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In Tucson 250 Adult Education Students received their GEDs

June 6, 2011 by admin  
Filed under Arizona Adult Education, Featured

By Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 12:00 am


Classmates Samantha Garcia and Ashley Rosales decided to earn their GED diplomas as a way to get better jobs faster.

“It helped us get what we needed done and get us on the right path,” said Rosales, 22. She and Garcia, 18, plan to become nursing assistants.

Sitting on stage at the Tucson Convention Center in formalwear and graduation gowns on Thursday, the friends carried glowing wands so their proud families could spot them easily.

Around 1,180 students will receive their GED diplomas this year through the Pima Community College Adult Education Program, including about 250 grads at Thursday’s ceremony.

Future funding of the Adult Education Program is uncertain. The state’s 2012 budget cut funding for adult education entirely.

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One Response to “In Tucson 250 Adult Education Students received their GEDs”
  1. Laura Porfirio says:

    What a great night at the TCC in Tucson! Lots of support for GED from the graduates, their families, elected officials, PCC leadership…

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