Northeastern confers diplomas for seven GED recipients

Northeastern Junior College’s Adult and Community Education program is honored to announce seven students received their general equivalency diploma (GED). Of those, five chose to walk across the stage of the Tennant Art Gallery in Hays Student Center on campus Saturday, June 29.

July 12, 2019
Northeastern GED Graduation 2019

Danen Jobe, Northeastern’s Vice President of Instruction, addressed the students with three topics of applications: take every opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments, celebrate yourself; take the road you need to take; use your experiences directly in how you can impact your life and people. “Experiences in your life are part of what you bring, they are who you are,” Jobe told the graduates.  

Special guest David Baines, a former Northeastern Ombudsman, also addressed the students with anecdotes of encouragement to continue on their respective journeys.
Four of the graduates plan to pursue either an associate degree or enter a certificate program at Northeastern; two graduates are receiving the Northeastern Presidential Hardship Scholarship.  

Northeastern offers GED preparation classes in Sterling, Holyoke and Yuma. The classes provide the opportunity for students to improve their basic academic skills through focused skill-building courses in the core subject areas of science, social studies, math and language arts.  

ACE is ranked as one of the top performing adult education programs in the state by the Colorado Department of Education Office of Adult Education Initiatives. To sign up for the next section of GED classes, or to find out more about the program contact Jamie Giacomini, Director of Adult and Community Education, at 970-521-6761, or via email at

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