GEORGETOWN, KY – Educators from throughout Kentucky and as far away as California and Denver, Colorado, were awarded their Masters of Arts in Education during graduate studies commencement exercises on Sunday, August 11, in John L. Hill Chapel.

Many of the 176 students who completed their course work in one of six degree programs in either December 2012 or earlier this August were present as the degrees were conferred by acting President Granetta Blevins and Yoli Carter, associate professor and dean of education.

A particularly heartwarming moment was when graduate Dennis Flynn of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, crossed the stage to receive his Master’s of Education scroll from his son, Brody, who was born with Down syndrome. The Holmes High School teacher, who had just completed his coursework in learning and behavior disorders, described Brody as “the inspiration that got me into the program.”

Dean's Award Winner - Jacqueline L. Haynes, Lexington, KY.  (Photo: Hockensmith Photography)

Dean’s Award Winner – Jacqueline L. Haynes, Lexington, KY.
(Photo: Hockensmith Photography)

Jacqueline L. Haynes, of Lexington, was presented the Dean’s Award. She is a teacher at the Fayette County Public Schools Learning Center.

Speaker for commencement was Mr. David Baird, interim executive director of the Kentucky School Boards Association, who encouraged graduates to anticipate change and prepare to cope with the educational challenges ahead as they strive to help students become successful in learning and life.

Georgetown College’s graduate programs are available online and during evening hours for working teachers who are continuing their education. More information is available online.