October 30, 2014

Stegall earns inaugural housing leadership scholarship

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Ashley Stegall, a senior University Studies major from Harding, is the recipient of the inaugural University Housing Leadership Scholarship at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  

Stegall also has minors in psychology, sociology and women, gender and sexuality studies. She has lived on campus throughout her college career, serving in a variety of leadership positions including national communications coordinator for the Residence Hall Association and current president of the Saluki Chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary. She has also been Illinois regional communications coordinator for the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls and an orientation leader for New Student Programs.  

Selection of the scholarship winner was on the basis of leadership work and an application including an essay. In her application, Stegall wrote leadership “means that you see the potential in others and help them see how they can become leaders themselves. It’s about knowing how to step down at times to let others grow and shine.” 

Stegall will receive a $1,000 scholarship, created with contributions from University Housing staff, students and donors. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans to obtain her master’s degree in student affairs and work as a hall director as she begins her career in student personnel administration. 

For more information about the new University Housing Leadership Scholarship, visit housing.siu.edu/leadership/scholarships​.