At a celebration on June 25, Gary Neese, president of First National Bank, explained the bank's commitment.
"The Knoy Resource Center helps create a more educated workforce," he said. "First National Bank believes in investing in programs that increase opportunities for success in our community."
The generosity of sponsors like First National Bank allows The Knoy Resource Center to provide individualized, convenient, free, and high-quality GED classes for the public.
Current instructional staff members are: Lead instructor, Maggee Boyce; instructor Sara Campfield of Spencer-Owen Community School Corp.; and volunteer tutors Michael Williams, Sara Parks, Nicki Manion, and Patricia Sellers, DePauw University.
Elaine Peck, executive director of the Putnam County Community Foundation, said sponsors are being sought for 2010 classes.
Due to the high demand for classes, advance registration is required and may be completed by contacting the Center at 795-2495 Ext. 5563.
"We have had a waiting list for classes this year," said Toni Tomlinson, coordinator of the Knoy Resource Center. "Our GED instructors, volunteers, and supporters are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and to helping each person achieve success."
Other GED class sites in the region include:
* Area 30 Career Center, 1 N. Calbert Way, Greencastle, 653-3515
* Clay Community Schools, LEAAP Center, 501 E. Jackson St. Brazill, (812) 446-2536
* Johanna M. Wilson Community Education Center, 3636 E. US Hwy. 36, Hillsdale, 245-2870