On March 30, GED students from Ozarka College's Adult Education Department and their guests were honored at the 11th annual Springfest which featured Ozarka College's new president, Dr. Dusty R. Johnston, as the guest speaker.
After Director for Ozarka's Adult Education Wayne Wilson welcomed all the guests, Correctional Program Supervisor Sandra Miller introduced Dr. Johnston, who spoke on the importance of education. Johnston expressed that education is attainable to anyone regardless of their circumstances and that Ozarka College is available to help them achieve a college education if that is their goal.
After the guests were served dinner, several other Ozarka College representatives offered more information regarding financial aid, admissions and information on degree and technical programs available at Ozarka College.
Miller stated, "Many of our GED students want to go on and continue their educational endeavors by enrolling in a technical or associate degree program, and we hope the information we provide to them during Springfest will serve as a glimpse into life as a college student at Ozarka College."
The Ozarka College Drama Club provided entertainment for the evening as they hosted Further Down, a Jonesboro based band, for a brief concert.
Ozarka's Adult Education Program offers basic adult education classes and GED testing in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. Classes are available at no charge during the daytime and also in the evenings in each county for any person interested in receiving a high school equivalency diploma. For more information about the class schedule in your area call 870-368-7371 or 800-821-4335 outside Izard County.