The Mid-Shore Nursing Assistant Advisory Council (MSNAAC) recently presented the inaugural CNA Community Advocate of the Year award to Mr. John DeLuca of Cambridge for his steadfast support of the Certified Nursing Assistant workforce. Mr. DeLuca has been the driving force behind the T.R.E.E.S. initiative since its inception in 2014. The mission is “To make a difference in the lives we touch through Training, Recruitment, Education, Employment, and Support with compassion, care and commitment. T.R.E.E.S. provides full scholarships to students who enter the CNA program at Chesapeake College. Through Mr. DeLuca’s diligent outreach, networking and support, twenty-seven T.R.E.E.S. scholarship recipients have successfully completed the CNA program. Graduates are gainfully employed at various facilities in the mid-shore including Bayleigh Chase, Candlelight Cove, Comfort Keepers, and Caroline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.