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GED Grad Elaina Glynn graduates from ETSU in Dental Hygiene

GED Grad Elaina Glynn graduates from ETSU in Dental Hygiene

“I knew I wanted to go to college to achieve the life I had planned”.

And just last week, Elaina Glynn, a former GED graduate from Lee County, is one step closer to achieving her dreams. Elaina graduated from East Tennessee State University last week with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.

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Graduate Jennifer Mitchell’s Advice: Don’t wait!

Graduate Jennifer Mitchell’s Advice: Don’t wait!

“Do it. Don’t sit at home. Don’t wait 19 years like I did. There is NOTHING to be scared of.”

That’s Jennifer Mitchell’s advice to anyone in the region who finds themselves lacking their diploma. Jennifer is a recent GED graduate from Big Stone Gap, and she will be the first to tell you – it wasn’t easy. But, she says, “it was SO worth it.”

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Graduate Whitley Williams – “There is no time limit”

Graduate Whitley Williams – “There is no time limit”

“The road wasn’t easy, and there were times I wanted to give up. The good thing is you can take the process as fast or slow as you would like until you complete your GED. There is no time limit. No matter how long it takes you or what may come your way, you CAN push through and keep going. I promise the struggles will be worth it!”

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Features

Instructor Feature: Judy Samples

Instructor Feature: Judy Samples

Meet Instructor Judy Samples! She has been helping students earn their GEDs for almost 30 years. Judy teaches in two of our classroom sites, one at the Center for Workforce Innovation of Appalachia and one on the campus of Mountain Empire Community College, which she says provides students with unique opportunities to explore their future educational and career goals.

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Instructor Feature: Glenna McReynolds

Instructor Feature: Glenna McReynolds

Today, we are featuring another of our wonderful educators! Meet Glenna McReynolds, a GED instructor for 19 years. Glenna teaches morning classes at the Oxbow Center in St. Paul and team teaches evening classes at the Vandiver building in Coeburn. She is currently teaching in one of our online classroom sites too!

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Instructor Feature: Jan Stallard

Instructor Feature: Jan Stallard

Meet Jan Stallard, another of our dedicated instructors. Jan has been teaching with RACE1 for around 16 years! Her classroom is located at the regional office in Gate City, but she is currently serving students through digital instruction in one of our Google Classroom sites.

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“It’s worth every single bit of effort you put in. I didn’t even finish 8th grade, and went back to get my GED 15 years later, and finished it in 3 months.” 

Those are Lydia Russell’s words of encouragement for anyone considering getting their GED. She dropped out of high school in 8th grade due to bullying. A few months before her 30th birthday, and after spending years raising her family, she decided she wanted a change for her life. She started first by losing 115 pounds. Then, she joined the ‘Get Ready’ program through a partnership with RACE1. That program encouraged her to pursue her GED. With the help of that program, she also got her first and current job as a VISTA volunteer at AppCAA. She completed her GED on June 20th, 2019, and enrolled at MECC the next month.  She’s expecting her associates degree in Small Business Management in the Fall of 2021.  

We’re so excited to see what the future holds for you Lydia!

“It’s worth every single bit of effort you put in. I didn’t even finish 8th grade, and went back to get my GED 15 years later, and finished it in 3 months.”

Those are Lydia Russell’s words of encouragement for anyone considering getting their GED. She dropped out of high school in 8th grade due to bullying. A few months before her 30th birthday, and after spending years raising her family, she decided she wanted a change for her life. She started first by losing 115 pounds. Then, she joined the ‘Get Ready’ program through a partnership with RACE1. That program encouraged her to pursue her GED. With the help of that program, she also got her first and current job as a VISTA volunteer at AppCAA. She completed her GED on June 20th, 2019, and enrolled at MECC the next month. She’s expecting her associates degree in Small Business Management in the Fall of 2021.

We’re so excited to see what the future holds for you Lydia!
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You have a spark, Lydia! I know you will do well because you have heart, drive, and determination! I still miss those Get Ready classes! 🎓📚😷

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My beautiful smart daughter. I love you!!!

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In order to be active this year in your GED program, all you need to do is log into one of your study programs and continue working. Our instructors are always ready and excited to help you with any questions you may have. 

If you’ve taken some time away from your studies, now is THE perfect time to pick back up. Let us know how we can help you get more instruction hours so you can reach your goals!

In order to be active this year in your GED program, all you need to do is log into one of your study programs and continue working. Our instructors are always ready and excited to help you with any questions you may have.

If you’ve taken some time away from your studies, now is THE perfect time to pick back up. Let us know how we can help you get more instruction hours so you can reach your goals!
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