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May 6, 2011

SIU Med School Announces Honor Society Members

Fourteen new members have been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.  All 14 were inducted at the spring banquet for SIU’s Eta chapter.

Newly elected seniors from the Class of 2011 are Adam Andruska, son of Linda and Gary Andruska of Marine; Kimberly Marie-Dubois Bannon, daughter of Richard and Carol Dubois of Lacon; Daniel Deem, son of Charles and Deborah Deem of Villa Grove; Erin DuMontier, daughter of Dr. Charles and Kathleen DuMontier of Belleville; Justin Hutto, son of Tim and Denise Hutto of O’Fallon; and Irene Meder, daughter of Richard and Helen Meder of North Canton, Ohio.

Student members from the Class of 2012 are Stefanie Ames, daughter of Henry and Gloria Ames of Punta Gorda, Fla.; Alexander Claussen, son of Dale and Becky Claussen of Edwardsville; Rachel Redenius, daughter of David and Paula Redenius of Sherman; and Stephanie Shinn, daughter of John Shinn and Nancy Mettam, both of Danville.

Resident physicians from SIU training programs selected were Dr. Fazeel Siddiqui, a neurology resident from Pakistan, and Dr. Siegfried Yu, an internal medicine resident from the Philippines.  His parents are Cesar and Evelyn Yu of Mt. Vernon.

Dr. John P. Sutyak, associate professor of surgery at SIU and medical director for the Southern Illinois Trauma Center, was elected an honorary faculty member.  Dr. Karen E. Broquet, professor of medicine/psychiatry and associate dean of graduate medical education and 1984 graduate of SIU, was elected an alumni member.  

The only national honor medical society in the world, AOA recognizes and works to perpetuate excellence in the medical professions.  Election to AOA is based on integrity, leadership, compassion and fairness and scholastic excellence. 

SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting its health care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community.  For information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748.  Its website is

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