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Jordan Bramlett, Forestry Student

Stories of Impact

“You don’t just learn in the classroom here,
and you don’t just gain knowledge.
You acquire a set of real-world skills.”

JORDAN BRAMLETT, FORESTRY STUDENT

Alex Hutchinson, Class of 2015

Stories of Impact

“SIU students are hungry for success.
All they need is the chance.”

ALEX HUTCHINSON, ’15

Ella Lacey

Stories of Impact

“When this university sees a goal and wants
to be at the forefront, we sacrifice and go for it.
I believe that’s something to be rewarded.”

ELLA LACEY, ’64, ’72, ’78

Angel Galeana, Computer Science Student

Stories of Impact

“At SIU, I discovered a new side of myself.
For the first time in my life, I feel
comfortable and confident being a leader.”

ANGEL GALEANA, COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT

MICHELLE SCHAFER ’91, LAW ’94 AND JAY SCHAFER ’90, LAW ’94, SALUKI BASKETBALL TEAM MEMBER ’86-90

Stories of Impact

“You have to ask yourself, ‘But for the
opportunity I had at SIU, would I be
where I am today?’”

MICHELLE SCHAFER, ’91, ’94 AND JAY SCHAFER, ’90, ’94

Scholarships

PLANS FOR PROGRESS

1. Increased Scholarships

The idea of opportunity has always been at the heart of SIU’s mission. We believe that students of modest means and ordinary backgrounds deserve access to a world-class education, and for 150 years, we’ve put that belief in action.

Expanded Opportunities

PLANS FOR PROGRESS

2. Expanded Opportunities

Whether working on campus or outside the classroom, our students are regularly getting their hands dirty and making things happen. 

Facilities and Resources

PLANS FOR PROGRESS

3. Enhanced Facilities and Resources

Forever SIU will support many smaller-scale campus projects that together will have a far-reaching impact. The focus is to update and upgrade learning spaces and to equip these spaces with the latest technology. 

Community Engagement

PLANS FOR PROGRESS

4. Deeper Community Engagement

With increased financial support—for special events, outreach programs, student organizations and faculty researchwe can expand the many partnerships that link SIU with our community for our mutual benefit. 

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SIU FOUNDATION LAUNCHES $75 MILLION CAMPAIGN FOR STUDENTS

A three-year, $75 million fundraising campaign will provide scholarships and other support for the students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. “Forever SIU: The Campaign for Students” was launched Jan. 1 by the SIU Foundation, which raises private funds to support the university. It will end in December 2019, the year of the university’s 150th anniversary. [MORE]

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Forever SIU Campaign Goal Update: $43 million raised of the $75 million goal (57 per cent)

Forever SIU campaign goal is $75 million and we have currently raised $43 million. (57 percent)