Photo by Missouri State-West Plains
Graduates of the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program offered through Missouri State University-West Plains received diplomas during a graduation ceremony Saturday, Aug. 18, at the West Plains Civic Center theater. The graduates were praised for their accomplishments and encouraged to continue striving for their dreams by several guest speakers, including Missouri State -West Plains Chancellor Shirley Lawler, Dean of Academic Affairs Dennis Lancaster. Missouri State-West Plains offers adult education classes at 22 locations in south-central and southeastern Missouri. With their diplomas are, front row from left, Trisha Hathcock, Ava; Sean Sawyer, Cabool; and Elizabeth Shupe and Laura Russian, both of West Plains. Second row: Kaitlyn Davis, Birch Tree; Alice Baldridge and Brooke Bridges, both of Alton; and Dillon Utley, Houston. Third row: Teisha Parrish and Lindsay Gilmore, both of West Plains; and Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Birch Tree. Fourth row: Hannah Grisham, Quinton Busbey and Ashley McKee, all of West Plains. Back row: Joshua Eisenhouer, Houston; and Taylor Barton and Josiah Shoemake, both of West Plains.