President Richard F. Wilson presented the student laureate award to Marcus Dunlop
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
For additional information, visit the Lincoln Academy of Illinois Web site at http://www.thelincolnacademyofillinois.org/.
Contact: Heather Lindquist, (309) 556-3181