Adult Education Graduation

MOORHEAD - Fifteen students walked across the stage Thursday morning as participants in Mississippi Delta Community College’s Adult Education graduation ceremony.

This was the next step in the lives of these students after earning their High School Equivalency Diploma by completing the GED or HiSET test.

While 15 chose to participate in summer graduation and 19 others participated in the winter graduation, the program has produced more than 40 success stories in the 2017-18 school year thanks to the tireless work and dedication of both students and teachers alike.

“It just felt good to know that I had done the best I could do,” said graduate Kenisha Roper.

“It was exciting,” added Angela Wilson. 

“Exciting knowing that I had finally gotten something that I have wanted for so long.”

Roper and Wilson were both recently accepted into the Health Care Assistant program at MDCC as part of the MI-BEST program.

Three MI-BEST students participated in the graduation ceremony and were presented with a $200 incentive check for passing the GED. 

More than half of Thursday’s graduates would like to thank the MDCC Development Foundation, who financially assisted the students via GED vouchers. The Foundation assisted 25 students to date to pass more than 38 separate parts of the four-part GED test.

While many of the Adult Education graduates are on their way to taking the next step, many more will be working toward taking their first step toward the stage when the Adult Education class has new student registration at all of its sites on August 14-16.

 

Wilson named Student of the Month

  • Wednesday, 27 June 2018 20:12
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MOORHEAD - Angela Wilson attends Mississippi Delta Community College’s Greenwood campus and was selected as the Adult Education Department’s Student of the Month for June. Angela is also enrolled in the MDCC Mi-Best program, which prepares students to succeed in school and compete in the workforce by working on technical and basic skills education. Wilson registered in March and earned her high school equivalency diploma on June 28. 

Her fast progress in the program is a true testament to her dedication to completing her high school education. Wilson’s instructors say she is one of the hardest working students they have encountered in the program.

Her daily routine starts at 3:00 a.m. when her alarm clock sounds. Why so early you ask? It’s because she works the morning shift at McDonalds. 

After her shift, she attends class and works hard to prepare for her tests. However, Wilson’s hard work doesn’t end when class does. She leaves campus headed home to care for her son for whom she is the sole provider.

Wilson never complains about her workload, but instead uses it as motivation to better herself and her family. Now that she has passed her GED test and received her HSE, she plans to enroll in the Health Care Assistant program at MDCC with the Mi-Best program. Wilson then plans to continue her education and seek a career in nursing.

She started the path to completely change her life just a few months ago and others can have the same opportunity. On July 9, MDCC’s Adult Education program has a new registration at all of its campuses. For more information, call 662-246-6524.

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Pictured: Johna Peyton receives her award accompanied by co-workers. Pictured are (from left) Teresa Smith, Gary Hays, Elizabeth Melton, JoAnn Tisdale, Johna Peyton, Jamie Hargett, Suzanne Thompson and Chris Lee.
 

During the Adult Education Summer Conference, MDCC’s Johna Peyton was named the Adult Education Support Staff of the Year from the Mississippi Association of Adult and Community Educators.

“I am so honored and humbled to have been chosen for this award,” says Peyton.

“It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to work with the Adult Education staff at MDCC. Their hard work, compassion and dedication is contagious. It is truly a privilege to work in a position that allows me to be a small part of what they do.”