Tri-C Ceremony Honors Adults Earning High School Equivalency Diplomas
June 13 commencement celebrates achievements of more than 160 graduates
The academic achievement and determination of 162 adults who returned to the classroom to earn a high school diploma will be celebrated Thursday, June 13, at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
The 2019 Ohio’s Options Adult Diploma Program and High School Equivalency Commencement will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the College’s Metropolitan Campus Auditorium, located at 2900 Community College Ave. in Cleveland.
Graduates earned their diplomas at Tri-C through the Ohio Department of Education’s Ohio Options program, which serves state residents who have less than a 12th-grade education and are beyond age 18.
Ohio’s Options and the College’s adult education programs help adults build the skills they need to become employed or pursue higher education or training. Data shows that adults without a high school diploma are twice as likely to live in poverty.
“Education provides a foundation for success,” said JaNice Marshall, vice president of access, learning and success at Tri-C. “Earning a diploma opens the door to opportunity for each of these graduates. It’s a step toward reaching their true potential.”
Thursday’s commencement ceremony at Metropolitan Campus will honor 76 students who earned their high school equivalency diploma and another 86 graduating with both a diploma and an in-demand workforce credential.
The keynote speaker at the event will be Michelle Rammel, an education program specialist at the Ohio Department of Education who oversees the Adult Diploma Program and the 22+ Adult High School Diploma Program.
To learn about the Ohio Options programs at Tri-C:
- Visit tri-c.edu/aspire or call 216-987-3029 for information on earning a high school equivalency diploma.
- Visit tri-c.edu/adultdiploma or call 216-987-0610 for information on earning a high school diploma while simultaneously taking job-training courses to work in growth industries. Applicants must be 22 years old for the Adult Diploma Program.
June 11, 2019
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