College of Human Development and Education names Outstanding Student
Rebecca Huckeby has known she wanted to be in education for a long time. Her school experiences in Barnesville, Minn., were great, and she lists all her teachers as good role models and positive influences. She hopes to create for the next generation that same positive influence.
“Overall I just want to make a difference in adolescents,” she said. “It’s a hard time in life and I think if I could be a role model and build relationships with students, I would make a difference.”
Huckeby, a senior in family and consumer sciences education, was the 2011 Outstanding Student in the College of Human Development. She enjoys the child development and parenting aspects of her field of study and wants to use her skills to help teens learn how to make good decisions.
“Family and consumer sciences is a good subject area to affect change,” she said. “I think young girls especially go through a hard time fitting in and feeling valued.”
At NDSU, Huckeby is involved with Campus Crusade for Christ, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Human Development and Family Science Club and many other organizations in addition to volunteer work. Her most rewarding experience has come from being a resident assistant and helping other students acclimate to college life.
“One of my future goals is to be a high school counselor, so it was a good stepping stone for mentoring freshmen and building those relationships,” she said.
Huckeby hopes to continue her education to obtain a master’s degree in school counseling before finding a position at a school anywhere between Fargo and Minneapolis.