On Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m., in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, thirty-one students will graduate from Marywood University's GED program, earning their high school equivalencies and laying the groundwork for opportunities in the workforce or in college.
James Moore, who spent two and a half months in the GED program, has come a long way. Now a history major in college, Moore is a second-semester freshman at Marywood, working toward his college degree.
"I went into the GED program with a winning mindset, knowing that I would get it done," Moore explained. "I was motivated to enter the program because I wanted to improve myself and do something better than I was doing."
Marywood's GED program began about 25 years ago, and more than 3,000 students have completed the program.
Apart from graduating from the program, Moore will also speak at the ceremony, and, when asked to describe his future, he summed it up in one word: endless.
"Right now, I am trying to take college one semester at a time," he said. "But I want to make a positive contribution to the working world. I want to be a positive role model for my child."
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