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Ally Financial Scholarship Recipient – Alayna Barba

What is your hometown?  Chicago, Illinois. What inspired you to choose SIU?  The educational program, suggestions, and opportunities listed to me during my college tour. What are your hobbies, interests, and/or activity groups that you are currently involved in?  My full profile >>

Jim White Endowment Scholarship Recipient – Charles Austin

What is your hometown?  Steeleville, Illinois. What inspired you to choose SIU?  I was inspired to come to SIU to continue my automotive degree by hearing about SIU's great automotive program through my advisor and professors at the community college. What are full profile >>

Major Navistar Donation to SIU Automotive

Navistar, manufacturer of International trucks, has committed to increasing its partnership and support of the SIU School of Automotive. Navistar recently donated equipment valued at over $60,000 and five complete trucks with a value exceeding $330,000. One of the donated trucks is the full profile >>

Alumnus Strengthens Commitment to SIU Automotive

Neil Swartz
By Jeff Wilson

For Neil Swartz, it was a unique homecoming. A 1978 graduate of SIU’s automotive technology program, Swartz is one of many alumni who remembers the program’s previous home, the old military barracks in Carterville. Of course, now automotive technology students spend their full profile >>

Alumni Help Keep Automotive on the Right Path

Zac Winstead, Dan Corey and Brian Jenkins
Zac Winstead, Dan Corey and Brian Jenkins

The paths of Zac Winstead, Bryan Jenkins and Dan Corey converged at SIU’s automotive program in the late 1990s. All three grew up in small towns across Illinois and Indiana and each had an affinity for automobiles. When they arrived on campus, they immediately knew it felt full profile >>

Bosch Partners with SIU

Bosch and SIU
By Pete Rosenbery

The dedication of the Bosch Automotive Parts Center in Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Transportation Education Center was a celebration of a longstanding partnership that benefits students while they are in school and after they graduate. The facility in the Transportation Education full profile >>