February 26, 2014
Do you know of a woman that is about to enter the workforce? This workshop is for them!
February 19, 2014
Keith Rogers for earning his General Education Diploma and subsequently being
honored with the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Academic Distinction
Keith parents, Gregory
and Kristina Rogers of Mountain Home, AR, are extremely proud of Greg’s
accomplishments. “Keith completed his General Education Diploma at the
Adult Education Center in Fort Smith, AR in September of 2013. His
parents are proud of Keith for giving his best to complete his GED.
Because of his hard work, he has been accepted into Arkansas State University-Mountain
Home,” said Gregory Rogers.
This prestigious award
will provide Keith with tuition in the amount of $4,524.00 dollars for two
years at ASUMH. Additionally, Keith has been awarded an educational
allowance from the Department of Veterans Affairs in the amount of $1,003.00
per month for the next 45 months which totals $45,135.00.
Keith plans to study
in the field of Engineering and join the United States Army.
The teachers and staff
at the Fort Smith Adult Education Center are very proud of your success and
wish you the best in your future endeavors!
February 12, 2014
Oliver is a student who is driven by a clear vision of the importance of
education and a determination to achieve.
She first came to the Adult Education Center as a high school dropout
with the goal of earning her GED. Donna
says that she made that goal because “I knew I had to do something to better
myself and provide for my daughter”. It
was a goal that Donna met in “1990 or 1991” and one which opened up new
possibilities for her. With that first
achievement, Donna says, “I learned that having a good education is everyone’s
right and should always be taken advantage of when it’s possible to do so.”
Donna is now back at the Adult Education
Center to do exactly that. She is here
four nights a week, actively taking part in classes, challenging herself, and
working relentlessly to master each skill and fully understand each
concept. Her focus is unwavering as she
now works toward preparing for the COMPASS exam with the same determination to
achieve that once led to her GED. Donna
chose the Adult Education Center because she knew it offered her the classes
and environment she needed to succeed.
She says, “I love coming and seeing everyone. It’s awesome.
I love being able to challenge myself.
If there is something I don’t understand I work at it until I get
it. If I can’t get it, I get help.” This is the type of student Donna Oliver is -
a lifelong learner who sets goals and diligently works to achieve them. As she says, “I’m more focused now and when
you want it badly enough you can get it.”
With that attitude, Donna can’t lose.