February 8, 2013

Fiorenza Named NMU’s November Scholar Athlete of the Month

Senior Becky Fiorenza.
Senior Becky Fiorenza.

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Senior Becky Fiorenza, of the Northern Michigan University soccer team, has been named NMU’s Student-Athlete Scholar of the Month for November by the Athletic Council.

Fiorenza wrapped up her four-year soccer career in October. She is majoring in social work and holds a 3.85 grade point average in the major and 3.69 overall GPA. Timothy Hilton, the Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program and Assistant Professor of Social Work, nominated Fiorenza.

“What stands out most about Rebekah is her strong commitment to helping people facing extreme difficulties,” Hilton said. “She is now completing a field placement at Upper Peninsula Family Solutions where she has been working with foster care families and other families in the child protection services system. She has already made a substantial impact on the lives of several families. Rebekah has a level of maturity—both intellectual and emotional—well beyond her years and she has used this strength in helping families facing major challenges.

“Rebekah has a strong record of service throughout the community. She volunteered at U.P. Home Health and Hospice spending time with people facing end of life. She is currently volunteering at Room at the Inn, a local homeless shelter.  Rebekah seems to be drawn to people who are struggling while offering empathy and a sense of confidence that change is possible.

“Rebekah works very hard and will accomplish great things in her career. More important, she cares about others and will do almost anything to help those in need.”

Fiorenza never missed a game in her career on the soccer field, appearing in 76. She finished with six goals and six assists.

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