August 16, 2007

Perry County scholarship banquet is Sept. 20

by Kathy Dillard


CARBONDALE, Ill. — Alumni and friends of Southern Illinois University Carbondale may attend the Perry County Scholarship Awards Banquet, hosted by the Perry County Alumni Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association, on Sept. 20 at the Red Hawk Country Club in Tamaroa.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with social time. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and features crispy fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, house salad, rolls and apple crisp for dessert. Iced tea and coffee come with the dinner, and a cash bar is also available.

Larry H. Dietz, vice chancellor for student affairs at SIUC, is the guest speaker in a program that begins after dinner.

The chapter honors the following 2007-2008 scholarship recipients:

Alongi Legacy Scholarship

Bryant J. Hale

Baker Family Pinckneyville Community High School Scholarship

Bryany J. Hale

James E. Heisner, Jr.

Perry County High School Scholarship

James E. Heisner, Jr.

Nelson S. Schmidt

Tickets are $14 per person. To become a dues-paying member of the Alumni Association or to make reservations for this event, call the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or go online to