July 25, 2006

Campanella wins $2,000 scholarship from SIUC

by K.C. Jaehnig

 CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Du Quoin resident Joseph N. Campanella (516 E. Hope St.), a graduate of John A. Logan College, has received a $2,000 scholarship through the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Illinois Community College Scholarship Program.

Created by SIUC Chancellor Walter V. Wendler in 2004 to enhance the relationship between SIUC and the state's two-year colleges, the program aims to reward these institutions' academic stars. Scholarship recipients must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4-point scale. Colleges may nominate as many as five candidates in ranked order. Scholarships, renewable for a second year, go to the top two.

During his college years, Campanella made the president's list for three semesters and was named to the vice president's list last fall. At SIUC, he plans to major in biological science and zoology.

Campanella is the son of Dr. Carl J. Campanella and Saint Rose resident Tamara F. Jones.

Strengthening the undergraduate scholarship program is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.