April 26, 2006

Nominations are open for Inspiring Women awards

by Sue Davis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Do you know inspiring women who have made a difference in Southern Illinois through service to their community? Those inspiring individuals who lead on the job and after hours in their community will receive recognition again this fall at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The Southern Illinois University Foundation's Inspiring Women Program will honor those outstanding individuals from across Southern Illinois for their contributions at a gala celebration on Oct. 14 at the SIUC Student Center.

The program's nominations committee for the 2006 Inspiring Women Awards is now accepting applications. Individuals must live or work in Southern Illinois. Past winners have included teachers, business professionals, and others who have made significant and lasting contributions. Deadline to submit nominations is June 30.

Nomination forms and reservation forms for the dinner are available on the Web at www.siuc.edu/inspiringwomen/

For more information about the Inspiring Women Program and the Inspiring Women Scholarship Program, call or email Jean Paratore at paratore@siu.edu or 618-453-1339.