Onondaga County resident Queen E. Lane – a postgraduate student at Keuka College – was honored at the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education (RACCE) annual banquet April 12 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Henrietta.
The Nedrow resident was named a 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Adult Student Award.
The award is given to students who exemplify a strong commitment to higher education despite the unique challenges adult learners face.
Lane is pursuing her master’s of science degree in the Criminal Justice Administration program at Keuka College. She has worked for more than 15 years in the human services and criminal justice fields, and is currently a chemical dependency counselor at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. She maintained exemplary grades while working full time and caring for her 9-year-old son, Jordan.
“Queen E. Lane has been one of the best students I have had the privilege to work with in my entire time at Keuka College going back to 2005 when I was hired,” said Keuka College Professor Frank Colaprete, who nominated her for the award. “Her academic work is always on time and of very high quality from a writing and research perspective. She is always open to feedback and routinely seeks academic assistance to continue to improve and grow in the program. Most importantly, she is a true delight to work with as a graduate student.”
RACCE is a consortium of area colleges that promotes and advocates for continuing education for adult and other non-traditional students in the greater Rochester area.