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Heidi Nelson ’15 earns four honors at College's awards convocation

Sep 14, 2015

Heidi Nelson ’15, daughter of David and Sandra Nelson, of Carol Stream, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Elementary Education, Outstanding Major in Spanish and Outstanding Student in the Arts and Letters Division awards during Honors Day 2015 in May at North Central College. She also was named the 2015 Outstanding Senior Woman.

Heidi, who graduated in June, majored in elementary education and Spanish at North Central College. She is a graduate of Glenbard West High School.

She also was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Argentina in spring 2016. While at North Central, Heidi participated in the College’s 2014 summer school program as a tutor for young children. She studied abroad for one semester in Costa Rica and for another semester in Peru. She was president of Alpha Delta Delta, North Central College’s chapter of the international education honor society Kappa Delta Pi.

She was a leader in North Central’s Junior/Senior Scholars program and a member of the Teach First program, Women’s Chorale, International Programs and Blue Key Honor Society, among several other leadership and co-curricular experiences. She consistently earned Dean’s List honors while at North Central.