Erie 2 BOCES Adult Education High School Equivalency Students Honored at Ceremony

Jamestown, NY, October 26, 2014 --( Seventeen Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES (E2CCB) Adult Education students received their High School Equivalency diplomas at a ceremony held at the Gateway Learning Center in Jamestown, NY. Graduates from across the counties of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus were recognized by E2CCB adult education faculty and staff, and were also addressed by guest speaker Steven Keefe, current mayor of Fredonia, NY and former principal of Brocton High School. The HSE recipients at the ceremony represented a larger group of 160 graduates, many who were not able to participate in the evening's festivities.

“Everyone in this program is extremely proud of you for your efforts to meet this milestone in your life,” said Gretchen Varney, director of adult education at Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES. “Our relationship does not stop with this diploma. Erie 2 BOCES is always here to help with your next steps, whether that is entering the workforce, advancing in your current job or preparing you for further education in a trade or college.”

Students present at the ceremony were surrounded by their families and friends and were congratulated by applause as each received a certification of course completion and a voucher for additional computer training at the Gateway Learning Center.

E2CCB offers numerous adult education programs such as HSE exam preparation, career and technical education, CDL training and more through day, evening, and online classes. Eligibility for these programs is open to everyone, including non-residents, and all interested are encouraged to apply.

If you live in the Dunkirk area and are interested in attending classes to earn your HSE diploma, call 716-366-3631 to schedule a TABE test to begin the enrollment process. (Distance Learning programs are also available for those that qualify.) For information on adult education programs available in Jamestown, contact the Gateway Center at 716-484-9811.

For general information on the adult education services offered by E2CCB, please visit:

About Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES
The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus (E2CC) BOCES is one of 37 BOCES in New York State. The E2CC BOCES represents all the school districts in Chautauqua County, southern Erie County, and part of Cattaraugus County, a geographical area of 1,791 square miles. Services are offered in the following areas: Adult & Community Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, Career & Technical Education, Staff & Curriculum Development, Instructional Support Services, Technology Services, Management Services, and others. During the 2013-2014 school year, K-12 enrollment in E2CCB Career & Technical Education, Special Education, and Alternative Education programs was 2,014. For more information, visit
Erie 2 Chatauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES
Joshua Gregory