IAAF Local 863: Learning Partner of Month

Waldorf Outreach representative Rodney Daniels recently traveled to Newton, Mass., to present the Newton Firefighter IAFF Local 863 an award for the Learning Partner of the Month for November!

Union President Thomas Lopez

Union President Thomas Lopez

Union President Thomas Lopez accepted the award at the general membership meeting earlier this month. Approximately 60 union members were present for the meeting.

Shawn Murphy, a 2013 Waldorf graduate and 14-year veteran of the Newton Fire Department, enjoyed getting his education online at the college.

“The online format is very user friendly for someone that hasn’t been in school for a long time,” said Murphy, who helped spread the word about Waldorf throughout the department.

Edgardo Melendez, a 2014 Waldorf graduate, added, “Waldorf was a great experience and I got a lot out of my degree program.” Melendez is a 13-year veteran of the fire department.

There are 30 current students and recent grads affiliated with the Local 863 and based on the recent interest, more firefighters are expected to enroll with Waldorf to further their education.

To learn more about becoming a learning partner, contact Christie Ball at Christie.Ball@waldorf.edu.

Author: Claire Stewart

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