HCC GED graduates complete credentials in spring semester
The General Educational Development (GED) Program, part of
Halifax Community College’s (HCC) Literacy Education
Program, has graduated a number of students this academic
year. For the summer/fall 2009 sessions, the GED Program had
a total of 54 graduates. For the spring 2010 session, the
program boasts a total of 34 graduates.
Dennis Barton, Samuel (Percy) Clowney, Brandon Coffey,
Patrick Hastings, Divante Lee, Sade’ Logan, Joshua Medlin
and Ian Stricklett are among the most recent GED graduates.
Graduate Sade’ Logan of Roanoke Rapids found the program
extremely beneficial. Originally from New Jersey, Logan knew
she needed employment and could not find it without earning
a high school diploma.
“I also wanted my baby to know that his mom had a high
school diploma,” explained Logan. “I learned a lot more in
math and reading through the program. The teachers are nice
and they work with you really well.” Having just marched in
HCC commencement exercises on Saturday, Logan plans to
continue her education at HCC, earning a cosmetology license
and then pursuing the associate degree nursing curriculum to
become a registered nurse.
The college has an open-door policy of continuing education
for everyone who has the need and desire to learn. Any
adult, 18 years or older, may enroll in classes that are
open-entry, open-exit. Adult Basic Education/GED classes are
free. When students meet GED testing requirements, they pay
a one-time testing fee of $7.50. Students retesting in
writing are required to pay $2.50.
HCC is a licensed GED test center open to those interested
in registering for the exam. The GED exam offers high school
equivalency credentials to individuals who did not obtain a
high school diploma. Five subject areas including language
arts/reading, social studies, science, language arts/writing
and mathematics are tested. Preparation can be completed at
the HCC Learning Lab on the main campus or at the Adult
Basic Education/GED off-campus sites. Students who
successfully complete the exam are awarded a high school
diploma equivalency from the N.C. State Board of Community
A new GED Series will begin January 1, 2012. This means that
current examinees must finish the 2002 series by Dec. 31,
2011. Scores for the 2002 series will no longer be valid
after the Dec. 31 date. For
more details on the GED Program or the new GED Series, call
Tamba Thompson at (252) 536-7235, Therman Taylor at (252)
536-6362, Tiffany Hale at (252) 536-6342, Brenda Cousins at
(252) 536-7240 or George Holley at (252) 536-6395.
The General Educational Development (GED) Program at HCC has
graduated several students this spring semester. Pictured
above from left front row, Brandon Coffey, Joshua Medlin,
Patrick Hastings, Dennis Barton; second row, Ian Stricklett,
Divante Lee, Sade’ Logan, Samuel (Percy) Clowney; third row,
Dean of Continuing Education Vera Palmer, Literacy Skills
Specialist Brenda Cousins and
Literacy Skills Specialist George Holley.