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.”

Issue 25


  • George Klenovich: A First-Generation Journey
  • Meet Jamel Jackson, SIU Poster Child
  • MEDPREP Supports Minorities Seeking Health Care Careers
  • ‘I’ve Enjoyed Absolutely Everything at SIU’

“There Are No Self-Made People”

While dining at Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Marion, John Gunter is asked why he has generously supported his alma mater. He responds without hesitation.

“A Heart of Gold”

After starring for the Saluki football team in the late 1960s, Carl Mauck ’69 embarked on a 13-year playing career with four teams in the National Football League. The SIU business management major then subsequently served more than 21 years as a NFL assistant coach.

Student Experience Urges Grad to Give Back

When Norma Faust contemplated which university to pursue her doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction, SIU stood out among the rest. And she has never forgotten how faculty and staff made her feel welcome.