During a kick-off event in New York City, Lynn University Board of Trustees Chair Christine E. Lynn was announced as the recipient of one of the prestigious Ellis Island Medals of Honor to pay tribute to her role as a person who immigrated to America and who has been a model citizen and community advocate. Approximately 100 medalists are honored each year. Previous honorees included Muhammed Ali, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Walters, Hillary Clinton and several U.S. presidents.

“I never expected it, and I’m thrilled, excited and honored to be receiving such a prestigious award,” Lynn said.

In 1991, the College of Boca Raton was renamed Lynn University honoring major donors, Eugene and Christine Lynn, and she has remained involved with the university since. In addition to her work with Lynn University, Lynn is widely known in the region for her support of healthcare and other community efforts.

“In addition to her service to our university, Christine has a long and distinguished history of giving and serving others in a wide variety of ways,” Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross said. “I think she is extremely deserving of this national recognition for her dedication to our community and beyond.”

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