June 27, 2024

Salukis connect with students in Texas

Chancellor Austin A. Lane and other SIU Carbondale officials recently visited Texas to meet with some partner institutions, connect with admitted students from Texas and welcome students who have registered for classes to the Saluki family. 

dallas-college-cumby-sm.jpgAn agreement SIU Carbondale signed with Dallas College last October has already yielded two additions to the Saluki family. Dallas College graduate Demii Cumby will take advantage of the Saluki Step Ahead program, which allows students to complete their bachelor's degrees remotely and at a lower cost in 12 academic programs. She will major in health care management. 

dallas-college-funches-sm.jpgIn addition, the agreement between SIU Carbondale and Dallas College will offer transfer scholarships for Dallas College students who transfer to SIU Carbondale outside of programs within Saluki Step Ahead and attend the university in person. Marshal Funches, a Dallas College graduate and son of SIU alumnus Ransom Funches, will come to Carbondale to pursue a bachelor's degree in exercise science. 

The agreement with Dallas College aligns with the Imagine 2030 strategic plan and its student success and engagement pillar.

Caption: Dallas College graduates celebrate the next step of their education. In the top photo are Lonon, Demii Cumby and Lane. In the bottom photo from left are Dallas College Chancellor Justin Lonon, Marshal Funches, SIU Carbondale Chancellor Austin Lane and Ransom Funches.