Tuesday, November 09, 2010

UIS senior honored with Student Laureate Award from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

University of Illinois Springfield senior Kimberly Bartosiak was honored with the Student Laureate Awards from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois during a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

Bartosiak, a Bethalto, Ill. native, is majoring in Chemistry at UIS with a minor in Biology. She holds a 4.0 GPA at UIS and is currently applying to medical schools in hopes of becoming a neurologist or neurosurgeon. Bartosiak concentrated on Biochemistry as part of her major and has conducted research during her time at UIS.

“I feel very proud to represent UIS as the Lincoln Laureate among so many intelligent and promising students from institutions throughout Illinois,” said Bartosiak.

Each year an outstanding senior from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is awarded the Student Lincoln Academy Medallion and thereby becomes a Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Student Laureates are honored for their overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.

Bartosiak played volleyball at UIS for 3 years and has been involved in a variety of community service projects. She spends time volunteering at the St. John's Breadline and mentoring underprivileged girls in junior high and high school. She currently serves as a Samaritan at St. John's Hospital.

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