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Photo Round-Up: Center for Adult Education Celebration

Submitted by on July 8, 2024 – 12:48 pm

On June 12th, 2024, the Northern Essex Community College Center for Adult Education (CAE) held its annual Graduation & End-Of-Year Celebration, marking a significant milestone for students and honoring their hard work and perseverance. The event celebrated 150 students, which included 36 High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) graduates.

The program began with heartfelt and inspiring remarks from Dr. Paul Beaudin, Provost at Northern Essex Community College. Dr. Beaudin shared motivating personal stories, setting a positive and celebratory tone for the evening.

Two students then shared their perspectives. Harold Suero Gracia, the HiSET Valedictorian, shared his incredible journey of determination and success. Through unwavering commitment and perseverance, Harold achieved his High School Equivalency credential in under a year, showcasing his dedication to learning and personal growth.

The second student speaker, Jaronil Arvelo, shared his inspiring story of transformation. Beginning as an ESL student, Jaronil’s journey to enrolling at Northern Essex Community College began in the ESL program and he recently completed the Transition to College program. His journey, marked by resilience, exemplifies the Center for Adult Education’s mission to enhance the lives of students.

The ceremony also recognized many students for various accomplishments, including, achieving industry-recognized credentials and special awards and passing HiSET subtests.

Dr. Jacqueline Lynch, Executive Director of the Center for Adult Education, delivered closing remarks that resonated with pride and optimism. She reminded the audience that education is a lifelong journey that paves the way for a brighter future.

For more information about the Center for Adult Education programs, please visit the webpage or contact coordinator Sarah Pachano.