Ceremony Marks a Big First for Columbus Tech

June 12, 2014 was  a history-making day in the life of Columbus Technical College. That’s because that evening’s graduation ceremony was the first time GED graduates shard the stage with Columbus Tech college grads. About 200 GED and 370 college students qualified for graduation. The hope is that many of the GED students will take this opportunity to continue with their educational pathway and career enhancement by enrolling at Columbus Tech and eventually landing a career with their newly acquired skills and knowledge. The college obtained the adult education program from the Muscogee County School System in July of 2014.

2014 Adult Ed student of the year Carrie Freeman.

2014 Adult Ed student of the year Carrie Freeman.

GED graduate turned Assistant Commissioner for Administrative Services for the Technical College System of Georgia, Lisa Eason, was the featured commencement speaker. She shared her personal story about overcoming incredible obstacles to obtain her GED and the importance of continuing education.

Assistant TCSG Commissioner for Administrative Services, Lisa Eason, gave the commencement address.

Assistant TCSG Commissioner for Administrative Services, Lisa Eason, gave the commencement address.

Students sporting a blue sash are those who earned an associate degree.

Students sporting a blue sash are those who earned an associate degree.

Practical Nursing students Jackia Flack and Sierra Jiles took a "selfie" before the ceremony.

Practical Nursing students Jackia Flack and Sierra Jiles took a “selfie” before the ceremony.

President Lorette M. Hoover shook a lot of hands at graduation night!

President Lorette M. Hoover shook a lot of hands at graduation night!

Woo hoo! I did it. :)

Woo hoo! I did it. :)

YES!

YES!

Congratulations to all the graduates! Our next commencement ceremony is scheduled for January 22, 2015.