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GED Completion Ceremony Held at WVC

Wabash Valley College held a  GED Completion Ceremony on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in the Red Café.  Each of the graduates completed the high school equivalency testing requirements during the 2016-2017 academic year and are now ready for college.


The ceremony opened with a brief introduction and Welcome from Kalie Naas, Director of the Learning Skills Center.  Jennifer Stroughmatt, WVC Retention Coordinator, spoke briefly to the students about the opportunities beyond GED.  She provided the audience with college and career readiness tips, the importance of setting goals, and introduced many ways for students to become connected and find support as they transition from GED to college.  Next, Stuart Balding, WVC alumni and employee, offered a powerful story that highlighted forgiveness, hope, accountability and determination.  He encouraged students to keep in mind the “big picture,” to find a strong support system, and to always set goals – big and small.   Highlighting the ceremony was the  awarding of the graduates’ certificates and scholarships, after which a cake reception was enjoyed.


The entire GED program, including the testing, was completely free for all the graduates.  WVC graduated 14 GED completers this school year.  Four students are enrolled at WVC for the fall, and three students received a WVC tuition scholarship for two semesters.  The 2017 graduates are:  Jagger Baird, Jeramy Banks, Logan Brown, Mary Cessna, Zachary Clayton, Christina DeWitt, Trenton Harper-Beck, Triston Harper-Beck, Austin Knust, Tessa Lambert, Tasha McGee, Kathryn Migliarese, Alanis Wall, and Shelly Warner.  Graduates earning the WVC Scholarship are:  Christina DeWitt, Kathryn Migliarese, and Alanis Wall.


FREE GED Test Prep classes are offered throughout the year at Wabash Valley College.  The next classes will be offered August 22-October 12, 2017.  Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with students