FORM: Nominate A 'Good Neighbor' In Your Community!



WSIU is proud to announce One Region, All Neighbors,
a campaign to recognize people who exemplify kindness and compassion in their communities. 

WSIU’s initiative promotes neighborliness as an important aspect of community involvement and public service. WSIU seeks people who are making positive contributions to quality of life in our region.
Each month, WSIU will recognize individuals and groups in five categories:

INDIVIDUAL | YOUTH | EDUCATION | BUSINESS | ORGANIZATION

The ‘Good Neighbor’ award will be awarded monthly, winners will be chosen by a selection committee. If chosen, the nominee will be recognized on WSIU's website and via social media. All awardees will be invited to attended a special awards ceremony where each will be recognized with a Good Neighbor Award for their outstanding contributions in their communities.



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One Region, All Neighbors Winners

October 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Loretta Graham, Mt. Vernon
Nominated by Kim Vrooman, Mt. Vernon
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
The Science Center of Southern Illinois, Carbondale
Nominated by Ron Naversen, Makanda
INDIVIDUAL
Delores Landreth, Jonesboro
Nominated by Red Martin, Anna
EDUCATOR
Betsy Brown, Carbondale
Nominated by Robin Haller, Carbondale
BUSINESS
Diamond Designs of Marion, Marion
Nominated by Diane C. King, Marion
 
 
 
September 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Shawnee Quilters, Carterville
Nominated by Robin Haller, Carbondale
INDIVIDUAL
Scott Martin, Murphysboro
Nominated by Paul Waterman, Carbondale
EDUCATOR
Cheryl Harris, Herrin
Nominated by Jené Simmons, Desoto
BUSINESS
Cinderella's Threads, Olney
Nominated by Brandy Jellison, Olney
YOUTH
Mya Benoit, Carterville
Nominated by Dan Bearden, Sesser
 
 
 
August 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Varsity Center for the Arts - Allen Arnold, Foundation Leader, Carbondale
Nominated by Charlie Howe, Carbondale
INDIVIDUAL
Ken Mayberry, Makanda
Nominated by Dorcy Prosser, Carbondale
EDUCATOR
Tim Fink, Carbondale
Nominated by Edward Benyas, Carbondale
BUSINESS
Silkworm, Murphysboro
Nominated by Michelle Garthe, Murphysboro
July 2019
YOUTH
Preston Lerner, Herrin
Nominated by an anonymous individual
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Jane Harmon and Dr. Mary Jo Oldham, Shawneetown, leaders of Old St. Mary's restoration and museum development
Nominated by Nina Wargel, Eldorado
INDIVIDUAL
Olga Weidner, Carbondale
Nominated by Kristen Kordecki, Carbondale
EDUCATOR
Eric Combs, Olney
Nominated by Brady Jellison, Olney
June 2019
YOUTH
Abigail Fields, Carbondale
Nominated by Brittany Swims, Carbondale
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Oak Street Art Group, Murphysboro
Nominated by Tabitha Harris, DuQuion
INDIVIDUAL
Harriet Simon, Carbondale
Nominated by Diana Brawley Sussman, Carbondale
EDUCATOR
Edward Benyas, Carbondale
Nominated by Ronald Naversen, Makanda
May 2019
YOUTH
Morgan Rowland, Godfrey
Nominated by Kim Vrooman, Glen Carbon
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Oak Street Art Group, Murphysboro
Nominated by Tabitha Harris, DuQuion
INDIVIDUAL
Elsie Speck, Carbondale
Nominated by Hugh Muldoon, Carbondale
EDUCATOR
Susan Barnes, Carbondale
Nominated by Kamea Rhine, Anna
April 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Bethel AME Church, Carbondale and
Feed My Sheep Community Kitchen
Nominated by Susan Phillips, Carbondale
INDIVIDUAL
Karina Neill, Carterville
Nominated by Jocelyn Popit, Carterville
INDIVIDUAL
Nancy Schoenherr, Waggoner
Nominated by Martha Rose Rhine, Montgomery
EDUCATOR
Jennifer Wilson, Ridgway
Nominated by Christine Lucille Raben, Ridgway
BUSINESS
Wes Rogers Tire and Auto Service, Mt. Vernon
Nominated by Candy Howard, Mt. Vernon
 
March 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Southern Illinois Facebook Group dedicated to environmental education, Murphysboro
Nominated by Lori Allen, Carbondale
INDIVIDUAL
Jennifer Wilson, Ridgway
Nominated by Christine Lucille Raben, Ridgway
INDIVIDUAL
Anonymous individual, Herrin
Nominated by Sherrill Gramse, Herrin
INDIVIDUAL
Sumera Makhdoom, Carbondale
Nominated by Jim Dooley, Carbondale
BUSINESS
Legence Bank, Eldorado
Nominated by Caritas Family Solutions, Carterville
 
February 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Kinmundy-Alma Volunteer Fire Protection District, Kinmundy
Nominated by Ralph Sullens, Alma
INDIVIDUAL
Hugh Muldoon, Carbondale
Nominated by Ron Naverson, Makanda
EDUCATOR
Emily Rowley, Springfield
Nominated by Amber Lozzi, Springfield
BUSINESS
Mid America Services, Carbondale
Nominated by Carolyn Cay Goering, Carbondale
January 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Center for Empowerment and Justice, Carbondale
INDIVIDUAL
Tom Harness, Carterville
Nominated by Missy Brown, Marion
BUSINESS
The Auto Shop, Carbondale
Nominated by Daniel P. Mattingly, Marion
 

 


Fred Rogers

FRED ROGERS:
America's Favorite Neighbor

For over thirty years, Fred Rogers was broadcasted daily into homes and hearts via Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Although today he is best known as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, Fred Rogers’ career demonstrated the power of a kindness.

In honor of Fred Rogers legacy, WSIU's One Region All Neighbors campaign aims to encourage community involvement and public service throughout the region.