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Graduation Ceremony 2014-2015

Plan to attend the 2014-2015 EKU Adult Education Graduation Ceremony

The EKU Adult Education Graduation Ceremony will be held in the Perkins building on EKU's campus. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The ceremony will recognize students who have completed their GED, Paraeducator Certification and/or their NCRC from Clay, Garrard and Madison counties. All students, family members and guests are invited to attend the ceremony and the reception following the ceremony.

Keynote Speaker and Special Performance

Representative Rita Smart will serve as the keynote speaker. Visit for more information.

The Richmond Area Arts Program (RAAC) Treble Clef Youth Choir will perform. Visit to learn more about RAAC.

GED Graduates  

During this year's ceremoney, EKU Adult Education students who have completed their GED  exam from July 2014- June 2015 will be recognized. The General Education Development (GED®) test allows adult students to demonstrate they have the skills and knowledge comparable to a high school degree. GED graduates have proven their academic skills and knowledge in the basic subject areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Earning the GED certificate is valued and recognized by a majority of colleges, training schools, and employers in the nation. 

Paraeducator Certifications

EKU Adult Education students who have earned their Paraeducator certification in the past year will be recognized at the EKU Adult Education Gradation Ceremony on May 12. Paraeducators are an integral part of the learning and teaching team.  Under the supervision of the teachers, paraeducators assist with multiple levels of support in schools.  Their role can include preparing learning materials, assisting in instructing individuals and small groups of students, and working one-on-one with students with special needs.

 NCRC Certifications 

EKU Adult Education students who have completed the National Career Ready Certification (NCRC) in the past year will also receive special recognition at the EKU Adult Education Graduation Ceremony on May 12. According to test publisher ACT, the NCRC is a credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a predictor of workplace success. To earn the certificate, three assessments – Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information – must be taken. Scores determine the level of the certificate that can be earned. Employers may use the assessment for screening, hiring and promotion, and targeting employees for training and development.


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