SIU Carbondale Chancellor Scholarship Program recipients – Chancellor Austin Lane (entrance step left), LaShonda Stewart, Chancellor Scholarship program director (entrance step proper) and Constantinos Tsatsoulis, vice chancellor for analysis and graduate college dean (behind Lane and Stewart) stand with the 2022 SIU Chancellor Scholarship Program recipients. (Images by Russell Bailey)
September 16, 2022
SIU Carbondale awards 39 Chancellor’s and Provost’s Scholarships for 2022-2023
CARBONDALE, Ailing. — Distinctive efforts within the classroom and of their communities helped this yr’s Chancellor’s and Provost’s students at Southern Illinois College Carbondale stand out from their friends.
The Chancellor’s Scholarship, SIU’s most prestigious first-year award, covers tuition, obligatory charges, room, and board for 4 years. The 28 college students this yr have been chosen from a pool of 468 candidates,
The Provost’s Scholarship, SIU’s most prestigious switch scholar award, covers tuition and charges for 2 years. The 11 recipients have been amongst 138 candidates.
The picks have been based mostly on college students’ educational credentials, an essay and a digital interview. The candidates even have a file of management of their communities and participation in quite a few extracurricular actions. All students are welcomed as members of the Chancellor’s Students Program, the place they’re concerned in campus management and repair to SIU and the Carbondale neighborhood and take part in quite a lot of enrichment alternatives.
The 2022-2023 students, listed by hometown, are as follows.
Max Fieber is the son of Lisa Fieber and the late Samuel Fieber. A Might 2022 graduate of Edwards County Excessive College and Illinois State Scholar, he was salutatorian and sophistication president. He was a member of Future Enterprise Leaders of America and took part in quite a few archery competitions all through center college and highschool. He’s a sixth-generation farmer and fifth technology oil producer. He plans to main in mechanical engineering with a doable double main in electrical engineering.
Morgan Ruden is the daughter of Eric and Elisa Ruden. She graduated from Southwestern Illinois Faculty in Might 2022 with an affiliate diploma in signal language interpretation and was acknowledged on the dean’s checklist every semester. She graduated from East Alton-Wooden River Excessive College in 2020 the place she was a Nationwide Honor Society member. Ruden plans to main in English with a give attention to skilled writing.
Cristian Lopez is the son of Araceli Barraza and Federico Lopez. He graduated on the high of his class at Waubonsee Neighborhood Faculty and East Aurora Excessive College. He earned dean’s checklist and president’s checklist honors at Waubonsee and the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy, which acknowledges public highschool graduates who attained excessive proficiency in a number of languages along with English. He participated in marching band and pep band in highschool and continued to observe his trumpet whereas at Waubonsee. He has earned many automotive technical coaching honors and is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) grasp scholar licensed. He’s majoring in automotive expertise with a focus in diagnostics.
Ellie Mueller, a fourth-generation Saluki, is the daughter of Bob and Amy Jo Mueller. A Might 2022 graduate of Belleville Township Excessive College East, Mueller was an Illinois State Scholar and Nationwide Honor Society member. She was a member of the Beta Chi Phi (science), Rho Kappa (social research) and English honor societies. She was the entrance ensemble sergeant of the Belleville East Marching Lancers band and a member of the live performance jazz orchestra. Mueller participated within the Illinois Music Schooling Affiliation District Live performance Band Competition for percussion and the all-state pageant on jazz vibraphone. Mueller plans to main in nursing and research music.
Delaney Redden is the daughter of Krysta Hahn of Belleville and Mark Redden of Smithton. A Might 2022 graduate of Belleville West Township Excessive College, she was a member of the college’s Nationwide English Honor Society, Spanish membership, scholar council, and Chick-Fil-A Management Academy. She plans to main in sociology.
Katelyn Michelle Hallstead is the daughter of the Chris and Garrett Braun and the final Warren Hallstead, all of Bethalto. A Might 2022 graduate of Civic Memorial Excessive College in Bethalto, she was an Illinois State Scholar and silver medallion recipient, along with being a member of the Nationwide Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and Spanish Nationwide Honor Society. Hallstead earned educational all-conference honors and was a three-sport athlete in softball, volleyball, and cross nation. She plans to main in radiologic sciences with a give attention to radiation remedy.
