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Ivy Hood named Lincoln Laureate

11/11/2016 12:24 pm

Contact- Director of Communications, Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois will honor the top college and university students in the state during a ceremony on Saturday, November 12 in Springfield. Ivy Hood, from Roscoe, Ill., will receive this year’s honor for Rockford University. President Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D., has been invited to provide the invocation for the ceremony.

Seniors from each four-year, degree-granting institution in the state are granted the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement award for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. The Lincoln Academy has been granting the award for 41 years. Students honored receive a Student Laureate Medallion and a $1,000 education grant and certificate of achievement.

The Lincoln Academy, unique among the 50 states, was established more than 50 years ago to honor distinguished citizens with the state’s highest award, the Order of Lincoln. The 53rd Annual Convocation and Investiture of Laureates of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois will take place Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Chicago History Museum.

Read more about this year’s Lincoln Laureate awards here:  ‌Governor’s Office Press Release – 2016 Lincoln Laureate