Honored In 2016
In a fitting memorial to a great teacher, colleagues of Mrs. Rosa Cigainero collaborated to add her name to the list of distinguished Influential Indians. Mrs. Cigainero earned her teaching degree late in life and enjoyed a rewarding career as a middle school teacher. Her friends wanted to acknowledge the significance of her years spent at Jacksonville Middle School and presented this award to Larry Cigainero and Laura Cigainero Pitts during the EWOS event where Larry was being honored as one of the Foundation "stars". Lucy Farmer DeRoeck and Judy Terry, who were car pool buddies with Rosa as they travelled to college together to earn their teaching degrees, presented the award.