July 25, 2006

Murphy wins $2,000 scholarship from SIUC

by K.C. Jaehnig

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carbondale resident Amanda Murphy (1368 Madira Way), 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 her college years, Murphy made the president's list, was a Presidential Scholar and belonged to Phi Theta Kappa. At SIUC, she plans to major in education.

Murphy is the daughter of Audie and Kim Murphy.

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.