Kilgore College’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program awarded 45 certificates to graduates at its annual commencement ceremony last week.
The ceremony was at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.
Valedictorian Sam Bielling, of Longview, gave the farewell address.
Salutatorian Mia Rose, of Longview, gave the welcome address.
KC’s AEL program offers a full range of free services to help adults improve their lives including English as a Second Language (ESL), basic literacy skills, exam preparation, High School Equivalency (HSE), Integrated Education and Training, and Intensive College Readiness preparation.
Day and evening classes are offered at 25 locations in Gregg, Upshur and Rusk counties. For more information on the AEL program at KC, visit www.kilgore.edu/ael.
Certificate recipients by hometown were:
Big Sandy: Valenta Hagen and Kayla Cheyenne Ross
Carthage: Shelby Burge
Denton: Eunice Matlock
Diana: Ana Olivan
- Gladewater: Dillon Burnett, Rosa Perez, Stephen Sholarsand Ellaina Smith
Hallsville: Ally Miguez
- Henderson: Karla Bibiana Perez Antonio
Jefferson: Chelsea Stewart and Hazel Swaim
Karnack: Camren Robert Summerville
- Kilgore: Patrick Allen, Victoria Batiste, Justin Carmack, Shelby Maxwell, Danielle Taylor, Brandi Chantelle Smith and Shyvion Walters
Lone Star: Brandon Hoffpauir
- Longview: Jade Arnesen, Re’Beka Barrios, Sam Bielling, Ronald Carson, Maria Davila, Maribel Dominguez, Stephanie Fowler, Marilyn Gonzalez, Arianna Gravening, Justin Howard, Jessica Juarez, Heather Loper, Jahaziel Lopez, Ivonn Celeste Biviano Martinez, Eunice Matlock, Krystal McDevitt, Dayneisha Nelson, Joseph Ray, Jackson Rodgers, Mia Rose, Courtney Irene Renee Strader and Skylar Whatley
Marshall: Pedro Gaona
denotes membership in National Adult Education Honor Society.