The following are a few excerpts from an article on graduation for Grace College’s prison extension program. To read the entire article, click here.
MICHIGAN CITY — Indiana State Prison held two graduation ceremonies recently to award GED certificates and college degrees to offenders.
Ball State University awarded 29 Associate of General Studies degrees and 33 Bachelor’s of General Studies degrees. Thirty-three of the students were named to the Dean’s List.
Grace College awarded 13 associate degrees in biblical studies and/or science organization and eight bachelor’s degrees in organizational management. Three students were named to the Special Academic Recognition/Dean’s List and six graduate with academic honors.
Roger Krynock, the on-site coordinator for Grace College at ISP, read a statement from the director of prison education for Grace College, Dr. John Teevan, commending the graduates for their accomplishments.
Jeremy P. Linn, who graduated cum laude from Grace College, said, “It is well documented that as prisoners advance their education, the chances for a return trip to prison drop dramatically. The numbers are staggering and they speak volumes in regard to the importance of education in prison.”