Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, Oct. 31

Coconino Community College GED ceremony marks new beginning

Delvina Saganitso of Flagstaff says family emergencies have prolonged her education, but after earning her GED she’s ready to continue working toward her dream of owning or co-owning her own business. “This is an accomplishment,” she said. “I plan to continue my education at CCC and earn a degree in construction management.” The 23-year-old currently is involved in the YouthBuild program learning green building skills. YouthBuild is a partnership with the college and the Coconino County Career Center (CCC courtesy photo)

Delvina Saganitso of Flagstaff says family emergencies have prolonged her education, but after earning her GED she’s ready to continue working toward her dream of owning or co-owning her own business. “This is an accomplishment,” she said. “I plan to continue my education at CCC and earn a degree in construction management.” The 23-year-old currently is involved in the YouthBuild program learning green building skills. YouthBuild is a partnership with the college and the Coconino County Career Center (CCC courtesy photo)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - GED students from across the district were honored Thursday, June 5 in the 16th Northern Arizona Community GED Recognition Ceremony on the Coconino Community College Lone Tree Campus.

CCC has been offering GED testing since 2004. Since then 803 students throughout the county have completed and passed the test - 177 just in the last year.

"For a lot of these students it is a huge stepping stone," said CCC GED Chief Examiner and Testing Coordinator Eva Jones. "Many of them have struggled along the way and come back to complete their high school degree. Something happened - either they started families early, got bored with school or struggled with addiction to drugs or alcohol - and then they found that they needed to have this in order to go on."

The college offers GED testing every month in Flagstaff and quarterly in Page. Preparation for the test is free; however, the test costs $75.

"We are so proud of all of these students. They realize this isn't the end but the beginning of new opportunities," said CCC Testing Specialist Cheryl Shirley. "Our biggest hope for these students is to continue their education."

For more information about GED testing, log on to www.coconino.edu/adulted or call (928) 226-4206.

Report a Typo Contact
Event Calendar
Event Calendar link
Submit Event