The most distinguished seniors at EIU are individuals who have enriched the university community with their active involvement in all facets of campus life. The Distinguished Senior Award recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and/or extra-curricular honors or awards.
To apply for this honor, students must meet the following criteria:
Eligible students may either apply or be nominated.
Twenty-five recipients were chosen and will be recognized during a luncheon held in their honor on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
The 2019 recipients are: Cassandra Berlin, Plainfield, IL -- Samantha Boomgarden, Normal, IL -- D. Kameron Browning, Mattoon, IL -- Sarah Bryden, Jerseyville, IL -- Ashlee Burton, Charleston, IL -- Christina Calcagno, Philo, IL -- Abigail Carlin, Naperville, IL -- Joseph Carter, Woodridge, IL -- Hope Christensen, Bettendorf, IA -- Carlos Collins, Chicago, IL -- Kaityln Ebert, Foley, AL -- Allison Endsley, Charleston, IL -- Jennifer Folami, University Park, IL -- Sam Gilbert, Sandwich, IL -- Carole Hodorowicz, Chicago, IL -- Audrey Kupferschmid, Decatur, IL -- Shirley Mensah, Lockport, IL -- Claire Overland, Tinley Park, IL -- Ashley Parola, Mundelein, IL -- Tara Puterbaugh, Chillicothe, IL -- Audrey Rex, Lemont, IL -- Aubrey Schuh, Bourbonnais, IL -- Benjamin Shank, Rochelle, IL -- Srishti Slaria, Pathankot, India -- Anastasiya Vynnytska, Ukraine