Governor appoints eight trustees for
The Lincoln Academy
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[MAY 24, 2004]
SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Rod
Blagojevich has appointed eight people to serve as general trustees
of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, a not-for-profit organization
established in 1965 to honor Illinois' most distinguished citizens
for their achievements.
The trustees submit and review
nominations for the Order of Lincoln, the state's highest honor for
achievement, and elect the laureates who will receive the award each
The eight new general trustees are:
- Peter C. Alexander, dean and
professor of law at the Southern Illinois University School of Law
in Carbondale. His term expires in 2008.
- Peter Bensinger, partner with
Bensinger, DuPont and Associates of Chicago, as well as a laureate
of the Lincoln Academy. His term expires in 2008.
- Ethel Holladay, renowned southern
Illinois educator and vocational coordinator, from DuQuoin. She is
filling an unexpired term that ends in 2004.
- Julie Agee Kellner, membership
and program director of the prestigious Sangamo Club in
Springfield. Her term expires in 2006.
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Academy, unique among the 50 states, was established in 1965 to
honor Illinois' most distinguished citizens who have brought honor
to the state by their achievements. The people chosen may be
Illinois citizens either by birth or residence. Past honorees have
included John Chancellor, Paul Harvey, Walter Payton, Mike Royko,
Ronald Reagan, Ann Landers, Studs Terkel, Gwendolyn Brooks and Roger
Lincoln Academy of Illinois news release]