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Mythili Rundblad

Mythili

Mythili received two graduate degrees from Eastern Illinois University and began her professional career at Cornell University in NY.  In 1999, Mythili became Coordinator of Service-Learning and Volunteerism at SIU after a national search.  Under her leadership, the student volunteer participation increased and AmeriCorps grew from one school to three school districts and local non-profit entities. She serves on the Land of Lincoln Advisory Council and committees to enhance campus-community partnerships, college student civic engagement and has presented at national conferences.  She received the Outstanding Central Region Advisor from Golden Key Honor Society.  In 2006, she authored the application that led to SIUC winning the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter award for best campus-community partnership in Illinois.  In April 2009, she received the Outstanding Graduate Alumnus Award from her alma mater, Eastern Illinois University.  In summer 2012, she submitted a narrative that led to SIU being selected as one of 75 Lead Institutions in the national Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Initiative (CLDE).  She started the Women’s Civic Institute to prepare women for leadership and public service.  In April 2016, Mythili was honored with the university-level Women of Distinction Excellence Award.  This award recognizes employees who demonstrate sustained commitment to women and issues of diversity through demonstrated leadership, vision or actions in their profession, expertise, and service to the university community. 

 

Savannah Krieg

Savannah

Savannah is a Graduate Student in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She plans to use her degree for nonprofit work in the area of drug sentencing policy. Savannah has been involved with the AmeriCorps, Girl Scouts and many other agencies, in doing so she has completed over 1000 service hours.