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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.

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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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2017 student laureate Rachel Elaine Warren is studying Writing and Publishing with a minor in Mandarin at Benedictine University. “Long story short, creativity and languages are my passion. A life without them would feel so monotonous,” said Rachel whose goal is to work in the film industry as a post-production or trailer editor. “Receiving this award is such an honor, and I am incredibly grateful to those who nominated me and accepted me for their constant encouragement and belief in me.” She attended Glenbard West High School. ... See MoreSee Less

2017 student laureate Rachel Elaine Warren is studying Writing and Publishing with a minor in Mandarin at Benedictine University. “Long story short, creativity and languages are my passion.  A life without them would feel so monotonous,” said Rachel whose goal is to work in the film industry as a post-production or trailer editor. “Receiving this award is such an honor, and I am incredibly grateful to those who nominated me and accepted me for their constant encouragement and belief in me.” She attended Glenbard West High School.

 

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Congrats Rachel Warren! That is an incredible honor!!!

Congratulations Rachel!

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Robert Malott, Class of 1995 Lincoln LaureateOur condolences to the family of Robert Malott (Class of 1995 Lincoln Laureate). Bob was a true original. He had a larger than life personality, a quick sense of humor, and lived his life with great passion, joy and purpose.

He and his wife, Elizabeth Hubert ‘Ibby’ Malott, a Regent of the Academy and instrumental in the design and development of the Student Laureate Program, were loyal allies of the organization for many years.