SCC Celebrates Largest Number of HSE Graduates
Surry Community College honored a record-breaking number of graduates during the 25th annual High School Equivalency Graduation (HSE), formerly known as General Educational Development or GED, Sunday, Aug. 24, in the SCC Gymnasium, Dobson.
“The 2014 HSE graduating class was the largest in the college’s history with 249 graduates completing the HSE in 2013-2014. Forty were honor graduates,” said Terri Cockerham, Director of Occupational Extension & College and Career Readiness at SCC.
Vickie Williams Helms of Roaring River, N.C., received the Max Blackburn Scholarship and Jeff Wayne Armstrong, Jr. of Mount Airy, N.C., received the Dr. Claude V. and Judy Ayers Scholarship. Helms and Armstrong will receive full tuition scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year at Surry Community College.
Dennis Lowe, retired director of the Small Business Center, delivered the commencement address. A reception for graduates, families and friends was 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. To learn more about the HSE program, contact one of the following learning centers where the program is offered: 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.
Photo caption: Graduate Samantha Puckett of Boonville, N.C., accepts her High School Equivalency Diploma from Dr. George Sappenfield, Vice President of Corporate and Continuing Education at Surry Community College.
Photo caption: Graduate Ana Martinez (center) of Mount Airy, N.C., turns the tassel during the High School Equivalency Graduation at Surry Community College.