EKU Adult Education Graduates Recognized
The EKU Adult Education Program recognized 75 graduates from Clay, Garrard and Madison counties in a ceremony on May 12 at the Perkins Building featuring State Rep. Rita Smart as the keynote speaker. During the past year, 34 students completed their GED and 30 students successfully completed the Kentucky Paraeducator Certification. Eleven students from Madison County also earned a National Career Ready Certification (NCRC) from the EKU Adult Education Program.
“This was a very special evening for all of our students and their families,” said Dr. Paula Jones, director of the EKU Adult Education Program. “We are very proud for all of our students and for their accomplishments over the past few months. It has been a privilege to partner with each of them. We are honored to be able to serve them to help each of them to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.”
Students Sheri Windburn and Weronika Front each gave presentations about the impact the EKU Adult Education Program has had on them. Both shared personal stories of challenges they have faced and what it means to achieve their academic goals. Floyd Wayne Moore was the recipient of the Berea Rotary Club Scholarship. More than 240 guests were on hand to congratulate the graduates.
“We truly appreciate all of the support we have received from both EKU and our local community leaders,” Jones said. “It means a great deal to have so many members from our community attend the graduation ceremony. We especially want to thank the Berea Rotary Club for their support. In addition, we want to thank Representative Rita Smart, Debbie Kidd and the Treble Clef Youth Choir. Each helped to make this evening a great success.”
The EKU Adult Education Programs are supported by the Kentucky Adult Education Program (KYAE) in Frankfort, Kentucky through the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University. The EKU Adult Education Program offers many services, including GED preparation, the National Career Ready Certification (NCRC), ACT prep, computer literacy classes, career skills classes and the Kentucky Para-educator Assessment. All services/classes are offered at no cost to adult residents of Clay, Garrard and/or Madison counties.
For more information, call 859-622-8065. For more information on the resources and free courses offered, visit adulteducation.eku.edu.