Four SIU alumni honored as Emerging Saluki leaders
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's College of Business each recently honored four alumni with 2017 Emerging Saluki Leader awards.
This year's recipients, Kendrick Coleman, Angela Dowell, Darla Krause and Bryan Mullins, were honored for their successful careers and their community work at an awards ceremony Oct. 13, an SIUC release said.
Coleman, who lives in Belleville, is an accountant at Rubin Brown LLP and works through several organizations in mentoring youth to prepare them for careers in accounting. He graduated from SIU in 2010 with an accounting degree and earned his master's from the school in 2011.
Dowell, a Chicago resident, is Chicago Community Loan Fund's vice president of finance. The organization works in community stabilization and development in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. She also is finance co-chair at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago and is part of SIU's Minority Advisory Board. She graduated from SIU in 2008.
Krause, who also lives in Chicago, works at Wintrust Financial Corporation as a talent-acquisition manager. She also is Zambia Tomorrow Inc.'s chief operating officer and her duties with the nonprofit that helps an elementary boarding school in Africa include managing its scholarship program, donor communications, nonprofit partnerships and social media.
Mullins, who played basketball at SIU before graduating in 2009, is the Loyola University-Chicago men's basketball team's director of recruiting and player development. He helped to connect the team to Misericordia, which helps people with physical and developmental challenges. One of his current projects is working with the Christopher House organization on player mentorship.