Astrid Tello-Rodriguez of Milan has been recognized as one of the outstanding senior college students by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Tello-Rodriguez represents Augustana College, Rock Island.

Tello-Rodriguez, a senior majoring in psychology, has been on the dean’s list every term. She has participated in study abroad in Guatemala and served an internship with a transitional housing program for homeless youth in Moline while also helping with a therapeutic recreation program for elementary-aged children.

She has served as vice president of Latinos Unidos and as historian for Black Student Union. She co-chaired multicultural orientation programs for new students.

Tello-Rodriguez has been honored with Augustanaís Presidential Scholarship, the Eddie Mabry Award and Ralph Waldo Hansen Scholarship as well as the National Education for Womenís Leadership Award.

Born in Venezuela, Tello-Rodriguez came to the United States at the age of 6. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in social work after graduation.

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