April 07, 2006

Super Student Honors Dinner set for April 8

by Greg Scott

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Some of Southern Illinois University Carbondale's premier students will be honored at a special dinner hosted by SIUC Chancellor Walter V. Wendler, the SIU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Council on Saturday, April 8.

Wendler, his wife Mary, the SIU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Council are hosting the annual Super Student Honors Dinner at 5:30 p.m., in Ballroom D of the Student Center. Twenty-five SIUC students will receive the Distinguished Senior Award. Two students will also be honored with Super Student Junior Scholarships, valued at $500 each.

Distinguished Senior awards are annually bestowed upon 25 outstanding SIUC students who enrich the University through their involvement in campus activities. To qualify for the honor, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and be graduating seniors who have contributed to the University and Carbondale community.

Eligibility requirements for the Super Student Scholarship include being currently employed, belonging to at least two student organizations, and maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

For more information, call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408.

Building relationships among the University and its students and graduates is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.