July 15, 2009

Three students earn John C. Guyon Scholarship

by Tim Crosby

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Three incoming students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are recipients of the John C. Guyon Scholarship.

The University awards the scholarship based on the student's academic record and other activities. Guyon, a chemist and president of SIUC from 1987 to 1996, established the award for incoming freshman students pursuing science degrees.

The total potential value of the award is $4,000 over eight consecutive semesters.

This year’s winners of the scholarship are Megan Archer of Columbia, Nicholas Johnson of O’Fallon and Kelsey Schmeink of Carlyle.

Archer is the daughter of Linda and James Archer of Columbia. She plans to major in chemistry at SIUC. Archer also is the recipient of the Provost Scholarship, the Jane T. Minckler Scholarship and the Harrisonville/Gentsch Scholarship at SIUC. She also won scholarships from the American Legion and Columbia Police Department. She is a graduate of Columbia High School.

Johnson is the son of Mary and Steve Johnson of O’Fallon. He plans to major in pre-medicine at SIUC. He was an all-state, all-area and all-conference baseball player and a Metro East baseball all-star and Illinois Coaches Association Baseball All-Star. He was also on the honor roll at O’Fallon Township High School, where he graduated.

Schmeink is the daughter of Joe and Tina Schmeink of Carlyle. She plans to major in biology with a minor in Spanish. She graduated from Carlyle High School.