May 2014

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Save the Date

Mark your calendars to join us back on campus.

Homecoming 2014
October 3-5, 2014

The complete schedule of events is still being finalized. Stay tuned for more details!



Do you know a student who may be interested in SIUE? Recommend him or her to the Office of Admissions!

Alumni Association Annual Meeting

All SIUE Alumni Association members are invited to attend the annual meeting.

Thursday, June 5
5:30 p.m.
Fixins Restaurant (located on the second floor of the MUC)

The agenda includes:

  • Presentation of 2014-2015 scholarships
  • Welcoming of new board members and officers
  • Approval of the FY15 budget

Appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

Please RSVP:

Nominations Sought for Nursing's Hall of Fame Griffin named AANA's Federal Political Director of the Year

Many of the SIUE School of Nursing's nearly 6,000 alumni have made significant contributions to the field of nursing.

The School would like to recognize the accomplishments of these talented alumni with a School of Nursing Hall of Fame award. Nominations are due by May 30, 2014.

Contact Kris Heather.

On April 7, Dr. Andrew Griffin received the 13th annual Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) in Washington, D.C. during the Mid-Year Assembly.

The Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director Award was established in 2001 by the AANA Board of Directors to acknowledge a CRNA who has made significant contributions in advancing the AANA's federal healthcare agenda through state and federal grassroots political initiatives while serving as FPD for their state association.

Learn more >>

SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Class of the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who:

  • Have achieved outstanding success in their chosen field
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to their community and our alma mater
  • Reflect positively on SIUE alumni and our University

We will induct the Class of 2014 on Friday, Oct. 3, as part of Homecoming Weekend.

SIUE School of Nursing to Offer DNP in Nurse Anesthesia

The nurse anesthesia (NA) program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing has been approved to transition from a master's degree program to a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program in May 2015.

SIUE is the first higher education institution in the St. Louis metropolitan area to offer a doctoral degree for nurse anesthetists.

Learn more >>

Alumni Happy Hours

Mark your calendars now to join us for our Summer Happy Hour Series. Alumni and friends are invited to join the SIUE Alumni Association for drinks and summer fun after a day in the office!

Attention Basic Alumni Association Members!

Did you know that ALL SIUE graduates are now members of the Alumni Association? All alumni receive a FREE membership and basic benefits! Membership cards were mailed out in 2013 to all graduates and are now issued to new graduates as they leave the University. If you have misplaced or did not receive your membership card, please contact alumni affairs at 618-650-2762 or

SIUE Offers In-State Tuition for SIUE Alumni Family Members

If you are the:

  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Sibling
  • Step-parent
  • Legal guardian

of a soon-to-be freshman or transfer undergraduate student, your family member qualifies for in-state tuition. For more information, contact the office of financial aid at 618-650-3880 or

Cougars on the Move

SIUE Cougars from across the United States recently gathered together for a weekend in Washington, D.C. We enjoyed the beautiful sights of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and participated in a welcome reception, capitol tour, fireworks and dinner cruise, and a deliciously elegant brunch at Old Ebbitt Grill.

View photos from the trip.


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