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PCC to award 300 adult ed GEDs Wednesday

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Pima Community College

PCC to award 300 adult ed GEDs Wednesday

Nearly 300 adult education students will cross the stage of the Tucson Convention Center Musical Hall to receive their General Education Development diplomas Wednesday night.

Since last June, 1,502 students have received GED degrees through the PCC program, 331 more graduates than the previous year.

“We are so proud of these graduates and their perseverance in obtaining their GED,” Dr. Darla Zirbes, vice president of instruction at PCC's Community Campus, said in a press release. “Each student has worked extremely hard to achieve their GED, which will certainly open new doors to career and educational possibilities.”

As there will be a new GED test instituted next year, any students who have started the process must pass all five parts of the test by the end of the year, or be required to restart the testing series. GED tests taken after Jan. 1, 2014 cannot be combined with tests taken earlier, college spokesman C.J. Karamargin said in the release.

The 7 p.m. ceremony at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave., is free and open to the public.

PCC's GED graduating class

  • 1,502 graduates
  • 676 female graduates
  • 826 male graduates
  • Oldest graduate: 72 years old
  • Youngest graduate: 16 years old

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