2016 Chancellors Scholarship Weekend

Southern Illinois University



2016 Chancellors Scholarship Weekend

February 08, 2016

Last Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6, more than 400 high-achieving high school seniors and their family members came on campus for the Chancellor’s and University Excellence Scholarship Interview Weekend. About 56 students and their family members visited the Transportation Education Center (TEC) Friday afternoon from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. These students have selected or will select one of our CASA programs as their area of study. SIU will award 25 Chancellor’s Scholarships which will cover tuition, fees, and room and board for four years; and will award a larger number of University Excellence Scholarships, which provide an $8,500 in awards per year for four years, or a total of $34,000.

Below are several photos from the event.

Andy Wang and Sam Chung

CASA Dean, Andy Wang and ISAT Director, Sam Chung welcomed over 50 students and parents to the Transportation Education Center for personal visits between faculty and our incoming CASA scholars.


Dean Wang visited with this scholar from Michigan who is excited to start the Dental Hygiene program! 


Chair Michael Behrmann and AUT faculty speak with incoming students and parents.


Several Aviation Flight and Aviation Technology students were on hand to visit with students and give tours to those interested!  What a great group of SIU representatives we have in our scholars!


The Aviation Technology students demonstrating their equipment drew many visitors.


The School of Allied Health was well represented and visited with a number of interested families.


The TEC students and staff are great hosts and excellent representatives of SIU CASA!


Parents and students enjoyed the TEC tours and playing in the airplane simulator!

Thanks to our many CASA faculty, staff, and students who shared our Saluki Spirit with visitors!


Dr. Sam Chung and Miss Shannon Gwaltney, ISAT Advisor, shared a smile throughout the day!


Leader Faith Miller, of Dental Hygiene and Elaine Atwood, Chief Academic Advisor loved the dog bones!


Miss Shelby Adkinson, Advisor of Fashion Design and Merchandising shared some interesting displays!


Miss Quianna Jackson, Allied Health Advisor and Physical Therapy Assistant instructors were great hosts!


Most importantly, our incoming CASA scholars and their parents were excited about their future at SIU! This family is from Mount Vernon, IL and the student is starting the Radiological Sciences program!


This incoming class of student scholars are poised to bring great attitudes and aptitudes to SIU CASA!



This student is excited to start the Aviation Flight program!  And his mom is too!


This student will be a future Interior Designer and Architect!  


Interim Director, Craig Anz, made a point of personally visiting with each family.



Director, Scott Collins, helped a future Radiological Science scholar prepare for SIU.


Thanks to all the CASA faculty, staff, and students who helped all families enjoy the day!


There are many students and parents who thank you for your warm hospitality and bright futures!