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Air Force Veteran Pays It Forward

A man who served his country for more than 20 years in the United States Air Force is giving back to his alma mater. Terry Asher, a 1979 SIU engineering graduate, and his wife, Susan, are making a $1-million estate gift to the university to support SIU’s general scholarship fund for engineering.

‘I’ve Always Had Angels Looking Out for Me’

While growing up in Vincennes, Ind., Carolyn WarmSun recalls her parents stressing the importance of education. She set college as a goal. However, her family’s limited financial resources meant WarmSun would have to develop a plan on her own.

“I Have Many Happy Memories Of This Place”

Walter Rodgers’ career travels as an ABC News and CNN correspondent took him all over the world. He has dined and played softball with former U.S. Presidents, provided coverage of historical events internationally and faced numerous life-threatening situations as a war correspondent.



Amit Singh

“SIU Carbondale has a special place in my life. I was one of the severely injured students in the Pyramid Apartment fire at SIU in December 1992. I benefited from the generosity of SIU community members during my recovery period. I am giving back a little to express my gratitude and fund engineering scholarships for current and future SIU students.”

Ravi Dhungel

“Motivation and support from faculty and staff instilled confidence, skills and knowledge to succeed in the U.S. I completed a double major in Geographic Information Science and Computer Science.”

Michael Barr

“My education at SIU gave me the foundation, skills and confidence to enter the workplace and find my way to several excellent jobs.”