Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ACCF Recognizes Student Achievement, Volunteers also honored

Sutter Creek, CA, - The Amador Community College Foundation recognized 4 students at the 2nd Annual Student and Volunteer Recognition Night held on Wednesday, September 23rd at the Amador Learning Center. Supervisor Lynn Morgan congratulated Stephanie Ellis, Pearl Flores and Nadine Magana who earned certificates in Human Services through Coastline College.  Ava Brown earned her certificate in Gerontology through Coastline College.  All students indicated they would continue to pursue their AA Degrees and transfer programs.
Also, volunteer mentors and tutors were recognized for their service in supporting these students achieve their educational goals.  Eight mentors honored were Maureen Angle, Amada Brashear, Gretchen Kingsbury, Jennifer Putnam, Janice Davis, Mel Jagoda, Jacque Fletcher, and Angelica Ervin.  Maureen Angle, Howie Webb, and Patsey Fine were recognized for serving as tutors in the Amador Learning Center.
Student Stephanie Ellis thanked the Amador Learning Center’s MHSA Program.  She said that she “would never have been able to afford to go to school without the MHSA scholarship”. She has had many challenges in life. She is a widow and a mother. Through the classes in Human Services she says: “I learned a lot and have a great desire to share my story in hopes of being able to give back and help others to grow as I have. My eyes, thoughts, and outlook towards many things in life have been enlightened. I have been able to work through past and present issues and grow in my own life”. She has already begun working towards an AA degree and hopes to go further. Her dream is to work with and help to guide at-risk urban youth and young adults, to show them the hope and strength that is possible.

The Amador Community College Foundation salutes these students for achieving their educational goals and acknowledges the public service contributions of their mentors and tutors in “Educating Amador for Success!”

Students pictured from left to right:  Pearl Flores, Nadine Magana, and Stephanie Ellis
being congratulated by Supervisor Lynn Morgan.

Amador Learning Center Volunteers pictured from left to right:  Janice Davis, Karen Dickerson,
Patsey Fine, Jacque Fletcher, Angelica Ervin, and Maureen Angle.

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