CEHS grad student becomes U.S. citizen

Heejae Chung photo
Ed Psych graduate student Heejae Chung is now a U.S. citizen. Submitted photo.

CEHS grad student becomes U.S. citizen

09 Jul 2018    

June 26 was a big day for Heejae Chung. It’s the day she became a U.S. citizen. 

Chung is a College of Education and Human Sciences student pursuing an educational specialist degree in school psychology from the Department of Educational Psychology. When she began taking CEHS graduate courses in the fall of 2015, Chung was interested in a master’s degree in special education, but last fall started focusing on the school psychology degree.

Heejae Chung
Heejae Chung is grateful for her U.S. citizenship
and is anxious to support students in public schools.
Chung came to Nebraska in January 2014 to marry Gregg Rothermel, a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. She is a native of Seoul, South Korea.

When she completes her degree at Nebraska, Chung is hoping to serve students as a school psychologist in public schools. “My different background and perspective should be helpful for students with diverse needs,” she says.

Chung says she is grateful to be “secure and protected,” now that she is a U.S. citizen and would like to “fully exert my rights as a citizen” to vote. She’s interested in helping to make Lincoln a better community and to support schools for students with diverse needs.


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