Jessica Luckett of Romeoville, Ill., presented the Student Lasallian Address at Lewis University’s May 2012 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, held on Sunday, May 20 at the Romeoville Main Campus.
“I believe it is my life’s purpose to serve those in need; to be a resource for those who have little to nothing,” Luckett said. She continued, “As graduates, it is now our duty to take what we have learned in all these years at Lewis and in life out to the world and help others in need just as we have been helped. We have been prepared not only through our education, but through our own personal experience.” Each Commencement, one graduating senior is chosen to deliver this address, a speech that reflects the principles that guide the University’s Mission as they relate to the speaker’s personal life, and that recognizes the values of diversity, social justice, and service to the poor.
Luckett, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Psychology and Forensic Criminal Investigation, earned a 3.47/4.0 cumulative grade point average. Throughout her college career, Luckett has been an active participant and leader in student organizations such as Fellowship of Justice, University Ministry and the Presidential Student Advisory Council among others.
A prolific servant-leader, Luckett also was heavily involved in public service and mission work outside of the university, including serving as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and volunteering for the Northern Illinois Food Depository and Night Ministries.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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