The Regional & Charles A. Burns Outstanding Adult Continuing Education Student awards recognize adult students from the three CEANY Regions (East, West, South) who have achieved excellence by demonstrating persistence, drive and success in overcoming obstacles to achieve their educational goals.
Garnar graduated in May 2017 with an Associate’s Degree in Music Therapy.
For years, she suffered from heroin addiction, a habit broken only by a felony burglary conviction and months in the Broome County Jail. Now more than six years sober, the married mother of two has earned her first college degree.
Garnar will be acknowledged at the CEANY conference in November and receive a check for $1,000.