May 3, 2022


CONTACT: Donna Oracion, 575-624-7403



The Adult Education Department at ENMU-Roswell will hold its Thirtieth Annual GED®/HiSET® Adult Education Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on campus. Approximately 54 candidates for graduation will be participating. A reception will follow the ceremony in the Campus Union Building. The featured speaker will be Honorable Magistrate Judge, Keith Clayton (KC) Rogers. The student address will be given by Joshua Bay.

Keith Clayton (K.C.) Rogers was born in Texas but has made New Mexico his home for 42 years. He joined the New Mexico State Police at 19 years old making him one of the youngest in State Police history. He was stationed in Lordsburg where he met his wife Mary of over 40 years. They have two grown daughters and 7 grandchildren. He retired from the State Police in 2001 after 21 years, 16 of which he was as an undercover narcotics officer and three years of supervising criminal investigations for the State Police. After he retired he started his own company where he developed alternative sentencing programs for the courts and jails. In 2013, he gave up that business and became a Magistrate Judge for Chaves County, where he has been serving for 8 years.

For adults who did not complete high school, the tests of General Educational Development (GED® tests) or High School Equivalent Exams (HiSET®) provide an opportunity to earn a high school credential. The GED®/HiSET® programs, sponsored by the American Council on Education, enables individuals to demonstrate that they have acquired a level of learning comparable to that of high school graduates.

Recognized nationwide by employers and institutions of higher learning, the GED®/HiSET® programs have increased employment, education and earning opportunities for more than ten million adults since 1942. Each participating state, province, and territory administers the GED®/HiSET® tests and issues a credential based on its own minimum score requirement. The GED®/HiSET® testing programs thus enable almost 500,000 adults every year to obtain high school equivalency certificates – about 15 percent of all high school diplomas issued in the United States.