Newberry named Lincoln Laureate

November 28, 2018 | 2:58 PM

MacMurray College senior Faythe Newberry of Clinton, Illinois, was honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois at the 43rd Annual Student Laureate Convocation at the Old State Capitol in Springfield on Nov. 17.

“It was such an amazing experience,” Newberry, a social work major, said. “I was so honored to be chosen by the faculty and staff at MacMurray to receive the award.” 

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 Laureate was presented with a certificate of merit, a Lincoln medallion, and a $1,000 check from The Lincoln Academy.

“The success that I have had at MacMurray, whether it be graduating an entire year early or the work I have done itself, is owed to the social work program staff and their ability to equip students with everything they need to be confident in their work,” Newberry said. “I feel overly prepared for the field and I could not be more grateful.”

Pictured with Newberry is Jodi Colbert, clinical assistant professor of social work at MacMurray, along with officials from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

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