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Rachel Henning named spring 2019 aerospace outstanding senior

Rachel Henning has been named spring 2019 outstanding senior in aerospace engineering. Each semester one graduating senior in each major is honored for their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the Iowa State community.

Graduating with a 3.96 GPA, Henning’s adventure at Iowa State took her to unexpected places. Henning studied abroad in Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, and interned with Boeing Company in Long Beach, California. Henning has accepted a job at Boeing in their commercial aircraft unit. She will be moving out to Los Angeles after the summer. 

One highlight of Henning’s time at Iowa State was studying abroad in China. She spent the summer months there to explore and take classes while also tutoring a local professor’s son in English.  

“Overall, my study abroad helped me develop my resourcefulness and adaptability as well as provide me with memories and lessons which I will take with me throughout my life,” said Henning.