April 23, 2014
The Fort Smith Adult Education Center is celebrating 40 years! (1974-2014) Our 40th Annual GED Commencement is coming up Monday, May 12th at 7pm at the Stubblefield Center at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Students from the Southside High School Band will perform Pomp and Circumstance, and the Northside High School JROTC will present the colors. Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders will do a special presentation, and our guest speaker this year is one of our 2014 graduates and current UA-Fort Smith student, Jesus Sedeno-Gutierrez. Come out and celebrate with us!
If you are participating in the Adult Education Center's 40th Graduation Ceremony on Monday, May 12, you need to come by the center and buy your cap and gown! The cap & gowns will be on sale from today until Thursday, May 8. The cost is $25-cash only!
April 18, 2014
Advisor to students, Nichelle Christian, will be taking students on a tour of the ATU Cardiovascular Technology School at Fort Chaffee on Monday, April 21. The bus will leave at 12:00 p.m. If you would like to go sign up in the office!
April 04, 2014
was originally chosen as April Student of the Month because he is hardworking,
dedicated, and encouraging to others. As I visited more with him, I
realized these characteristics are just the tip of the iceberg that makes him
someone to be recognized.
from Spiro High School in 1966 and went on to play basketball at Eastern
Oklahoma State College. Ocie obtained an associate’s degree from
Oklahoma State Technical School in Okmulgee before entering the army.
He was severely
injured while serving in Vietnam. His family was given no hope that
he would survive. When he did doctors predicted that he would never
walk, talk, or function normally again. Boy, were they wrong!
Ocie spent the
next year in the hospital relearning how to do everything. He is
truly a miracle.
When asked what
brought him to Adult Ed, he told me that he wanted to refresh his skills to
help him in his ministry. He says that his favorite part is just learning.
Anyone who knows
Ocie knows that he’s a joy to be around. He’s never left my classroom
without saying, “Have a blessed day.”