Daily Egyptian

Former astronaut, previous chancellor join list of SIUC commencement speakers

By Evan Jones and Anna Spoerre, Daily Egyptian

May 10, 2016

Filed under Campus, City, News

Joan Higginbotham will speak at the 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. commencement ceremonies Friday.Higginbotham, a 1987 SIU graduate from Chicago, is the third African-American woman to take a shuttle into space. "My career plan origina...

Honorary degree recipient reflects on time at SIU

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

February 7, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

When Donald Beggs came to SIU as a student, he never imagined he would lead the university as interim chancellor from the same building his mother lived in when she was a student.And at the May commencement, Beggs, who served...

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