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Andrea Hehn earns 2012 Outstanding Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Award

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Andrea Hehn
Andrea Hehn

May 17, 2012—Andrea Hehn of Portland, Ore., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Hehn is a senior pursuing an individualized major in environmental studies at North Central College. She is the daughter of Lyle and Carrie Hehn and is a 2008 graduate of U.S. Grant High School.

The College does not offer a major program in environmental studies, but students may declare an individualized major in programs not offered by the College.

“Environmental studies can lead to a wide variety of careers,” she says. “I just hope I end up working outdoors.”

She held a summer internship with the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill., where she measured water quality of aquatic systems. She has also participated in Green Scene, a student organization dedicated to educating the campus community on environmental responsibility. Her name regularly appears on the College’s Dean List, which recognizes students with high grade-point averages.