Penny Bordewick is the daughter of Lacey and Andrew Bordewick. A Might 2022 graduate of Central Catholic Excessive College, Bordewick was an Illinois State Scholar and Nationwide Honor Society recipient. She was scholar council president and member of the college’s math honors group, Mu Alpha Theta. She is a Presidential Pupil Service Award bronze standing recipient and acquired a very good citizen award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. She volunteers with Hugh O’Brian Youth Management for the Illinois central-south area, and for the World Management Congress. Bordewick participated in cross-country and observe and discipline, drama membership, live performance band and live performance choir, and was a part of the college’s scholar ambassadors’ program. She plans to main in historical past training.
Sri Jaladi is the daughter of Mamatha and Nageswara Jaladi. A Might 2022 graduate of Regular Neighborhood Excessive College, she was on the highschool honor roll, a Nationwide Honor Society member and within the Mu Alpha Theta Honors Society for arithmetic. She was additionally on the college’s future well being professionals membership, Future Enterprise Leaders of America, St. Jude membership board consultant and French membership board member. Jaladi was a youth consultant to the McLean County Indian Affiliation and a youth volunteer to the Ekal Vidyalaya nonprofit group. She plans to main in physiology with a minor in chemistry and observe a pre-medicine observe.
Marisa Schaafsma is the daughter of Melanie Fata of Regular and David Schaafsma of Bloomington. A Might 2022 graduate of Regular Neighborhood Excessive College, Schaafsma was an Illinois State Scholar and honor roll recipient; a member of the artwork membership, Tri-M Music Honors Society and Nationwide Artwork Honors Society. She positioned first division in a number of solo ensemble performances and carried out within the Illinois Music Schooling Affiliation pageant. She spent a lot of her time working at an area animal hospital and spent seven years finishing a junior zookeeper program at Miller Park Zoo, which earned her an academic expertise in Costa Rica. She is planning to main in zoology.
Paulina Reynoso is the daughter of Cristina and Alberto Reynoso. She graduated in 2020 with an affiliate diploma from Triton Faculty the place she was a Phi Theta Kappa recipient and acquired the Presidential Award of Excellence. She graduated summa cum laude from J.S. Sterling Morton East Excessive College in 2018 and acquired the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy, which acknowledges public highschool graduates who attained excessive proficiency in a number of languages along with English. Lively in her church, Reynoso was acknowledged as a nationwide highschool scholar. She plans to main in dental hygiene.
Leslie Morales is the daughter of Azalia Amezquita. A Might 2022 graduate of Cobden Excessive College, Morales participated in quite a few actions, incomes excessive honors all 4 years at school. She was named the college’s excellent senior and was concerned with the Spanish Membership, and Beta, math, and science golf equipment. She was additionally concerned with the English as a second language, household and shopper sciences, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes golf equipment. Morales additionally competed in observe. She plans to main in well being care administration.
Brogan Lengthy is the son of Mandy and Carl Lengthy. A June 2022 graduate of the Illinois Arithmetic and Science Academy, Lengthy was co-head of a variety, fairness and inclusion advocacy group, a residential scholar chief, and co-founder of the primary highschool chapter in Illinois of the American Civil Liberties Union. He additionally labored throughout the Conserving Youth Protected and Wholesome Act Coalition, and group that lobbied for complete and inclusive sexual well being training in Illinois. He’s majoring in political science and searching for to double main in Chinese language.
Kaelin Natland is the daughter of Jennifer and Chad Shoemake of Herrin. A Might 2022 graduate of Carterville Excessive College, she was on the respect roll all 4 years and a member of the college’s Nationwide Honor Society. She was a member of the scholar management council, overseas language membership and a volunteer-based group, Work together membership. She was additionally an Educators Rising council member. Natland was a two-time Illinois Drill Group Affiliation (IDTA) Rising Star recipient and captain of the college’s dance workforce. She danced competitively on the regional, nationwide and world degree with Arabesque Dance Studio, the place she additionally taught as a contest coach and choreographer. She plans to be a double main in English training and psychology.
Brooke Jordan is the daughter of Shelly and Joey Heflin of Galatia and the late Aaron Jordan of Carmi. She is a Might 2022 graduate of Southeastern Illinois Faculty (SIC) and a Might 2021 graduate of Galatia Excessive College. Whereas at SIC, Jordan maintained honors and was on the faculty’s president’s checklist in each fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters and a member of the Nationwide Society of Management and Success. In highschool, she participated in scholar bowl, FFA, Future Enterprise Leaders of America, beta membership and cheerleading. She plans to main in criminology and felony justice with a minor in political science.
