Hard work pays off for more than 400 students at Albany Technical College.
They picked up diplomas or certificates tonight during Albany Tech's fall graduation at the Civic Center.
This was one of the school's larger associate degree classes with 200 graduates.
Jeanetta Miles dropped out of high school and overcame challenges to earn an associate's degree in Architectural drafting and design.
"This was one of my goals to come back to school get my degree and become someone," said Jeanetta Myles, Albany Tech.
Myles has a paid internship at SRJ Architects.
Albany State University Interim President Arthur Dunning was tonight's keynote speaker.