Cunningham honored for helping others achieve goals

Alexandria Cunningham, workforce program specialist on the Lake Worth campus, has received the Volunteer of the Year award from the School District of Palm Beach County and The Palm Beach County Assistant Principals for Adult and Community Education.

Cunningham has been working with the Adult Education Center, as well as various adult education sites around Palm Beach County, for more than two years providing students with information on the College’s more than 130 programs, admissions process and financial aid.

From left: Alexandria Cunningham; Guarn Sims, director of Adult & Community Education for the School District of Palm Beach County; and Stuart Mears, assistant principal at the Adult Education Center.

While on her monthly (sometimes bi-monthly) visits, she presents to classrooms of adult learners who attend daily in hopes of improving their English proficiency and/or obtaining their GED in pursuit of higher education. Before and after the presentations, Cunningham spends time in the Career Center providing general information about the College and guidance on how to maneuver the enrollment process.

“This award is truly humbling, but pales in comparison to the relationships forged with the individuals I engage with each month,” said Cunningham. “The most rewarding part about working with the students is being a part of developing a vision to reach their future endeavors. It is an amazing feeling seeing genuine enthusiasm on the faces of adult learners because they are motivated to build their pathway to success.”

Cunningham was presented the award earlier this month at a luncheon.

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