Fox experienced many losses in her childhood including the deaths of her parents, sister and beloved grandmother. She was not given much stability or encouragement to pursue higher education as she raised her child.
Despite the adversity, this tenacious woman persevered and decided to study to become a Pharmacy Technician at Everest Institute in Kendall as a tribute to her grandmother. “I kept thinking if only my grandmother had the proper medication and awareness on the importance of medication to treat diabetes, maybe she’d still be alive,” she said.
At school, she prospered and maintained a high GPA as well as served in the prestigious Igniter Ambassador program, which is an honor given to the most exemplary students.
Upon graduation with a diploma in the Pharmacy Technician program, she became a Pharmacy Technician at the Dadeland location of Publix supermarket, where she enjoys helping others. She also decided to continue her education to pursue a degree in Applied Management.
In 2011, Fox was named the statewide Graduate of the Year by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC).
Fox was also selected as the Everest Institute-Kendall Dream Award winner from 2010.
The Dream Award, awarded by Everest Institute and its parent company, Corinthian Colleges Inc., recognizes graduates who have changed their lives for the better through education.
She was also featured twice in her local newspaper, South Dade Monitor.
She was given these honors because of one common thread – the young, Pharmacy Technician prevailed against adversity.