Alvin Gonzales: SIU Carbondale Student Employee of the Year

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As a student employee at the Department of Public Safety, Alvin Gonzales was responsible for developing our Safe Walk mobile app. He did this at virtually no expense to the Department, utilizing existing University resources, while carrying out his regularly assigned duties - not to mention completing his Masters degree in Computer Science.

In recognition of his contributions to the Department and the University, Mr. Gonzales has been named SIU Carbondale Student Employee of the Year in conjunction with National Student Employment Week (April 9-15). Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell noted that

"SIU Carbondale has one of the largest and most highly acclaimed student employment programs in the country. This national recognition is a direct result of the hard work and dedication exhibited by our student employees."

An award ceremony was held on March 31, 2017. As Alvin starts work on his PhD we will miss him, but are grateful for all he has done for the SIU Department of Public Safety over the past few years.