History Major Named Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate

With great pleasure the EIU History Department announces that history major Zachary Samples has been named a Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate for 2013.  Nominated by Professor Lynne Curry, and seconded by Dan Nadler, EIU’s VP for Student Affairs, Zach received this award for his exceptional work inside and outside the classroom.


Each year the Lincoln Academy of Illinois presents Student Laureate Awards to seniors from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. At the Student Laureate Convocation to be held in May at the Old State Capitol Building in Springfield, Zach will receive a Student Laureate Medallion, an honorarium check, and a certificate of achievement. He will also attend a luncheon at the Governor’s Executive Mansion. Please join us in congratulating Zach on this outstanding achievement.

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