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NIU names scholars of Forward, Together Forward

Oswego junior nursing major among recepients

DeKALB – University officials have named the 2017-18 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship recipients, who are selected in honor of the five Northern Illinois University students who were killed Feb. 14, 2008.

The scholars are Juan Cibrian of Mapleton, a junior double-major in psychology and Spanish business and translation; Luis Flores of Oswego, a junior nursing major and family and child studies minor; Mitchell Huftalin of Rockford, a sophomore double-major in communication studies and Spanish business and translation; Zahra Muhsin of Dixon, a senior English studies major and psychology minor; and Tariana Sandkam of Buffalo Grove, a junior nursing major.

These students will be honored at a private ceremony in early March.

Forward, Together Forward honors up to five students a year with $4,000 scholarships. The award was established in 2009 and is given annually to five NIU students who display strong character, compassion, ambition and community service.

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