July 25, 2006

Pulliam wins $2,000 scholarship from SIUC

by K.C. Jaehnig

 CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Harrisburg resident Jordana Pulliam (209 Southwest Drive), a graduate of Southeastern Illinois 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, Ochs made the president's list every semester, was listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges," served as Phi Theta Kappa president, student trustee and student government executive board member. At SIUC, she plans to major in elementary education.

Pulliam is the daughter of Donald and Joni Pulliam.

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.

Jordana Pulliam

Jordana Pulliam
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