Featured photo: Blue Ridge Community College Adult High School and High School Equivalency programs graduates are honored at a ceremony on December 14. Pictured left to right – (front row) Joan Barham, Jennifer Pereira Marin, Lesly Matute, Dessie MiCayla Faith McCarson, Laura Diaz, Timothy Vlaming, Veronica Sanabria, Dr. Laura Leatherwood, Alexander Hume, (back row) Grace Sollé, Erin Dula, Zoe McGraw, Ramie D. Butler, Oscar Alonso Trejo Ramirez, Max Woolf, Olivia Louis, Robin Paulison. (File photo by Rich Keen, Marketing & Communications Dept.)
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Blue Ridge Community College hosted a graduation ceremony for graduates of the Adult High School and High School Equivalency programs on December 14 in the Thomas Auditorium.
The Adult High School (AHS) program prepares students for higher education and the workforce by helping them complete their high school diploma. The program is offered on a web-based platform with instructor guidance and support. The High School Equivalency (HSE) program prepares students to earn a North Carolina Community College High School Equivalency Diploma by passing the ETS HiSET or Pearson VUE GED tests. Subjects covered include reading, writing, math, social studies, and science.
Timothy Vlaming, a Multiple Pathways graduate, gave the Keynote Address before Dean Robin Paulison performed the presentation of graduates. Diplomas were then conferred by Blue Ridge President Dr. Laura B. Leatherwood. Vice President for Adult Instruction Kathy C. Allen provided closing remarks and released the graduates for a reception with families and friends.
The full list of graduates included:
Adult High School Graduates
High School Equivalency Graduates
Ramie D. Butler
Dessie MiCayla Faith McCarson
Jennifer Pereira Marin
Oscar Alonso Trejo Ramirez
Learn more about Blue Ridge’s AHS and HSE programs here.