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Adult Learning Center Grads

Adult Learning Center graduates, wearing their caps and gowns, photographed with administrators.


The Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center held their annual Graduation and Awards Ceremony on June 13. The event recognized program participants who received New York State High School Equivalency Diplomas, met NYS benchmarks for English language proficiency, and attained citizenship in the United States.

Present at the ceremony were Board of Education members (Vice President Donald Ashkenase, and Trustees Donna Peirez, Rebecca Sassouni, and Jeffrey Shi), and school and district administrators.

Those who received High School Equivalency Diplomas were: Mikhaela Anjos, Betty Brandin, Yaofen (Freda) Cao, Xingwei Cui, Cosima Dessin, Suceli Giron, Wendy Gonzalez, Stephanie Guillen Matute, Salisha Hakim, Sufei Han, Junmin Jia, Rusudan Kukava, Xu Li, Yanli Li, Oscar Omar Mira Gamez, Mehdi Nassimian, Katharina Oberhauser, Reihane Olia, Gerardina Pasquariello, Gloria Steeves, and Shizuka Yamaoka.

ENL (English as a New Language) graduates included: Elsy Barron, Lin Cao, Karen Carcamo Hernandez, Xinying Chen, Raudleys Coraspe, Aifang Feng, Jing Gong, Xiaoxi He, Hyun Kim, Chunquan Mao, Hector Mendez, Eun Sun Park, Phoorikun Ruangphung, Soo Kyung Seo, Damin Sun, Xiaoyu Sun, Dan Yu, Jane Zhao, Ying Mei Zheng, and Qingjun Zhou.

New US Citizens are: Cleide Bispo Ferraz, Karla Bustillo de Flores, Shazma Iqbal, Luis Melendez, Reihane Olia, and Nasim Tazeh.

The Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center (ALC) provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults to improve basic skills, earn a high school equivalency diploma, prepare for college, or learn English as a Second Language. Classes are offered during daytime and evening hours to meet the needs of adult learners. The program administrator is Dr. Errin Hatwood. For more information about the ALC, please visit the District website at