Rebecca Weiss, daughter of Raymond and Debbie Weiss of Glenview, was awarded the Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.
A senior, Rebecca is a double major in Japanese and East Asian studies with a focus on Japan at North Central College. She is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School.
Rebecca studied abroad in Japan during the 2012 fall and 2013 winter terms at Kanda University of International Studies and, on her return, served as a Study Abroad Ambassador for North Central’s Office of International Program. She presented the results of her East Asian Studies capstone research, titled “Japan’s Imaginary Obsession: How the Unreal Engendered a Subculture,” at the prestigious 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research and at North Central’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. Her name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.