June 20, 2008

Perry County chapter to hold scholarship banquet

by Laura Taylor

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Perry County Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association will host its annual scholarship banquet on July 10 at Alongi’s Italian Restaurant in Du Quoin.

The banquet is open to alumni, students and friends of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as well as the scholarship recipients and their families. A social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a menu of Alongi’s house salad, chicken parmiagiano, tortellini with alfredo, penne with tomato basil, and mixed Italian vegetables. Dessert is spumoni ice cream. Dinner includes coffee service and a cash bar.

The scholarship program follows dinner with a presentation by special guest speaker, Ed Buerger, class of 1970, and emeritus executive director of the SIU Alumni Association.

The recipients of the Perry County High School Scholarship are Kyle Fisher, Hannah Kellerman and Olivia Pittman. The Baker Family PCHS Scholarship recipient is Brittany Winder, and Alexander Coleman is the winner of the Alongi Legacy Scholarship.

Tickets for the scholarship banquet are $15 per person. Make reservations before July 7 by contacting the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408, or online at www.siualumni.com.