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57 Former High School Dropouts Receiving Diplomas Thanks To CCC Program


Camden County College's Gateway to College Program will award diplomas to 57 former high school dropouts from Camden and Pennsauken at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in the Camden Conference Center of CCC's Camden City Campus.
Gateway to College offers a second opportunity for students from Camden and Pennsauken, all aged 16 to 20 and all of whom quit high school before graduating, to earn their diplomas and get a head start on college credits in a collegiate environment that includes extracurricular activities. Gateway to College partners with the Camden City Public Schools District, the Pennsauken Public Schools District and the Gateway to College National Network. The National Network includes 125 school districts and 43 colleges in 23 states and is the beneficiary of Gates Foundation funding.

During Wednesday's ceremony, Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd will deliver the keynote address to an audience that will include other city officials as well as county and state officials. The graduating student speakers will be Asia Marie Wallace and James Ingalls. Recognized will be the winners of special awards for Most Persistent Student, Most Helpful Student, Most Resilient Students and Student with the Best Academic Performance. It also is expected that the names of the students selected to attend the Gateway to College National Network Peers Learning Conference in Boston from July 28 to 30 will be announced.

The media is invited to cover the ceremony. To do so, contact CCC media relations manager Susan Coulby at (609) 605-0874 or

Published: June 24, 2014