Dean's Scholarship Awarded to Recent Graduate of Adult Education Program

Photo of Emily Barron with Dean Hickox

Emily Barron, of Richmond, received a scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University during recent adult education graduation ceremonies on the Richmond campus.

EKU Dean of Continuing Education and Outreach Dr. Charles Hickox presented Barron with a $1,000 scholarship, based on recommendations from instructors and staff, academic performance and test results. Barron is the first recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship.

One of nearly 100 graduates from the Madison County Adult Education Program in 2010-11, Barron earned a GED diploma last fall. During the commencement exercises, she also was recognized by A.J. Jones, administrator of the Richmond Office of Employment and Training, as the first state recipient of the National Career Readiness Certificate (NRCC).

According to test publisher ACT, the NCRC is a credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a predictor of workplace success. To earn the certificate, three assessments – Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information – must be taken. Scores determine the level of the certificate that can be earned. Employers may use the assessment for screening, hiring and promotion, and targeting employees for training and development.

Published on July 13, 2011