The 2013 GED graduates of the Adult and Developmental Education program at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) listened Thursday, May 9, as past GED graduate Troy Robinson Sr., congratulated them and urged them to continue pursuing their education.
The message he left with this year's graduates that included Robinson's own son, Troy Robinson Jr., was that their future is now. He added that the road might not always be easy, but the value of the education would be well worth the effort.
Robinson Sr. is a 2011 graduate of the Adult Education Program and currently enrolled at PCCUA with a double major of Business Administration and Business Management. He was recently recognized as Career Pathways' “Student of the Quarter” and is a member of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
Among students sharing testimonials were Kanashacia Killian and Cora Sue Mitchell. Receiving special recognition as outstanding honor graduates were Christopher Jackson and Katie Martinez.
Among the 58 individuals receiving an Arkansas High School Diploma through the Arkansas Department of Education were: Catrina Albert, Patrick Anderson, Shameka Baker, Kaneisha Barefield, Kipp Bartlett, Cortney Bradley, Curtis Bridges, Oshana Bridges, Amber Britton, Keannia Brown, Deshawn Buckner, Timetria Carter, Jordan Cocherell, Diamond Davis, Dominque Davis, Gregory Davis, Jr., Michael Douglas, Laketia Farr, Ebonek Fuller, Mary Harper, Brandon Hawkins, Parrish Henderson Jr., Charles Hillard, Templar Hughes, Deshannon Humphrey, Asha Iokepa, Christopher Jackson, Kennedy Jackson, Jr., Jolunda Johnson, Kanashacia Killian, Justin Kilpatrick, Kristy Kilpatrick, Kandris Langston, Kristian Lincomfelt, Antone Lomax, Rachael Macheak, Tiera Mackintosh, Katie Martinez, Christopher McKinney, Cora Sue Mitchell, Malcolm Miller, Shawn Miller, Tiffany Miller, Brittany O'Neal, Jasmine Perry, Brandon Purvis, Candace Rattler, Virginia Reynolds-Cagle, Troy Robinson, Jr., Tyler Rogers, Gary Scott, Treavie Shears, Jemarkeyon Spearman, Michael St. John, Howard Tate III, Tristian Thompson, Tiffany Williams-Tate, and Carla Whittington.