EWC announces ABE State Merit Winner

Friday, September 7th, 2012 • 8:36 am

Eastern Wyoming College’s Adult Basic Education program announces that GED graduate Lanay Shippert, of Glenrock, WY received the 2012 State Merit Award for ABE students at the ABE Fall Institute in Lander on September 12.

Lanay left high school in 1934 to marry her sweetheart.  They went on to raise four children together. Between 2004 and 2011 she lost both her husband and a child due to illness. Her oldest daughter married before graduating from high school and went on to earn her GED. It was during this process that Lanay, with encouragement from her daughter, began thinking about getting her GED.  She enrolled in the EWC program in September 2010 but had to put it on hold to take care of her husband when he became ill. She then enrolled again in August of 2011.

Lanay’s accomplishments were recognized in several ways. She was the EWC ABE Student of the Month in March 2012, was inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society and was the guest speaker at the GED graduation ceremony held in Douglas.

“We are very proud of Lanay and feel she is very deserving of this award” said Diane McQueen, EWC’s  ABE Director.

For more information about the GED program at EWC contact Diane McQueen at 307.532.8399 or diane.mcqueen@ewc.wy.edu.

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