Thursday, June 26, 2008

NAMES Graduation Ceremony - June 25th, 2008

On Wednesday, June 25th, 2008, NAMES celebrated its graduation for the 2007 - 2008 school year. We honored 14 students who passed all five of the GED tests and three students who received certificates of accomplishment. Over 100 people attended the ceremony which included an Italian-style dinner. The welcoming and honoring songs were sung by Kadijatu Jalloh and Lonnie McCabe, and special recognition was payed to Monique Duran who received the 2008 Morning Star Medicine Wheel Way of Learning Award for finishing in the top ten percent of the country for her extremely high GED scores.

Congratulations to all 2007-2008 graduates and thank you to all of those who attended this year's graduation.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

NAMES 2008 Graduation Honoring Ceremony

The Native American Multi-Cultural Education School will be hosting its 2008 Graduation Honoring Ceremony on June 25, 2008.

Where: Tivoli
Auraria Campus
900 Auraria Parkway
Turnhalle Room

When: Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Time: Dinner at 6:00pm

Program: Begins at 6:30pm

This is our special day to celebrate with family and friends, to honor those students who had the vision and determination to acquire an education.

Join us in honoring our graduates, for this is a significant day for all. It is the fulfillment of a dream and the beginning step towards a brighter future.

Please call 303-934-0028 for more information.

NAMES Celebrate 12 Years

Denver Herald-Dispatch
May 22, 2008
Vol. 87 - No. 21

NAMES celebrates 12 years
Written by Lynda Nuttal and Joshua Cole

On April 15, the Native American Multi-Cultural Education School turned 12. To celebrate, NAMES had a barbecue lunch on April 19 with past graduates and friends to NAMES.
Twelve years ago, on April 15, 1996, NAMES GED School opened its doors in a church five blocks from the current location at 3600 Morrison Road (one block south of Alameda). Since that eventful week, the school has helped more than 1,200 students improve their academic skills.
Founder Lynda Nuttal appealed for help with letters to the editor of both the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. Both dailies printed her letter, and she received $1,9000, three months’ rent for the new building.
When NAMES first opened, it had two small classrooms: one had no windows and the other had no heat. Yet, those students had the vision and the heat from their determined passion to pass the GED. Throughout the years, many students have received their GEDs. All who tried improved their education. There have been 249 graduates from NAMES and each has been special because nobody gave up on his or her dream.
Although students pay a small facility fee to participate ($35 initiation, plus $15 per month), NAMES is funded by grants and other donations.
NAMES planted its garden on May 17, and its next graduation is scheduled for June 25.