To Whom It May Concern,
In reference to the Sept. 17th edition of The Pioneer, which featured front page News Brief, it was a pleasure to see that Adrianna Alvarez was recognized for her first place award and featured article along with her subsequent honor at the Media Awards Dinner.
Adrianna entered LIU Post under the auspices of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program, which offers academic support services and financial assis- tance to students who would not meet the normal criteria for admission into college. In addition to her work with The Pioneer as the former News Editor, Adrianna was active as a member of the Newman Club. What was most impressive about her academic journey was that Adrianna completed her degree with honors, Magna Cum Laude. All this for a young woman from upstate New York who would not have been considered college ready upon entry. The motto for the program is ‘HEOP Works!’. It certainly rang true for Adrianna.
The HEOP family is very proud of Adrianna and her accomplishments. We applaud her as she continues her journey at Simmons, and wish her all the best in the future. Finally, to the members of The Pioneer, good luck with the publications throughout the academic year!
William Clyde, Jr.,
Director Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program, LIU Post