Strife in Life: GED 2017 graduation focuses on successes of adult learners at Harris County Department of Education

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May 9, 2017 by HCDE Communications

GED Graduation 2017 is slated for May 20 at 11 a.m. in the Harris County Department of Education Conference Center, 6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston, Texas. The ceremony focuses on the successes of adult learners as they return to school to get their GEDs. The theme “Strife in Life” captures the personal stories from students who share their successes and struggles.


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The number of participating students grows as HCDE adult learners who have gained their GEDs throughout the school year reply to take part in the popular commencement. Last year over 100 students participated.

HCDE Communications and Creative Services will be streaming Facebook Live throughout the ceremony. The commencement speaker will be Michele Paul, executive director of Capital Idea Houston. Paul is a life coach who is a popular motivational speaker.

Graduates will arrive early for photos, media interviews and networking, but the commencement is set from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

About HCDE Adult Education: With a 30-year track record, HCDE Adult Education provides classes to adult learners with a goal to “learn to earn,” including adult basic literacy and math skills, GED, English as a second language and vocational training. Classes are held in 35 community locations throughout Harris and Liberty counties as HCDE serves over 8,000 adult learners. Communities include Baytown, Alief, Channelview, Cy-Fair, Deer Park, Galena Park, Goose Creek, Katy, Klein, Pasadena, Sheldon, Spring Branch and Liberty. Corporations also benefit from HCDE services provided to English language learning employees aimed at improving productivity and safety in the workplace. For more information, access or 713-692-6216.

About Harris County Department of Education: HCDE helps school districts in the state’s largest county meet the needs of uniquely challenged learners, directly serving students at their schools or one of four HCDE-operated campuses across the county. Learn about these services and more at


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