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54th Annual Convocation to Honor Lincoln Laureates & Patriotic Concert

  • Presented By
    Lincoln Academy of Illinois
  • Location
    Coronado Performing Arts Center
    314 N. Main St.
    Rockford, IL 61101
  • Phone
    (217) 725-3125
  • Date
    May 5, 2018
  • Time
    Saturday 5:30pm
  • Price
    Convocation Ceremony & Concert to Honor Class of 2018 Lincoln Laureates - Complimentary (Free Registration) VIP Special Invitation Registration also available for $175 Per Person
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Overview
Additional Information

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois requests the pleasure of your company at the 54th Annual Convocation and Investiture of Laureates and Patriotic Memorial Concert. Members of the Academy will honor outstanding Illinoisans with the state’s highest award  – The Order of Lincoln. This year’s laureates are:

Emily Bear
Richard ‘Dick’ Butkus
Steven Shih Chen
The Reverend Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
Mellody Hobson
Edward L. McMillan
Dr. Louis Philipson
David Rydell

Please see additional information and biographies for these honored laureates on our website: https://thelincolnacademyofillinois.org/

This convocation is one of two major events conducted by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois each year. On this May evening, the Governor of Illinois will present the Order of Lincoln to distinguished Illinoisans based on their professional accomplishments and public service. The other major annual event is the Student Laureate Convocation in November, where one senior student from each four-year college and university in Illinois receives the Lincoln Medal and Civic Engagement Award.

Proceeds from this May reception help fund the November Student Laureate Convocation, including the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award presented to each of the 57 Student Laureates.

RESERVATION OPTIONS

Special Invitation Reservation | $175.00 per attendee | VIP
Dress Code: Black tie suggested
Special Reserved Seating Sections
Admission to the Convocation Ceremony
Admission to the Patriotic and Memorial Concert in Honor of Thomas S. Johnson, Eighth Chancellor of the Lincoln Academy. Rockford Symphony Orchestra – Including an original work composed and performed by Laureate Emily Bear.
Admission to the Special Invitation VIP Governor's Reception in honor of the class of 2018 Lincoln Laureates with an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Reception begins at 8pm.
Admission to the Dessert Reception on the Historic Stage of the Coronado Theatre.

General Admission | Complimentary
Dress Code: Appropriate Dress Requested
Admission to the Convocation Ceremony
Admission to the Patriotic and Memorial Concert in Honor of Thomas S. Johnson, Eighth Chancellor of the Lincoln Academy. Rockford Symphony Orchestra – Including an original work composed and performed by Laureate Emily Bear.

Subarea:Rockford Downtown

Register/Tickets

Directions:
Coronado Performing Arts Center - 314 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.): west 6.5 miles on Business 20 to N. Main (2nd street after crossing Rock River). Turn right (north) on N. Main 2.5 blocks. From I-39: west on Bypass US 20 to IL 2 (S. Main): North on IL 2 to downtown. Turn left on US 20 Business (Jefferson St.) one block to N. Main; turn right on N. Main 0.5 blocks. Event parking in ramp across from theater and in nearby lots.

54th Annual Convocation to Honor Lincoln Laureates & Patriotic Concert
  • May 5, 2018
  • Coronado Performing Arts Center
  • Convocation Ceremony & Concert to Honor Class of 2018 Lincoln Laureates - Complimentary (Free Registration) VIP Special Invitation Registration also available for $175 Per Person