NCC Celebrates High School Equivalency Graduates

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Nash Community College celebrated the accomplishment of 80 High School Equivalency graduates at a commencement ceremony held Thursday, May 16 in Brown Auditorium.

Ivana Stevens, Director of NCC College and Career Readiness, delivered the address. “Tonight I want to speak to you about reinvention,” she said. “Rarely is the path of life a straight one from start to finish. Rarely do things go entirely according to plan. We can wonder if we have made bad decisions, if we have done something wrong, or if who we are is not good enough. I am here tonight to tell you,” Stevens continued, “the you that you once were, or the you that you are now, does not have to be the you that you will be in the future. The power to reinvent ourselves is one of the greatest gifts humans have.”
NCC High School Equivalency graduate Adilene Muñoz addressed fellow graduates. “I wish I could say that I have all of the answers,” she said. “But unfortunately, life doesn’t usually come to us in a nice, neat package. What I do know, is that now is the time for me to be amazing! This is just the beginning of the next chapter in my story. My hope and dream is to pursue a college degree so that I can go into a field where I’m using my experience and gifts to help others. My journey has been a little bit bumpy so far, and I know that I can now use that to serve others.”
“To my fellow classmates, we have done it,” Muñoz said. “We have become graduates. Now is your time to shine. Each of you have a story to share with the world. So with your journey in your heart, and your diploma in your hand, go out into the world and be amazing.”
The High School Equivalency program is offered on campus and online at no charge. Students study Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies at their own pace and test every 60 hours to determine progress. Following successful completion, students earn a High School Equivalency credential.
The 2019 Nash Community College High School Equivalency Graduates are:
Tiffany Shanell Arrington
Justin Lee Arthur +
Ranekwa Nicole Bandy +
Derek Michael Blankenship +
Bryant Lamont Bowens
Chelsea Lynn Brantley
Kevin Antwone Burnette
Megan Danielle Carroll +
Kyle Douglas Chidester +
Ryan Wesley Coggin +
Kaylee Ellen Connell
Mason Arthur Connell +
Richard Joseph Constantineau +
Stepfon Nazir Cotton +
Linsey Macle Cullipher +
Chase Christopher Davis
Zaire Tionne Edmond +
Lucas Frazier Farris
Ashley Ann Ford
Adrian Gayton
Jose Israel Gonzalez +
Tabitha Marie Grimmett
Ruth Elizabeth Guerra-Turcios +
DiOvan Nicole Gupton +
Denard Burns Guy
Kienan Gaige Haggis +
Monica Natasha Hopkins
Amber Grace Johnson +
Kaylie Nichole Johnson +
Brian Phillip Jones +
Joshua Tyler Joyner +
David Krejci
Sherida Terrell Lee
Alyana Lenee Leonard
Marcira Tioni Lucas
Linda Natasha Lynch
Danielle Shawn Marquez +
Priscilla Noemy Martinez
Shaunacey LeAnn McAllister
Samantha Lynn Monter +
Carl Dennis Moss +
Adilene Janet Muñoz +
Maria Patricia Orozco-Murillo
Ivonne Ortega-Meza
Guadalupe Ortega-Modesto
Justin Ryan Petrovic +
Logan Ray Potter
Seth Daniel Radosevich
Quantay Keith Rankin +
Destani Lashai Ricks
Joshua Austin Robinson +
Amber Marie Roblero +
Jordan Alexander Rogister
Steven Lee Shockley +
Charles Augustus Shore +
Sania Saqib Siddique
Cody Leon Smith +
Darren Ray Steed
Arthur Ray Stevens +
Jacob Anthony Taylor +
Jamika Synquitta Taylor * +
Kyasia Monae Taylor
Andrew Jonathan Tumsuden +
Sabrina Mariesela Walker +
Thomas Jamal Watson
Ethan Wheeless +
James Allen Whitley +
Antonio Elijah Williams
Shakira Simone Williams
Ravon Quantell Worrell +
William Shane Worrell +
Honors +
Career Readiness Certificate *