Caleb A. Oxley is the son of Amy and Weston Oxley. A Might 2022 graduate of Galesburg Excessive College, he was an Illinois State Scholar, Nationwide Honor Society member and graduated within the high 5% in his class. He additionally acquired a Principal Scholarship Award and AP Scholar with Honors Award. Oxley was within the college’s marching band, ran varsity cross-country, performed varsity tennis and was a frontrunner within the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and volunteered recurrently for scholar ministries at his church. He additionally performed trumpet for the highschool band. He plans to main in cinema.
Brenna Gusewelle is the daughter of Jill and Mark Gusewelle. A Might 2022 graduate and Illinois State Scholar of Herrin Excessive College, Gusewelle was Nationwide Honor Society treasurer and nominated for the Southern Illinois Society of Excessive College Achievement. She was president of the college’s Future Enterprise Leaders of America and treasurer of Well being Occupations College students of America chapters. She participated in scholar authorities and observe, was co-captain of the lady’s golf workforce and an all-Williamson County ladies golf workforce choice. She plans to main in psychology.
Beth Alma Stacey is the daughter of Carol and Jed Stacey. A Might 2022 graduate, Illinois State Scholar and sophistication valedictorian of Sangamon Valley Excessive College, Stacey was on the college’s excessive honor roll all 4 years. Stacey served because the publication’s editor, vp of the Future Enterprise Leaders of America membership, and Nationwide Honor Society president. She was colour guard workforce captain, performed volleyball and took part in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Younger Leaders in Motion, the principal’s advisory council and e-book membership. She is majoring in communication issues and sciences and is a member of the Marching Salukis colour guard.
Jessica Cates is the daughter of Jacqueline Cates of Thebes and Tracy Cates of Anna. A nontraditional scholar, Cates graduated in Might 2022 from Shawnee Neighborhood Faculty with an affiliate diploma in arts and science after incomes her G.E.D. from Shawnee Grownup Academic Providers in 2019. She maintained a 4.0 was a member of the faculty’s Phi Theta Kappa Nationwide Honor Society. Whereas at Shawnee, she frolicked mentoring friends enrolled within the Shawnee Grownup Academic Providers with a purpose of encouraging every of them to maintain transferring ahead to appreciate their potential. A primary-generation school scholar, Cates plans to main in social work.
Benjamin Morgan II is the son of Jaclyn and Benjamin Morgan Sr. A Might 2022 graduate and Illinois State Scholar at Herscher Excessive College, Morgan was the college’s Nationwide Honor Society president and captained the maths workforce and educational problem workforce. He was captain for the college’s observe and cross-country groups and an all-state observe excessive leap competitor. Morgan was additionally a twin enrollment scholar at Kankakee Neighborhood Faculty his senior yr. He plans to main in finance.
Gracie Murphy is the daughter of Wendy Murphy and Robert and Andrea Lawrence, all of Macomb. A Might 2021 graduate of Macomb Excessive College, Murphy served because the Illinois Affiliation FFA state secretary for 2021-22. In highschool, she was a member of the college’s Nationwide Honor Society, the McDonough County CEO Program, the Macomb Youth Management Group; the highschool’s FFA chapter president and Part 11 FFA president. She was additionally a part of the Nationwide FFA Group, varsity and aggressive cheerleading workforce, math workforce and Spanish membership. She additionally acquired the Illinois Farm Bureau Prime Ten Part President Award. Murphy is majoring in agricultural training and methods with a give attention to agricultural training.
Elli Oploh is the daughter of Kimberly Oploh. A house-schooled scholar, Oploh has been concerned in swimming and flying. She plans to main in aviation applied sciences and aviation flight.
Jake Bruce is the son of Jill and Jason Bruce. A Might 2022 graduate with honors from Marion Excessive College, Bruce performed soccer the place he was an all-conference choice his final two years. He additionally earned all-conference awards in observe and discipline as a junior. He plans to main in aviation applied sciences and aviation flight.
