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Alexandra Apgar, Geology 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.

ALEXANDRA APGAR, GEOLOGY STUDENT

MARC MORRIS, SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY INTERIM DIRECTOR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Stories of Impact

We try to give students as much of a
real-world experience in the classroom as possible.

MARC MORRIS, DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

JOHN MEDWEDEFF, ’86, ’91

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.

JOHN MEDWEDEFF, ’86, ’91

GRACE GUO, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 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.

GRACE GUO, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY STUDENT

BARRET BENSON, RECREATION PROFESSIONS STUDENT

Stories of Impact

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

BARRET BENSON, RECREATION PROFESSIONS STUDENT

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Forever SIU Campaign Update

When the fiscal year ended June 30, it was clear the SIU Foundation had a terrific year, despite the pandemic.

During FY21, the SIU Foundation raised more than $25 million, which was just short of the record-setting $28 million raised in FY20. The Forever SIU campaign finished FY21 at just more than $130.5 million.

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Forever SIU campaign goal is $200 million and we have currently raised $123 million.

Forever SIU campaign goal is $200 million and we have currently raised $123 million.