​Receive GED Diplomas at ECCC

Students who received their high school equivalency diplomas at the annual GED Graduation Ceremony held recently at East Central Community College in Decatur include (first row, from left) Alexius Hardin of Forest, Erika Harrell of Morton, Alicia Bell and Darla Bozeman, both of Philadelphia; Saradine Celissaaint of Gulfport, Hunter Comans of Carthage, Leslie Ellingburg of Lake, Matthew Garces and Francis Pittman, both of Forest; and Alicia Morehead of Lake; (second row, from left) Kristen Harris of Forest, Terria Maze of Madden, Abbygail Dukes of Newton, Christina Bailey of Decatur, Allison Hamilton of Union, Emily Lynn Sanders of Forest, Taylor Pfeifer of Philadelphia, Sierra Ingle of Forest, Catherine Joiner of Meridian and Nicole Parnell of Decatur; (third row, from left) Michael Carpenter of Forest, Kory Banks of Philadelphia, Randy Comans of Walnut Grove, Johnny Harrison of Sebastopol, Samantha Roeder of Philadelphia, Cody Smith of Union, Bryan Rodgers of Philadelphia, Unique Brown and Quality Brown, both of Carthage; Megan Sanders of Forest and Allyson Peters of Carthage; and (back row, from left) Quadell Hunter of Philadelphia, Bethany Rowell of Carthage, Jaquayla Spight of Philadelphia, Joshua Dixon of Newton, John Crowley of Philadelphia, Nicholas Grover of Decatur, Shyanne Harris of Union and Emily Robison, Lewis Thompson and Alexis Webb, all of Philadelphia. ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart presented diplomas during the special program held in Huff Auditorium. Dr. Rachel DeVaughan, program specialist for adult education for the Mississippi Community College Board, served as guest speaker. ECCC offers free ABE/GED/ESL classes for those 17 and older throughout the college’s support district, which includes Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties. For more information, contact Ryan Clarke, director of adult basic education and GED testing, 601-635-6387 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 387. His email address is rclarke@eccc.edu