Diamond Trusty is a senior from Chicago, Illinois, studying journalism.
Why did you choose SIU?
I chose SIU because it is a beautiful campus. I also came here in high school for journalism camp and fell in love with the school. Also, once I got my very generous financial aid package, I was sold.
What would you tell a prospective student about SIU?
I would tell them that SIU is a place that has many opportunities.
What inspired you to choose your area of study?
My grandma would watch the news day in and day out and I always wanted to find unique ways to tell stories.
What is your most memorable experience at SIU?
My most memorable experience would have to be when I was awarded the Virginia Marmaduke Scholarship my sophomore year. It was a great honor.
What does the scholarship mean to you and how has it enabled you to pursue your goals?
This scholarship meant that all my hard work did not go unrecognized.
Why should someone consider donating to SIU?
Someone should consider giving money because we have been surrounded with people who want to make things happen but do not have the money for the resources.
If you had $1,000 to donate to SIU, what would you like to see that money benefit?
I would like to see that money benefit the multi-cultural resource center for more paper for the students to have free printing and color ink.