East Central Community College will hold its Summer 2013 GED Graduation Thursday, July 18, 2013, on the Decatur campus.

The semi-annual ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in Huff Auditorium.

Approximately 60 students are expected to receive their high school equivalency diplomas from ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart, according to Ryan Clarke, Director of Adult Basic Education and GED Testing.

Three students - Brittany Perkins of Carthage and David Gerard Hebert and Stephen Hampton, both of Louisville - are scheduled to provide testimonials during the special program.

The Rev. Mark Vincent, pastor, Clarke-Venable Baptist Church in Decatur, serves as guest speaker. ECCC faculty member Natalie Emmons will provide special music.

Other program participants include ECCC Vice President for Instruction Dr. Teresa Houston, presentation of candidates for diplomas; and Adult Basic Education/GED instructor Edward McGowan, invocation/benediction.

ECCC offers free ABE/GED-Preparation classes throughout the College's support district, which includes Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties.

For more information, contact Ryan Clarke, 601-635-6387 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 387.

His email address is rclarke@eccc.edu.