An orchid fit for a queen: IC professor has hand in floral gift for Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee


Hitchcock Professor of Biology Lawrence Zettler traveled to London to reveal an orchid fit for Queen Elizabeth II.

The work of Hitchcock Professor of Biology Lawrence Zettler was featured in an article in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on June 2, 2022. To read the full story by Angela Bauer, visit



About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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