Madison College will be hosting a graduation ceremony for approximately 100 graduates who have taken part in the GED/HSED program there. The ceremony, which will be in the Mitby Theater in the Truax building at 7 pm on Thursday, June 13th, will be a celebration of people who have overcome significant struggles to earn their high school equivalency.
Among them will be Maria Bustamante and Noel Brown, who have both fought hard to earn their degrees, according to a press release from the college.
Bustamante is a former migrant worker from Texas who came to pack food every summer in Wisconsin. She eventually decided to stay in Wisconsin and seek a better life for her seven kids, so she moved to Beaver Dam. Bustamante has now completed her GED and is enrolled in the cosmetology program at Madison College.
Noel Brown has overcome legal issues and a difficult past to earn his HSED/GED. He has earned a technical diploma in the Construction and Remodeling program at Madison College and has started an apprenticeship with Ideal Builders in Madison.
Madison College has offered GED/HSED programming for decades and is committed to helping students from any background, the college press release says.