Laurel White was named the 2010 Outstanding Senior Woman.
Earlier during Honors Convocation, she was also recognized as the Outstanding Student in the Arts & Letters Division and Outstanding Student in English and received the Megan Sweeney Award for achieving the highest level of academic excellence.
A College Scholar, White will graduate with a double major in English writing and interactive media studies and a minor in social change/public advocacy.
She is president of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, a tutor in the Writing Center, two-time presenter at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, arts editor and co-editor in chief of The Chronicle, an award-winning writer for The Chronicle, and student worker in the Office of Marketing and Communications. She has studied abroad in England and held an internship in Qatar. A gifted writer, she’s especially talented at developing projects that involve classroom projects, community service and even global politics.
She has won a highly competitive Dunn Fellowship for 2010-2011, which provides a full salary and benefits to work for one year in the Governor of Illinois’ Press Office in Springfield. After that assignment, she will attend the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.