Cleveland Municipal School District Adult Education Program
recognizes 458 GED graduates

(Plain Press, July 2005) The Cleveland Municipal Schools’ Division of Adult and Continuing Education held its 35th annual recognition ceremony on Thursday evening, June 2, at Case Western Reserve University’s Amasa Stone Chapel.  Recognized were 458 adults from Cuyahoga and surrounding counties who have passed the GED exam administered by the Cleveland Schools.

Many students will continue on to institutions of higher learning, or enroll in career training programs offered through the District’s Adult Education program. For some, being able to help their children with schoolwork was a motivating factor. For others, fulfilling the dream of earning a high school diploma was their inspiration.

Stanley R. Miller, Sr., Executive Director of the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP, delivered the recognition ceremony address.  Miler served two years as the Executive Director of Neighborhood Centers Association, and one year as a member of the Cleveland Municipal School District transition team and Interim Chief of External Affairs.  He spent 31 years at Ameritech, retiring in 1999 as Vice President of External Affairs, with statewide responsibility. He currently serves on the visiting committees of the Kent State University Business School and the Cleveland State University Levin College.  

ALCOA was recognized with this year’s Community Award for donating $30,000 to the Old Stone Foundation to support the District’s partnership with the Old Stone Center for Education.  The grant supports six deserving ALCOA Foundation Scholars who have returned to school to earn their GED diplomas.  The grant specifically supports job shadowing and internship opportunities, GED instruction, parenting and literacy education, and field trips for the students and their children.

Anna Stonsler, 50, of Lakewood, also earned her GED diploma.  Anna, who is visually impaired,  gives credit to the Office of Adult and Continuing Education and GED Examiner Mamie Madge for helping her to succeed.  Mamie obtained a talking calculator and scribed the essay component of the exam for Anna. Anna hopes to inspire physically challenged individuals to pursue and accomplish whatever goals they set for themselves.

For more information about the Cleveland Municipal School District’s Office of Adult and Continuing Education contact Robbin Hudson at 216/634-7144 or


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