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Kasser To Lead SIU Alumni Association Board

Mike Kasser, a 1978 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and chief financial officer of Southern Illinois Healthcare in Carbondale, will become the new president of the SIU Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors.  Kasser takes over the organization’s leadership July 1, replacing Barry Smith ’80, who will continue to serve on the board.

Distinguished Alumni Nominations Being Accepted

The SIU Alumni Association invites you to nominate alumni for the 2015 SIU Distinguished Alumni Awards. Understanding that success can come in many forms, the SIU Distinguished Alumni Awards will recognize alumni for their professional achievements, humanitarian efforts, and cultural impact. In addition, the award will recognize successful young alumni.

May Grads To Receive Gift Membership

The SIU Alumni Association will be offering one-year memberships as a gift to May graduates. This unprecedented initiative was made possible through action by the Association’s National Board of Directors, who want every student to realize the benefits and connections that come with being a member.

Members Can Purchase Rec Center Guest Passes

The SIU Alumni Association is pleased to announce members can now purchase self-sponsored guest passes for themselves and up to six people per day at the Student Recreation Center in Carbondale.


The Denver Alumni Club of the SIU Alumni Association invites you to attend SIU Day with the Colorado Rockies as they take on the Chicago Cubs.  Come join fellow Salukis at beautiful Coors Field to enjoy a day at the ballpark with substantially discounted tickets.  There will also be an optional pre-game gathering at Fado’s Irish Pub featuring alumni from all Illinois state universities.  All are invited!
Experience the splendor of the czars, vibrant Slavic culture and the expansive beauty of rural Russia on this cruise-land tour which journeys from the Russian capital, Moscow, to the glittering city of St. Petersburg.
The Greater Peoria Area Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association invites you to attend a Peoria Chiefs baseball game.  Watch the Chiefs play the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the exclusive Hot Corner Club, while enjoying a complimentary all you can eat buffet.  Limited ticket availability so please register early.  All are invited!
The SIU Alumni Association together with the St. Louis Chapter invites you to the 30th Annual SIU Day at Busch Stadium featuring the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.  Join us for an optional pregame reception at Joe Buck’s for a brief program and an all-you-can-eat dinner.  SIU Administration will be in attendance.  Substantially discounted tickets are limited. Ensure your seats by purchasing early! All are invited!