Dozens graduate from Great Neck Adult Learning Center

Dozens graduate from Great Neck Adult Learning Center
Great Neck Adult Learning Center graduates have earned citizenship, English proficiency and high school equivalence diplomas. (Photo by Irwin Mendlinger)

The Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center held their annual graduation and awards ceremony on June 14. The event recognized program participants who received New York State High School Equivalency Diplomas, met NYS benchmarks for English language proficiency, and attained citizenship in the United States.

Present at the ceremony were Board of Education members President Barbara Berkowitz, and Trustees Donna Peirez, Rebecca Sassouni, and Jeffrey Shi, and school and district administrators.

Those who received High School Equivalency Diplomas were: Elisa Altamirano, German Amon, Jessica Batista, Eulalia Berrezueta, Guirong Bi, Sheleiza Bisnauth, Carolina Chavez Padilla, Junying Chen, Qiu Ping Chen, Yinping Chen, Alba Contreras, Jasmine Coutard-Destin, Jeannette Cruz-Lopez, Qin Duan, Ana Garcia Bottaro , Sandra Gonzalez, Anne Hartmann, Xili He, Dongyan Huang, Viktoria Klein, Joffre Lewis, Shehnaz Memon, Myrna Muralles, Debbie Nasiri, Susan Palladino, Dildora Sattorova, Min Kyung Song, Guadalupe Torres, Annel Vazquez, Ning Wu, and Zhen Yu.

ENL (English as a New Language) graduates included: Nubia (Veronica) Chacon Avelar, Arica Chen, Haiping Chen, Carlos De Paz, Maria Angelica Epieyu, Xiao Jian (Elaine) Ma, Diego Esteban Marquina Barrera, Iris Mayorga, Oscar Omar Mira Gamez, Guillermo Alberto Ramirez Mejia, Carlos Segarra Marquina, Jeung Ho Sohn, Yang Song, Hai Tao Tam, Qiong Xie, Xiaohong Yu, Gale Zhang, and Hong Zhang.

New US Citizens are: Edwin Chavarria, Luis Cuevas, Miki Lin, Rosa Parra, Lida Rabbani, Karen Tejada, Maria Zumba.

The Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center, or ALC, provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults to improve basic skills, earn a high school equivalency diploma, prepare for college, or learn English as a Second Language. Classes are offered during daytime and evening hours to meet the needs of adult learners. The program administrator is Errin Hatwood.

For more information about the ALC, please visit the District website at

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