Local resident named Outstanding Woman Student at NIU
DeKALB—Caitlan Ayala of Elburn is the recipient of the Northern Illinois University Outstanding Woman Student Award of 2011.
The award, established in 1980, is intended to foster the development of leadership among women students, both graduate and undergraduates, and to encourage their full participation in all facets of the university experience and in their communities.
Award winners were nominated by NIU faculty, staff and students. They were judged on the basis of their departmental and university leadership roles, community involvement, awards and scholarships, goals and aspirations and obstacles overcome in the pursuit of an education.