President Richard F. Wilson presented the student laureate award to Marcus Dunlop '08.

Dunlop Named Student Laureate by Lincoln Academy of Illinois

November 16, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Marcus Dunlop, a senior business administration and economics double major from Maywood, Ill. and graduate of Proviso East High School, has been named a Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate.

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, founded in 1965, honors distinguished citizens of Illinois for their contributions to society. For each of the past 33 years, the academy has recognized one accomplished student from each four-year degree-granting institution of higher learning in Illinois.

Every year each institution’s president nominates an outstanding senior who has demonstrated exceptional academic and extracurricular achievement. The award recipients receive a medallion, a check for $150 and a certificate.

Illinois Wesleyan University President Richard F. Wilson presented Dunlop with his medallion, certificate and check today, as he was unable to attend the awards ceremony.

Dunlop has been a member of the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi since his junior year. He has also presided over the Risk Management and Finance Society as president for the past two years. A running back for the Illinois Wesleyan varsity football team, Dunlop has been a four-year starter and was twice named an all-conference player.

During the summer of 2006, Dunlop worked as an intern at State Farm Insurance in financial operations and compliance. This past summer, he worked as an intern at the Chicago office of PricewaterhouseCoopers in transaction services, which deals with mergers and acquisitions.

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Contact: Heather Lindquist, (309) 556-3181