Posted - October 25, 2011
Katelyn Rowen Named Eureka College Lincoln Laureate
to be honored by governor Pat Quinn
Katelyn Rowen of East Moline was selected as Eureka College’s recipient of the 2011 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Award. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, campus leadership and extracurricular activities among Illinois college and university seniors.
Rowen will attend an awards ceremony at the Old State Capitol, Springfield, and a luncheon hosted by Gov. Pat Quinn in the Executive Mansion Nov. 5. She will receive a certificate, medallion and cash award from the Lincoln Academy.
“Katie has been an impressive young leader in both campus and national service roles,” said Eureka College President J. David Arnold. “The quality of her service and her academic achievements both are exemplary.”
Rowen is majoring in business administration. She is a Ronald W. Reagan Fellow, attending Eureka College on a four-year full-tuition fellowship, which includes opportunities to perform mentorships anywhere in the world. Last year, she performed a mentorship at the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Foundation Centennial Office in Simi Valley, Calif., where she assisted with planning events for the national Reagan Centennial Celebration. She was a member of the National Youth Leadership Committee for the Reagan Centennial. This year, she performed a communications mentorship at the United Service Organizations in Washington, D.C., where she assisted with promoting the organization’s events for military troops.
On campus, Rowen is president of the Campus Activities Board, vice president of the Student Senate and a member of Business Society and International Club. She is a resident advisor, a Freshman Seminar peer instructor and a First-Generation program peer mentor.
Rowen is a 2008 graduate of Stark County High School, Toulon. She is a daughter of Curt and Melonie Rowen of East Moline.
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