Audrey Lincoln '21: Outstanding Senior in Computer Science; Outstanding Senior in Mathematics; Outstanding Senior in Natural Science; Dean’s Academic Achievement Award
Audrey Lincoln ’21 was named Pacific University’s 2021 Outstanding Senior in Computer Science, Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and Outstanding Senior in Natural Science. She also was one of two students to earn the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award, an honor she shared with Valerie Lauver ’21.
Lincoln, from Hermiston, Ore., was graduated in May 2021 with double majors in computer science and mathematics.
Lincoln’s “intellectual ability, work ethic, and enthusiasm have been infectious to both students and faculty alike, and her generosity and kindness to her fellow classmates will have lasting effects in all of their lives,” her professors said. “She is the student that all faculty wish to have in their classroom and all students wish to have by their side.”
Lincoln received the computer science award not only for her outstanding classroom performance, but because “she has been an ideal role model for all students in our program,” her professors said. “She has participated in the data science hiring committee, been president of the Women in Computer Science (WICS) club, and had two summer internships at Insitu Inc. and FAST Enterprises. Her work with the WICS has given students an avenue to gain valuable insights into non-classroom areas such as securing an internship, resume and cover letter writing, and job hunting.”
Her impact on the computer science program will last for years, they said.
The computer science program at Pacific University follows Association of Computing Machinery guidelines and includes both object-oriented programming and procedural programming. Students also typically find internships at area companies, including Intel, WebMD, McAfee and HP.
Lincoln also was a sprinter and hurdler on Pacific’s women’s track and field team.