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GED/HSED/Emerging Scholars Graduation Held May 23 at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus

Updated May 24, 2018

Nearly 200 students were honored for earning General Educational Development (GED), High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) and Emerging Scholars diplomas May 23 at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus. The ceremony recognized students graduating from Milwaukee Area Technical College and nine community-based educational partners.

Speakers included Alonzo Kelly, president/CEO, Kelly Leadership Group, LLC; Dr. Vicki J. Martin, MATC president; Dr. Mohammad Dakwar, MATC provost; Dr. Regina O. Smith, dean, MATC School of Pre-College Education; and Tamela Montgomery, a graduate representing MATC. Dr. Martin officially conferred the degrees. Graduates Tiara Hudson and Carlos Vergara, both graduates representing Literacy Services of Wisconsin, made announcements.

This is the first year the Emerging Scholars were recognized at the graduation. Emerging Scholars are at-risk high school students from area districts who attend MATC’s Adult High School.