Haywood Community College


Contacts: Debra M. Davis, Diana S. Conard

185 Freedlander Drive

Clyde, NC 28721

828-627-4521 Fax: 828-627-1218

Date: 1-16-07

For immediate release.

HCC to Hold GED, Gateway Recovery Program, and Adult High School Graduation Ceremony

Haywood Community College will hold a joint GED, Gateway Recovery Program, and Adult High School Graduation Ceremony on Friday, February 2 at 7 p.m. in the HCC Student Services Auditorium. A February 9 snow and inclement weather date is scheduled. Fifty-six students will receive a GED, 11 students will finish the Gateway Recovery Program and approximately 16 will receive Adult High School diplomas.

Guest speaker will be Donna Forga, a Waynesville attorney and 1991 graduate of the Business Administration program at HCC. She continued her education at UNCA where she received a Bachelor’s degree in 1995. She then finished law school at Chapel Hill in 2000.

HCC’s Adult High School Program graduated its first class in 2002 with eight graduates. AHS meets at the Hazelwood Job Annex Site. Since 1970, the HCC GED program has graduated over 4400 students. The Gateway Recovery Program is designed to help high school students recover or earn credits after they’ve left high school for a variety of reasons, such as absences. After recovering these credits, these students are often able to receive a public school diploma.

For additional information about obtaining a GED or HCC’s AHS or Gateway Recovery Program, please call 627-4643.