Shannon May, mathematics-education major; JoAnn T. Morgando, 1613 Sara Lane, daughter of Jeanette and John Morgando, biology major.

Channahon: Joseph F. Batir, 26756 S. Overland Drive, son of Sonia and Grey Nagel, geology major.

Chatham: Megan R. Pulliam, 714 Magnolia Drive, daughter of Kim Pulliam of Chatham and Ralph Pulliam of Pekin, plant and soil sciences major.

Chebanse: Amanda R. Bertsch, 463 Peach St., daughter of Jan and Ray Bertsch, radio and TV (news specialization) major, theater minor

Chicago: Wesley K. DeHoyos, 5547 S. Menard, son of Peggy and Kurt DeHoyos, aviation flight major.

Colfax: Ashley A. Grimes, 414 Sunset Drive, daughter of Karen and Daniel Grimes, journalism major.

Columbia: Jon Reisterer, architecture major.

Crystal Lake: Nikki R. Rubeck, 907 Hawthorne Drive, daughter of Sandra and Larry Rubeck, aviation flight major; Joshua D. Sheehan, 4901 Claire St., son of Debra and Patrick Sheehan, outdoor recreation major.

Decatur: Abigail T. French, 1048 Cornell Drive, daughter of Angie and Wayne French, interior design major.

East Alton: Daniel R. Staggs, 105 Comella, son of Shirley and Richard Staggs, cinema major.

Effingham: Jenny L. Power, 15888 N. Hillcrest Drive, daughter of Debbie Power and Steve Power, radio and TV major.

Girard: Kelsie Wilson, undecided major.

Goreville: Ryan C. Martin, 11970 State Route 37 North, son of Patty Martin, photojournalism major; Andrew S. Phelps, 1390 Lakeshore Drive South, son of Renee and Kenneth Phelps, Mass Communications and Media Arts major.

Lenzberg: Jamie M. Harwerth, 2712 Mueller Road, daughter of Dawn and Jim Harwerth, social work major.

Makanda: Sylvia San, 85 San Drive, daughter of Jenny and Chan San, interior design major.

Marion: Terrence Yen, 3304 Old Creal Springs Road, son of Shirley and Ander Yen, accounting major.

Mattoon: Katherine J. Bruehler, 111 Charleston Ave., daughter of Ann and James Bruehler, undecided major.

McClure: Megan W. Randolph, 106 Park Drive, daughter of Nancy and Matt Randolph, psychology and pre-medicine major.

McHenry: Nissa J. Eckstrum, 7302 Trey Road, daughter of Karen and Eric Eckstrum, pre-medicine major.

Metamora: Bradley R. Mitzelfelt, 315 Knollaire Drive, son of Nancy and Rick Mitzelfelt, chemistry major.

Modoc: Alicia K. Guebert, 6480 Simpson St., daughter of Laurie and Scott Becker, art history major, museum studies minor.

Montgomery: Tania P. Linares, 159 Hamlet Circle, daughter of Lourdes Garcia and Carlos Linares, finance major.

Mulkeytown: Jeffery W. Reece, 7104 Peregrine Road, son of Phyllis J. Reece, business management major, Spanish minor.

Murphysboro: Delaney J. Wessel, 2227 Division St., daughter of Donelle and Stewart Wessel, music performance major.

Nashville: Eric Spenner, physical therapy major.

New Lenox: Amanda Achter, cinema and photography major.

Oak Lawn: Jerry P. Chickerillo, 10025 South Massasoit, son of Jan and Gerald Chickerillo, civil engineering major.

O'Fallon: Mark R. Morton, 105 Fairwood Hills Road, son of Charla and Bob Morton, accounting major.

Peoria: Michelle B. Bowers, 3325 N. Avalon Place, daughter of Tom and Jackie Bowers, pre-law in speech communication major, political science minor.

Plano: Adam J. Newkirk, 405 W. Abe St., son of Marcia and Jeffrey Newkirk, forestry major.

Pittsfield: Nathan Fry, music business major.

Pittsburg: Amanda C. Rabideau, 13044 Paulton Road, daughter of Ruth Ann and Tom Rabideau, physiology major.

Red Bud: Casey L. Daniels, 1003 Fieldcrest Drive, daughter of Sandra M. and Ronald E. Daniels Jr., civil engineering major; Sean Z. Goodin, 1306 Fieldcrest Drive, son of Loretta and Bill Goodin, biology and pre-medicine major; Melissa E. Mansker, 231 N. Main St., daughter of Barbara Byrnes and Rodger Mansker, photojournalism major.

Salem: Nicole E. Rexilius, 3468 Nation Road, daughter of Jenny Earles, elementary education major.

Springfield: Melissa D. Goldesberry, 1007 Sebring Road, daughter of Nancy and Bob Goldesberry, pre-medicine and physiology major.

St. Elmo: Pamela A. Stine, daughter of Denise and Gorden Stine, speech communications major.

West Frankfort: Chris S. Williams, 8653 Knox Road, son of Kathy and T. Scott Williams, civil engineering major.

Woodstock: Jessica L. Zborowski, 14420 Trinity Court, daughter of Debra and Larry Zborowski, interior design major.


Athens: Karin B. Mullendore, 1080 Coday Bluff, daughter of Jane and Richard Mullendore, undecided major.