This year, 75 students from the Lake Land College Adult Education and Pathways programs passed the GED exam. To honor their accomplishments, a cap and gown ceremony was recently held in the college theater located in the Robert K. Luther Student Center.
Lake Land College President Josh Bullock presented the keynote address, and described the great accomplishment the graduates had achieved.
“Earning a GED can be more difficult than receiving a traditional high school diploma,” explained Bullock. “Often, students have a more difficult path leading them down this route, but it makes earning the diploma all the more rewarding.”
This year’s GED graduates include: Jadlin Ballinger, Herrick, high honors; Donna Gordon, Shelbyville; Cassie Hesleton, Shelbyville, high honors; Chris Hunter, Windsor; Jacob Miller, Herrick; Erlinda Polendo, Windsor; Jacob Scott, Cowden; Caitlyn Watson, Shelbyville.
GED classes are offered in Arthur, Charleston, Cowden, Effingham, Marshall, Mattoon, Paris and Shelbyville. The classes are free and have open enrollment at the beginning of each six week session. GED classes offered in six-week modules will begin in August.
For more information on the GED program, call 217-235-0361 or 1-800-210-5541 or visit the LLC Adult Education Center located at 305 Richmond Ave. East, Mattoon.