Student Alumni Council
The Student Alumni Council is a registered student organization under the SIU Alumni Association and serves as a service organization designed to act as a common link between students, alumni, administration, faculty, and friends of the university. Alumni Ambassadors work toward meeting the goals of the Association, making students aware of their potential role as an alumni, and rewarding outstanding students.
Students who choose to participate in the Student Alumni Council become Alumni Ambassadors and will be one step ahead in understanding what it means to be a #SalukiForLife. They will have the opportunity to grow professionally and gain lasting friendships. They will have the opportunity to learn from and network with alumni and really get to know what it means to have Saluki pride! They will have the opportunity to grow by providing service to the University as a whole and within the community. They will have the opportunity to earn incentives through their volunteerism to the SIU Alumni Association.
- Who Are We
- Our Mission
Interested in Joining?
Contact Michelle Rust at (618) 453-1331 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Connect with us!
Kamryn Wingerter, President and Chair of Leadership Development
Kamryn Wingerter began her role as President and Chair of Leadership Development at the beginning of the fall 2019 semester. Kamryn is a freshman studying Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. She is a local student and recent graduate from Chester High School (CHS). While attending CHS, she was actively involved with Student Council as Vice-President, Cheerleading as co-captain, and National Honors Society to name a few. Most recently Kamryn joined the SIU Alumni Association as a student worker where she works even closer with the Association staff. She is very excited to be a part of the team.
Shelby Lynch, Vice-President and Chair of Professional Development
Shelby Lynch began her role as Vice-President and Chair of Professional Development in the fall of 2019 semester. Shelby is a freshman studying Dental Hygiene. She is from McLeansboro, IL and has recently graduated from Hamilton County Senior High (HCSH). While attending HCSH, she was actively involved with the Yearbook Staff, as the editor and business manager, while also being a member of FFA, FCA/YFC, Spanish Club, Science Club, Interact Club, Pep Club, and Mu Alpha Theta. Shelby was on the high honor roll all four years of high school, and received distinguished high honors her senior year with a 5.16 GPA. She is honored to be a part of the executive board and cannot wait to see what is in store for the Student Alumni Council.
John Lindt, Secretary and Chair of Communication/Engagement
John Lindt joined Student Alumni Council as a Freshman and currently serves as Secretary and Chair of Communication and Engagement. Previously, he served as a social media committee member Fall 2016-Spring 2017 and Community Engagement Chair Fall 2017-Spring 2019. John is a Carbondale native pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with a minor in Chemistry. He works in Web Design at WSIU and hopes to continue his career in web design after graduation.
- Wednesday evenings starting at
- There is one meeting per month
- Held in the Student Alumni Council Room, Woody Hall, Room 193
- Presentations and professional development
- Lasting Friendships
- Leadership Development
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Meet Alumni/University Officials
- Enhancements for Building Resumê
- Professional Development and Leadership
- Connecting with Alumni
- Service to SIU and it’s Community
- Promoting Saluki Pride