Congratulations to Honors students Catherine Anderson and Joshua LaFollette for sharing first place as Stuart A. Ryder Scholarship winners from the recent Communication Arts Conference! Catherine, a senior English major, presented her paper “We Live Again.” Josh, a senior Media Writing major, presented on “The Evolution of the Transgressive Exploitation Film.” Great work by great students!
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 was well represented at this year’s Communication Arts Conference, including three Stuart A. Ryder Scholarship winners.
Congratulations to First-Place finisher Kimmy Blake and to Second-Place finishers Catherine Anderson and Joshua LaFollette!
We honored our Honors Program graduates last night in a short ceremony before the Graduate Reception. Pictured are Eva Bishop, Serena Ching, Will Morris, Lauren Price, Brad Schaefer, Kira Spears, and program director Dr. Craig Kaplowitz. Unable to attend were graduating seniors Cayla Cerny, Rebecca Fiesler, Jon Richardson, and Jarod Schieler.
This is the largest class of graduates we have had in The Honors Program to date, beating last year’s class by one.
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!