Entries by Andrew McBride

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Chancellor, 2016 – 2019

From our Archives, 2016: Internationally recognized educator Stephanie Pace Marshall installed as the first woman to lead the prestigious Lincoln Academy of Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Internationally recognized educator Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall has been installed as the Chancellor of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, the organization that annually bestows the state’s highest honor, The Order […]

Frank M. Clark Named New Chancellor

Clark presided over May 18 ceremony honoring six distinguished Illinoisans SPRINGFIELD–Frank M. Clark, the former ComEd CEO and Chicago Board of Education President, has been installed as the new Chancellor of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Clark’s three-year term as head of the organization began on Saturday, May 18 following the Lincoln Academy’s annual Convocation, […]

Lester McKeever to Receive a Lifetime Leadership Award by the United Way of Metro Chicago

Regent Lester McKeever is being honored on Friday, May 17 with a Lifetime Leadership Award by the United Way of Metro Chicago at its ‘Stronger Neighborhoods’ awards luncheon. The Lifetime Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited long-standing corporate and civic leadership, and a commitment to United Way’s vision to build a stronger Chicago […]

2017 Laureate Acceptance Speeches

These are the acceptance speeches of the 2017 Laureates who were awarded the Order of Lincoln by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 53rd Convocation, which took place in the Robert R. McCormick Theater, Chicago History Museum, Chicago on Saturday, May 6, 2017. David Casper, President and CEO, BMO Harris Bank and Jane Casper were Co-Chairs of the Convocation.

Nancy Zhu

National Louis University from Elk Grove, IL Major: Unknown The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate, 2016

Rasul Freelain

Columbia College – Chicago from Chicago, IL Major: Audio Design and Production The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate, 2016

Acadia Reynolds

McKendree University from New Orleans, LA Major: Elementary Education The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate, 2016