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Highland Community College honors GED® completers with Recognition Ceremony

Highland Community College’s 46th annual General Education Development (GED®) Recognition Ceremony, to honor the 2018 completers was on Wednesday, November 14 at the Community Service Center at 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

The fifteen students who completed the requirements for the GED® certificate as part of Highland’s Adult Education program were invited, along with their friends and families, to participate in the celebration of the accomplishment.

HCC’s Director of Adult Education Mark Jansen gave the welcome and bestowed the certificates to the completers.

“Each completer has accomplished something extraordinary,” said Jansen. “Showing persistence, courage, and dedication. I applaud them.”

Those completers who attended the ceremony were: Shiann B.M. Cowan, Freeport; Ericka Jeanette Johnson, Freeport; Shivan Jonathon Kumar, Rock City; Andreis Markel Mangruem,  Freeport; Sandra Sinai Navarrete Osegueda, Freeport; Mason Riley Toelke, Dakota, and My Shaiveon Wilson, Freeport.

Staff and instructors of the Adult Education program were also on hand to help facilitate the event. Also in attendance to welcome the completers were Tim Hood, President of Highland, and Chris Kuberski, Executive Vice President of Highland Community College, and Pennie Groezinger, Highland Trustee.

For additional information about Highland Community College’s GED® program, call Adult Education at 815-599-3460 or visit