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.
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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.