Two recent Moraine Valley Community College graduates received the 2017 Governors State University (GSU) Dual Degree Program Honors Scholarship and GSU Promise Scholarship.

Anna Oswald (Hometown) and Nour Abdallah (Tinley Park) each received the scholarships to attend GSU, where they began taking classes this spring semester.

Both women attended Moraine Valley for a year and a half, finishing in December with associate degrees. They were involved in the Dual Degree Program, a partnership between Moraine Valley and GSU to ease the pathway for full-time students to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Abdallah, an Andrew High School alumna, was active in the honor’s society Phi Theta Kappa and Muslim Student Association at Moraine Valley. She is majoring in mathematics with a concentration in secondary education and wants to become a high school math teacher.

Oswald, an Oak Lawn Community High School grad, is studying business management with hopes of opening her own dance studio. While at Moraine Valley, Oswald was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the 24Karat dance team.

“Earning this scholarship means a lot to me because I’m able to take classes that can give me the knowledge I need to be able to spread my love of dance. I’ve been dancing my entire life. Currently, I am a teacher at a studio, and I coach a high school dance team. When I physically cannot be the one performing and choreographing, I want to make sure I can still continue to have dance in my life,” Oswald said.




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