Fifty students graduate KC adult learning, literacy course


KC Press Release

Kilgore College’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program awarded 50 certificates to graduates at its annual commencement ceremony June 8 in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.

An Honorary Certificate of Completion was also awarded posthumously to Brandon Benton.

Valedictorian Charles Edward Offield, of Jefferson, gave the farewell address.

Brittany Ann Fopay, of Longview, was named the class salutatorian and gave the welcome address.

The ceremony featured graduation speaker Maria Roy, ESL Instructor for the AEL program.

Roy has been an instructor at KC for 41 years. She previously taught Spanish classes for KC and currently teaches ESL classes for the AEL program.

For more information on the AEL program at KC, visit

Certificate recipients

by hometown:

 Diana: Savannah Soap

 Gilmer: Morgan Nichole Peden

Gladewater: Kaila Bailey, Teresa Eubanks*, Marvetta Lanecia Jones*, Lauren Cathleen Landeche and Brittany Monroe.

Henderson: Gloria Arcos Aguilar*, Jesse Lee Cary and Irene Garcia*.

Jefferson: Charles Offield*

Joinerville: Kristen Donahoo

Kilgore: Brinkley Ellen Bright, Ashley Dalgarn*, Darian Gatson*, Eden Swanzy, Misty Marie White and Brittany Nicole Woods

Longview: Feliciano Arias*, Brandon Benton**, Ashton Harris Browder, Cameron Anthony Burcham, Yolanda Castaneda, Elizabeth Diana Castillo, Latassia Chenel Coward, Amie Catherine Dean, Jackson Brady Denton, Brittany Ann Fopay, Josselyn Gallegos, Daymond Gordon, Alsene Hagler, Madisyn Hines, Danielle La’Joyce Holland, Jessica Hunter, LaToya Ann Jackson, Esmeralda Jimenez*, Fallone Kemp, Angela Manning, James Ogden, Elizabeth Oviedo, Ladymund Perry, Nicholas Sanchez, Mitchell Simmons, Josie Vargas and Samantha Wreyford.

Marshall: Taylor Michelle Clayton and Olivia Grace Friz.

Overton: Ana Gabriela Gomez*, Tiffany Houston* and Destiny Santana. 

White Oak: Taylor Nicole Overton

* Membership in Nat'l Adult Education Honor Society

** Honorary Certificate of Completion


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