Feature Stories

Southern Illinois University Foundation Celebrates 75th Anniversary

SIU Foundation 75 Anniversary Logo

Seventy-five years ago, the Southern Illinois University Foundation was established to encourage and support the philanthropy of all who are committed to Southern Illinois University. The first cash gift of $10 was made by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hubbs, loyal supporters of the Foundation. Since that humble beginning, the Foundation has raised more than $350 […]

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.

Tedrick, Rashid, Cook named to SIU Foundation Board posts

Three successful executives with longstanding relationships with Southern Illinois University have been elected to key volunteer leadership positions with the SIU Foundation Board of Directors.