Garden Club awards scholarship
Veronica Evans received the 2014 Garden Club of Los Altos scholarship.
Evans, a full-time student at Foothill College who takes four night classes, is pursuing an Associate in Science degree in environmental horticulture and design.
She previously worked in human resources in the high-tech industry for 15 years.
According to scholarship chairwoman Liana Cauz, Evans’ life changed after she was laid off from her lucrative job, and she is now “following her dream.”
Cauz said the transition was a major shift for Evans, who had many family responsibilities to consider.
After de- liberating, Cauz added, Evans decided that it was important to demonstrate to her son that he should follow his dreams and not pursue a career just for the money.
Evans is a student member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and the California Landscape Contractors Association.