Congrats to Honors student Andrew Kennedy, who was named the 2017 Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Every fall, a meritorious senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois is awarded the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and becomes a Student Laureate. Andrew is a senior Biochemistry/Premedical major in the Honors Program and has earned Dean’s List honors throughout his time at Judson.
He has spearheaded initiatives to build community within the Department of Science and Mathematics, volunteering to be the student liaison to faculty, organizing departmental meetings each semester and a yearly barbecue social. He has worked as a volunteer with the World Leaders Forum and been a member of student government. In fact, as head of Student Advocacy for JSO, he traveled to Springfield, Ill., to lobby for bipartisan passage of a bill to distribute MAP grant monies. He has planned and served on the Global Outreach team and been on two trips to Belize. The summer of 2016, he worked with a cancer research lab in Singapore.
Andrew will be honored with the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Medallion, a certificate of achievement and the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement award in the amount of $1,000. Way to go, Andrew!
The Honors Program will host a lunchtime meet-and-greet to give students a chance to meet others in the program, especially those new to Judson. We’ll also have a Q&A with program director Dr. Craig Kaplowitz as the first installment of this year’s Lunch-With-A-Professor series.
Come join us next Monday, November 14 anytime between 11:00-1:00. Grab your lunch and meet us in the Reed Room (the small meeting room at the north end of the cafeteria) — enter from the corner of the cafeteria near the windows. Feel free to come as go as your schedule allows.
Hope to see you there!
The Honors Program will again be hosting a Puppy Study Break during exams. Come by the lawn outside the Upper Commons on Wednesday, May 4 between 3:30-5:30 for some K-9 stress relief and refreshments.
Pass the word — all are welcome!
Eight students and two faculty from The Honors Program are heading to Washington D.C. during spring break. We’ll be focusing on the Constitution as well as learning about the city.
Check back here for updates and reflections from the road.
The Honors Program’s first Lunch with a Professor will happen TOMORROW, Tuesday December 1 at 11:00. Professor Robert Wallace (Biblical Studies) will share some of his story. Grab your lunch and join us in the Reed Room (next to the cafeteria).
Ethan Adams, a senior in The Honors Program, was named as the 2015 Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Each fall, an outstanding senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is awarded the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and becomes a Student Laureate. Ethan, a Marketing, Management and Communication Studies major, maintains a 4.0 grade point average and has achieved the Dean’s List for the past six semesters. He also launched the first-ever Judson Shark Tank entrepreneurship competition, which will continue on Thursday, Nov. 19. Congrats, Ethan!