Montana ABLE Program

and Student Highlights

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Throughout the year, Montana ABLE students and programs are frequently highlighted at the local and state level.  MTLINCS is a great place to share your student and program success stories!

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Date Program Topic Link to Highlight

1/1/16 Billings
HiSET Success Stories

11/13/15 Miles City
Career Pathways
Miles City Star
MCC Program Helps Hone Career Paths

9/5/15 Billings
Women in Business 2015
Billings GazetteWomen in Business 2015
Former Adult Education student, Laura Sorenson, recognized as one of twenty exceptional women in the Billings community.

8/30/15 Great Falls
Citizenship Ceremony
Daniela Pinneo, Mohamed Kone, and Ingrid Stewart at their Citizenship Ceremony in Great Falls
6/15/15 Lewistown
Lewistown News-Argus
Nexus Celebrates 100 Graduates from GED Program, Honors Retiring Teacher

Billings Gazette:

10/6/14 Billings
HiSET HiSET Success Story:
6/13/14 Bitterroot HiSET/GED Ravalli Republic
A Dream Realized:  Corvallis Woman Earns GED through Literacy Bitterroot

6/13/14 Helena
HiSET Success Story 
6/13/14 Bozeman
Graduation Bozeman Chronicle
Bozeman Celebrates Adults Earning Equivalent of Diplomas

Billings Gazette:
Adult Education Grad Wants to Show There's More to a Person Than Just a Name ...

Billings Graduates ...

1/20/14 Great Falls Mary Moe Swan Song and Graduation

This commentary by Mary Sheehy Moe,  aired on Montana Public Radio.

She refers to the Great Falls program GED graduation. 


1/6/14 Great Falls One Class at a Time

Adult Education Instructor Awarded a $250 Check

11/22/13 Bitterroot Graduation Ravalli Republic:

Completing the Program:  Literacy Bitterroot Helps Local Man Earn GED

6/12/13 Bozeman Graduation Bozeman Chronicle:

Bozeman’s GED graduation ceremony – for many, a dream come true

5/15/13 Billings Graduation Billings Gazette: 

Woman Overcomes Addiction to Earn GED


Adult Education Students Celebrate Graduation



4/19/13 Great Falls Great Falls ABLE Program

ABLE partner in building student success ~ Adult Basic Literacy Education


12/6/12   GED

Adult education instructors worry new GED will be too expensive



6/8/12   Graduation Bozeman Daily Chronicle:

Graduation Day

5/16/12   Graduation Billings Gazette: 

Curtis Completes Degree to Inspire Others

3/29/12   Bozeman Program Bozeman Daily Chronicle: 

Miracle Worker


5/18/11   Graduation Billings Gazette: 

KTVQ:  Kyrgyzstan native, U.S. military wife receives GED

4/14/11   Funding Ravalli Republic:

3/4/11   Funding Billings Gazette:
  • Budget committee takes up Montana's public education

  • GOP unveils K-12 school funding plan


3/3/11 Dickinson Lifelong Learning

Proposed budget could end adult ed program used by laid-off Smurfit workers


2/11 Great Falls ABLE

Adult Ed Program Flourishing


Great Falls Tribune

Gazette opinion: Put priority on funding quality public schools

Billings Gazette


Adult Education Students:  Walk in Our Shoes
2/17/11 Billings Adult Education Adult Education Funding KTVQ Report:  Adult education faces possible funding cut
12/16/10 Literacy Bitterroot A New Beginning Ravalli Republic:  A new beginning: SAFE and Literacy Bitterroot help abuse victim move on

"I can't wait to get (where I'm going) and start my life," she said. "This year, my Christmas presents didn't come with ribbons and bows, it came from Literacy Bitterroot and SAFE."

6/10/10 Bozeman Adult Learning Center Graduation Bozeman Daily Chronicle:  Bozeman GED graduation celebrates students who seized a second chance

5/19/10 Billings Adult Education Graduation Billings Gazette:  GEDs Become Key to Finding Success

KULR8:  Graduation Dream

3/10 Billings and Bozeman Content Standards Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Billings Gazette:

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1/10 Billings New Beginnings Billings Gazette:  New Beginnings: Years in war yield to pursuit of dream

Billings Gazette:  New Beginnings: Working Toward a Fresh Future

11/09 Literacy Bitterroot GED Graduates Persevere Ravalli Republic:

Sarah Hauf knows there is no easy way to hold down a job, care for a baby and finish a high school-equivalency program.

5/09 Billings plus statewide Post-secondary Training Billings Gazette:  Gazette Opinion: Class of 2009 will need higher ed to succeed

The auditorium at Lincoln Education Center was nearly full with parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses and children ...

5/09 Billings Adult Education Graduation Billings Gazette:  Determined mom works toward degree

KTVQ:  Billings Students Graduate

KULR:  Adult Education Students Graduate


3/09 Literacy Bitterroot GED Graduation Day Ravalli Republic:


2/09 Billings Adult Education Center at COT 'Adult Ed West' showcased at COT Billings Gazette:
12/08 Billings Adult Education Center New mom among COT's first class of RN grads

Laura's Calling

Billings Gazette:


KULR 8 video:

6/08 Hardin Adult Education Program expands availability of GED Billings Gazette:
5/08 Billings Adult Education Center At any age, they're graduates Billings Gazette: