Dulce Garcia named Outstanding Honors Graduate

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 12:15pm

Sixteen graduating seniors earned awards from the University Honors Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The students were selected from among 300-plus Honors graduates during the 2022-23 academic year.

The Honors Program collaborated with Nebraska’s undergraduate colleges to recognize an Outstanding Honors Graduate from each college. The nine students who earned this award were selected based on their contributions to, and involvement with, both the Honors Program and their respective colleges.

Dulce Garcia of Wood River, who studied advertising and public relations and journalism while at Nebraska, was the May 2023 CoJMC Outstanding Honors Graduate.

Throughout Garcia’s four years at UNL, she was involved in a number of organizations and programs on campus including the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN), ACES: The Society for Editing, UNL Define American as president, the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) and their Student Advisory Board, and the UNL Honors Program as peer mentor.

Garcia was also part of the group of honors students who started the Dr. Michael W. Combs Honors Scholars registered student organization that was formed to foster inclusive excellence in 2020.

In 2022, Garcia was awarded the first Bailey Lauerman Fund For Student Opportunity Scholarship, selected to be a New Student Enrollment Leader and was named a finalist at the 2022 Inspire Awards in the Young Leaders Award category.

And in 2023, Garcia was chosen to receive the Chancellor’s Fulfilling the Dream Award that honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the campus community through exemplary action in promoting the goals and vision of King.

Dulce Garcia