Governor Bruce Rauner announced on November 9 that Maya Al-Khouja (4th year PSYC) was selected as one of the 2016 outstanding college students who will be honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. The Academy recognized these students during the annual Student Laureate Convocation on November 12 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.
“President Lincoln’s legacy is a reminder of the power of public service and civic engagement here in Illinois and across the country,” said Governor Rauner. “The students chosen to receive this honor have exemplified the principles and ideals of the greatest Illinoisan through their hard work and dedication to their schools and communities.”
The Lincoln Academy’s Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Awards are presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities, and one student from the community colleges in Illinois. At the Student Laureate Convocation, each student will receive a Student Laureate Medallion, along with a $1,000 educational grant and a certificate of achievement. This is the 42nd year Lincoln Academy has celebrated students’ excellence in Illinois.