July 25, 2006
King wins $1,000 scholarship from SIUC
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Huntley resident Rachele E. King, a graduate of McHenry County College, has received a $1,000 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 her college years, King was Miss Huntley 2005 and played an active role in the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. At SIUC, she plans to major in radiologic sciences.
King is the daughter of Timothy and D'Aun King.
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.