Local bank supports Knoy Resource Center

Thursday, July 9, 2009
First National Bank recently donated to Cloverdale High School's Knoy Resource Center to help fund GED classes. Pictured front from left are Toni Tomlinson, Knoy Resource Center coordinator and Todd Lewis of FNB; and back from left Gary Neese, FNB president, Carrie Milner, Cloverdale Community School Corp. superintendent and Michael Nees of Knoy.

The Putnam County Community Foundation recently announced that with generous support from First National Bank, GED classes at the Knoy Resource Center in Cloverdale High School will continue throughout the fall of 2009.

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

All testing sites are handicapped accessible, and a complete list of test sites in Indiana can be found at: www.doe.state.in.gov/adulted/docs/gedtestingsites.pdf or by calling (317) 232-0522.

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