Forty-five students have graduated from the Adult Education High School Equivalency program at Volunteer State Community College. The program held a graduation ceremony recently at the Vol State campus to celebrate. LaToya Newsom, assistant administrator of Performance and Accountability with the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, addressed the graduates.
“It means a whole lot to be graduating,” said Shelia Cox. “I’ve been trying to get my high school education for 40 years. This took five years, but I wasn’t about to give up. I’m considering Vol State for a phlebotomy certificate.”
“The process means that I did something I didn’t have to do,” said Harrison Hackett. “Now I want to take college classes, maybe in audio engineering.”
Vol State hosts Sumner County high school equivalency classes at the Gallatin campus. They include day, evening, and virtual options. The Adult Education offices are located on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin in 300 building on the East side of campus. The phone number is 615-230-3621. For more information visit www.volstate.edu/hsdiploma
Pictured: Harrison Hackett of Hendersonville and Shelia Cox of Gallatin.