Thursday, November 10, 2011

Amanda Wilczynski honored with Student Laureate Award from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

University of Illinois Springfield senior Amanda Wilczynski was honored with the Student Laureate Awards from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois during a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

Wilczynski, a Compton, Ill. native, is majoring in Computer Science at UIS with a minor in Accountancy. She holds a 3.56 GPA at UIS and plans to enter the work force after graduation and earn her master’s degree.

“I am extremely honored to win this award and be among so many other outstanding students from other institutions around Illinois,” said Wilczynski.

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.

Wilczynski is a ministry leader in the Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) group at UIS. She takes part in the planning, execution, and review of all the CSF events. She also volunteers by leading a weekly bible study group. Wilczynski serves as a peer mentor for the Capital Scholars Honors Program and is employed as a student worker in the UIS Chancellor’s Office.

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