MHCC GED Graduation 2015

Dear Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) General Educational Development (GED) & Adult High School Diploma (AHSD) Graduate,

I am honored and delighted to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you on earning your GED credential or your AHSD diploma. You worked hard to reach this milestone, and you are to be applauded for your perseverance. Many of life’s most satisfying successes are the result of hard work, commitment and diligence. Your dedication to completing your GED/AHSD Diploma is commendable.

To celebrate this accomplishment, MHCC invites you to participate in the GED/AHSD Graduation ceremony on Friday, June 12, 2015. The ceremony will be held at the MHCC Gresham Campus in the Earl L. Klapstein Track and Field Stadium on NE 17th Drive, which is located off of 257th Drive / Kane Road. On the day of the ceremony, all graduates should report to the gymnasium by 6:15 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

We encourage you to invite your friends and family to celebrate with you on this momentous occasion.  There will be general seating in the grandstands. Special limited seating areas will be provided for mobility-impaired guests. No more than one individual may sit with the guest in these special seating areas. Please contact Ivonne Fleishman at (503) 491-6054 for questions. The seating areas are:

  • on the track for which guests must park in an adjacent disability parking lot
  • in the top rows of the general stadium seating area

You can take great pride in meeting the challenges required to become a GED/AHSD graduate. The experience and knowledge you have gained will serve as a foundation for continued learning throughout your life. To quote Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

We at MHCC look forward to your participation in this year’s graduation ceremony and ask that you use the enclosed reply card to let us know if you can or cannot attend. Please refer to the enclosed information sheet for cap and gown information and answers to commonly asked ceremony questions. If you have additional questions, feel free to stop by room AC2660 or call the Adult Basic Skills Office at

I look forward to seeing you at graduation. Thank you!


Dr. Debra Derr

Dr. Debra Derr

PLEASE NOTE: All MHCC locations are completely tobacco free. For more information, please visit: Parking is free for the GED/AHSD graduation ceremony. This is a rain or shine celebration!

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