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Rockford University’s Nate Alldritt named Lincoln Laureate

11/22/2019 2:35 pm

student Nate Alldritt with President Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D.
President Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D. (left) with student Nate Alldritt (right) at the Student Laureate Convocation.

Rockford University senior Nate Alldritt has been named as a 2019 Lincoln Laureate by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Each year, the annual Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Ceremony recognizes excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities by seniors from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting Colleges and Universities, and one student from the community colleges in Illinois. This year’s ceremony took place on Saturday, November 16, in Springfield, Illinois. The Order of Lincoln, is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service. President Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D., accompanied Nate Alldritt for the ceremony.

Nate attended Winnebago High School in Winnebago, Illinois, and will graduate from Rockford University this spring with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Upon completion of his degree, Nate plans to attain his goal of attending medical school.

Recently, Nate participated in a University-funded trip to Florida to explore the diversity of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Nate has been named to the Distinguished Scholars list every semester since he began at the university in fall of 2016. In addition to his academic achievements, Nate has broken University records in track and field and excelled as a member of the team for two years. Throughout his college career, Nate has remained active in the Rockford community by participating in various volunteer opportunities. For the last two years, he has served as a Resident Assistant, and through this role has helped foster a positive learning-living environment in the resident halls on campus.