Lake Land College’s student trustee, Kolten Postin of Moweaqua, was named the sole community college recipient of the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award for the state of Illinois. Postin recently accepted his award at the annual Student Laureate Convocation held at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield.
The Lincoln Academy’s Student Laureate Awards are presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. At the Student Laureate Convocation, Postin, along with a senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois received a Student Laureate Medallion, along with an honorarium check and certificate of achievement. This event marked the 39th year that students have been honored by the Academy.
“These students have exhibited a personal commitment to excel as seen by their remarkable academic accomplishments,” said Governor Pat Quinn. “They serve as role models to all Illinois students. With hard-working and dedicated young leaders such as these, Illinois and the rest of the nation can look forward to a bright future.”
According to Lake Land College Vice President of Student Services, Tina Stovall, Lake Land College was pleased to recognize Postin as an outstanding second-year student and to nominate him for the Student Laureate Award.
“Kolten has demonstrated excellence in both curricular and extracurricular activities and his leadership and communication skills are outstanding,” said Stovall.
Following his high school graduation in 2012, Postin began attending Lake Land College to major in agriculture in August of that same year and quickly became involved in campus activities. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honors fraternity and currently serves as president for the Agriculture Transfer Club. He is also a member of the Post-Secondary Agriculture Student Club. As a member of the Student Government Association (SGA), Postin works closely with the other student governors to interact with students across the college to hear their concerns and be their voice in college decisions. He is currently active with SGA’s plan to consider establishing a smoke-free campus. Postin was recently accepted to the college’s Honors Program and will be participating in a study abroad experience in Belize during the semester break.