FREEPORT — Highland Community College’s 43nd annual General Education Development (GED®) Recognition Ceremony and Open House to honor the 2015-2016 GED® completers was held on Wednesday, June 22 in the Community Service Center on the HCC campus. There were 22 completers of the program.
Students who completed the requirements for the GED® certificate as part of Highland’s Adult Education program were invited, along with their friends and families, to participate in the celebration of the students’ accomplishment.
HCC Director of Adult Education Mark Jansen gave the welcome and bestowed the certificates to the completers. Highland President Tim Hood also addressed the completers and guests.
Zacharias Lemoine of Ridott, one of the completers, said, “I am proud of my accomplishment, and it has renewed my yearning for higher education and to do better in life.”
Highland’s Adult Education department would like to thank the following Regional Offices of Education: Carroll, Jo Daviess, and Stephenson Counties; Lee and Ogle Counties; and Boone and Winnebago counties; Freeport Housing Authority; Northwest Illinois Community Action Agency; HCC Literacy volunteers; Anthony Vazquez, and Cub Foods.
For additional information about Highland Community College’s GED® program, call the Adult Education Department at 815.599.3460.