Keynote speaker will be Sheila Avers-Watson, former secretary of the Colvin Adult Learning Center. Avers-Watson began at SCCC as the secretary to the dean of educational services and continuing education and was the GED examiner. She continued her work with the opening of the Colvin Center. While working at SCCC, Sheila was able to realize her dream of returning to school and received an Associate in Applied Science Degree in 1995 and an Associate in Arts Degree in 1998.
In 1998, Avers-Watson moved to Greeley, Colo., to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She has worked for United Way of Weld County as the director of Community Impact and Children’s Programs for the last nine years. She is a regular at the Colorado State Capital presenting and providing testimony on children’s issues and is the co-author of H.B. 07-1062, which will expand the work that is being done for young children and their parents in Colorado.
Her two lifelong passions are Adult Basic Education and promoting positive parenting skills for quality early childhood experiences that help children succeed in school and life. Sheila and her husband Gene Watson have 6 grown children between them, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Colvin Adult Learning Center will host a reception immediately following the graduation.