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Lexington Three's Lifelong Learning Center receives state award

Batesburg-Leesville, SC 11/23/2020 - Lexington County School District Three’s Lifelong Learning Center received the “Stepping Up To The Plate” Award from the South Carolina Department of Education’s Office of Adult Education on Friday, November 20th.

The award, which was presented during a virtual Fall Training Institute, recognizes the Lifelong Learning Center’s Certified Nursing Assistant team members for the efforts they made this past Spring to ensure that three classes of CNA students were able to complete the final stages of their coursework (including classes, clinicals and assessments) after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Randall Price, Director of the Lifelong Learning Center, submitted the nomination back in October. Specifically, he commended Mrs. Patricia Tiffner (R.N. and Certified Nursing Assistant Program Instructor), Mrs. Heather Jackson (Assistant Instructor) and Ms. Geena Beerman (LLC Site Coordinator) for the extraordinary work they put in (including during evening hours, on weekends and on several holidays) to ensure that 30 of their 36 students were able to complete the CNA program and graduate as a Certified Nursing Assistant, allowing them to go forward and seek employment, with many finding jobs on the front lines of healthcare fighting against the COVID-19 disease.

“I have witnessed many admirable actions during my five years in Adult Education and in my 30 years in public education. The efforts displayed to complete the spring CNA classes at the Lifelong Learning Center stand among the most incredible and rewarding experiences that I have encountered,” said Mr. Price.

For more information about Lexington County School District Three’s Lifelong Learning Center, please visit and look under the Facilities tab at the top of the homepage.


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