The Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World  December graduating Class had their Commencement program December 10, 2015 in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

 

Dr. John S. McCalum, III – Pastor of First Baptist Church welcomed the GA graduates and family and friends and provided the invocation.

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Dian Glover provided special music for the occasion.

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The graduates were attentive to the music and messages provided.

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Introductions and  a warm welcome was provided  by Dr. John Wayne Smith, Chairman of the CCMC Board of Directors

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Jill Johnson, GA Program Coordinator, provided a formal Recommendation of the Graduates.

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Dr. Mike Prince, Facilitator, assisted by Lynn Blankenship, Executive Director of CCMC, presented Diplomas to the Graduates.

Pictured here receiving her diploma is Ms. Gwen Batchelor.

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Several students gave prepared remarks: Gwen Batchelor, Yolanda Blevins, Alyssa Caldwell, Traci Hicks, Samantha Hopper, Candace Lovell, Celia Stratton, Kelly Thompson

 

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Dr. Mike Prince, Pastor of the Garage Church in Hot Springs provided the Benediction.

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The graduates then marched out from the hall…

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A time of celebration complete with a cake and a wonderful meal followed. The staff and volunteers of First Baptist Church of Hot Springs “went the extra mile.”

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