June 16, 2006

Alumni chapter seeks service award nominations

by Greg Scott

 CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Jackson County Chapter of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association is seeking individuals who have provided outstanding service to Southern Illinois.

Nominations are being sought for the 2006 Service to Southern Illinois Award. The chapter honors a community member on an annual basis for their contributions to areas including art, sports, political affairs, business, civil rights, religion, education and community affairs. The nominee may remain eligible for the award for two additional years once nominated. The award will be presented at the annual Jackson County Awards Banquet in November.

All nominations must be received by Friday, Sept. 1. A biographical sketch, list of achievements and outside letters of support should be attached to the nomination form, which can be found at http://www.siualumni.com/programs.htm. The completed form should be sent to the SIU Alumni Association in Colyer Hall – MC 6809, Carbondale, IL 62901.

For more information contact the Jackson County Chapter President Kitty Mabus at 618/453-5439 or via e-mail, mabus@siu.edu.

Serving others 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.