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Although they’re not A’s, these letters are good enough.

At a recent Lake Tahoe Community College Board of Trustees meeting, the board was presented with two letters of commendation from Gov. Gray Davis and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante regarding the Intensive Spanish Summer Institute.

The commendations targeted the partnership between the college and Lake Tahoe Unified School District on their combined work on the program.



“I applaud the dedicated educators, organizers and supporters of the ninth annual Intensive Spanish Summer Institute for their efforts to raise the promise, performance and potential of their students,” Davis wrote in the letter. “Their extraordinary commitment to Spanish language, study and cultural education has made a lasting impact.”

Nancy Zarenda, a California Department of Education consultant and Spanish instructor, presented the letters to college officials on Tuesday.



In May 2001, LTCC received a proclamation from California honoring the college’s work during World Language and Cultural Month.

Asked what the praise from the state government signifies, Diane Rosner, director of the Spanish Institute, replied, “It’s a whole lot of recognition — that’s what it is.”

– William Ferchland


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