2010
Benedictine senior Adnan Mujagic honored as Lincoln Laureate recipient

Benedictine senior Adnan Mujagic honored as Lincoln Laureate recipient
November 24, 2010

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Lisle, Illinois ~ Adnan Mujagic, the son of Sabahudin and Elma Mujagic of Naperville and a senior Political Science major at Benedictine University, was recently honored as a recipient of the Student Laureate Award by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

The Student Laureate Award recognizes excellence in both academics and extracurricular activities. Each of the state's four-year, degree-granting universities selects one student to receive the award. More than 50 institutions participate in the program. This year's recipients were honored at a ceremony on Saturday, November 6 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

"These students have exhibited a personal commitment to excel as seen by their remarkable academic accomplishments," said Thomas S. Johnson, Chancellor of the Lincoln Academy. "They serve as role models to other 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."

Mujagic is president of the Political Science Student Association at Benedictine University, has worked in the Jim Ryan Center for Civic Leadership, participated in a research trip to Venezuela and is president of STAND, a student organization committed to ending genocide. Mujagic grew up in Bosnia, from which he and his family fled more than 10 years ago.  

Mujagic is a 2007 graduate of Naperville North High School. He has been named to the Dean's List at Benedictine University each of his six semesters at the University and has a 3.731 GPA (on a 4-point scale).

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.