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Shawnee Community College president brings keynote speech at MLK breakfast

Peggy F. Bradford served as the keynote speaker at the NAACP’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. In June, Bradford was hired as Shawnee Community College’s eighth president — and its first female and its first African-American president. Bradford received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from SIU. Read more about her remarkable history here. On Monday, Bradford urged attendees…

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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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SIUC alumna named rising star of NYC theater scene

Aiesha Dukes, who graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in  co-stars in the critically-acclaimed, off-Broadway musical comedy revue Me the People: The Trump America Musical at the Triad Theater in New York City. Dukes, who portrays nine different characters, is brilliant throughout the production, giving a particularly memorable performance with the ensemble during the Mar-a-Lago skit. … A…

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