Posted: Saturday, August 31st 2013 at 1:25pm
GED ceremonies honor 641 graduates
GAINESVILLE – 641 men and women from seven North Georgia counties received a General Education Diploma (GED) at the Lanier Technical College GED graduation ceremony held Friday evening at the Free Chapel in Gainesville.
Over 300 graduates walk across the stage and received their diplomas from members of the Lanier Technical College Board of Directors, and then were congratulated by Dr. Ray Perren, President of Lanier Technical College.
Each of the seven counties that Lanier Technical College serves was represented: Banks County had 13 graduates, Barrow County had 62, Dawson had 57, Forsyth had 110, Hall had 299, Jackson had 64, and Lumpkin had 36.
Of those totals, 79 graduates were part of the Georgia Department of Corrections GED program.
District 9 State Representative Kevin Tanner was the keynote speaker.
Prior to being elected to the House, Tanner was the Dawson County Manager. He is also a successful small business owner and was recognized in 2011 as the Appointed Official of the Year by Georgia’s Association of County Commissioners. In 2007 Georgia Trend Magazine named him one of Georgia’s 40 under 40.
Rep. Tanner serves on the Georgia House of Representatives Education Committee and several other committees.
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