FULTON – Roxanne Stuart of Fulton was recently honored by New York State Senator Patty Ritchie as a Woman of Distinction; part of the Senator’s program that celebrates the unique contributions of women throughout New York State history, as well as those who are enriching the quality of life and making a difference in their communities today.
Stuart, along with other nominees from across the North Country gathered for an awards ceremony recently in their honor, hosted by the State Senator in Watertown.
On nominating Stuart, Senator Ritchie cited her contributions first as a teacher in her native Fulton, and as the president of the Michaud Resident Council, where she has acted as a tireless advocate for those living in nursing facilities by spearheading campaigns aimed at federal, state and local officials designed to better the lives of the elderly and disabled.
“I am both honored and excited by this award,” said Stuart. “It makes me happy to know that I make a difference in my community.”
“On behalf of everyone at Michaud we extend a sincere, heart-felt congratulation to Roxanne on this recognition,” said Mary Costigan, administrator at Michaud. “Despite challenges, she is always striving to help improve the lives of those in our community and her advocacy extends far beyond our residence. We are extremely proud of Roxanne and this honor is well deserved.”