June 12, 2006

19 students win SIU Presidential Scholarships

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Nineteen high school students from Illinois recently won Presidential Scholarships that will pay for tuition, fees, room and board at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for each of the next four years.

A complete list of winners and hometowns follows. Click on the name to see more information on each recipient.

Brooke N. Armstrong, Metropolis

Michaela Bazar, Carterville

Kathleen “Katie” Crawford, Teutopolis

Alex Dover, Grand Chain

Kristen Helleny, Herrin

Creighton A. Jackson, Camargo

Caleb Johnson, Benton

Gregory McBride, Sparta

Adam McNitt, Shiloh

Jennifer Murray, O’Fallon

Audra Ord, Xenia

Adam Sims, Benton

Kirsten “Kiri” Tussing-Palm, Normal

Christopher “Chris” Weitzel, Petersburg

Andrew Yung, Aledo

Kaylyn Gimber, Coulterville

Danielle “Dani” Lintzenich, Marion

Danielle Young, Fillmore

Barbara Wheelden, Sparta

Strengthening the undergraduate scholarship program 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.