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Ms. Renée Myrie (SOC) Receives Outstanding Adult Student Award

Ms. Renée Myrie, a Sociology major and African/Afro-American studies minor graduating in May 2019, received the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY) Outstanding Adult Student Award for region west and the state-wide award.

Ms. Renée Myrie with Faculty/Staff Supporters

Renée experienced multiple disruptions to achieving her dream of becoming the first person in her family to earn a college degree. Graduating from high school with a 2.11 GPA, she showed commendable self-determination in raising her academic achievement to her recent 3.46 cum. With a keen ability to find strategic solutions to overcome life’s circumstances, she was astute and hard-working, earning two certifications – as a Security Guard and a Certified Nursing Assistant, thus enabling her to work multiple part-time jobs, including overnight shifts, while attending college full time. In addition to juggling her busy school and work responsibilities and to “give back”, she volunteers extensively within her community, with the homeless, by doing taxes for lower income community members, and within her church. Renée is committed to working with high-risk youth who fit her own profile, as a minority foster child.

Ms. Myrie was accompanied at the CEANY awards banquet n 11/8/18, by family, mentors, faculty, and staff members and she received $2000 in scholarship money.

Photo: L to R, Dr. Douglas Thomas (AAS), Ms. Renée Myrie, Dr. Karen Schuhle-Williams (SS&P), Mr. Raymond Lovette (Renée’s father), and Dr. Naomi Williams (Rutgers).

contact: kschuhle@brockport.edu
submitted: Tue, Dec 4, 2018 by kschuhle
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