Fort Totten, ND June 20, 2022 – Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) Adult Learning Center celebrates student success! “This was a long time coming, because of COVID, we have not been able hold any ceremonies, but today we are,” commented Lois Leben, Adult Learning Center Director, to a packed room on the CCCC campus. Since fall of 2019 to spring of 2022, the CCCC Adult Learning Center had twenty-three community members complete the GED testing.
Derik Bull, now a CCCC student, was the 500th student to achieve his GED from the CCCC Adult Learning Center and he was the key speaker for today’s celebration. Derik encouraged the students to persevere, to never give up. Lois Leben and CCCC President, Cynthia Lindquist, handed out scholarship letters and a gift bag for each student.
The highlight of the celebration was the new name for the Center – the CCCC Evelyn Greene Learning Center. Evelyn started her career at the CCCC Adult Learning Center in 1974 and retired as the Director in 2008. Chris Bogusch, Evelyn’s grandson, gave a beautiful speech on how helpful Evelyn was in getting students to complete their GED. Evelyn loved teaching and helping her students whom she admired for their strength and determination. She viewed her position as an honor and felt joy at her students’ success and cherished their friendships long after they left the program. Evelyn instilled hope and confidence in the student – even when the student could not see it for themselves. Evelyn was a cante waste winyan…good-hearted woman.
Evelyn Greene passed away on June 30, 2019 and is remembered in a good way. CCCC invites any community member to come use the services provided at the Evelyn Greene Learning Center on the CCCC campus (next to the library).
For additional information, Contact:
Melody Volk, Director of Communication and Outreach
Cankdeska Cikana Community College