Special Guest Visits Harrisburg Rotary

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Special Guest Visits Harrisburg Rotary
Special Guest Visits Harrisburg Rotary

The Harrisburg and Eldorado Rotary Clubs combined together on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Ponderosa to welcome special guest, Carlo Montemagno, Ph.D., P.Eng. the SIU Carbondale Chancellor. Montemagno was Michael Tison’s guest speaker. President Rocky Hull had each person introduce themselves.
Some facts Montemagno mentioned: 1) SIU has strong DNA; 2) SIU is a peoples university; 3) SIU helps bring prosperity to southern Illinois; 4) Area people need to stand together for one voice with legislatures; 5) Goal is to transform academic programs to meet the future; 6) Goal to get faculity to adjust programs to meet the future; 7) Plans to start a Police Academy to educate officers to meet future challenges (Homeland Security, etc.); 8) Plans to make changes throughout all departments of SIU to adjust to future needs; 9) To work in helping create a good pool of workers for area businesses; 10) SIU Athletics is a source of community pride.
Shown in photo are Harrisburg President Rocky Hull, SIC President Jonah Rice, Carlo Montemagno, SIU Office of President, Brian C Chapman, Ph.D., MPA and Eldorado Rotary President Caleigh Bruce.
Photo by James D Bond, Rotary Publicity & SI Dollar Saver Publisher

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