The Adult Education Department of Black River Technical College has a new classroom addition, thanks to the generous donation of Dr. Josh Toney’s Sandhill Dental Office. “The ‘reading corner’ (pictured) is a cozy place for our students to read—not typical of most classrooms,” said Tammie Lemmons, Adult Education Director. “We’re so appreciative of Dr. Toney’s support of our program.”
The reading corner is located in the classroom of instructor Cindy Robinett, older sister of Dr. Toney. “My siblings and I grew up knowing how necessary the ability to read is in order to be successful,” Robinett said. “I’m very proud and grateful for Josh’s desire to help others.”
The BRTC Adult Education Program offers free classes to adults who need to earn their GED, study basic skills before taking the COMPASS Test or enroll in college classes, become employable by learning computer skills, resume writing, and much more. The program is located on the campus of BRTC in Pocahontas and has satellite classrooms in Walnut Ridge, Strawberry, Corning, Piggott and Rector. For more information, call (870) 248-4130, or visit the BRTC Adult Education Program Facebook page or the BRTC website at www.blackrivertech.org.