19 Jul 2014

Students obtain GED credentials

Several Sunflower Countians recently graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College’s GED program of study.

Obtaining their General Education Development (GED) diploma are (pictured l. to r.) Jenise Harris of Indianola, Miss., Constansuelo Johnson of Indianola, Miss., Nidendria Dotson of Indianola, Miss., Tonya Harper of Merigold, Miss., David Stevenson of Indianola, Miss., Cuqthae Washington of Ruleville, Miss., Courtney Russell of Moorhead, Miss., Betty Reed of Indianola, Miss., and Mosesle Young of Sunflower, Miss.

GED testing can now only be taken on a computer at an official testing site. Mississippi Delta Community College is a testing site and is offering free classes to prepare students with the skills to pass this new computer-based High School Equivalence Test.

The Adult Basic Education instruction offers adults the opportunity to prepare for high school equivalency, college entrance, career-technical education, employment and/or promotion on the job. The classes are free of charge with no cost for books and other materials. Individuals advance at their own rate of speed using materials designed for the adult. Traditional textbook instruction is combined with individualized computer-based instruction and tutoring.

The Adult Basic Education/GED program enrolled 780 students during the 2013-2014 school term and eighty-one (81) students received their GED credentials. “Whether a student obtains his/her GED (High School Equivalence), enters employment, or enters post-secondary education we all rejoice in the gain(s). It is very rewarding to see the students celebrate their success,” says Teresa Smith, director of adult education at MDCC.

Preparation for General Educational Development (GED) test includes the subject areas of Writing Skills/English, Mathematics, Literature and the Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

This tuition-free program is available to adults who are 18 years or older and are not enrolled in school.

For more information concerning ABE/GED classes contact Teresa Smith at 662-246-6524 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MEDIA CONTACT:
D. Reed Abraham
Associate Vice-President
Public Relations / College Advancement
Mississippi Delta Community College
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office: (662) 246-6273

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