“Liz is a dynamic student leader who, like our most famous graduate Ronald Reagan, is well-liked by her peers and is a great communicator,” said Eureka College President J. David Arnold. “Her dedication to service and her academic pursuits are exemplary.”
Hoff is a biology major enrolled in the college’s pre-medicine program. 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 semester-long internship at Macquarie University’s Anxiety Research Unit, Sydney, Australia, where she studied childhood anxiety. She also performed a five-week internship in a neonatology practice in Appleton, Wis., where she studied the treatment of premature infants.
On campus, Hoff is president of the Student Senate, and she directs the college’s Up ‘til Dawn project that raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She volunteers in the pediatric intensive care unit at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. She is a member of Sigma Zeta national science and mathematics honor society and Alpha Chi national honor society. As a freshman she helped organize a mission trip for Eureka College students to St. Monica’s Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya, through the college’s International Health Care Development Program. As a sophomore Hoff was class president and a resident advisor, and she was named sophomore of the year at the college’s annual honors ceremony. She was a peer educator, promoting student health and safety awareness through the college’s Students Promoting Responsibility, Understanding, and Care Everyday program.
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