University Names Melania Trump ‘Woman of Distinction’
A Christian college near Melania Trump’s part-time residence has named her its Woman of Distinction.
Palm Beach Atlantic University presented the award to Trump during a luncheon for her involvement with the Be Best initiative, which focuses on well-being for youth and advocates against cyberbullying and drug use.
“When we teach our children to cherish our values and care for each other, they are better prepared to carry on America’s legacy of compassion, service, and patriotism,” Trump told the university at a luncheon. “It is our duty as adults and parents to ensure they have the best opportunities to lead fulfilling, healthy and successful lives.”
Mrs. Trump, thank you for favoring @PBAUniversity by accepting this award. You inspire us to encourage and protect our fellow citizens. The PBA Women of Distinction event celebrates the virtues of serving and giving modeled by you and the 55 prior recipients of the award. https://t.co/2lUO6DpjE6
— Palm Beach Atlantic (@PBAUniversity) February 20, 2020
Trump has traveled across the nation and around the world to promote her campaign, which promotes values while empowering Be Best ambassadors to use resources within government agencies to help children.
As a result, over $6 billion in government funding has been set aside to fight opioid abuse through education, online safety bills and grants.
Trump regularly visits children’s hospitals and treatment facilities to meet families impacted by Be Best’s funding.
Trump has also met with tech companies to help create safer online experiences for children.
“Mrs. Trump, thank you for favoring @PBAUniversity by accepting this award,” the university tweeted. “You inspire us to encourage and protect our fellow citizens.”
The Women of Distinction program is aimed at recognizing charitable leadership or organizations that support the arts, education, healthcare and other community initiatives.
Proceeds from the university’s annual luncheon benefit a scholarship fund for female students.