Lincoln College student Ashlyn
Carrol, named Student Laureates by Lincoln Academy
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[November 15, 2017]
students representing Illinois’ colleges and universities were
honored by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois during the annual Student
Laureate Convocation on Saturday, November 11 at the Old State
Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield.
Governor Bruce Rauner, the President of the Lincoln Academy, and
First Lady Diana Rauner presented each student with a certificate of
merit, a Lincoln medallion, and a $1,000 check from The Lincoln
Ashlyn N. Carroll of Lincoln, a student at Lincoln College, was
recognized as a Student Laureate by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois
Pictured left to right are Lincoln Academy Chancellor Stephanie Pace
Marshall, Lincoln College President David Gerlach, Illinois First
Lady Diana Rauner, Ms. Carroll, and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
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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. Student Laureates are selected
by their individual schools.
In addition to honoring the state's Student Laureates, Illinois
is unique in the United States in selecting present or former citizens who have
made outstanding contributions toward the progress and betterment of humanity to
be honored as Laureates of the Lincoln Academy and receive the “Order of
Lincoln” from the Governor, a process that has been in place since 1964.
Proceeds from the spring Laureate Convocation are used to support the Student
Laureate program each fall. For more information visit