Alumni and CNN Hero Will Speak at Augustana's Spring Commencement

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(Rock Island, IL) -- 2022 CNN Hero of the Year and Augustana College Alumni Nelly Cheboi is coming back to her alma mater to speak at the spring commencement ceremony.

Cheboi gave a mini-lecture about her story at the school yesterday.

Cheboi is the cofounder of TechLit Africa, a nonprofit that distributes recycled computers to students in rural Kenya, where she grew up.

She was recognized as a CNN hero of the Year in December. She's also a software engineer at a pet healthcare company called Fuzzy, and made Forbe's '30 under 30' list as a social impact leader.

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