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SIU Carbondale Student Employee of the Year

Alvin R. Gonzales

Alvin Gonzales

2017 SIU CARBONDALE STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Nominated by the Department of Public Safety

Alvin Gonzales, a graduate student from Evergreen Park, majoring in computer science, is the 2017 SIU Carbondale Student Employee of the Year. Gonzales is a technical assistant with the SIU Department of Public Safety and was instrumental in creating and developing the SIU SafeWalk smart device application. The app allows SIU students, faculty and staff to request a Saluki Patrol officer to escort them as they walk on campus at night. He is a member of the Quantum Information Research Group in the Department of Physics. Gonzales recently presented his research at a meeting of the American Physical Society, is a past volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity and language partner volunteer.