Chicago State University

Lincoln Laureate Awarded to CSU Occupational Therapy Student

A noteworthy senior and champion for humanitarian causes 

Isis MartinIsis Martin, senior undergraduate student was awarded the Lincoln Laureate Award for achieving academic excellence while staying civically engaged in the community. 

Isis is a 22- year old Chicago native that attended Simeon High School and transferred to CSU from an out of state university in 2016.  Isis is a first year Occupational Therapy student in a combined Bachelor to Master Occupational Therapy program. She is set to receive a bachelor degree in Health Sciences in May 2019 and will continue into the Master of Occupational Therapy program in the summer of 2019.  She is a Central Regional Scholar and has been on the deans list for the last two years.  Isis has served in several leadership roles including: President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Xi Kappa Chapter, Financial Secretary of National Pan Hellenic Council , a Resident Assistant and she is a volunteer for Chicago Public Schools. 

In her spare time, Isis enjoys giving back to her community and works with several organizations that are committed to eliminating poverty worldwide.  She often volunteers at Feed My Starving Children, an organization that hand packs nutritious meals that are sent to more than 70 countries; as well as Little Dresses for Africa, an organization that helps young girls in Africa access clean water and education.   

Isis received a Lincoln medallion and an $1,000 check for her notable achievement.