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Kathy Sullivan, Woman of the Year Kathy Sullivan volunteered as a docent for the Morgan Hill Historical Society, a position which later evolved into her role as President of its Board of Directors. Her position as President requires extensive work in overseeing the business of collecting funds and to preserve, maintain and operate the Landmark while at the same time working with an inspiring team of all-volunteers to provide educational and recreational programs for the community. Her enthusiasm, support and energy, along with the efforts of many before her, have been instrumental in evolving the Historical Museum and Villa Mira Monte into the organization and landmark that they are today. Brian Sullivan, Man of the Year Learning & Loving Center, Non-Profit of the Year Founded in 1994, the center has helped more than 3,000 women increase their literacy, lifestyle skills and employment opportunities and over a 1,000 immigrant children have been tutored in the English language and preschool skills to better prepare them for entry into Kindergarten. They offer a variety of educational classes as well as Enrichment Classes. Currently 150 immigrant women utilize their services with an average of 10-12 women graduating from the program with a high school degree every year. Their work has resulted in immigrant women and children becoming better citizens and contributing members to society.  Coach Jim Green, Educator of the Year Coach Green has been an educator with the Morgan Hill School District for over 39 years. He is well known and respected across generations and throughout the community. He is also known for telling the BEST stories. He has been involved in ASB Leadership and has served as a PE instructor, an athletic coach and an athletic director. He founded the South County Basketball Academy (SCBA) that teaches athletic skills and sportsmanship to Morgan Hill youth from l st through 8 th grade. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Brian “Sully” Sullivan is a true champion/advocate of Morgan Hill. He has served as Board Chairman for the MH Chamber of Commerce and Board President of the Charter School of Morgan Hill. Sully’s volunteer and service commitments can be found within the Silicon Valley Association of Health Underwriters (SVAHU), Nor Cal Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC Nor Cal),  March Vision Care Policy Review Board, Aquatics Center Review Committee and more. He keeps informed by frequently attending Chamber Committee Meetings (Education & Economic Development), MHUSD School Board Meetings, City Council, and City Commission meetings. This year’s recipient of the Student of the Year award was presented to Ariana Beru- men. Ariana is a Live Oak High School ASB Vice President and the Vice President of Community Service for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). She maintains a 4.34 GPA and was instrumental in re-establishing the Migrant Education Consortium for Higher Achieve- ment Club. Her dedication to school clubs and education are equally matched to her service contributions. Sandra McNeal, Volunteer of the Year APRIL/MAY 2018 Ariana Berumen, Student of the Year Sandra McNeal opitomizes how volunteers bring their unique skills, experiences and passion to in an area of their personal interest. For Sandra, that area has been the Chamber's Rock the Mock Program, which specializes in interview skills training at MHUSD High Schools. Her extensive professional background in human resources and as a Professional Certified Coach made her well qualified to lead a group of fellow volunteers in the training of high school students on how best to represent themselves. gmhtoday.com 29