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.



One Region, All Neighbors Winners

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
Nomicated by Nina Wargel, Eldorado
INDIVIDUAL
Harriet Simon, Carbondale
Nomicated by Diana Brawley Sussman, Carbondale
EDUCATOR
Eric Combs, Olney
Nomicated by Brady Jellison, Olney
June 2019
YOUTH
Abigail Fields, Carbondale
Nominated by Brittany Swims, Carbondale
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Oak Street Art Group, Murphysboro
Nomicated by Tabitha Harris, DuQuion
INDIVIDUAL
Harriet Simon, Carbondale
Nomicated by Diana Brawley Sussman, Carbondale
EDUCATOR
Edward Benyas, Carbondale
Nomicated by Ronald Naversen, Makanda
May 2019
YOUTH
Abigail Fields, Carbondale
Nomicated by Brittany Swims, Carbondale
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Oak Street Art Group, Murphysboro
Nomicated by Tabitha Harris, DuQuion
INDIVIDUAL
Elsie Speck, Carbondale
Nomicated by Hugh Muldoon, Carbondale
EDUCATOR
Susan Barnes, Carbondale
Nomicated by Kamea Rhine, Anna
April 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Bethel AME Church, Carbondale and Feed My Sheep Community Kitchen
Nomicated by Susan Phillips, Carbondale
INDIVIDUAL
Karina Neill, Carterville
Nomicated by Jocelyn Popit, Carterville
INDIVIDUAL
Nancy Schoenherr, Waggoner
Nomicated by Martha Rose Rhine, Montgomery
EDUCATOR
Jennifer Wilson, Ridgway
Nomicated by Christine Lucille Raben, Ridgway
BUSINESS
Wes Rogers Tire and Auto Service, Mt. Vernon
Nomicated by Candy Howard, Mt. Vernon
March 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Southern Illinois Facebook Group dedicated to environmental education, Murphysboro
Nomicated by Lori Allen, Carbondale
INDIVIDUAL
Jennifer Wilson, Ridgway
Nomicated by Christine Lucille Raben, Ridgway
INDIVIDUAL
Anonymous individual, Herrin
Nomicated by Sherrill Gramse, Herrin
INDIVIDUAL
Sumera Makhdoom, Carbondale
Nomicated by Jim Dooley, Carbondale
BUSINESS
Legence Bank, Eldorado
Nomicated by Caritas Family Solutions, Carterville
February 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Kinmundy-Alma Volunteer Fire Protection District, Kinmundy
Nomicated by Ralph Sullens, Alma
INDIVIDUAL
Hugh Muldoon, Carbondale
Nomicated by Ron Naverson, Makanda
EDUCATOR
Emily Rowley, Springfield
Nomicated by Amber Lozzi, Springfield
BUSINESS
Mid America Services, Carbondale
Nomicated by Carolyn Cay Goering, Carbondale
January 2019
NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP
Center for Empowerment and Justice, Carbondale
INDIVIDUAL
Tom Harness, Carterville
Nomicated by Missy Brown, Marion
BUSINESS
The Auto Shop, Carbondale
Nomicated by Daniel P. Mattingly, Marion

 


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.