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With more than 68,000 alumni representing the College of Education and Human Services, our college makes up almost one-third of SIU's total alumni. Our college has played a vital role in the development of the University from the very beginning, from itshumble beginnings as a teacher's college to the status of today’s comprehensive research institution. We truly are the flagship college of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Read below to find out more about some of our distinguished alumni:

Brad Choate

Alumnus

Brad Choate

University of Arkansas

Brad Choate assumed duties as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement on July 1, 2008. As Vice Chancellor Choate has responsibility for the University’s fundraising efforts as well as University Relations, the Arkansas Alumni Association, constituent relations, special events ...read full profile >>

Algeania Freeman

Alumna

Algeania Freeman
Wilberforce University

Congratulations to Dr. Algeania Freeman for her new position as President of Wilberforce University! Dr. Freeman obtained her Master of Science degree from SIU in 1972. Dr. Freeman carries an extensive list of accolades, including the prestigious Harlem Renaissance Award for Outstanding ...read full profile >>

Hazel Loucks

Alumna

Hazel Loucks

McKendree University

Dr. Loucks is currently an Associate Professor for McKendree University as well as a private education consultant and workshop presenter across the state and nationally. She most recently authored the Leaders for Tomorrow materials for the National Labor College, the ESPQ Mentoring and ...read full profile >>

Rob Lyerla

Alumnus

Rob Lyerla

Fogarty International Center in the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Lyerla, an Alumni Achievement Award recipient for 2010 who received his PhD in 1994 from our Measurement and Statistics program in the EPSE Department. Dr. Lyerla currently serves as Acting Director of the Division of International Relations at the Fogarty International Center in the ...read full profile >>

Beryl McEwen

Alumna

Beryl McEwen

School of Business and
Economics at North Carolina
Agricultural University

Congratulations for Dr. Beryl McEwen for being named new Dean of the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina Agricultural University in Greensboro! For the past two years, McEwen served as the university’s Vice Provost for strategic planning and institutional ...read full profile >>

Katelyn Mullen

Alumna

Katelyn Mullen

The Center for Children’s Services a Division of Aunt Martha’s Youth Services

Ms. Mullen is an ABA Services Supervisor, in The Center for Children’s Services a Division of Aunt Martha’s Youth Services and an alumna from SIU's Rehabilitation Institute, took a different path to receive her master’s degree from the Rehabilitation ...read full profile >>

Charles Prickett

Alumnus

Charles Prickett

Former Civil Rights Worker and Author

Former Civil Rights Worker and DeSoto, Illinois native and SIU Alumnus, Charles Prickett joined the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960’s, participating in the March on Washington and the Selma-Montgomery March. In 1964 he went to Mississippi as part of the Freedom Summer, ...read full profile >>

Edgar E. Roulhac

Alumnus

Edgar E. Roulhac

Maryland Independent College and University Association, Maryland Higher Education

Edgar E. Roulhac was appointed vice provost for academic services of The Johns Hopkins University in 1993.  He is responsible for coordinating institutional policy regarding the planning and review of new or substantially changed full- and part-time academic programs, and in this ...read full profile >>

Robert Steele

Alumnus

Robert Steele
Distinguished Alumni Award

Bob Steele’s career spans 58 years as a swim coach, whose experience and accolades have made him a giant in the sport. A conference- and national amateur championship-winning swim captain at SIU from 1958 to 1961, Steele began his coaching career with a Carbondale-based youth ...read full profile >>

Bill Wirtanen

Alumnus

Congratulations to Bill Wirtanen on his induction into the Mesabi Range College Athletics Hall of Fame! Bill’s achievements and true legacy are the countless lives he has touched throughout his 42 years as an educator. He earned his master’s degree from SIU in 1957, and ...read full profile >>