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SIUE Collegiate Entrepreneurs Announce “TheOther40” Winners

19 April 2016, 3:40 PM

Other 40A team of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville industrial engineering students led by senior Mert Gover captured first place in SIUE’s “TheOther40” Business Plan Competition for 2016. The Entrepreneurs’ Club of SIUE hosted the competition for the sixth year and held its final pitch event Monday, April 11 at the SIUE Morris University Center.

“TheOther40” Business Plan Competition offers SIUE students an opportunity to take their business ideas through th...

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Fire Safety Video Honors SIUE Students

18 April 2016, 1:05 PM

Four years after the tragic loss of two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students in an off-campus apartment fire, the victims’ families and attorneys are releasing a fire safety video to more than 200 universities nationwide. Lauren Petersen and Lacy Siddall lost their lives in an off-campus apartment fire on April 22, 2012.

The Petersen and Siddall families and their attorneys, Ted Gianaris, of Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Thomas Long, of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C., set o...

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Capt. John Tipton is SIUE’s First ROTC Hall of Fame Member

13 April 2016, 2:55 PM

The Tipton family, Kaitlyn, Austin and Susie, pose with (L-R) SIUE's Jeffrey Waple, John Navin, Stephen Hansen, and Lt. Col. Scott Reed.The late Captain John E. Tipton today became the first Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ROTC graduate to be inducted to the United States Army ROTC Hall of Fame. The enshrinement took place in the Morris University Center Goshen Lounge and also served as celebration of the Army ROTC’s 100th anniversary.  

 “A U.S. Army officer is a leader, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It’s plainly obvious that Captain Tipton filled all of those roles admirably,...

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Advance your Career with an Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics

7 April 2016, 12:40 PM

Find out how a master’s in healthcare informatics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help you advance your career. Register today for an information session from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 in SIUE Founders Hall, Room 2300, and learn more about this fully online program.

“With increasing demand for electronic health records and professionals qualified to lead industry change, it’s a great time to pursue a degree in healthcare informatics,” said F...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Executive Director of Edwardsville Community Foundation

5 April 2016, 11:25 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Patty Navin will serve as the first executive director of the Edwardsville Community Foundation. As executive director, Navin aims to accelerate the Foundation’s growth and enhance its community impact.

Navin earned a bachelor’s in business administration, specializing in professional accounting, from the SIUE School of Business in 1982.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer detailed Navin’s new role and longstanding history with the...

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Art Gecko Creative Studio Opens in Downtown O’Fallon, Illinois

4 April 2016, 1:22 PM

Cory Hollerbach and her mother, Robin Springer, both SIUE alumni, have opened Art Gecko Creative Studio, in downtown O’Fallon, Ill.The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating along with its clients, a mother-daughter team who has opened a creative studio in downtown O’Fallon, Ill.

Art Gecko Creative Studio, 125 East State Street, is the brainchild of retired art teacher Robin Springer and her daughter and fellow designer, Cory Hollerbach, both SIUE alumni. Their new business is the culmination of a dream for the duo that has already shar...

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AT&T Names SIUE Alumnus VP and GM in New York and New Jersey

1 April 2016, 2:52 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Bryan Gonterman has been named AT&T’s vice president and general manager in New York and New Jersey. In his new role, Gonterman will manage more than 2,250 employees and oversee business at nearly 200 retail locations.

Gonterman earned a bachelor’s in business administration and finance from SIUE in 1999. He was also a member of the SIUE baseball team from 1992-1995.

Details on Gonterman’s new position are available on marketw...

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SIUE Alumnus Named STL Business Journal 2016 CFO of the Year

31 March 2016, 11:32 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Jennifer Harres, chief financial officer of the First National Bank of Waterloo, has been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as a 2016 CFO of the Year in the small corporations division.

She earned a bachelor’s in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business in 1993. She is one of 13 area CFO’s being touted for “helping their companies grow beyond the bottom line.”

Each honoree will be featured in the May 13 is...

