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Carroll Community College Recognizes Students at Adult Education Ceremony

Release Date: 10/13/2010

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the College
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Recognizes Students at Adult Education Ceremony

Westminster, Md., Twenty students in the Adult Education program operated by Carroll Community College (Carroll) will participate in a recognition ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Theater in the Scott Center. This is the third annual ceremony to recognize adults who have completed General Education (GED), National External Diploma Programs (NEDP), and earned their high school diplomas.

College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo and Board of Trustees Chair Barbara Biller will also offer congratulatory remarks. Family and friends of students have been invited to attend the ceremony.

Two student speakers will share their experiences in the program and discuss the importance of receiving their high school diplomas. Peggy Blizzard of Westminster received her diploma in December, 2009 upon passing the GED tests.  Blizzard is the mother of five children and is currently enrolled as a full-time student Carroll Community College.  Denise Miskimon of Manchester completed the National External Diploma Program in September 2010.  Since receiving her diploma, she has begun working at Carroll Hospital Center.

"I am pleased to recognize the students who have completed the adult education program successfully," said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo. "I expect great things from them in the future and offer the moral support of the college as they move forward."

"It is so special to have the opportunity to publicly recognize the achievements of our graduates at this event," said Becki Maurio, director of the Adult Education Program.  "This celebration represents the culmination of the hard work and sacrifice of graduates in their commitment to making a better future for themselves and their families."


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