12/28/2018 9:58 am
Rockford University senior Tracy (Hanqing) Wang from Jiangsu in the People’s Rebublic of China, has been named as a 2018 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 Saturday, November 17, in Springfield. President Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D., accompanied Wang for the ceremony.
Tracy attended Pine City High School in Pine City, Minn., and will graduate from Rockford University in 2019 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Math. After completing her degree, she plans to attend law school to achieve her professional goals.
When asked about this opportunity Tracy stated, “It is a great honor to be selected as Rockford University’s Lincoln Laureate. I feel very thankful that the institution has recognized all of my achievements. Four years ago, I had the decision of where to go to college and I can proudly say that every day I am glad that I chose a university that values its students above all else. Rockford University has supported me both in and out of the classroom, provided mentoring for my future career, and taught me lessons that have broadened my perspectives.”
Tracy has participated in the Washington Semester Program for Justice and Law at American University and is currently serving as the President of the Rockford University Student Government Association. Tracy excels in her studies and has been named to both the Dean’s and Distinguished Scholars lists. In addition to her work in Campus Activities and Student Government, Tracy has served as an Orientation and Welcome Week Leader for Rockford University’s new student programs for the past two years, and through this has inspired new students to look for opportunities to become involved and encouraged them to consider serving as student leaders. Leading by example, Tracy has been a member of the Rockford University Facility Committee, the Multicultural Club, and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. She is also a student-athlete competing on the Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams. Tracy is currently serving as the student representative to the University’s Board of Trustees.
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