Recently, a Bainbridge State College Adult Education graduate represented Adult Education with the Exceptional Adult Georgia in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute.
The EAGLE program is designed to recognize adult learners in the pursuit of excellence—and Bainbridge State College selected Selena Wells as its representative. Her story demonstrated one of challenges and success. She stood as a model for others pursuing similar goals in lifelong learning.
Selena Wells of Climax was faced with a tough decision. She could struggle to complete high school, even though catching a simple breath was a challenge, or she could drop out and focus on her health.
The young student was forced to drop out and the choice left her dealing with depression and upset. She found that employment options were limited for people without a high school diploma or GED credentials. Days of job searching turned into months.
Soon Wells’ mother and aunt recommended the Adult Education program at Bainbridge State College. They had both graduated from the program and were pursuing their goals in higher education.
She took the advice and enrolled in the Bainbridge State College Adult Education program. Wells graduated with her GED diploma, gained successful employment and now has set her sights on becoming a lawyer. She will begin college courses soon with the goal of obtaining a degree in Criminal Justice.
“The Adult Education teachers helped me to stay motivated—and reminded me to stay positive and not give up,” said Wells.
For more information on the Adult Education program at BSC, please visit www.bainbridge.edu or call 229.248.2517.