North campus hosts GED graduation

Ron Hopkins

Ron Hopkins, North campus coordinator of assessment services, and the GED chief examiner for the San Jacinto College District, did an outstanding job as host of the recent ceremony for students who earned their General Education Development (GED) certificates through San Jacinto College.

All three San Jacinto College campuses administer the five required GED tests, and the graduation ceremony was conducted at the North campus.

A multi-media presentation featured celebrities who earned GED credentials, including John Travolta, Prince (the musician), and Ringo Starr.

After the presentation Hopkins noted that successful rapper Dwayne Michael Carter (aka Lil Wayne) earned a GED certificate at San Jacinto College North.

Allatia Harris

Keynote speaker Dr. Allatia Harris, president of the North campus, congratulated the graduates for their achievements. “You took steps to complete something that really matters, and now new opportunities are available to you,” she commented. “Earning your GED will open doors that have previously been closed. Congratulations on being a winner and a completer, but this is only a beginning. Tomorrow you can wake up and determine what you are going to do.”

Kudos to Hopkins and others who handle GED responsibilities for San Jacinto College, including Carita Hayes and Ana Flores.