On June 25, 2015, 2 former WACS Graduates were honored with the Athena Award and Athena Young Professional Award from the Anderson Chamber of Commerce. Laneika Musalini was wordless for a few moments after she was recognized as the Athena Young Professional.
Tracy Bowie, Executive Director of Foothills Alliance, came into the WACS Program homeless. WACS gave her a new hope and support as both a student and mother. Her time with WACS and AIM gave her the strength to become one of the top female leaders in the community.
Laneika Musalini, director of grants development at TriCounty Technical College, is not only a WACS graduate, but she also serves on AIM’s Board of Directors and as a WACS Mentor.
According to the Anderson Independent Mail, Laneika said she’d tell the young woman to stay strong.
“Aspire to be more and do more,” she said. “Set smart goals and meet them and then set some more.”
Congratulations, ladies, and thank you for all that you do to make the community stronger!