Inside the McManis Student Center, former student athletes’ jerseys have been retired and other honors are hung for display in the Walk of Fame. Among the honorees is Midway’s all-time leader in points for women’s basketball: Natalie Dial Heighton (’06). This month we’re catching up with Natalie as she shares her Midway experience and what she’s been up to since graduation.
Natalie found a home away from home in Midway and received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Associate of Arts in Computer Information Systems. Outside of the classroom, Natalie was #25 on the court from 2002-2006. After graduation, Natalie returned to Greenup and is currently Assistant Vice President – Commercial Loan Officer at Community Trust Bank.
WHY I CHOSE MIDWAYU: I was honored to receive an athletic scholarship at a college close to home that felt like home.
FAVORITE MIDWAYU EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY: Becoming the all-time leading scorer in the basketball program.
WHAT MIDWAYU MEANS TO ME: Four years of great memories, a wonderful education, and friendships that will last a lifetime.
SKILLS LEARNED AT MIDWAYU: Organization, multi-tasking, timeliness, business, computer, and communication.
ADVICE FOR FUTURE EAGLES: Don’t be afraid of the unknown. Take a chance.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: My babies, concerts, family, and sports.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU: I married a man who was a classmate from kindergarten through 6th grade.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Reach for the sky because, if you shall happen to miss, you are still among the stars.”