The Lux is the official University seal; it illustrates a burning lamp of knowledge and the Latin word Lux, meaning light. It is conferred in the spirit of keeping the light of service to others burning brightly at the University of Northern Iowa. The Lux Service Award is the most prestigious award given to graduating senior students each academic year to acknowledge the culmination of their overall achievement. Recipients consistently go above and beyond, leaving a lasting legacy upon graduation. Recipients of this award must be schedule to graduate in the current academic year (Spring, Summer, or Fall).
The recipients of the 2017 Lux Service Awards are:
Megan Kennedy, a senior psychology and family services double major, with double minors in gerontology and women and gender studies, from Ogden, Iowa. Graduating in December 2017 with a 3.96 GPA, Kennedy has been involved in a number of student organizations, including SABRs as president, Psychology Club as president, Model UN, UNI Proud, and Northern Iowa Feminists.
Kadesha Zimmerman, a senior accounting and management information systems double major from St. Louis, Missouri. Zimmerman was involved on campus as a Pathfinder, peer mentor, president of Empowering Exquisite Culturally Enlightened Leaders (EXCEL), member of Accounting Club, Black Student Union, and Ethnic Student Promoters.
Micah Zeimetz, a senior social science education major, with an emphasis in American Government, from Pella, Iowa. Graduating in the fall with a 3.98 GPA after student teaching, Zeimetz has made his mark on campus as a resident assistant, senior resident assistant, summer orientation staff member, and co-creator of 'Some Assembly Required' improv group.