Board member earns ‘Mildred Hastings Tenacity Award’
Dr. Debra Robinson lauded by Congressman Alcee Hastings
From left, Alcee Hastings, Jr., Dr. Debra Robinson and Congressman Alcee Hastings.
West Palm Beach, FL — U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings hosted a luncheon at the Westin Diplomat in Fort Lauderdale on May 18. The Congressman used the event to present the 2014 Mildred Hastings Tenacity Award, named in memory of his mother, the late Mildred Hastings, to Palm Beach County School District Board veteran Dr. Debra Robinson.
Board member Mrs. Marcia Andrews also attended the brunch and said it wasn’t hard to figure out why her colleague was presented the award. “I’ve known Dr. Robinson for decades and it’s no coincidence that she has been recognized by Congressman Hastings for some of the same qualities his mother exhibited: advocacy, community service, tenacity—and a commitment to the underserved. I fashion my own service to constituents following that example,” she stated.
Dr. Robinson said she was honored and humbled to receive the award. “Anyone that knows me knows I don’t do the work I do for awards,” she stated. “Still it touches me to think that someone like Congressman Hastings who’s al-ways fighting for the good of the people, would see a comparison between me and Mrs. Hastings.”