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UHP STAFF

Jyotsna Kapur

Jyotsna Kapur, Ph.D.
Director
jkapur@siu.edu
618/453-1688

Melinda Yeomans

Melinda Yeomans, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Fulbright Program Adviser  
618/453-2838

David Milley

David Milley
Assistant Director
milleydr@siu.edu
618/453-1691

Elizabeth Donoghue

Elizabeth Donoghue
Assistant Director
jdonoghue@siu.edu
618/453-3471

Betsy Back

Betsy Back
Office Administrator
eback@siu.edu
618/453-2822

Lexy Baird

Alexaundra (Lexy) Baird
Office Support Specialist
honors@siu.edu
618/453-2824

 

 

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Honors News!

David-Milley.jpgDavid Milley, Assistant Director, University Honors Program, and one of our mentors, received the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Key Women Educators Literary Award for reading to students for over 22 years!  David’s reading to children began in 1997 when he was in Berea, Kentucky, and answered an ad that said “to be a child’s champion, volunteer at Berea Head Start.”  On the first day, he sat on the carpet and read to a group of children.  The teachers exclaimed, “You’ll have to do this every time” and the rest is history.