ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Millicent Atkins School of Education student Tania Stahl was selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Stahl is an active member of NSU’s CEC chapter, where she has served as the treasurer for the past three years. Stahl is known for always stepping forward to volunteer her time to help out with events such as Read Across America and Spread the Word to End the R-Word.
“Outside her CEC activities, Stahl has worked with preschool children with diverse needs in multiple settings and has tutored students with reading challenges. She also gives campus tours to prospective students with disabilities and volunteers for a myriad of community events such as her mayor's Barrier Awareness Day,” mentioned the CEC in their nomination letter.
“Stahl stands out as a leader who is committed to furthering the mission of CEC and to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. She has presented at ‘make-and-take’ sessions for her peers and recruits university professors to participate with her in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge fundraiser each year. She has twice been nominated for Northern State University's Outstanding Student Leader award.”
"The NSU School of Education and NSU Council for Exceptional Children were incredibly supportive of my endeavors to advocate and volunteer in the community. It has been a joy to interact with and meet many amazing people. I am so appreciative and honored to receive the National CEC Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year award," mentioned Stahl about her award.
Stahl will be recognized during the CEC 2017 Convention and Expo’s Student Forum on April 20 in Boston, Mass.
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