Resolution J2015-2013

Honoring Angela Davis upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Outstanding Student of the Year Award by the Suffolk Association for Continuing Community Education

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  • May 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 23, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 21, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Angela Davis upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the Outstanding Student of the Year Award by
the Suffolk Association for Continuing Community Education on  June  10,
2013

WHEREAS,  It  is  the sense of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals  who  have  distinguished  themselves
through their exemplary pursuit of education as adults; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Angela  Davis  upon  the occasion of her designation as recipient of the
Outstanding Student of the Year Award by  the  Suffolk  Association  for
Continuing  Community  Education  at  its  Awards Ceremony to be held on
Monday, June 10, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, The Suffolk Association for  Continuing  Community  Education
(SACCE)  was  founded  to  promote  lifelong  learning opportunities for
adults within Suffolk  County  and  beyond  the  county's  borders;  its
purpose is to advance adult education as a vital factor in adult growth,
development and fulfillment; and
  WHEREAS, Through the sharing of resources and ideas with colleagues in
the  Nassau  Association,  and  under the umbrella of the New York State
Association, SACCE strives to increase the recognition  of  and  respect
for  continuing  community education and its professionals; in addition,
it is the goal of the organization to exercise leadership in the advoca-
cy of adult community and continuing education at the local,  state  and
national levels; and
  WHEREAS, In January 2005, Angela Davis came to Huntington Station, New
York  from Ecuador with her two sons; in 2009, through the encouragement
of her husband James, she enrolled in The Opening World Program (TOW) to
begin the initial steps to pursue her dreams; and
  WHEREAS, It was Angela Davis' goal, once in the United States of Amer-
ica, to educate her sons, acquire a driver's license, become an American
citizen, work in her beloved field of accounting, and have her  graduate
degree from Ecuador certified in the United States; and
  WHEREAS, After successfully completing full time classes in TOW, Ange-
la  Davis  acquired  her  first  full  time position in data entry; with
determination and persistence, she succeeded in one of  her  goals,  and
received a position as a bank teller in the local Chase Bank; and
  WHEREAS,  Angela  Davis continues to be an inspiration to everyone who
knows her, and has made many of her dreams, by moving to  America,  come
true;  in  January  of  2013, she became an American citizen, passed her
driver's license test, and as of September 2013, both of her  sons  will
be in college; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition,  this  exemplary young woman is continuing her
pursuit to receive certification in her accounting degree, and is  work-
ing  towards  sponsoring  English  reading classes for young children in
Ecuador; and
  WHEREAS, Angela Davis may now stand with just pride in  assessing  her
achievements, experiencing the satisfaction of her labors and the joy of
her  accomplishments,  eager to face the challenge of new ventures; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Angela Davis upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the Outstanding Student of the Year Award from the  Suffolk  Association
for Continuing Community Education; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Angela Davis.

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