Bethel to Host Fifth Annual SBCSC's Adult GED Graduation Ceremony

About 160 adults will receive their GED diploma from the South Bend Community School Corporation’s Adult Education Testing Center. Commencement will be held April 30 at 7 p.m. at Bethel College’s Wiekamp Athletic Center inside Gates Gymnasium. Doors open at 6 p.m.

This ceremony will honor adults who have successfully passed the GED Test at the GED Testing Center during the past 12 months. Lisa Greco, director of conference services at Bethel and graduate of the SBCSC Adult Education Program, will give the official welcome on behalf of the college. SBSCS Superintendent Carol Schmidt and Ivy Tech Chancellor Thomas Coly, Ed.D., will each give a brief message as part of the ceremony. In addition, a couple 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.