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SIUE STEM Center Outreach Opportunities Expand Community Knowledge

29 March 2016, 10:46 AM

Colin Wilson, manager of SIUE’s STEM Resource Center, leads a chemistry lab experience.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach is sharing its extensive resources and experts’ knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with community members through innovative learning opportunities.

This Spring, the Center is providing a diverse range of STEM-related outreach programming, including:

  • Teaching science lessons to students in the homeschool network Metro East Catholic Homeschool Educators (M...

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SIUE Students Rank Second in Illinois CPA Exam Results

28 March 2016, 4:15 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ranked second among Illinois’ 12 public universities in the annual Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam results. Scoring well above state and national averages, SIUE accounting graduates were runners-up to graduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 “Our students did extremely well to place second in such a highly competitive environment,” said John Navin, PhD and dean of the SIUE School of Business. “C...

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Pacidose Inventor Places in Top Three in National InnovateHER Competition

25 March 2016, 10:00 AM

scoville-checkDr. Agnes Scoville, winner of last year’s Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Start-Up Challenge, captured third place in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER Business Challenge.

Scoville competed as one of 10 finalists in a live business pitch on Thursday, March 17, in Washington, D.C. as part of a national business plan competition. InnovateHER was organized by SBA and sponsored by Microsoft to unearth innovative products and services that impact a...

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SIUE School of Business Celebrates Student Achievement

25 March 2016, 8:36 AM

Members of Delta Sigma Pi accept a $1,000 award for being named the Enterprise Holdings Student Organization of the Year.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business students were honored for their academic achievements at the 12th Annual School of Business Scholarships and Awards Program held Wednesday, March 23 in the Morris University Center.

Nearly $100,000 worth of scholarships were awarded to more than 75 of the School’s best and brightest students, pursuing degrees in accounting, business, computer management and information systems, economics and finance, and management and marketing...

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Camille Emig-Hill to Receive Distinguished Service Award from SIUE

23 March 2016, 2:35 PM

emig-hill-camilleSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville double alum Camille Emig-Hill, a communications expert, business and financial services professional, and community and youth supporter, will receive the University’s Distinguished Service Award at its May 2016 commencement. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the presentation during its December meeting.

Emig-Hill achieved a bachelor’s in mass communications and journalism in 1972 and a master’s in business administration in ‘77....

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SIUE Alumni Honored with Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Community Awards

17 March 2016, 8:39 AM

Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni were recognized for their achievements and contributions to the community at the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Annual Community Awards Gala and Auction. The event, sponsored by the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, was held Saturday, March 12 in SIUE’s Morris University Meridian Ballroom.

Dale Keller, president and founder of Keller Construction, received the Albert Cassens Award for Outstanding Community Achievement. Keller ea...

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SIUE’s Kutan Recognized as Distinguished Research Professor

16 March 2016, 8:58 AM

Ali Kutan, PhD, professor of economics and financeSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Ali Kutan, PhD, professor of economics and finance in the School of Business, has received the rank Distinguished Research Professor for his significant scholarly contributions to international financial markets.

The accolade is an academic rank awarded to tenured faculty members in recognition of outstanding and sustained contributions to research and creative activities.

“I am honored to have received such a special award,” Kutan ...

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Scoville & Co. in Finals of InnovateHER National Business Competition

14 March 2016, 2:15 PM

pacidoseDr. Agnes Scoville, winner of last year’s Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Start-Up Challenge, was selected from more than 200 companies across the United States as a finalist in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2016 InnovateHER Business Challenge. 

InnovateHER, a national business plan competition organized by SBA and sponsored by Microsoft, was created to unearth innovative products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and ...

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SIUE’s Hansen Provides Congress Update to Campus

14 March 2016, 11:05 AM

Congress Update Slideshow PDF

In the wake of the on-going state of Illinois budget crisis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen addressed the campus community Monday in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. He discussed the progress made by the SIUE congress that was established last fall to successfully plan for an SIUE that will thrive in the future.

Hansen believes that the University is at an important juncture where resources, growth an...

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Online Options Abound During SIUE’s Summer Session, Register Now!

