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  • Alumni Spotlight - Natalie Dial Heighton '06

November 18, 2021

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 a lifetime of friends made.

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.”