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September 29th, 2016 | Posted in Community Happenings

Davis Correctional Facility graduation ceremony largest ever

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. — On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the Davis Correctional Facility graduation (DCF) celebrated the largest graduating class in the prison’s history Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

In total, 38 inmates received their General Education Development (GED) certificates, six received associate’s degrees, 10 received certifications from PBI Career Tech and 12 received keyboarding certificates in conjunction with Workforce Oklahoma.

Guest Speakers Congratulate and Encourage Graduates

Speakers included Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh, DCF Warden Tim Wilkinson, principal at DCF and history professor at Tulsa Community College Michael Easley and keynote speaker Steve Gage, former University of Tulsa quarterback, former safety for the Washington Redskins NFL Team and current business owner and Baptist pastor.

Easley said each day with the inmates was special because they wanted to be there and they wanted to better themselves. “With the continued work of the staff and everyone else who is supporting us, I guarantee by this time next year we will hand out no fewer than 100 GED certificates,” he said. “We are going to keep pushing these men to be the very best they can be to promise them and their families a bright future.”

“If you can imagine being in these men’s shoes, it isn’t easy to get a GED, a college degree or obtain any kind of technical skill while serving time in prison,” Easley said. “They came in determined and gave it everything they had each and every day. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

Congratulations to all these inmates, the DCF staff and wide range of supporting partners including the Workforce system for this milestone accomplishment.

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