The SIU Women’s Club is celebrating its 80th anniversary of service to the university and the community. The organization began in 1937 when SIU was a teacher’s college. Although many changes have occurred at the campus and in the surrounding community in last eight decades, the club continues to provide women who are associated with the university an opportunity to share in social, educational and cultural activities. Female SIU students have received more than $60,000 in scholarships from the Dorothy Morris Traditional Student Scholarship and the Joyce Guyon Non-Traditional Scholarship.
On Friday, Sept. 22, SIU Women’s Club members gathered to have an afternoon Royal Tea Party at the Stone Center on the SIU Carbondale campus. Tea and refreshments were provided by the office of the president. Host Ronda Dunn welcomed her husband, SIU president Randy Dunn, to speak and give a champagne toast to honor the guests. Music was provided by interim director of the School of Music Eric Lenz and students.