Chancellor's Scholars Graduating Class

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The Chancellor's Scholars Program gives students the opportunity to foster leadership skills, create connections, and grow as individuals while earning their degree at SIU. Many of our scholars leave SIU and move on to lead very successful careers. Check out some of our scholars below as they share what their next steps are while also reflecting on their time here!

Maria Rushing

Class of 2018

Major: Agricultural Systems

Minor: Animal Science

"After graduation, I plan to operate a small livestock operation with my husband, and also breed German Shepherd dogs.  I also hope to pursue a Master’s Degree at SIUC sometime in the near future. SIU has and will continue to be a wonderful experience for me.  I enjoyed my time as a member of CFFA, Agriculture Education Club, and Agronomy Society, where I made lifelong friends."