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Alix Sauld earns prestigious Lincoln Laureate award

Tuesday, April 20, 2010  
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For immediate release – 4/20/10
Contact: Chuck Brown, Communications, 815-226-3374

Rockford College student Alix Sauld recently received a student laureate award from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, given to college seniors in the state who demonstrate excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.

Sauld received a medallion at the Student Laureate Convocation at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, along with an honorarium check and certificate of achievement. The event marked the 35th year that students have been honored by the academy.

A biochemistry major with a minor in art history, Sauld has been extremely active in college life at Rockford, with involvement in three clubs and volunteer efforts at five Rockford area nonprofit agencies. Her goal after graduation is to enter medical school, become a surgeon, and then work for either the Peace Corps or Doctors Without Borders.

Sauld is active in the college’s Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement, has received a fellowship with the center and has also received a fellowship through a program sponsored by the AmeriCorps national service program.

Founded in 1847, Rockford College is a four-year liberal arts college with more than 70 majors, minors and concentrations. See more at

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