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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 Austin/San Antonio Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association invites you to attend a Round Rock Express baseball game.  Watch the Express play the Iowa Cubs on the exclusive Party Deck, while enjoying a complementary pony keg.  Limited ticket availability so please register early.  All are invited!
The SIU Alumni Association along with Len and Linda Boscarine invite you to attend a Seattle picnic at Lake Burien.  Come mingle with fellow Salukis and enjoy some award-winning Southern Illinois BBQ!  A representative from SIU will be in attendance.  All are invited!
The Prairie Capital Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association invites you to a happy hour and reception at The Pinnacle Club.  Join fellow Salukis to welcome SIU President, Dr. Randy Dunn and members of the SIU Board of Trustees.  Space is limited.
The Greater Rockford Club of the SIU Alumni Association and SIU Athletics invite you to the 2014 Coaches Caravan.  This year’s program will be highlighted by SIU football coach Dale Lennon and members of the Saluki basketball program.  In addition, the program will feature Saluki student-athletes and Director of Athletics, Mario Moccia.  Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.  All are invited!