Resolution J628-2011

Commending Maynard Bland upon the occasion of being named Student of the Year

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  • Mar 1, 2011: ADOPTED
  • Mar 1, 2011: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 23, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Maynard  Bland upon the occasion of
being named Student  of  the  Year  by  the  New  York  Association  for
Continuing/Community Education, Inc.

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to take notice 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  commend
Maynard  Bland  upon  the occasion of being named Student of the Year by
the New York Association for Continuing/Community  Education,  Inc.,  at
its 28th Annual Student Awards and Legislative Event on March 8-9, 2011,
in Albany, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Maynard Bland has faced many obstacles and challenges in his
life that have hindered his pursuit of an education,  including  a  home
life that exposed him to a world of alcoholism, abuse and poverty; and
  WHEREAS,  Growing  up under very difficult circumstances in his youth,
ultimately led Maynard Bland to drop out of school in the 9th grade; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout his early life, Maynard Bland had  many  struggles
which  reaffirmed  his  belief that it was critical he obtained his GED;
and
  WHEREAS, After paying his debt to society after problems with the law,
Maynard Bland committed  himself  to  making  life  changes  that  would
provide him with the best possible opportunity to succeed; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  his  struggles  and  schooling,  Maynard's wife,
Kristin's unconditional support, encouragement and  desire  to  see  him
succeed, has helped in keeping him on the right path; and
  WHEREAS,  In  May  of 2010 at the age of 40, Maynard Bland reached his
goal of passing his GED final exam; and
  WHEREAS, Recently, Maynard Bland completed welding classes at the  Lee
Peters Career Training Center; and
  WHEREAS,  Maynard  Bland's  enthusiasm  and enjoyment of learning have
helped him reach his goals, and his positive attitude has helped  others
stay focused on their learning; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition to his educational objectives, Maynard Bland is
committed to making a difference in the lives of others,  and  works  to
help  others  sharing  his  life  story with young people in the hope of
encouraging them not to follow along the same path that he did; and
  WHEREAS, A talented and driven young man,  Maynard  Bland  has  demon-
strated  integrity  and honor while using Adult Education programming to
change the course of his entire future; and
  WHEREAS, Maynard Bland may now stand with just pride in assessing  his
achievements, experiencing the satisfaction of his labors and the joy of
his  accomplishments,  eager to face the challenge of new ventures; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Maynard  Bland  upon the occasion of being named Student of the
Year by the New York Association of Continuing/Community Education;  and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Maynard Bland.

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