14 March 2016, 8:52 AM

summer session 2016Southern Illinois University Edwardsville summer session 2016 offers a quality education that features flexibility and convenience. More than 1,000 courses are available, with more online options than ever before.

Register now and enjoy summer at SIUE!

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Most courses meet for five weeks or less, and classes begin Monday, May 9.

“Summer session provides students an important o...

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S.M. Wilson’s Lauren Williams Named 2016 Distinguished CLI Alumna

14 March 2016, 8:10 AM

williams-laurenLauren Williams, building information modeling (BIM) manager for S.M. Wilson, is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2016 Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Alumni Award. The ceremony was Friday, March 11 as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration.

Program Co-Directors Chris Gordon, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, and Kristine Jarden, director of executive education in the SIUE School of Business, presented the award.

The CL...

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Retired Air Force Info Specialist Launches Business with SBDC Help

9 March 2016, 8:20 AM

Dettmann-DwightAfter 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, O’Fallon resident Dwight Dettmann was ready for a change. With the help of the Illinois Metro East Small Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, he made the transformation from a trained expert in information security to small business owner by launching his own handyman business.

Bright Ideas & More, LLC, incorporated in November 2015, provides home improvement services, including installation of ceiling fans and light fixtur...

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Capt. John Tipton is SIUE’s First ROTC Hall of Fame Member

7 March 2016, 11:00 AM

ROTC LogoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville announced that the late Captain John E. Tipton will be the first inductee from SIUE to the United States Army ROTC Hall of Fame. The enshrinement will take place in the Morris University Center Goshen Lounge at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13 and also serve as celebration of the Army ROTC’s 100th anniversary.  

“Captain Tipton is remembered by those who served with him as a dedicated individual, an outstanding leader and a consummate profes...

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Career Fairs Offer SIUE Students Opportunities for Professional Success

3 March 2016, 3:22 PM

SIUE Spring Career FairsSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students networked and discussed potential job opportunities with representatives from more than 150 major companies during three career fairs held on campus March 1-3.

“SIUE is our best producing relationship for our college campus recruiting,” said J.R. Maxfield, lead talent acquisition specialist with Enterprise Holdings and SIUE School of Business alum. “We’re recruiting software engineers for our information technology depar...

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SBDC Helps SIUE Grad with RunWell Grand Opening Feb. 27th

25 February 2016, 12:50 PM

 RunWell LogoFor Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate and small business owner Jen Schaller, it has always been about sharing her passion for running. Starting on Saturday, Feb. 27, Schaller will have three times the amount of space to conduct her business of connecting with runners from across the St. Louis region.

     Schaller developed her love for running in a freshman jogging class at SIUE. After graduating in 1999 with a bachelor’s in accounting from SIUE...

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SIUE SBDC Helps OneLegacy Find Business Partners

23 February 2016, 3:35 PM

stith-mikeOneLegacy, a client of the Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has expanded its local business relationships. Founder Mike Stith, an Edwardsville resident, has announced OneLegacy will partner with Meridian Village, a Lutheran Senior Services Community in Glen Carbon, and Hitz Home Rehab in Alhambra to offer its Legacy Sharing Story Therapy Workshops.

The workshops are designed for caregivers, families or anyone interested in family history...

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SIUE School of Business Alumni Earn “Top Lawyer” Distinction

22 February 2016, 1:53 PM

Six Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business alumni are being hailed among the best lawyers in the Metro East. The counselors were voted upon by their peers through a survey conducted by Leading Lawyers. The distinction is held by fewer than five percent of lawyers licensed in Illinois.

SIUE alumni on the list include:

  • Edward Blake, MBA 1977
  • Mary Lopinot, bachelor’s in accountancy, 1995
  • Kevin Richter, bachelor’s in finance, 1980
  • Kurt Schroeder, bachelor&#82...

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SIUE Alum Named Executive of the Year in Manufacturing

11 February 2016, 9:57 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus James Riley has been named a Worldwide Branding Executive of the Year in Manufacturing. Riley is president and chief executive officer of Laclede Chain Manufacturing Company LLC.

