Cassie Criminger Named Illinois Lincoln Laureate

Posted 10.26.2013 by Jeff Carl

The Department of Art and Design would like to congratulate senior Cassandra Criminger on being selected as the 2013 Judson University Illinois Lincoln Student Laureate. Sponsored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, the award is given to one student from each of the four-year colleges and universities in the state of Illinois. Its purpose is to honor senior students for overall excellence, in both curricular and extra-curricular programs. The award includes a monetary gift and medal, which will be presented to her this weekend at a banquet in Springfield hosted by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
Cassie is a senior Visual Communication major. She excels in the classroom, and she has been a member of the woman’s cross-country and track team all four of her years at Judson. This summer she completed a successful internship at the Oak Park Public Library in Oak Park, Illinois where she created a variety of event posters, marketing projects, updates to their website, a booklet for their art gallery, and updated way finding signage and diagrams to be used as guides for their patrons. Beyond her work in the classroom and on the track, Cassie participated in a mission’s trip to Haiti in 2012 to work with victims of the earthquake. Where she spent some of her time teaching art classes to both adults and children during the week. Cassie also served as an RA during her Junior year.
Cassie joins other Department of Art and Design past Lincoln Student Laureate winners Kevin Lipp (2010) and Rachel Delph (2011). To learn more visit: