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Lauren Spitznas

02/29/2016 11:11 am

LaurenSpitznasLauren Spitznas, from Rockford, Illinois is the Rock Solid Regent for the week of February 29. Lauren, is a junior nursing major and was nominated by Dr. Mehmet Dik. Dr. Dik shared, “Lauren has made a significant difference in my statistics class by her attentiveness, willingness, exemplary academic work, and good vibes spreading around.” Lauren earned the highest grade in Dr. Dik’s math course. He was impressed with how Lauren always came to class prepared for the session and ready to help her classmates. Dr. Dik further commented that she is the kind of caring person who brightens her environment regularly. She is an example of the saying, “a candle loses nothing by lighting the flame of another.”

In addition to her academic endeavors, Lauren is a single mom who has worked hard to balance her personal and educational responsibilities. She was recently selected by the Center for Learning Strategies (CLS) to co-facilitate the February Success Workshop titled, “Effective Time Management: Creating and Using a Study Schedule”. The workshop was well attended and Lauren shared many useful tips on how to create a daily schedule focused on your academic priorities.

In the midst of her busy schedule Lauren also finds time to volunteer as a first responder for fire and rescue at Blackhawk Farms which is affiliated with Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). She enjoys the wonderful teachers and staff at RU who are always available to help when students are in need. After graduation Lauren would like to relocate to the Chicagoland area and work in a neonatal intensive care unit. Congratulations, Lauren!