Operation Bootstrap Honors Five Remarkable Women

November 8, 2011
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Operation Bookstrap honored five women for their outstanding contributions to the non-profit agency. From left, are Marcia Kane, Susan Merullo, Dulany Alexander, Maryclare Forry, and Nancy Coffey.

The Operation Bootstrap Adult Education Center honored “five remarkable women” at a tapas and wine reception on November 3 at the Lynn Museum.

The honorees were: Dulany Alexander, ESOL teacher and technology coordinator for 23 years of service; Nancy Coffey, newly retired lead teacher for 21 years of service; Maryclare Forry, counselor for 25 years of service; Marcia Kane, office manager for 26 years of service; and Susan Merullo, counselor and volunteer coordinator for 29 years of service.

Edward Tirrell, executive director of Operation Bootstrap Inc., wrote the following tribute to the honorees in the program’s souvenir booklet:

Since its founding 35 years ago, Operation Bootstrap has benefitted thousands of adults seeking to better their lives, earn their GEDs, improve their basic education skills and become citizens.

The five women we are honoring tonight have provided a spirit of strength, purpose and vision for our organization and for our students, each giving more than 20 years in service to adult education at Operation Bootstrap.

These women epitomize what this organization has set out to accomplish, enriching the lives and dreams for their students.

We thank you for joining us tonight as we celebrate these remarkable women and for helping us secure the future of Operation Bootstrap and its important work.

The five women have provided a spirit of strength, purpose and vision for the organization.

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