September 07, 2007

Paralegal studies golf scramble set for Sept. 29

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Golfers around Southern Illinois and beyond can thank the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Paralegal Studies Program for an excellent excuse to hit the links in late September.

The SIUC Paralegal Studies Third Annual Golf Scramble is set for Sept. 29 at the Union County Country Club near Anna. Besides enjoying an 18-hole golf scramble on a 72-par course, participating golfers will help fund student scholarships and activities for the paralegal studies program. A portion of the money raised will fund the third Camille Hickman Scholarship, a memorial for Hickman, a 2001 SIUC paralegal studies program graduate who died in August 2004 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Registration is at 7:45 a.m. with an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start. A lunch catered by Key West follows the event.

Fees are $50 per individual or $200 for a four-person team. Part of the fees are tax deductible. Entry fee includes lunch, greens fees and a golf cart.

Individuals or businesses may sponsor a hole for $100, a four-person team for $200 or a team and a hole for $275. Hole sponsorship fees include hole-sponsor signs.

The scramble is limited to 18 teams or the first 72 golfers. To sign up to golf or sponsor or for more information, contact the SIUC Paralegal Studies Program office at 618/453-1234. Registration is available the day of the event. Call the Union County Country Club at 618/833-7912 on scramble day.

The SIUC Paralegal Studies Program is the only four-year program in Illinois that is approved by the American Bar Association. It is one of 11 programs total statewide, and the only one offered south of Springfield.

Many paralegal students go on to the SIU School of Law. However, graduates of the SIUC program include trust officers, legal arbitrators, and grants administrator for the State of Illinois as well as those who enter the paralegal profession.