THIRTEEN's Annual GED Graduation Ceremony Honors NYC Adults

June 23rd, 2010
Judy Fresco (at far left) and Anne McCory (second to far right) pictured with this year's graduates who received their GED diplomas through THIRTEEN's adult education program.  Also pictured is former GED graduate Mary Malcolm (class of '99).

Judy Fresco (at far left) and Anne McCorry (second to far right) pictured with this year's graduates who received their GED diplomas through THIRTEEN's adult education program. Also pictured is former GED graduate Mary Malcolm (class of '99).

Yesterday THIRTEEN honored over 120 GED graduates at the Scholastic Auditorium in Manhattan, an annual tradition for the last 16 years. Among the graduates were participants from THIRTEEN’s GED adult education program, in which students utilize the GED Connection on-air course and work with tutors at THIRTEEN throughout the year to prepare for the GED exam.

Jon Rubin, Senior Director, State and Local Education Services at THIRTEEN led the ceremony. He was joined by Dr. Ellen Bergman, Superintendent of Mt. Pleasant Blythedale Schools, who delivered the keynote address.  Other presenters included NYC Council Member Robert Jackson, one of the champions of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity; representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Adult Education; Jann Coles from the NYC Department of Education; Charlotte Henson-Butler of CUNY; Mary Malcolm, a former GED graduate (class of ’99) and Shaquira Thomas, a current GED graduate.

GED Connection airs every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 a.m. on THIRTEEN. It is one of several educational resources and services the station provides to teachers and students of all ages.