Riley earned a master of business administration from SIUE in 1982. His achievement was detailed on military-technologies.net on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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International Trade Center at SIUE Works with Trade and Investment Council to Promote Region

10 February 2016, 8:20 AM

The Illinois International Trade Center (ITC) at Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville continues to advocate for international trade and foreign investment in the region. The ITC has further emphasized that mission by joining the newly formed Southwestern Illinois Trade and Investment Council.

At the council’s first 2016 meeting at MidAmerica Airport near Belleville, members collaborated to formalize the structure of the new council, according to Frank Miles, administrator of communit...

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SIUE School of Business Alum Appointed to AMRI Board of Directors

5 February 2016, 8:35 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Anthony Maddaluna has been elected to the AMRI (Albany Molecular Research Inc.) Board of Directors. Maddaluna is the executive vice president of Pfizer Inc. and president of Pfizer Global Supply.

He earned a master’s in business administration from SIUE in 1979. His appointment was announced in an article posted Thursday, Feb. 4 on MarketWatch.com.

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SIUE Alumni Honored by RiverBend Growth Association

2 February 2016, 11:11 AM

Three SIUE alumni were recognized for their impact on the region at the RiverBend Growth Associational Annual Awards Dinner held Thursday, Jan. 28.

Pat Schwarte was named Ambassador of the Year for the second straight year. Schwarte earned a bachelor’s in business administration at SIUE in 1988.

School of Business alum Steve Thompson received a Chairman’s Award. Thompson achieved a bachelor’s in accountancy at SIUE in 1993.

SIUE alumna Karen Wilson was also recognized as she...

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SIUE Alum Named Regional President of Carrollton Bank

2 February 2016, 9:00 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Steve Thompson has been named regional president of Carrollton Bank. Thompson earned a bachelor’s in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business in 1993.

The Alton Telegraph shared the announcement and featured Thompson in an article posted Monday, Feb. 1.

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SIUE Kicks Off Black Heritage Month

1 February 2016, 5:05 PM

Black Heritage KickoffThe SIUE Campus Activities Board and the Black Heritage Month committee hosted opening ceremonies for students, faculty and staff at the Morris University Center’s Goshen Lounge
 Monday afternoon, Feb. 1.

Among the speakers were Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen, Venessa Brown, associate chancellor in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, junior Ricky Rush, president of the Collegiate 100, and senior studio art major Kiarya Glover, whose work was on display. Free Black Heritage Month...

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SIUE Congress Forwards Action Items to Chancellor

29 January 2016, 2:40 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen addressed the final session of three meetings of the SIUE congress Friday morning, Jan. 29, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Hansen opened the session by urging the faculty, staff and student attendees to remember what SIUE is – “a master’s comprehensive university.”

Considering the budget crisis in Illinois, Hansen established the congress in November. He believed that the Uni...

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ITC, Woman-Owned Business Pair with SIUE Researchers to Gain Market Intel

27 January 2016, 10:45 AM

zeng-yupingA successful domestic cosmetic broker has returned to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s International Trade Center (ITC) for additional expertise to break into global markets with her U.S.-manufactured brand lines.

Sherry Brianza, managing partner and founder of Carlinville-based Brianza Bella LLC, first contacted the ITC at SIUE in 2009 for exporting expertise specific to her company. In 2015, Brianza returned to seek additional assistance from the ITC and Assistant Professor Y...

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SIUE Spring Enrollment Hits All-Time High

27 January 2016, 8:30 AM

SIUEClass2019Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring enrollment of 13,346 students is the largest spring enrollment in the University’s history. Traditional undergraduate enrollment is up 281 students or 2.6 percent over last spring. The University has never enrolled more full-time students (10,214) for a spring semester.

 “Considering the highly competitive higher education marketplace, I’m proud of the tireless effort by the enrollment, advising and marketing staffs...

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SIUE Executive Education offers Professional Development Workshops

21 January 2016, 3:30 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business Executive Education program has set its project management courses and workshops for 2016. Registration is now open.

