January 29, 2009

Students, alumni can place class ring orders

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Students and alumni of Southern Illinois University Carbondale are invited to purchase the only class ring officially recognized by the University.

Orders for the Official SIU Class Ring, designed to provide students and alumni with a symbol to forever commemorate their college experiences, will be taken from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, through Thursday, Feb. 19, at the University Bookstore in the SIUC Student Center.

The SIU class ring was designed exclusively for those who meet the University’s academic standards. Only SIUC alumni and students who have earned at least junior status by completing 56 credit hours at the University are eligible to order rings.

Class rings will be presented to recipients at a ceremony hosted by the University and the Alumni Association during Honors Day weekend. The next ceremony will be held April 3. SIUC Chancellor Samuel Goldman will present the rings to those recipients who order by Feb. 19.

Ring sales will help fund student and alumni programs coordinated by the SIU Alumni Association.

For more information, call the SIU Alumni Association at 453-2408 or visit www.siualumni.com to order online.