Four alumni of Southern Illinois University Carbondale have been elected to the SIU Foundation Board of Directors. Their terms began this fall. Linda G. Allison, a 1981 graduate of the SIU School of Medicine; Marcia L. Bullard, a 1974 journalism alumna; Camelle W. Logan, a 1989 graduate in advanced technical studies; and Matthew S. Solverson, a 1986 engineering alumnus, are the newest members of the SIU Foundation Board.
As the first African American male student at what would become Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Alexander Lane was definitely a trailblazer and a change agent. Lane rose from meager beginnings in pre-Civil War Mississippi to become a school principal, physician, and an Illinois state legislator, in addition to attending Southern Illinois Normal University.
Shining Moments November 2011 features highlights from the College of Science, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering, University and Athletics.