High School Equivalency (GED) Graduation Aug. 24

Surry Community College will hold its 25th annual High School Equivalency Graduation, formerly known as General Education Diploma or GED, on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. in the SCC Gymnasium, Dobson.

Dennis Lowe, retired director of the Small Business Center, will be the commencement speaker. A total of 249 students completed the HSE in 2013-2014 at Surry Community College. A reception for graduates, families and friends will be held in the Knights’ Grill following the graduation ceremony.

The HSE program allows students to earn a High School Equivalency diploma from the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System. The fall orientation dates are as follows:  Monday, Aug. 25 and Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 25 and Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 28, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The orientations will each be held concurrently at The Elkin Center, Jones Family Resource Center, The Pilot Center, The Yadkin Center and Surry Community College’s campus in Dobson, Room J-222.

Orientation is mandatory for new Adult Basic Education/HSE students and students returning after six months. Students need to attend the same time slot each day and evening session. Contact one of the following learning centers to pre-register for orientation: Dobson campus (336) 386-3455; Yadkin Center (336) 679-4600, ext. 3594; Jones Family Resource Center (336) 786-1071; Elkin Center (336) 386-3604; and Pilot Center (336) 386-3618.

For more information, contact Jennifer Pardue (336) 386-3674 or parduejs@surry.edu.