NIC accounting assistant student earns national award

|photo1|Velda “Cindy” Kuhn, an accounting assistant student at North Idaho College, was recently honored with a national award from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium.
The organization selects one postsecondary student in the nation each year for the Star of Education Post Secondary Student Award. The award is presented for demonstrating the highest levels of academic achievement, leadership, community involvement and volunteerism.
“Cindy truly is an amazing woman,” said Kathie O’Brien, NIC Business and Office Technology instructor and adviser of the NIC chapter of Business Professionals of America. “Her energy is boundless and her generosity unlimited. Cindy symbolizes the best of what a career technical education can mean. As a successful graduate of a career technical education program and a lifelong learner, she will continue to positively represent these types of programs. It is because of students like Cindy that career technical education will grow and prosper.”
Kuhn is active in the NIC chapter of Business Professionals of America, having served as secretary and president, and also holds the office of parliamentarian for the national organization. She also serves as a peer tutor and works as a lab aide at NIC.
Kuhn is a military wife raising two children in Spirit Lake. She is the first person in her family to attend college.
Kuhn and award recipients from other categories will be honored at an awards reception in Washington, D.C., April 11.

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Posted: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006

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