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Highland gives Citizenship Awards

Highland students Jasmine Veasley of Freeport, Ill. and Dalton Becker of Forreston, Ill. are the recipients of Citizenship Awards from the college.

Names were selected by faculty and staff based on leadership, service to the college and community, and achievement in scholarship.

Becker graduated from Highland with an Associated of Arts degree. He is still weighing his future academic options beyond Highland Community College.

“Dalton is a very dedicated and hardworking individual,” said Jackie Schultz, Administrative Assistant, Lifelong Learning. “He is always willing to help. His professionalism, friendliness, and respect for others are just a few of his many qualities.”

Veasley graduated with an Associated of Applied Science in Nursing. As a nursing graduate, she was pinned at a ceremony held at the college in May. The Nursing and Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition. The Pinning ceremony signifies the official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses. She also served as vice-president of Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society.

“Jasmine is an exemplary student that has shown a passion for the service of others through her dedication to academics and community service,” said Stephanie Eymann, DNP, RN, dean of nursing and allied health. “She has completed multiple community service projects, is an inductee to Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honors Society, and serves as a student representative on our Nursing Advisory Board.”

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