GED Graduation

ABE Participants Gain Access to Post-Secondary Opportunities with Upcoming Graduation

Nearly 30 Adult Education students are turning over a new leaf, as they will be graduating from the Adult Education program on Saturday, July 28 at the Pinnacle located on the campus of Coahoma Community College at 10 a.m. Their graduation rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, July 27 at 5 p.m.

ABE Participants Gain Access to Post-Secondary Opportunities with Upcoming Graduation

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4157 - Melody Dixon

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Fri Jul 20, 2018

Nearly 30 Adult Education students are turning over a new leaf, as they will be graduating from the Adult Education program on Saturday, July 28 at the Pinnacle located on the campus of Coahoma Community College at 10 a.m. Their graduation rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, July 27 at 5 p.m.

AE students, age 17 and up, choose a different route toward a high school education. They enter the Adult Education program to get geared up for the High School Equivalency Exam (HSE), which qualifies them for a vocational technical education, college education, regular employment or a job promotion. Those who are just interested in adding to their skill set for workforce readiness are also welcome to take AE classes.

Students are allowed to take as long as they need to complete the required studies. They may decide to give themselves a certain time period for completion. Once a student completes their HSE, they are eligible for a one-semester scholarship that pays their tuition for pursuance in an academic or career technical field at CCC. 

The graduates plan to begin a new chapter that will open doors leading to financial prosperity.  Adult Education Director Tamara Washington-Travis says participants have to pass their HSE exam in order to participate in the annual graduation ceremony. She projects that the graduates will continue accomplishing big goals.

“Students work with our transition specialist, Mr. Lance Johnson who helps them smoothly transition to the next goal in life which may include attending Coahoma Community College in our academic or career technical programs or any short term programs in allied health,” Washington said, noting that some are already enrolled.

“I expect them to go on to do great things past getting their HSE. A lot of our students just need another chance and that’s what we offer here in the Adult Education program.  Once they get that needed push and encouragement they take off and there’s nothing that can stop them.”

For more information on the Adult Education Program, contact Tamara Washington-Travis at (662) 621-4307 or by email at twashington@coahomacc.edu.