Illinoisans to receive the Order of Lincoln on May 18, 2019 in Springfield

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Each fall, an outstanding senior from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is awarded the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and thereby becomes a Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. In the spirit of Lincoln, Student Laureates are honored for their leadership and service in the pursuit of the betterment of humanity and for overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.

Proceeds from the Annual Convocation Celebration are used toward the Student Laureate Program.

Since the program’s inception in 1975, over 2,000 students have been so honored.

Friends of Laureate Sergeant Robert James Miller.
Major General John Borling, Chancellor Tom Johnson,
Springfield 2012

Robert Lane,
Rock Island 2013

Governor Pat Quinn
and Senator Hillary Clinton,
Chicago 2014

Chicago 2014

Springfield 2015

Douglas Oberhelman
for Laureate Robert Gilmore,
Peoria 2016

Procession, Peoria 2016

Shirley Madigan, Ethel Holladay, Jane Denes, Gayl Pyatt

Frank Clark, Chicago 2017

Emeritus Member Peter Alexander
and Regent Eric Trimble

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previous Laureates

Edward L. McMillan

Nancy Goodman Brinker

Chad Pregracke

It is with heavy heart we share that Harrison Irwin Steans has passed away.

We are comforted in knowing Mr. Steans was recognized in 2017 by being named a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy.

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2020 LAUREATE CONVOCATION

Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Normal on the campus of Illinois State University – Civic Committee Chairs Mrs. Marlene & President Larry Dietz

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois

MISSION STATEMENT

To honor individuals whose outstanding contributions to the betterment of mankind have been accomplished in or on behalf of the State of Illinois, or whose achievements have brought honor to the State because of their identity with it, whether by birth or residence, or by their dedication to those principles of democracy and humanity as exemplified by the great Illinoisan whose name we bear. These individuals, reflective of the diverse populace of the State of Illinois, are named Laureates of the Academy and receive the “Order of Lincoln,” the State of Illinois’ highest award, at an annual Convocation.

To honor one outstanding senior from each of the four year not-for-profit degree granting institutions and one outstanding senior from among all of the community college students who, in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, demonstrated leadership and service in his or her campus or community and excellence in curricular and co-curricular programs, to be named Student Laureates and receive the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and the Lincoln Medallion.

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Congratulations to the upcoming 2019 Laureates: Jerry Colangelo, Edgar J. Curtis, Sheila Crump Johnson, Benjamin K. Miller, Olufunmilayo Olopade, and George F. Will. 2019 will be a great year.
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On May 18 of 2019, these exceptional Illinoisans will be awarded The Order of Lincoln, which is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service.
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HONORED that these truly exceptional Illinoisans are from our state. More information on the 55th Laureate Convocation coming soon. See the official press release on our website at TheLincolnAcademyofIllinois.org
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Congratulations to the upcoming 2019 Laureates: Jerry Colangelo, Edgar J. Curtis, Sheila Crump Johnson, Benjamin K. Miller, Olufunmilayo Olopade, and George F. Will. 2019 will be a great year.
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On May 18 of 2019, these exceptional Illinoisans will be awarded The Order of Lincoln, which is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service.
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HONORED that these truly exceptional Illinoisans are from our state. More information on the 55th Laureate Convocation coming soon. See the official press release on our website at TheLincolnAcademyofIllinois.org

 

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Congratulations to the upcoming 2019 Laureates: Jerry Colangelo, Edgar J. Curtis, Sheila Crump Johnson, Benjamin K. Miller, Olufunmilayo Olopade, and George F. Will. 2019 will be a great year.
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On May 18 of 2019, these exceptional Illinoisans will be awarded The Order of Lincoln, which is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service.
.
HONORED that these truly exceptional Illinoisans are from our state. More information on the 55th Laureate Convocation coming soon. See the official press release on our website at TheLincolnAcademyofIllinois.org
... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the upcoming 2019 Laureates: Jerry Colangelo, Edgar J. Curtis, Sheila Crump Johnson, Benjamin K. Miller, Olufunmilayo Olopade, and George F. Will. 2019 will be a great year.
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On May 18 of 2019, these exceptional Illinoisans will be awarded The Order of Lincoln, which is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service.
.
HONORED that these truly exceptional Illinoisans are from our state. More information on the 55th Laureate Convocation coming soon. See the official press release on our website at TheLincolnAcademyofIllinois.org

 

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Proud to know a Lincoln Laureate: Thomas Behrens!

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