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Video: Dr. Timothy Johnson, Dr. William Hammer awarded Order of Lincoln

April  18, 2013

On April 13, Dr. Timothy Johnson '58 and Dr. William Hammer received the Order of Lincoln at the annual Lincoln Academy convocation ceremony, held this year at Augustana College. The Order of Lincoln is the highest honor awarded to an individual by the state of Illinois.

Timothy Johnson, M.D., is the former medical editor for ABC News, and author of Finding God in the Questions, a memoir of his journey both as a nationally recognized journalist and an ordained minister in the Covenant Church. He graduated from Augustana in 1958. As an undergraduate, Dr. Johnson won the National Collegiate Oratory Championship.

Dr. William Hammer, who holds the Fritiof Fryxell Chair in Geology, discovered Cryolophosaurus ellioti, the first carnivorous dinosaur unearthed in Antarctica. His 1991 discovery advanced scientific understanding of tectonic shift and evolutionary biology, particularly of large-scale carnivorous theropods. Due largely to Dr. Hammer's work, a mountain in Antarctica was named Mount Augustana in 2008.