Leia Bryant is the daughter of Amanda and Joshua Sowers. A 2022 graduate of Southeastern Illinois Faculty and 2021 graduate of Provider Mills-Stonefort Excessive College, Bryant whereas at SIC was scholar authorities treasurer and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Circle Okay president. She was a 2021-22 Illinois All-Educational Students and Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar and member of the softball workforce. In highschool, Bryant was class valedictorian, president of the college’s Nationwide Honor Society, and a member of State Sen. Dale Fowler’s Youth Advisory Council and Saline County CEO. She plans to main in secondary training with the prospect of changing into a highschool English instructor.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Consolation Adeyeye, is the daughter of David and Abigail Adeyeye. A member of the Junior Engineering Technological Society (JETS) membership, she is a presidential scholar at Harold Washington Faculty and president of her highschool’s scramble membership. She plans to main in radiologic sciences with a focus in sonography.
Daleece Moore is the daughter of Dacia Moore of Marion. A Might 2022 graduate of John A. Logan Faculty with an affiliate diploma in elementary training, Moore graduated from Marion Excessive College in 2020. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society every of the 2 years she attended John A. Logan Faculty and earned president’s checklist and provost’s checklist educational honors. She plans to main in elementary training.
Lucas Morefield is the son of Rita Morefield and Mark Morefield of Murphysboro. He’s a December 2018 graduate of John A. Logan Faculty, the place he acquired an award for Excellent Arithmetic Pupil for 2017-2018. He has handed three actuarial examinations from the Society of Actuaries. He plans to main in arithmetic.
Kelsey Knebel is the daughter of Jeremy and Kim Knebel. A 2020 Highland Excessive College graduate, Knebel was within the high 1% within the college’s vocational division for a number of years, FFA vp, scholar council member, Nationwide Honor Society member, and an envoy. She graduated with an affiliate diploma in agriculture enterprise from Kaskaskia Faculty in Might 2022. She was president of the faculty’s agriculture membership, collegiate Farm Bureau and have become a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau. She plans to review agriculture training.
Day Starr-Fleming graduated from Sacred Coronary heart-Griffin Excessive College in Might 2022 and is the kid of Angela Starr and Paul Fleming, each of Springfield. An Illinois State Scholar, Starr-Fleming earned a number of scholastic artwork and writing awards whereas in highschool. Starr-Fleming pictures and identifies fungal growths, together with digital artwork, performs drums and piano, and sells handmade polymer clay jewellery. Starr-Fleming plans to main in organic sciences with an curiosity in mycology, the research of fungi.
Liam Richardson is the son of Gretchen Cross of Sugar Grove and Michael Richardson of Plainfield. A Might 2022 graduate of Waubonsee Neighborhood Faculty, he positioned first within the Abilities USA nationwide competitors in Atlanta to signify Illinois in automotive service expertise and positioned first within the nation. He just lately achieved Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) grasp certification. A graduate of Kaneland Excessive College, Richardson achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in his troop. He additionally labored full time at his native Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealership over the summer time. He plans to main in automotive expertise.
Kamryn Fandrey is the daughter of Aimee Alvstad of Troy and Scott Fandrey of Alton. A Might 2022 graduate of Marquette Catholic Excessive College, she was an Illinois State Scholar and Nationwide Honor Society member, graduating within the high 5% of her class. She acquired a silver medallion and was a scholar council member. Coming from an U.S. Air Pressure household, she was born exterior of Tokyo and has lived all around the world. Fandrey participated in teams, together with College students for Troopers and College students In opposition to Damaging Choices, based a psychological well being consciousness membership and was president of the college’s breast most cancers consciousness membership. She performed varsity basketball all 4 years at school and was first workforce all-conference. She plans to main in radiologic sciences with a give attention to radiation remedy.
John Swastek is the son of Kathy and Tom Swastek. A Might 2022 graduate of Willowbrook Excessive College, Swastek was an Illinois State Scholar and member of the college’s Nationwide Honor Society. He was additionally a part of the English, World Language and Social Research honor societies. An Eagle Scout, Swastek performed soccer and baseball in highschool and took part in Pupil Ambassadors and different management packages. He plans to main in aviation administration and flight.
