IIT Student Miriam Schmid Receives Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award

Vice Provost of Student Affairs Katherine Stetz is pictured along with Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Miriam Schmid at Student Laureate Convocation.

IIT student Miriam Schmid was one of 53 students who received the Lincoln Academy’s Student Laureate Award.┬áSchmid, who is a senior pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and a certification in Mathematics and Science Education, was honored at the annual Student Laureate Convocation at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield on November 2, 2013. She received a medallion, along with a $1,000 educational grant and a certificate of achievement.

The Lincoln Academy’s Student Laureate Awards are presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting higher education institutions, as well as a student from the community colleges in Illinois.

Schmid is the recipient of an IIT Leadership Scholarship and has been on the Dean’s List each semester, and is a leader in campus organizations including serving as a Chief Justice for the Student Government Association, a tutor for the Academic Resource Center, Resident Advisor, President of Union Board, an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and a Greek Council executive board member.