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If you are enrolled - or thinking of enrolling - at John A. Logan College or Shawnee Community College and are interested in SI Bridges to the Baccalaureate, we strongly encourage you to contact our local on-campus representatives. They can answer your questions about the SI Bridges program, help you with your application and guide you to appropriate academic and career-counseling resources.

At John A. Logan College

Donna Ford
Life Science Instructor
Office at JALC: Rm C258H
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Tel. 618-985-8463

Jo Forer
Assistant Professor of Biology 
Office at JALC: Rm C259A
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Tel. 618-985-8519

At Shawnee Community College

Lori Armstrong
Biology Instructor
Math/Science Division Chair                                                                                                              
Office at SCC: H1052
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Rd.
Ullin, Il 62992
Tel. 618-634-3313

At Southern Illinois University or a general inquiry about SI Bridges:

Karen Renzaglia, PhD
SI Bridges, Founder, and Principal Investigator
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Tel. 618-453-3229

Derek Fisher, PhD
SI Bridges, Program Director
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Tel. 618-453-5201

Additional Staff

Staff Position Email Phone Number
Laxmi Sagwan, PhD  Research Education Specialist 618.453.4581
Ellen Werderitsch Research Assistant 618.453.4581
Rhetta Seymour Professional Development Coordinator 618.453.4585
Rebecca Yancey Administrative Support 618.453.3219