Ayden Rademaker is the son of Sheba and Ryan Rademaker. A Might 2022 graduate of Vienna Excessive College, Rademaker was an Illinois State Scholar, four-year honor scholar and sophistication salutatorian. He was acknowledged by the Illinois Principals Affiliation as an impressive scholar and college citizen, the Beta Membership, and a member of Illinois State Sen. Dale Fowler’s Youth Advisory Council. He participated within the college’s scholar council, scholar bowl and performed baseball. A licensed nursing assistant program member, Rademaker plans to main in nursing, with a minor in nurse administration.
Hannah Connolly is the daughter of Jennifer and David Connolly. A house-schooled scholar, Connolly was an Superior Placement scholar with honors and a aggressive swimmer at each sectional and state ranges. She is going to compete on the Saluki girls’s swim workforce. She plans to main in political science and enroll within the College Honors program.
Suhas Dantuluri is the son of Sridevi and Vijay Dantuluri of Johns Creek, Georgia. A Might 2022 graduate of Northview Excessive College, he was an adviser and alumnus of the 3DE (Schooling for Each Dimension of Life) training mannequin by Junior Achievement. He was president of his native American Pink Cross chapter and member of the 3DE advisory board, the place his work concerned enhancing the academic mannequin on an area and nationwide degree. He was additionally on boards that work towards teen relationship violence and home violence, and was a nationwide and state competitor for Well being Occupations College students of America (HOSA). He competed in long-distance working occasions for the highschool’s varsity observe workforce. He plans to main in biomedical science.
Grace V. Douglas is the daughter of Patricia and Brian Douglas of Leipsic, Ohio. A Might 2022 graduate with efficiency honors from Leipsic Excessive College, she was president of her college’s Nationwide Honor Society, was class president for 2 years and earned honor roll standing all through highschool. Douglas attended each the Buckeye Ladies State and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Management Convention and was energetic at school organizations and neighborhood theater. She participated marching band, choir, Spanish membership and Future Enterprise Leaders of America. Douglas’ highschool profession was cut up between Leipsic Excessive College, Millstream Profession Heart, the College of Findlay and Ohio Northern College. She plans to main in musical theater and take music concept/composition and radio/sound manufacturing programs.
Camilla Heu is the daughter of Kim and Benjie Heu of Jackson. A Might 2022 graduate of Jackson Excessive College, Heu was a member of the college’s Nationwide Honor Society: co-founder and vp of Membership Med, and artwork membership co-president. She was additionally concerned with the college’s Cool Children In opposition to Bullying membership, work together membership, Future Enterprise Leaders of America, and Spanish membership. She was a Class 5A cheerleading state champion and two-time recipient of the Missouri State Excessive College Actions Affiliation (MSHAA) all-state award. She plans to main in enterprise administration.
Lydia Holterman is the daughter of Kelley Holterman of Saint Charles, Missouri, and Mark Holterman of O’Fallon, Missouri. A 2022 graduate of Saint Charles Excessive College, Holterman was a Nationwide Honor Society choice and graduated summa cum laude, incomes the George Washington Carver Award and the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy in French. She was scholar council president and Worldwide Thespian Troupe 1171 president. She was closely concerned in Key Membership as a member and social media supervisor. As a senior, Holterman labored as a Superleader and recurrently visited an area elementary college and function a personality position mannequin for college students. She plans to main in theater and radio, tv, and digital media and is a member of the spirit groups.
Santonio Resonno Jr. is the son of Corrie and Santonio Resonno of St. Louis. Resonno graduated from Ritenour Excessive College and earned an affiliate diploma in June 2022 from St. Louis Neighborhood Faculty. Whereas in highschool, Resonno acquired the college’s educational achievement award for having the very best GPA in his graduating class. He performed boys varsity volleyball and was a teen volunteer on the St. Louis Zoo. He plans to main in zoology and specialise in wildlife biology and conservation.
Josie Boelter is the daughter of Julie and David Boelter. A Might 2022 graduate of Mayville Excessive College, she was senior class president, four-year scholar council member, a member of the college’s Nationwide Honor Society, and took part in a number of golf equipment throughout highschool, together with FFA, and science, math, and Spanish golf equipment. Boelter performed soccer all 4 years; basketball for 3 years and volleyball for 2 years. She was a Wisconsin Flyway Convention Educational Excellence Prime Ten Scholar. Boelter attained her personal pilot’s license in August 2022 and did mission work in Belize. She plans to main in aviation administration and flight.