12/02/2014 10:08 am
Rockford University senior Allison Jackson of Roscoe, Ill., has been selected as Rockford University’s Lincoln Academy Student Laureate for 2014, a state wide honor that recognizes an outstanding college senior from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois who demonstrate excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.
At a ceremony held on November 1, 2014 in Springfield, Ill., Ms. Jackson was awarded the Lincoln Laureate Academy Student Laureate Medallion at the Student Laureate Convocation at the Old State Capitol, along with a monetary grant in the amount of $1,000 and certificate of achievement. The event marked the 40th year that students have been honored by the academy.
Ms. Jackson, a graduate of Harlem High School and is completing her final semester at Rockford University, majoring in Nursing and minoring in Human Development. As a Trustee Scholarship recipient, Allison has been recognized as both a Dean’s and Distinguished Scholar. Outside the classroom, Allison is involved in the RU Nursing Student Organization, the Student Nurses Association of Illinois, the National Student Nurses Association, tutors students in microeconomics and is a note-taker for students with disabilities. She is an honorary member of Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology, and a member of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing. Allison is employed at Rockford Memorial Hospital as a Certified Nursing Assistant and aspires to work as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse while completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Neonatology.
Photo: Allison Jackson with Rockford University President Robert L. Head, Ph.D.
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