Monday, April 23, 2012

Former UIS chancellor, others receive state's highest award

Naomi Lynn said she received the surprise of her life in February when she returned home to Springfield from a vacation in Florida.

Lynn, the former chancellor of University of Illinois Springfield, said she opened an envelope and read that she had been awarded the Order of Lincoln Medallion, the highest award given out by the state of Illinois.

“I was absolutely shocked, surprised and pleased,” Lynn said. “It’s a privilege to be in a group of such distinguished people.”

Lynn was featured in an April 22, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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