Victoria College Adult Education Center awards 88 GED diplomas

Some of the 88 students who received their GED in recent graduation ceremonies included three National Honor Society members and nine Students Accelerating through Integrated Learning participants.

Eighty-eight Victoria College Adult Education students received their GED in graduation ceremonies held Jan. 11 in the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

The ceremony honored students who have completed their certificate since August, 2013.  With the closeout of the 2002 GED series, many students completed their exams and will not have to return to begin the 2014 GED version.

“One of the reasons we decided to have two graduations is to avoid limiting the number of guests a graduate can invite,” said Tiffany Johnson, VC Adult Education director. “The graduates have worked hard and deserve to share that achievement with anyone they choose.”

“Our students become friends to us, we share in their struggles and also their celebrations,” said Lisa Edwards, advisor for the VC Adult Education Center.

Guest speaker Randy Meyer, superintendent of the Sweet Home Independent School District, urged the GED graduates to continue their educational pursuits by constantly asking “what’s next?”

National Adult Education Honor Society members recognized during the ceremony included: Maria M. Alvarez, Margaret Aranda and Kasy Owens.

SAIL participants included: Margaret Aranda, Kim Boscarello, Jessica Cavazos, Cynthia Clifford, Marvin Cooper, Ismael Garza, Leeann Immenhauser, Yolanda Salinas and Michelle Rodriguez. These SAIL students obtained their high school equivalency as well as their certification in certified nurse aide, truck driving, or welding. Students Accelerating through Integrated Learning (SAIL) is new training that allows students to dual-enroll in Victoria College Workforce & Continuing Education classes while also completing their GED certificate.

Published: Wednesday, 15 January 2014
 

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