Delgado Celebrates 200 Graduates of High School Equivalency Diploma Program
July 09, 2019
Delgado Community College announces the recent graduation ceremonies to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of 200 graduates of the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) pathway in Adult Education at Delgado.
The commencement ceremonies were held at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in collaboration with the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans, the New Orleans Public Library and the Mayor’s Office. In total, there were nearly 400 graduates citywide between the six literacy providers that participated in the event on Saturday, June 29.
Delgado Interim Chancellor William Wainwright and Director of Adult Education Erin Landry greeted the graduates on stage and awarded each student a copy of their diploma.
In her remarks to graduates, Landry said, “We are so proud of our students that have successfully completed the program and are now continuing into various college and career pathways. A big thanks to family and friends for supporting these graduates, to our Adult Education staff of over 100 teachers and coaches, and most importantly to the students for modeling what persistence and a growth mindset can look like in the 21st century.”
Notable speakers at the event included Delgado HSE graduates Jamika Wynder, Jerome Montgomery, Kyra Camardelle and Thersa Perkins; Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Regina Bartholomew-Woods; and Julius Feltus, Senior Advisor to Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
2018-19 Adult Education Graduates Highlights
- Total Delgado Graduates: 200
- Age range: 16-55
- Female: 65%
- Male: 35%
- Black: 42%
- White: 38%
- Hispanic: 12%
- Asian: 5%
- Other: 3%
About the Adult Education Program at Delgado
Adult Education at Delgado welcomes all students seeking to build new skills to work towards achieving academic and professional goals. After intake, students can work with an individual success coach to build a custom pathway of classes and resources designed to help each student persist and complete the program.
The Adult Education Program at Delgado Community College is a free program available to any adult in the Greater New Orleans area looking to build academic and professional skills. Courses are available in four pathways:
- College and Career Readiness (CCR) for any student pursuing a high school equivalency diploma and/or college and career pathway programs.
- English Language Learners (ELL) for non-native English speakers studying to build reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
- Accelerated Career Education (ACE) that enables students to enroll in career and technical education courses alongside adult basic education coursework. Students earn industry-based credentials while studying to earn a high school equivalency diploma
- Community Education courses are also available in computer basics, financial literacy, business fundamentals, college readiness and more.
Classes are available at nine sites throughout Greater New Orleans in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and online, ensuring students can access programming at a time and place that is convenient for them.
For more information and to register online, visit http://www.dcc.edu/academics/adult-education/default.aspx