May 10, 2006

2 students win scholarships from SIU Women's Club

by Pete Rosenbery

 CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Two Southern Illinois University Carbondale students are each receiving scholarships from the SIU Women's Club. The $1,250 scholarships are named for two past Women's Club honorary presidents, Dorothy Morris and Joyce Guyon.

Cassy K. Friedrich, a junior from Havana, is the recipient of the Dorothy Morris Scholarship. Friedrich, who is majoring in microbiology in the College of Science, works part-time in the microbiology department, and volunteers at the Abundant Health Resource Clinic in Carbondale. She is also historian of the pre-health profession's organization and a member of the Microbiology Student Organization.

Friedrich's goal is to become a physician. She participated in an externship program this spring by job shadowing physicians at the SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield.

Friedrich is the daughter of Keith and Cindy Friedrich (1725 Sherwood Forest Road).

Tina M. Steibel, a junior from Red Bud, is the recipient of the Joyce Guyon Non-Traditional Student Scholarship. Steibel, who is majoring in social work in the College of Education and Human Services, works full-time as a certified occupational therapy assistant at Red Bud Regional Hospital. She also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity in Sparta, and is the coordinator of the Beautify Southern Illinois campaign in Red Bud. Steibel, who lives at 603 Bloom St. in Red Bud, plans to seek a master's degree in social work after earning her degree. She is the mother of three daughters, Danielle, Cassie and Lacie Steibel.

Promoting excellence in undergraduate education 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.