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Triton College 2012 GED graduates grow from last year's numbers

The Triton College 2012 GED Completion Ceremony, held on June 21 on Triton's River Grove campus, may had only had 50 graduates participate in the ceremony, but the college graduated one of its highest numbers to date. From fall 2011 through spring 2012, 164 students have completed the program, which is almost double from last year's 87 graduates.

Triton Dean of Adult Education Virginia Cabasa-Hess attributes this increase in graduates to community members realizing that they need their high school diploma in order to compete in today's job market. “We’ve also extended our reach out into the community, working with Triton’s Continuing Education Department to promote our services.”

James T. Edwards of the Cook County GED Testing Program was the keynote speaker at the ceremony, followed by student reflections from Shanika Meeks and Maria Pimentel.

Several graduates were awarded with scholarships to continue their education at Triton and/or were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society for their outstanding grades.

Triton College offers free GED preparation courses. For more information, visit www.triton.edu/GED.

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