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Bethel to Host SBCSC's Largest Adult GED Graduation Ceremony

More than 600 adults received their GED diploma this past year from the South Bend Community School Corporation’s Adult Education Testing Center. SBCSC expects about 200 of the graduates to attend the commencement which will be held May 13 at 7 p.m. in Bethel College’s Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center.

This ceremony will honor these adults, ages 17 to 68, who have successfully passed the GED Test at the GED  Testing Center during the past 12 months (approximately May 9 to May 10.) South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke will give the keynote address while two graduates will speak about the importance of this personal achievement. In addition, a number of graduates will be recognized for overcoming difficult obstacles.

SBCSC’s Adult Education Program serves Indiana residents 16 years or older and not currently enrolled in a k-12 school. In addition to GED classes, SBCSC serves those adults in need of learning English as a second language and also customizes basic skill classes for the workplace.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.