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2013 Stories/Articles
08 November 2013
GED testing to undergo big changes
Daily Herald

07 November 2013
Stevens-Henager students knit scarves for Japanese orphans
The Salt Lake Tribune

06 November 2013
Free Community Career and Resource Fair

26 October 2013
Stevens-Henager College class feeds Meridian students
Idaho Statesman

18 October 2013
Students build computers to donate to charity

22 September 2013
Good Neighbor Initiative helps folks get their GED
Fox 13 News

12 September 2013
Free Job Fair Scheduled at Stevens-Henager College Ogden Campus

28 August 2013
Stevens-Henager Awarded for 100-Percent Student Pass Rate in CST Certification
Utah Business

13 August 2013
Changing Face of Today's College Students

06 August 2013
Stevens-Henager St. George Campus Adds Nine Bachelor’s Degrees Read more: KCSG Television - Stevens Henager St George Campus Adds Nine Bachelor s Degrees
KCSG.com Television

30 July 2013
Making Good: Idaho job changes, recognition and other achievements
Idaho Statesman

25 July 2013
Stevens-Henager offers new degrees
Daily Herald

22 July 2013
Stevens-Henager College expands information technology program
Daily Herald

17 July 2013
School News
West Valley Journal

16 July 2013
College expands medical program

28 June 2013
The Good Neighbor Initiative helps with GED certifications free, advancing people to new opportunities

27 June 2013
Stevens-Henager recognizes high-schoolers for their art
The Salt Lake Tribune

06 June 2013
Stevens-Henager College St. George Campus Celebrates 1st Graduation Ceremony
KCSG.com Television

31 May 2013
At 93, Utahn who started school in horse and buggy finishes online MBA
The Salt Lake Tribune

22 May 2013
200 receive GED through program: Good Neighbor Initiative recently marks one-year anniversary
The Herald Journal

11 May 2013
Ogden’s Stevens-Henager College student competes in national competition
The Davis Clipper

06 May 2013
Five Sky View students recognized in annual art show
Smithfield Sun

06 May 2013
Stevens-Henager College recognizes local high schoolers’ artwork
Cache Valley Daily

04 May 2013
Business students to compete
Business of Living

02 May 2013
Stevens-Henager hosts high school artists’ contest for 7th straight year
The Herald Journal

18 January 2013
Stevens-Henager awards GED certificates
The Spectrum.com

2012 Stories/Articles
18 December 2012
Stevens-Henager hosts charity food drive
The Spectrum.com

02 December 2012
Magazine ranks local schools for former service members

18 November 2012
North Ogden mom goes back to work to take care of family

18 September 2012
Free job fair set for Wednesday

05 September 2012
College’s courses available at COSSA
The Owyhee Avalanche

26 June 2012
Idaho Falls Paints the Town Purple
KPVI News 6

22 June 2012
Stevens-Henager awards scholarships to Snow Canyon and Enterprise students

06 June 2012
BC woman headed to FBLA nationals
Box Elder PR

23 May 2012
Stevens - Henager Opens an Idaho Falls Campus
KPVI News 6

18 May 2012
Local Extreme Makeover recipient graduating from college
Cache Valley Daily

13 April 2012
Stevens-Henager College hosts high school art show
The Herald Journal News

07 April 2012
Stevens-Henager donates 20 laptops to Springville High
Daily Herald

09 March 2012
Stevens-Henager College Opens St. George Campus

01 March 2012
Stevens-Henager College Launches the Good Neighbor Initiative
AZ TV Cable 13

2011 Stories/Articles
2010 Stories/Articles
30 September 2010
Math For Moms And Dads

The Spectrum.com

18 January 2013

Stevens-Henager awards GED certificates

ST. GEORGE — Stevens-Henager College officials issued carnations and a generous amount of praise Friday night to its second graduating class of GED certificate recipients.

The ceremonies honored 99 people who have participated in Stevens-Henager's free GED test preparation course and successfully obtained their high school diploma equivalence.

"What an awesome sight this is," said Brandon Turley, the school's GED course coordinator at its St. George campus. “In a year and half, we've helped 250 people get their GEDs. When I took this job over a year and a half ago, I had these expectations. First I didn't think there were a lot of people who needed their GED, and then I'd be dealing with the stereotypical GED student, you know that's lazy or whatever. … I was dead wrong."

Dean of Education Greg Stanfield said the most difficult part of the test is usually the math portion, but GED certificate recipient Jacqueline Najarro said taking the test in English and having to write an essay were her greatest challenges.

"I'm an ESL student," Najarro said. "I'm a U.S. citizen but I did most of my growing up in Guatemala. When I was 17 I came back. … I've improved a lot during the last four months."

Najarro is a student in Stevens-Henager's medical assistant program and is six months into a 20-month educational pathway, she said. But not all of the certificate recipients are students at the school.

Stevens-Henager's Good Neighbor Initiative provides not only free GED test preparation, but pays for students to take the class as well, regardless of whether they intend to continue studying at Stevens-Henager.

"The biggest benefit is really for these students to accomplish something in their lives," Stanfield said.

"A lot of them, for whatever reason they dropped out of high school," he said. "A lot of these students, they do go on into our college and continue their dream, work on their associate (degree), work on their bachelor's. We've had some of these students who have graduated go on to the University of Utah, Utah State. … We just really want to be here to help fulfill their dreams."

Shay Carrington, a student who also is studying a medical specialty, said financial reasons were the only thing keeping her from receiving her education before she heard about the school's GED program.

"Before I earned my GED, I was working fast food making minimum age and living paycheck to paycheck," Carrington said. "Being a wife and mother at a young age, I chose to make sacrifices for my family. … Receiving my GED changed my life. I now no longer have to settle for (any) job."

St. George Mayor Dan McArthur encouraged the students to continue educating themselves and maintain a positive attitude.

"Those people who settled this community were dedicated, hard-working people just like you," he said. "I know it was not an easy task. There were some things thrown in your way. … But we don't want you to quit."

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