Resolution J565-2013

Congratulating Patricia Gansz as recipient of the 2013 Student of the Year Award

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  • Feb 28, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 28, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 21, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Patricia Gansz upon the occasion
of her  designation  as  recipient  of  the  New  York  Association  for
Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE) 2013 Student of the Year Award

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to take note of those
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  congratu-
late Patricia Gansz upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education 2013 Student
of  the  Year Award; she will be honored at NYACCE's 30th Annual Student
Awards and Legislative Event on March 6, 2013, in Albany, New York; and
  WHEREAS, NYACCE represents  adult  education  professionals  with  its
primary  missions  of  maintaining  and expanding education and training
opportunities for undereducated adults throughout New York State; and
  WHEREAS, NYACCE strives to ensure that the opportunities  afforded  to
these  students  continue to be available, and that additional adults in
need of these services continue to be served  without  barriers;  it  is
well  understood  that  individuals  who continue their education have a
greater chance of improving their employment and quality of life; and
  WHEREAS, Patricia Gansz understands the value  of  education  and  the
challenges  and hardships that are sometimes faced when trying to obtain
that education; and
  WHEREAS,  Frustrated  and  discouraged  with  school,  Patricia  Gansz
dropped  out  of  high  school  in ninth grade and began working several
different jobs to survive; and
  WHEREAS, In December of 2010, Patricia  Gansz  realized  the  need  to
change  the  course of her future, so she decided to return to school to
obtain a high school equivalency diploma, or GED; and
  WHEREAS, Patricia Gansz started pursuing her high  school  equivalency
diploma  through  a  program  at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, but she left the
program to give birth to her second child;  she  returned  to  BOCES  in
November  of  2011, after being assigned by the Department of Health and
Human Services; and
  WHEREAS, While pursuing her high school equivalency diploma at  BOCES,
Patricia Gansz also enrolled in a Nurse Aide program; and
  WHEREAS,  After  hard work and perseverance, Patricia Gansz passed her
GED exam in March of 2012, and passed her test to be a  state  certified
Nurse Aide one month later; and
  WHEREAS, Patricia Gansz, a 25-year-old single mother of two in Auburn,
New  York,  is  now employed at a local nursing home and able to provide
for herself and loving family; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate Patricia Gansz upon her designation as recipient of the New
York  Association for Continuing/Community Education 2013 Student of the
Year Award; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Patricia Gansz.

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