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Outstanding Concordia-Chicago senior named Lincoln Laureate


Concordia-Chicago Lincoln LaureateKayla Lohman, a senior at Concordia University Chicago, has been recognized as a Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. The Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Awards are presented every year to a student from each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions in Illinois, for excellence in both curricular and extra-curricular programs.

Lohman was nominated by Concordia University Chicago undergraduate faculty. Unable to attend the Nov. 7 ceremony in Springfield, IL, she accepted her award from CUC President Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard on the university’s River Forest campus. The award consisted of a Student Laureate medallion, a certificate of achievement and a $1,000 educational grant.

A native of Kirkwood, MO, Lohman is completing her final semester of an internship to become a Director of Christian Education in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Last year, she student-taught fourth grade at Concordia International School in Hanoi, Vietnam. “I was surprised and honored when I found out about the award,” Lohman said. “It’s a great blessing and I’m very thankful.”

“We are extremely proud of Kayla’s accomplishments and her desire to serve others, not only as a student, but as she goes forth in the world,” said Gard. “We are blessed to have Kayla as a part of our university and are very excited for her future.”