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41 earn high school diplomas

Jul 23, 2021

Rockingham Community College held a graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 22, honoring graduates of its High School Equivalency and Adult High School programs.

Dr. Kinlaw and student Sarah Moran
RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw stands for photos with Sarah Moran after she accepts her High School Equivalency diploma from him.

Finishing the programs this year were 41 students.

In an effort to offer social distancing due to Covid-19, graduates entered the main area of the Robert C. Keys Gymnasium on campus, with their family members joining them to watch as RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw presented each diploma.

Graduates who now hold a High School Equivalency diploma are:

High School Equivalency graduate Addam Bray smiles
High School Equivalency Addam Bray smiles just before walking to receive his diploma.

EDEN – Jacob Barham, Addam Bray, Damien Broadus, Megan Leskovitz, Frances Lillard, Jonathan Nava, Kaylee O’Dell, Tiffany Osborne, Tori Parrish, Aliyah Perez, Natalie Richardson, Denise Roman, Megan Sypert, Virginia Watlington, Virginia Welborn

GREENSBORO – Obiageli Ikegwuonu

MADISON – Hunter Dunlap, Julie Morton

REIDSVILLE – Itzel Andrade, Ariana Conversa Molina, Denise Gant, Brittany Hundley, Hannah Lineberry, Sarah Moran, Kendrick Myers, Taylor Packer, Ashley Rickman, Hannah Smith, Melinda Smith, Michael Teal, Stephen Thacker, Timothy Valdez, Michael Woodson, Harley Caldwell

RUFFIN – Briana Faint

STONEVILLE – Ashley Chavez, Briana Johnson

FLOYD, VA. – Tina Hamlin

Adult High School graduates are:

MADISON – Evelyn Blevins, Alexis Jackson, Timothy Newton

A graduate receives directions of where to walk.
RCC Vice President for Student Development Dr. Bob Lowdermilk gives directions to Hannah Lineberry, who is about to receive her High School Equivalency diploma.

The Programs

The Adult High School Diploma program is tuition-free, and helps qualifying adults complete a high school diploma through individualized instruction. Students must pass required high school-level courses, and are awarded credit for previously completed high school courses.

The High School Equivalency Diploma program provides an opportunity for students who did not finish high school to earn their diploma. New this year, students can take the program by mail.

Obtaining a high school diploma can help open new doors for employment or advancement, or allow students to continue their education at RCC. The three nationally recognized assessments used to obtain the diploma in North Carolina are GED, HiSET, and TASC. Students can take the GED or HiSET tests on RCC’s campus.

For information on these programs, contact College and Career Readiness Director Trina Jones at 336-342-4261 ext. 2305 or  jonest6822@rockinghamcc.edu. Information can also be found at  www.rockinghamcc.edu/continuing-education/adult-high-school-ged/.

Dr. Mark Kinlaw with a graduate and her family
RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw, at left, and Tiffany Osborne, center front, celebrate with Osborne’s family after she earned her High School Equivalency diploma.

For the full slate of pictures, visit our Facebook page album here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=rockinghamcommunitycollege&set=a.10158395274323339


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