SIU Alumni Association

Founded in 1896, the SIU Alumni Association is the largest and oldest organization at Southern Illino

Operating as usual


Are we pumped for the game tomorrow? ABSALUKI 🐾

The dawg's playoff journey continues in Moscow, Idaho.

Where you watching from? πŸ‘€


The hair.. the jackets...the shades 😎

Yep, this is definitely SIU in 1989. Photographed by Steve Buhman.

Thank you Morris Library for archiving these and sharing!

Photos from SIU Alumni Association's post 11/29/2023

This could be you...πŸ‘€

Networking doesn't have to be stuffy, do it over dinner! 🍲

We host "Dinner with 12" every year and it just gets better and better. Alumni (YOU!) volunteer to host a dinner some time in March which up to 12 current SIU students can sign up to attend. what happens at the dinner? One heck of a good time! Students come loaded with questions about the specific industry you work in and they are eager to learn. You also get the chance to catch up on what's cool on campus.

Dinners are hosted either at your home or at a local restaurant, whichever suits you best!

Dinners are scheduled for March 1st or March 2nd, 2024. But hosts will need to register by December 15th!

Here's the registration link:


You can always find a little luck at SIU if you know where to look ;)

Photos from SIU Alumni Association's post 11/28/2023

Many of you know this walk all too well...πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

..crossing the concrete overpass from the towers to main campus is a rite of Saluki passage 🐾

Photos from SIU Alumni Association's post 11/27/2023

Nothing but good Saluki vibes during the playoff game this weekend 🏈🐾

We loved seeing you all - the Saluki support was STRONG and so was the win!!

Photos from SIU Alumni Association's post 11/27/2023

From SIU student in Carbondale ➑ to Design Engineer in Tacoma, Washington.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ '21 grad Scott Kasper hit the ground running right after he graduated, moving directly from his student apartment to an apartment in Washington state. Scott is a Design Engineer with the Civil Engineering team at Atwell.

His favorite SIU memory? Scott says: "I am proud of being a co-captain of the concrete canoe design team and being the overall winner of the 2021 Concrete Canoe Competition at the Mid-Continent Student Conference."

Here he is with fellow Salukis at an alumni gathering in Seattle recently ⬇


Happy Thanksgiving, Salukis! πŸŒ½πŸ—πŸΎ

As you gather around the table with family and friends, we hope you'll consider gathering around the table with a few strangers this spring.

➑️ We're talking about our "Dinner with 12" program in which local alumni volunteer to take a group of SIU students out to dinner one night and share their Saluki experience. Over the years, this event has become so much more than networking. Students and hosts leave the table as friends.

Dinners are scheduled for March 1st or March 2nd, 2024. But hosts will need to register by December 15th!

Here's the registration link:

Here's what the experience looks and feels like ⬇️

Photos from SIU Alumni Association's post 11/22/2023

350 HOURS of giving back.

Now that's a statistic we love to hear, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Our Student Alumni Council completed all those volunteer hours in just one semester. Much of their work supports SIU programs for fellow students in addition to alumni programs. Salukis support each other!

We are so grateful for them 🐾❀️


For the first time ever, the Saluki football team is in a playoff game hosted at Saluki Stadium! πŸ”₯🏈

➑ SIU will take the field against Nicholls SATURDAY afternoon at 2pm. This is SIU's third playoff appearance in the last four years.

Let's pack the stadium and show them what Saluki pride really is!

Get your tickets here ➑

You can also stream the game on ESPN+.


The sounds of falling water at Morris Library make for a soothing study area πŸ“•πŸ–Š

If you've ever explored the nooks and crannies of the library, you know it's a pretty awesome place to get lost ;)

Happy Tuesday from campus, Salukis! 🐾


One of the newest inductees into the ROTC Hall of Fame is a Saluki! 🐾

➑ Check out '88 grad, Major General James Bonner!

Major General Bonner is a native of Anna, Illinois, and was commissioned in May 1988 as a distinguished military graduate from SIU. He currently serves as the Deputy Commanding General for United States Army North (Fifth Army) headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is responsible for plans, exercises, and operations for the Land Component Command of United States Northern Command.

Thank you for your service Major General Bonner!


The moment when the realization hits πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Ž



What's new, SIU? 🐾

Our latest edition of the Alumni Magazine is OUT! πŸ”₯

➑ COVER PAGE: Carbondale is once again one of the BEST places to view the 2024 solar eclipse. Details on events planned.

➑ INSIDE: Recap of Salukis in Paradise homecoming, enrollment increases, a historic $6 million donation to the university...AND SO MUCH MORE.

If you haven't gotten the magazine in the mail already, you can read online here ➑


Former SIU teammates, turned pro football star and sports TV star🀩

Reunited and it feels so good.

Salukis, THRIVING!! 🐾

Two Salukis Living Their Dreams -

Ahmad Hicks (right), former 2014 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute intern, caught up with former SIU teammate MyCole Pruitt (left), current Atlanta Falcons tight end, ahead of the NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons last week on Sunday Night Football.

Ahmad is an alumnus of the SIU School of Journalism and Advertising and is a sports anchor with Fox 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul. MyCole is an SIUC College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics alumnus.

