Big Bend CC Ceremonies Held for GED, High School Diploma Students

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By Cheryl Schweizer, Columbia Basin Herald

GED and high school diploma recipientsMOSES LAKE — Students who earned a GED or high school diploma through the transitional studies program at Big Bend Community College were recognized in graduation ceremonies recently.

The ceremony recognized 37 students who received a secondary degree during BBCC’s summer and fall quarters, said BBCC communications coordinator Tiffany Fondren. The program has graduated more than 700 students during the last four years, she said.

Graduation ceremonies are held in June and December, and it’s “typically one of the most positive and emotional events held on campus.” Big Bend officials loan graduation caps and gowns to the participants.

Faviola Barbosa, dean of transitional studies, complimented the graduates for their hard work. “This isn’t your last step. This is a milestone and there is so much more that this opportunity is going to open doors for you to do. Consider college. It’s possible, and want to encourage you and see you go to the next level and continue to grow.”

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