Employee Spotlight-Dunaway

Andrew Dunaway | Media Technology & Graphic Design Specialist | 8 Years at SIC

Spotlight Candidate
Andrew Dunaway


  • Current graduate student at Western Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University
  • Associate of Applied Science from John A. Logan College
  • General Studies from Southeastern Illinois College


  • Marketing Committee
  • Social Media Committee
  • Employment Search Committee
  • Website Search Committee

Have you held other positions at SIC?
Distance Learning Technician

What position(s) did you hold prior to SIC?
Active Duty for seven years with the US Navy (Duty Stations: USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 and NATO SACT Headquarters both out of Norfolk, Virginia)

What does SIC means to you?
SIC has always been and always will be a family to everyone who has been involved – the students, alumni, and both present employees and retirees.  One of the first things I noticed when I started here in 2006 was the camaraderie and professionalism of each and every member of this outstanding institution.  I feel honored to be a part of such a proud and accomplished college. Each year comes full circle; when I see our students graduate after all their hard work as well as witness the dedication and work of the faculty, staff and administration, I can’t imagine anywhere else where I would rather be than SIC.

What is your favorite memory at SIC?
My fondest memories have always come from the SIC Halloween luncheons.  I rarely get to see so many smiling SIC faces in one place at the same time.  It always has been a lot of laughs, and I have never experienced a dull moment.

What is your favorite project you’ve worked on at SIC?
Designing the college mascot was definitely my favorite project to date.  Seeing it come to life on T-shirts, the Gym Floor, and used as a branding image for of our competitive teams, has given me a great sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.  It is a great feeling knowing that our students have that identity and can say “I am a Southeastern Illinois College Falcon!”

What do you do in your spare time?  
The vast majority of my spare time is either filled with spending time with my family or working on class work.

Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere where there is a large body of ocean water nearby.

How would you spend $1 million?
I would diligently collaborate with other millionaires and billionaires to pool resources and create a one-time donation of billions of dollars to aid the state of Illinois in lifting it from its financial woes in an effect to wipe the debt that is currently burdening state funded institutions and programs.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Since the phrase “anyone” is a part of the question, I can’t think of anything more important to me than to be able spend a few more hours with my two grandfathers.

What's the best piece of advice you can give to others?
“Always have someone check you’re work” ;-)
-Andrew Dunaway

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
- Frances Ann Lebowitz,