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Somerset Community College Project BEAM Graduates 50 Students

Jul 25, 2013 - | 11:51 AM -

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Maria Osorio and Mario Taborda of Pulaski County before the Project BEAM graduation.
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Project BEAM students from Russell and Pulaski Counties lined up to participate in the recent graduation ceremony.
Somerset Community College Project BEAM, a program aimed at assisting adults in completing their GED (Certificate of High School Equivalency) and entering college, recently graduated 50 individuals from the program.

Several students from Pulaski and Russell counties participated in a graduation ceremony on June 27, 2013.  In total, Project BEAM served 111 students from Pulaski, Russell, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Wayne and McCreary Counties during the past fiscal year (June 30, 2012 to July 1, 2013).

Those graduating from the program in 2013 include the following:

Casey County:
Alaina Elam
Amanda Spencer
Amber Aldridge
Brandy  Dawson
Cheryl Glidewell
Eddie  Cochran
Elizabeth Fugate
James Adams
Lindsey Kappel
Nikki Haik
Shyla Abshear
Tamika Barnett
Vanessa Tharpe
Vikki Chaffin

Clinton County:
Harley Brown
Tabitha Farlee
Cheryl  Moore

McCreary County:
Ronald  Clark
Harry Wainscott Jr.

Pulaski County: 
Charles Jasper
Gabriel Jovel
Abisai Jiminez
Christopher Maxfield
Maria Osorio
Mario Taborda

Russell County:
Yadira Alcarez
James Bell
William Connor
Jimmy Evans
Latisha Goff
Udilcar Gonzalez
Tabitha Grider
Ronald Harris
Shawn Harris
Brandy Johnson
Malinda Learned
Corey Miller
Amy Poff
Fadra Russell
Jamie Russell
Christopher Wheat

Wayne County: 
Keith Bruce
Lori Cordell
Holland Cundiff
Kenneth Fugate
Timothy Gregory
Christopher Guinn
Johnnie Hall
Louis Popp
Turpin Nathan

What is Project BEAM?

Project BEAM is administered through a grant to Somerset Community College by the Office of Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible for Project BEAM, students must be considered either out of school youth (age 16-19) or be over the age of 19. They must need to earn a GED, have worked on a farm or had a spouse or parents who worked on a farm in the last two years. Instruction is available in English and Spanish.

Qualified students can receive payment for instructional time and assistance with GED testing fees. Project BEAM also provides free books and study materials along with one-on-one tutoring for students.

Project BEAM is a grant program that assists students with preparation for the GED exam. The program pays eligible students $5 per hour, provides books and instructors for all GED subjects and pays the initial testing fee. The program also aids students with applying and enrolling in college.

Where can I find out more?

Visit the Project BEAM webpage, offered in English or Spanish, or contact the Project Beam location nearest you.

There are seven locations for Project BEAM.

Adair County
(270) 384-1741

Casey County
(606) 787-4732

Clinton County
(606) 387-3236, ext. 3728

McCreary County
(606) 376-3430

Pulaski County
(606) 451-6865
(606) 451-6913
(606) 451-6872

Russell County
(270) 866-8836

Wayne County
(606) 340-0064