Student Spotlight: LaToya Saunders

October 6, 2018

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Tutor Susann Felton and LaToya Saunders


“Excellent student, highly motivated, and a self-starter” are words AACLC tutor Susann Felton enthusiastically uses to describe her student LaToya Saunders.

LaToya was hired for a state government position and had just completed her probationary time when a review of her file indicated she did not have the minimum educational level. When she applied for the position she had asked if her certificate from a business school met the qualifications and the Human Resources department had said yes.

Unfortunately, that was not the case. She was given unpaid leave and told to produce a GED or High School diploma. LaToya contacted AACLC in September 2017 and was matched with tutor Susann Felton. Susann then connected LaToya with the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) while also continuing to tutor her.

LaToya had to take one break in her work and also held three jobs to pay the rent and get ahead, but she persevered. We are proud to share that LaToya successfully completed the NEDP program in September of this year and has earned her high school diploma! LaToya’s graduation ceremony will be at AACC in the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts on October 17, 2018.

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