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Annual SIUE Day draws nearly 200 community leaders


Photo below: SIUE College of Arts and Sciences Dean Gregory Budzban, left, greets Illinois Business Journal Editor and Partner Dennis Grubaugh.

From SIUE news services

EDWARDSVILLE – Nearly 200 community leaders and business people attended the 10th annual SIUE Day community event Thursday, Oct. 15, at Dunham Hall on the SIUE campus.

siuedayThe Illinois Business Journal sponsored the breakfast affair. IBJ Editor and Partner Dennis Grubaugh and President and Publisher Al Ortbals represented the publication, which has been a sponsor since the event’s inception. Grubaugh served as chairman of the event, which is coordinated through the SIUE Foundation. He and his three children are all SIUE alums.

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Rachel Stack served as emcee. After SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen welcomed the crowd and thanked them for their continued support, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Greg Budzban addressed the gathering and spoke of working together in the future to benefit both SIUE and the surrounding community.

The event is designed as a networking opportunity for community business leaders allowing them to connect with key SIUE personnel and learn more ways to partner with the university.



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