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Soroptimists honor two women with 'Live Your Dream' awards
Courtney Webb and Dolly Anderson
Courtney Webb (left) and Dolly Anderson

Dolly Anderson and Courtney Webb were selected last week by Soroptimist International of Ceres as this year’s “Live Your Dream” award recipients.

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is an education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The award give women some financial resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

SI Ceres committee chairs Carol Lubinsky and Linda Stubbs selected Dolly and Courtney as recipients. They both attended the SI Ceres club meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, April 7 to be recognized.

Anderson currently works as a Student Support Specialist at Whitmore Charter Schools in Ceres Unified School District, and is a single mother of three adult children. She is attending Modesto Junior College and plans to transfer to CSU Stanislaus to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

“Dolly manages her tasks well and one would not know that she was balancing job, home, and school responsibilities all at the same time without her sharing,” said her boss, CUSD District Psychology Nichole Sablan. “She comes to work prepared to face the challenges of the day with a smile, poise, and grit.”

Courtney Webb is a single mom of a two-year old daughter and attends Modesto Junior College as a nursing student. Courtney plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing and become a registered nurse in a pediatric department.

City of Ceres Public Works Director Jeremy Damas said that Courtney “possesses the ultimate can-do attitude while taking on any task combined with an energetic smile.”

Both women expressed gratitude to SI Ceres for the financial support and recognition afforded in the annual award.

“I believe that this award could help me live out my dream,” noted Anderson.

Courtney Webb said that a a mother “who was raised by a strong woman and furthermore raising a strong woman, I would be beyond humbled to be the recipient of this Soroptimist award and everything to which it embodies.”