Lt. Governor Denn To Honor Those Involved in Adult Literacy

Two Students Share Personal Stories; Five Awards Given

DOVER – Media are invited to join Lt. Governor Matt Denn as he presents awards at the 20th Annual Outstanding Adult and Family Literacy Achievement and Service Awards on Friday, April 13th. Held in the Senate Chamber at Legislative Hall, the event is a wonderful opportunity for individuals working in the adult education community to be recognized for their important work. The ceremony is hosted by the Interagency Council on Adult Literacy (ICAL).

The purpose of the event is to highlight the achievement of individuals, organizations and businesses committed to adult literacy over the past year and to highlight the good work being done in the adult education community at the present time. Representatives of adult education programs from around the State, members of ICAL, students of the program and their families will be in attendance. In addition, two students will share their experiences in adult education programs and how their lives have been impacted.

These two students, Luis Ortiz and Mamie Jackson, have led very different lives and have different stories to tell. However, both of their lives have been changed drastically because of the adult education classes offered in the state. One of them recently became a business owner and the other dreams of going to college and becoming an entrepreneur.

Five awards will also be given to recognize the following groups and individuals for their participation and support in leading the effort on adult literacy:

  • Organization
  • Program
  • Staff
  • Volunteer
  • Thomas M. Baker Service to Literacy Award

Lt. Gov. Denn and Maureen Whelan, the State Director of Adult Education, will present the awards, which will be revealed at the ceremony.

Friday, April 13, 2012
10:30am – 11:30am
Legislative Hall, Senate Chamber