NAPW Bethlehem’s Featured Business Professional of the month for June 2013 is Sandra Del Cueto!
Sandra is a hardworking woman who deserves recognition for her enthusiasm and drive. Her humble attitude does not allow her to “toot her own horn,” but that is why we are here! Sandra has been selected for this honor because of her efforts towards increasing the visibility of our local chapter and generating increased traffic to our social media sites. Another reason we honor Sandra is for her willingness to help others. For instance, at a monthly NAPW meeting, the group was asked to think about new suggestions for future discussion topics; Sandra immediately wrote a detailed list of ideas for consideration. Her motivation is inspiring, but it comes easy to Sandra, who said, “…that’s my favorite thing to do—sit down and let the creative juices run wild.” We thank you, Sandra, for your creative juices and initiative.
Sandra is well versed in the world of Education. She has been teaching junior high, high school and college students for 25 years. She is currently a professor at Northampton Community College where she teaches English and Spanish. For Sandra, her students are very important. She expressed, “I love sharing my culture and my skills with students and enjoy working with both young people and seasoned learners.” Although she would not say it, Sandra is surely an inspiration to her students. Her kindness and generosity can be seen in her trips to Costa Rica. For the past three years, Sandra has been taking NCC students to Costa Rica to learn about political science and to take part in community service there. Sandra’s favorite part of the trip this year was when they visited an elementary school to distributed school materials like crayons, notebooks and pencils. Sandra and her students helped kids put together posters for Peace Day and they even got to accompany the kids in a Peace Parade. Sandra loves giving back to others, which is one of the reasons she joined the National Association of Professional Women.
When asked why she joined NAPW, Sandra at first explained that she was interested in the networking and the activities the group has to offer. But she went on to describe how she intends to share NAPW opportunities with her students. She explains that when she comes across women in need she tries to give them direction in both their life and their career. To put it simply, “I joined not necessarily for myself, but so I could share information with students.” Sandra’s selflessness is amazing and inspirational for young women who dream of becoming independent business professionals. So, thank you Sandra for everything. We are excited to have you as our Featured Business Professional of the Month!
On a wonderful closing note, Sandra gave this message, “I hope this organization continues to grow to be stronger and that I get to be a part of it.”
This blog entry was written by Caroline Lux, intern for LaceFront Entertainment, LLC. and volunteer for the NAPW Bethlehem. Caroline is a Senior at Muhlenberg College double majoring in Theatre and Media & Communications. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org