Rep. Swanson hosts Outstanding Carl Sandburg Students as Honorary Pages on May 30

State Representative Dan Swanson hosted three outstanding Carl Sandburg College students as Honorary Pages in the Illinois House on May 30.

“On May 6, I met with these three outstanding Carl Sandburg College students nominated to Page by the University’s Diversity Coordinator, Anthony Law,” said Rep. Swanson.  “I enjoyed meeting with these students and then to have them join us in the Illinois House on May 30 and allow my colleagues to see the great leadership they showed me on May 6 was a distinct honor.”

Desire Matthews is a Sophomore Psychology Major at Carl Sandburg where she is President of the Black Student Association (BSA) and member of Women of Character (WOC).  She is a mentor to area students, is an active volunteer in Galesburg schools and serves as a great example of leadership in both the university and community at large.

Elijah Stewart is a Sophomore at Carl Sandburg and would like to become an Orthopedic Surgeon.  At Carl Sandburg, he is a member of Men of Distinction (MOD), Trio (a program for first generation college students), is Vice President of the Black Students Association (BSA) and is a Student Ambassador. 

Christopher Lopez is a Freshman at Carl Sandburg earning an Associates in Arts Degree.  He is a member of Men of Distinction (MOD), a reading buddy at Gale Elementary School, and earned the Spirit Award from MOD.

“These young leaders represented their families, college and community so well in Springfield,” said Rep. Swanson.  “I am proud of each of these Chargers and the impact they are driving in our community and beyond.”