Bowling Green, KY (June 1, 2018) – Bowling Green, KY (June 1, 2018) – The graduation ceremony for Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College’s (SKYCTC) Adult Education took place on June 1, 2018 at the College's Main Campus in Bowling Green. Friends and family members attended the ceremony that recognized the academic achievement of GED graduates from Barren, Metcalfe, Simpson, and Warren Counties.
The commencement speaker at this year’s ceremony was Heather Wyatt. Heather began her journey toward higher education at Barren County Adult Education in the summer of 2015. By the winter of the same year, Ms. Wyatt had completed her GED and was recognized as the “Student of the Year” through the Work and Learn program at SKYCTC.
After earning her GED, Ms. Wyatt transitioned from the Work and Learn program into the Ready to Work program, which provides school and career tools to college students. Ms. Wyatt is now a student worker in the IT Department at SKYCTC. She says, “As a single mother, this is something I never thought was possible.” She will graduate next spring from SKYCTC with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer and Information Technology.
Graduates by county were:
Anthony Abney*, Tashena Alderdice, Paula Alsip, James Berry, Perry Bishop, Bradley Hester, Colton Irwin, Nathan Jewell, Chad Lewis, Maria Lopez, Taylor Lyons, Sylvia McGuire, Muina Sultana, Jessica Summers, Gary Thacker, Robert Vereen, Bobby Williamson
Luke Hoffman, Michael Thomas*, Crystal Webb*, William White*
Victoria Brown, Robert Cates, Joshua Dischar*, Glenn Fraley, Paul Geiger*, Dylan Hardin, William Johnson, Christopher McCreadie, Misty Stamps, Shawn Stone, Barry Sumpter, Valarie Ward, Brittany Weaver, Melissa Zirkle
Billy Abston*, Zahraa AlBadri, Caleb Bannister*, Marshal Gayle Bishop, MaCayla Blake, Tiffany Blanchard, Alice Bratcher*, Kim Britt, Brettni Butts, Meybelin Castillo, Tyler Caudill, Jeremias Cruz-Rivera, Jason Daugherty, Kristin Draughan*, Desiree Feese, Bryan Gibbs, Jonathon Gingerich, Micah Gregory*, Bailey Hahn, Kory Hall, Mustafa Hasic, Ceila Hill, Liann Houchens, Francisco Jimenez-Vazquez, Hiromi Kaneko*, Bobby Key*, Yoko Kogetsu*, James Lassiter, Tun Linn, James Lowe, Kristin Mann, Amanda McGaha, Jamie McGuirk, Trevonne Meadows, Leslie Miller, Corbin Pate, Htee Paw, Michelle Ramsey, Candi Raymer, Nick Richmond, Aaron Rigsby, Blanquismery Rodriguez, Jason Sacco*, Ciarra Sala*, Matthew Smithhart, Trevor Sowders*, Whitney Spinks, Brandy Stafford, Makiko Takeuchi, Ryan Todd, Kari Webler, Kler Yee, Chance Zachary*
* Designates Honor Graduate
SKY Adult Education serves over 1,500 adults each year in Barren, Metcalfe, Simpson, and Warren counties by preparing them to meet the needs of the future. The caring and qualified staff provide a diverse group of students a positive learning environment to achieve their desired educational and career goals which may include obtaining a GED, enrolling in higher education, improving workplace skills and earning work ready certificates, and increasing language and basic skills proficiency.