Honor: Tutor and Student of the Month award for November 2019

Name: Tutor Marsha Mellen and Student Vivian Desjardin

Organization: Marinette & Oconto Counties Literacy Council Inc.

Why honored: Mellen became a trained literacy tutor in May 2017 and since then has helped several students achieve their goals, helping them study to obtain a driver’s license or become employed. She currently has two students, both English language learners. Mellen was a teacher and uses her skills to help her students excel. Marsha wants to volunteer her time as a tutor in memory of her grandparents who believed in continuing education. Desjardin was born and raised in the Philippines and came to Menominee in 2009. She was first matched with Mellen in March 2019. Desjardin had a goal of obtaining her USA citizenship and, with Mellen’s assistance and encouragement, she was able to achieve this.

More information: For information on the literacy council, people may call 920-897-4422.