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Hedayat Armin-Arsala

B.S., 1968, M.S., 1969, Honorary Doctorate 2008

This article appeared in the Saluki Times on January 17, 2008. Article written by Andrea Hahn of University Communications. Senior Afghan minister to receive honorary degree CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, meeting today (Jan. 17) in Edwardsville, full profile >>

Athos Boutoukas

B.S., 1992

Athos Bouyoukas currently lives in Doha, Qatar and recently accepted the position of Vice-President of Al Mal Bank, a newly formed Islamic investment banking company. Athos writes: "In my role, I am responsible for creating a back and middle office, complete with trade settlement and full profile >>

Nick Calamos

B.S., 1983

Nick Calamos, who earned his Bachelor's degree in the SIU Carbondale Economics Department, has been Head of Investments at Calamos Investments -- a leading investment fund -- for about 15 years. The company was started by his uncle, John Calamos, in the 1970s with about $25 million, but Nick full profile >>

Eric Henry

B.S., 2001

Eric Henry, a May 2001 SIU Carbondale graduate from the Economics Department, is currently working as a senior economist at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Prior to that he worked four years in the Statistics of Income Division of the IRS, with an additional two years in the Forecasting and full profile >>

Robert Young

B.S., 1975 & M.S., 1976

Robert Young, two-time alumnus of the SIU Carbondale Economics Department, is Managing Director of, LLC, a highly successful company that provides economic and financial consulting services to the utilities industry, worldwide. He graduated from the Department with a Bachelor's full profile >>