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Wallace-Dothan Holds GED Graduation


This graduating class was a “family” affair. Crystal McBroom (Dothan) and her son, James Moat (Abbeville), achieved their GED diplomas together. 

Ms. Bowie applauded the group and their collective work ethic. She reminded the graduates that the GED was the first step to a better education. “There are 800,000 adults in Alabama who do not have a GED or high school diploma,” she said. “You are no longer one of this number.”

Keynote speaker Lynn Bell, WCCD dean of business affairs, spoke to the graduates about his path to higher education. Bell’s father taught him the value of an education. “He always told me that the world can take a lot away from you, but it can’t take away what you know.” Bell told the graduates that their GED diplomas were a milestone, not a destination. “Life requires you to be a life-long learner,” he said.

The GED program reaches out to everyone who endeavors to complete their high school credentials. Wallace offers one class free to GED graduates. Two of the GED graduates have already enrolled at WCC to continue their education, and another 15 are enrolled to attend summer semester. A high school diploma or equivalency is required by employers for most jobs.

Wallace Community College offers free GED preparation classes through its Adult Education program at fourteen locations in Houston, Henry, and Barbour counties. For more information on the program, call (334) 556-2373 in Dothan or (334) 619-3000 in Eufaula.

GED graduates receiving certificates were:

Abbeville: Angel Nicole Altman, Ishma Nikia Blackmon, and James D. Moat; Ashford: Austin Tyler Andrews and Paige Smith; Dothan: John Lee Adkins, Kortnie Lee, Shauniqua L. Lynn, Crystal McBroom, Chris Mullis, Korey R. Orsborn, and Sailor Powell; Eufaula: Zach Bowden; Gordon: Alex Toole; Midland City: Hannah Marie Chiles, Austin Ray Mesey, and Steven Edward Schirmer; Newton: Jackie Greathouse; Ozark: Rhonda Eureka Cole; Taylor: Lauralee Daughtry.

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