Tammy Morowski wears her achievement next to her sleeve. A tattoo on her right forearm displays "2010," the year she earned her GED, or high school equivalency degree.
"It's that important to me," she said. "If it wasn't, I wouldn't put it on my body."
Morowski, along with other students who completed Western Nevada College's adult education programs, shared their stories with Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant U.S. secretary for vocational and adult education, who visited the campus Tuesday.
"I'm here to listen and learn," she told a group of students and staff, including college president Carol Lucey. "It's a really great …