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Photos from SIU Alumni Association's post 11/16/2023

The SIU Student Center....tying generations of Salukis together since the 1950s ;)

Construction on the Student Center began in 1959 and it took a decade to complete! Today, there are still restaurants, the bowling alley, and ballrooms.

What was in the Student Center during your time at SIU?

Thank you Morris Library for the photo and info!


Are you the family member who sticks to bringing the wine at Thanksgiving? 🍷

..It's ok, we see you πŸ‘€

Fulfill your role, Saluki style! We've partnered with SIU alumni-owned Blue Sky Vineyard to offer a wine package you can order online and have shipped to your door. Deal includes:

➑ 4 Blue Sky Wines
➑ Saluki luggage tag
➑ $78 total

*** If you'd like this to arrive in time for Thanksgiving, you need to order by Thursday, November 16th!

Order here:


Anyone live in one of the top floor "penthouse" suites? ;) πŸ™


Crossing one of FOUR bridges along the Campus Lake trail πŸ‚πŸŒΎ

The views are pristine πŸ‘Œ

A walk around Campus Lake should be a graduation requirement ;)


They called her the Kate Spade of Carbondale πŸ‘œ

'06 grad Lauren Craig started small, hustled, and eventually built Eccentrics Boutique, πŸ“located in Carterville, IL.

Lauren's success came from following a passion first discovered at SIU.



Live from our football watch party at 618 Taphouse in Marion! SIU vs North Dakota State 🐾

We love cheering on the dawgs!


CHEERS. our Saluki community this fine Friday 😎 You guys are the best.


A successful meeting with the mayor, done! βœ…

Our Student Alumni Council enjoyed hosting City of Carbondale Government mayor Carolin Harvey!

She came down to the Alumni Center in Woody Hall and talked with our students about what it means to be a public servant and the importance of community service.

Photos from SIU Alumni Association's post 11/09/2023

Same spot, 100 year difference.

Altgeld Hall is still as majestic as ever.

The top photo is from 1920 when this area was the main entrance to the university.

Thank you Morris Library for the photo and info!


This post is making us hungry 🀀


Fall is when the trees decide to show their Saluki pride 🐾

This gorgeous drone shot was taken by '21 grad, Prescott Doll.

Happy Tuesday from campus, Salukis!


It all started as a random conversation at the lunch table...

And now, Saluki Sleuths is an award winning mini documentary series! πŸ† We are SO PROUD.

Sleuths earned a 2023 Best of District V Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education!

For those who may not know, Saluki Sleuths is a series we started for alumni in 2022 that explores SIU myths, folklore, and mysteries.

➑ Traversed the Steam Tunnels
➑ Made it from one end to the other of Faner Hall
➑ Climbed the Pulliam Hall clocktower
➑ Uncovered the real story behind our mascot

..and so much more!

If you'd like to watch all 12 episodes so far, head to our Youtube Channel Saluki Sleuths playlist:

Photos from SIU Alumni Association's post 11/06/2023

From SIU ➑ to St. Louis TV Star! '84 grad Shirley Washington is a class act.

Shirley is an Emmy awarding-winning journalist and anchor at FOX2 who was inducted into the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle for 25 years or more of distinguished service to the television news industry.

Shirley is also a published author. Her book is titled: β€œThe Motherhood Club: Help, Hope and Inspiration from New Mothers for New Mothers."

At SIU, Shirley earned her B.S. in Broadcast Journalism.



Saluki pride 🐾❀️


Some of our biggest Saluki cheerleaders can also be our smallest :)

This little one is pumped up during a 1993 SIU basketball game vs. Southwest Missouri State.

We won! ;)

Thank you Morris Library for the photo and info!

Molly Hudgins named SIU Alumni Association executive director 11/01/2023

‼️ BIG NEWS for the Alumni Association!

Our new leader has arrived βœ…

We are so excited to welcome Molly as our Executive Director. Molly is a '97 grad and former standout athlete on the women’s golf team. She's a big Saluki fan and genuinely one of the nicest people ever! :)

Can't wait for you all to see much more of her!

Molly Hudgins named SIU Alumni Association executive director Molly Hudgins, a 1997 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and former standout athlete on the women’s golf team, is the new executive director of the SIU Alumni Association.


A Saluki staple 🍦🍨


Happy Halloween, Sa-BOO-kis! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»

May the Salukis spirits find you well.....


40 years later...and these Saluki Football stars still got it! 😎🏈

SIU Hall of Fame Broadcaster Mike Reis stopped by the Alumni Association and interviewed players from the '83 SIU football team who won the Division I-AA National Championship. The win was EPIC! Fans carried the goal post down Illinois Avenue.

On camera you'll catch ➑️ quarterback Rick Johnson, Sterling Haywood, and Kenny Foster.

Photos from SIU Alumni Association's post 10/27/2023

Orders are already being shipped, and alumni are LOVING this wine package! 🍷

We partnered with Blue Sky Vineyard to provide a small taste of southern Illinois for your get togethers this holiday season! Or they can be just for you ;)

➑ 4 Blue Sky Wines
➑ Saluki luggage tag
➑ $78

*** ALL proceeds support scholarships for students!

Order here:

Photos from Southern Illinois University Carbondale's post 10/26/2023

Gorgeous colors on a gorgeous campus β€πŸ‚

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