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60 Inmates Graduate at Retreat

Tags: Retreat
November 07, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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On Oct. 30, SCI Retreat held its annual graduation ceremony for 60 inmates. Three speakers were present during this year's ceremony. Ms. Kearney was the guest speaker and spoke about her transformation from being a former inmate to helping veteran reentrants through her two non-profit programs. Ray Krone spoke about his experience being an inmate on death row for 16 years before his conviction was overturned. Lastly, William McCorkle highlighted his time in federal prison and the importance of positivity in all situations.

At the ceremony, 20 inmates received Commonwealth Secondary Diplomas (CSD), 13 inmates received General Education Diplomas (GED), five inmates received Barber Licenses, one inmate received a Barber Manager License and 47 inmates received vocational diplomas in the following trades: National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certifications, Auto Mechanics Program Certifications and Business Education Program Certifications.

Diplomas and degrees were also issued for college correspondence courses. Representatives from Stratford Career Institute and International Christian College and Seminary issued the diplomas to two inmates.

The ceremony was held in the gymnasium, where the students could share this important milestone with family and friends. Congratulations, graduates!

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