Southwest Minnesota Adult Basic Education
GED Graduation May 2007
The SW ABE graduated
16 students at a ceremony on May 15, 2007 at the Granite Falls campus of
Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
The Graduation Address
was given by Dennis Hampel, the Dean of Careers and Technical Programs at
Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Jackson, MN. He presented
an inspiring message to the graduates. We congratulate these graduates on
included Kimberley Bellah, Jacqueline Buchanan, Elsa Eischens, Orlando J.
Escareno, Jr., Jessica Hatton, Angela Schaffer, and David Swanson.
Participating in the
program were Jennifer Rud, Master of Ceremonies and SW ABE Granite Falls
Regional Director, and the GED Teachers of each of the SW ABE Districts.
We would like to acknowledge the efforts of our teachers and thank them for
all of their help in guiding these students to accomplish so much.
Sue Baker (Appleton), Roger Ebnet (Benson), Toja Stier (Canby), Susan
Bredeck (Dawson / Madison), Elaine Monson & Tonja Stier (Granite Falls),
Marilyn Menser (Hector), Anne Thompson (Milan), Catalina Worden & Zaira
Lietzau (Montevideo), Sandra Rodel & Marilyn Menser (Ortonville), Peggy
Larson (Springfield), Lani Joosten (Balaton), Shaunna Berg, John Doyle,
Paula Gimmested, & Paulette Hanson (Marshall), Judy Hacker, Sue
Hollingsworth & Rita Fasching (Redwood Falls Area), and Bonnie Nielsen (RRC).
A reception was held
following the ceremony.
GED Graduates, 2007