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  • Maintain, nurture and advance initiatives while assisting Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in its goals of instructions, research, and service;
  • Keep alive professional, social, and educational relationships developed while at SIU;
  • Provide assistance, guidance, and support to SIU alumni;
  • Assist SIU in maintaining, updating, and gathering records on graduates and former students;
  • Recognize members’ outstanding achievements;
  • Solicit gifts to be used for and on behalf of SIU, its faculty, students, and staff;
  • Assist SIU in the recruitment, retention, financial assistance, and career development of students of Black African descent.