During a ceremony on the Helena campus, the 2017 GED graduates of the Adult and Developmental Education program at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) were praised for reaching this important milestone.

During a ceremony on the Helena campus, the 2017 GED graduates of the Adult and Developmental Education program at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) were praised for reaching this important milestone.

Noting that this is a joyous occasion not just for the graduates but for their families, as well, PCCUA Vice Chancellor for Instruction Dr. Deborah King said, “This marks a very important milestone, and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate it with you.”

Commending the graduates on a job well done, King also recognized Adult Education Director Carol Birth and the Adult Education faculty and staff, noting that PCCUA has the highest retention in the state for programs under 500 students.

Serving as student speaker for the ceremony was Jalisha Hughes, who congratulated her classmates on this accomplishment.

Participating in awarding diplomas and congratulating the graduates were Birth and instructors Eva Henderson and Ruth Marshall.

Among those from the Helena-West Helena campus receiving an Arkansas High School Diploma through the Arkansas Department of Education were: Ladaysha Barksdale, Katie Bennett, Kassadi Caldwell, Jalisha Hughes, Marquarius Jackson, Brandon James, Angela Norton, Dillion Pritchard, Robriesha Scott, Christian Snyder, and Tatyana Williams.