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Book of Thanks Sent to Lynch

December 17th, 2013

NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch in Times Square, New York City, during his Heisman weekend visit. - See more at:

NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch in Times Square during his Heisman weekend visit.

How well do you know NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch?

The NIU College of Education has known him for a while since he earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education this summer. Lynch, currently enrolled in organizational/ corporate communication at NIU, was honored recently with a collection of letters and photos from alumni, friends, staff, and faculty from the College of Education. The booklet was put together to honor him for placing third for the Heisman Memorial Trophy and for being a leader on and off the field.

Besides being a football star, the Chicago native has been on the dean’s list, has visited elementary and middle schools in DeKalb and Sycamore to read to children, and has run youth football camps.

“We couldn’t be prouder of you if you were our own son!” Sue and Jack Satterthwaite, class of 1971, wrote in the booklet.

“The NIU football teams have made my experience at NIU that much more enjoyable. Stay hungry, stay humble,” said Jeff Delapaz, student advocate of NIU Career Services.

“Never did I believe I would be watching the team and its quarterback on a national stage this large,” Don Holland, class of 1968, said. “If it wasn’t on my bucket list, it should have been.”

To see the whole collection of messages and photos sent to Lynch, visit CongratulationsJordanLynch.