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2013 News

July 30, 2013
Sutton's work honored in McNair Symposium - G. Ritter
Jazma Sutton, a junior from Romeoville and current McNair Scholar, recently presented her research on slavery and motherhood to the McNair Summer Research Symposium.

July 23, 2013
Smoot uncovers new details of SIU legacy
A recent commission from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute led Dr. Pamela Smoot to an in-depth look at the life and legacy of Alexander Lane, SIU’s first black alumni. Smoot, both a faculty member of the Department of Africana Studies and also the Coordinator of Recruitment, Retention & Outreach for the College of Liberal Arts, presented her extensive research of Lane – from early roots in 1860s Mississippi, through his education, to life as a school principal, physician and Illinois State Legislator – during a special event hosted during the 2013 Black Alumni Group Reunion at SIU Carbondale in July.

July 22, 2013
Black Alumni Scholarship Program
The establishment of the Scholarship & Grant Program offers the opportunity for the Black Alumni Group to financially assist Black undergraduate and graduate students currently attending Southern Illinois University at the Carbondale Campus.