July 30, 2008

Summer commencement is Saturday, Aug. 2

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will hold summer commencement beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the SIU Arena.

There are 1,422 candidates for bachelor’s degrees, 360 candidates for master’s degrees, 54 candidates for doctoral degrees and one candidate for a law degree. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Sheri Hunter, immediate past president of the SIU Alumni Association, will speak. Hunter was a high school English teacher for 28 years, winning several awards during her time in the classroom. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English form SIUC in 1976, and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, also from SIUC, in 1988. She and her husband live in Marion and are life members of the SIU Alumni Association.