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JacQuie Cairo-Williams

Class of 2001, Master of Management (MM)
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“Cambridge College made the following quote come to fruition for me: ‘If you believe it, you can achieve it.’ Thanks, Cambridge College.”

D. JacQuie Cairo-Williams (MM ’01) started her career at Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) as a volunteer Trainer under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Within months, she earned the position of the Director of the Mature Worker Program. Not only is her journey at ULEM inspiring, but her participation in several other community development activities and programs is also very impressive.

JacQuie has been honored with many awards throughout the years. She received the Outstanding Performance Award that recognized her for her work towards helping low-income mature workers to attain economic security and jobs. Furthermore, in the history of Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, she stands out as an achiever having received the honors of the Lee F Jackson Award and the President’s Award. Additionally, she was honored at the VietAID’s 4th annual Mỹ Gala, “Telling our Stories,” for her work towards establishing the Vietnamese American Community Center.

When asked about her feelings on receiving these awards she said, “I feel very humble. When you truly believe in something that you are doing, you definitely do the best and I feel extremely humble for being recognized.” She enjoys her work at ULEM and being productive for the organization.

“Cambridge College definitely played a significant part in my accomplishments. Since I was very young, I wanted to obtain a master’s degree. Cambridge College gave me the opportunity to get my master's in management degree as an adult, proving it is never too late to reach your goals,” said Ms. Cairo-Williams. She continued, “Cambridge College made the following quote come to fruition for me: ‘If you believe it, you can achieve it.’ Thanks, Cambridge College!”