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Joint GED venture to provide opportunity for area community

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AUBURN – Auburn University has opened a Graduate Equivalency Diploma program that will be housed in Wallace Hall and offered free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis.

A partnership between Auburn University and Southern Union State Community College, the GED program will open educational and employment opportunities to area residents and university staff members who are currently without high school diplomas.

James Witte, associate professor and adult and higher education program coordinator in the College of Education, said the GED program will make a profound difference in the lives of those who choose to enter it. While Auburn’s unemployment rate is low – 7.9 percent in September 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Labor – in comparison to other state communities, Witte said many individuals with jobs may be under-employed as the result of not having obtained a high school diploma.

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