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SIU alumna to play professional basketball in Serbia

From The Southern Illinoisan: Recent SIU graduate Rishonda Napier became the eighth Saluki women’s basketball player to sign a professional contract Tuesday, inking a deal with ZKK Kraljevo of Kraljevo, Serbia. The ZKK Kraljevo play in both the First Women’s Basketball League of Serbia (ZLS) and the WABA League. The First Women’s Basketball League of Serbia is a 12-team league…

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Business college honors ‘Emerging Saluki Leader’ awards

From the SIU press office: Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Business has chosen as its 2017 Emerging Saluki Leader Award winners. The award honors alumni who have graduated from the college within the past 15 years for their outstanding work within business, academia or government sectors, nonprofit organizations, and their community service. This year, the college is honoring three…

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Saluki, longtime radio announcer Bill Wilkerson dies

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Bill Wilkerson, whose animated baritone voice highlighted St. Louis radio for more than 35 years, died on Nov. 2, 2017, after collapsing at his home in Florissant. He was 72. Mr. Wilkerson first gained popularity when he joined KMOX-AM 1120 in 1969. He would go on to become a morning-drive host. But he became a…

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Alumni News: Industry magazine names Harvey as Midwest Woman Executive of the Year

The Shelby Report, a trade magazine for food supply chain–from manufacturers and wholesalers to independent and chain stores, named SIU alumna Tandy Harvey as Midwest Woman Executive of the Year. Read the full profile to learn more about her inspirations and the journey of her professional career: Tandy S. Harvey will tell you she loves Supervalu, a company she has…

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