Spring 2016 Foundations of Project Management

Fridays, Feb. 26; March 4, 18, 25; and April 1

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus - Founders Hall

Learn the basics and best practices of project management and prepare for the PMP® certification. Successful completion awards the 35 educational hours required for ...

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SIUE International Trade Center Helps Industry Leader Go Global

21 January 2016, 1:30 PM

PRIFor three decades, Progressive Recovery, Inc. in Dupo has been designing and manufacturing equipment to help customers recycle and/or process hazardous waste. In support of its global expansion strategy, the firm chose to pursue ISO certification – a seal of approval that signifies a firm’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement.

PRI Director of Engineering Tim Giddens said the company turned to the International Trade Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville fo...

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SIUE’s Healthcare Informatics Program in Keeping With its Pioneer Pace Will Soon Offer Degree Online

4 January 2016, 1:14 PM

Frank Lyerla, PhD, RN, director of SIUE's Master's of Healthcare InformaticsBecause the demand for healthcare professionals to be adept in information technology is increasing in scope and complexity, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will offer its established Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics program online in August 2016.

“As healthcare facilities work to meet government mandates concerning the use of electronic health records and other information technologies, the need for healthcare professionals with advanced education in informatics is a...

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SIUE Fall Commencement Features More Than 1,100 Graduates

19 December 2015, 9:25 AM

Hansen CommencementVideo9 am Ceremony, 1 pm Ceremony

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen oversaw the 2015 Fall Commencement exercises today. Two ceremonies for the 1,101 eligible graduates began in the morning and concluded this afternoon in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

Hansen focused on the value of an education by quoting Benjamin Franklin, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” He also told the graduates that their “investmen...

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Non-Traditional Graduate Exhibits Boundless Strength and Potential

16 December 2015, 1:43 PM

Brandi JacksonWhat does it take for a wife, mom of three and first generation college student to achieve a bachelor’s? One might say expert juggling skills. But more than that is dogged motivation, undeniable strength and relentless passion for achieving dreams and influencing others.

At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dec. 18 commencement ceremony, Brandi Jackson, a woman possessing all these attributes, will move her tassel from right to left and celebrate the completion of a bachel...

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Philanthropic SIUE Alumni Honored at Legacy Awards Ceremony

15 December 2015, 8:08 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni who have made an extraordinary impact on the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon communities were honored at the First Annual Legacy Awards by the Edwardsville Community Foundation.

Charles Al Wentz received the Philanthropist of the Year Legacy Award. Wentz earned his MBA from SIUE in 1984.

Edwardsville Neighbors in Need, founded by SIUE alums Chad and Kathie Opel, was also recognized for its generous contributions to the community. Chad earned his ba...

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SIUE Alum Brings Business Experience and Expertise to Scottrade Center

14 December 2015, 8:49 AM

Eric George, director of hospitality at Scottrade Center.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Eric George has returned to his Midwestern roots as director of hospitality at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. From Blues games and other sporting events to concerts, major shows and more, George is responsible for ensuring a quality service environment at the venue.

George achieved his MBA from SIUE in 2005. While pursuing his advanced degree, the Ohio native worked as a graduate assistant in campus recreation. The combined educational and manageme...

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SIUE Alum’s Saving Grace Beauty Wins First Round of InnovateHER Contest

9 December 2015, 1:35 PM

harriss-erikaMetro East resident and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate Erica Harriss has captured first prize in the local InnovateHER Business Challenge and hopes to vie for a spot in the national competition in early 2016.

InnovateHER is a business plan contest organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The national competition is open to entrepreneurs and small business owners with products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families.  

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SIUE Alum Named Best Oral Advocate at Regional Competition

7 December 2015, 9:32 AM

Matt McElwee, best oral advocate, National Moot Court Competition Region VIII tournament. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Matt McElwee was honored as best oral advocate at the National Moot Court Competition Region VIII tournament held in November at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wis.

McElwee is a third-year student in the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech. He earned his bachelor’s in business administration from SIUE in 2012.

The National Moot Court Competition is the nation’s oldest and largest appellate advocacy competition. ...

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