2016 Employer Appreciation Breakfast

The GLWDB Connecting Activities Annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast was held on September 8th, 2016 at Lenzi’s Restaurant. This event is held annually to thank employers for participating in the Connecting Activities Program who have participated in job fairs, student workshops, television promotions and employ our students.

This year, two former Connecting Activities participants, Yara Quiceno and Nichole Munera spoke about their first work experience through the Connecting Activities Program.  Yara is studying for her Master’s Degree in international business and is employed at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. She explained the importance of her first job and managing her studies while obtaining a 4.0 GPA and many scholarships. Nichole was hired at McDonald’s as a crew member and has worked her way to a Supervisor position. After working for a few years she is now attending Middlesex Community College with a scholarship from McDonald’s. She plans on transferring to U-Mass Lowell.


Yara Quiceno (L) and Nichole Munera

Our 2016 Employer of the Year is Abbey Tourville from CTI/Spindle City Corps. The GLWDB also recognized the following employer’s who have consistently participated for the past ten years:

  • Burger King
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • McDonald’s

Mel Moundele, a former manager at Burger King and Susan Soucy of UPS who have worked with us for many years and are Board Members but are moving on to opportunities outside our area, were also acknowledged. The GLWDB thanks Mel and Susan for their dedication to the Board and wish them well in their future endeavors.