Western Nevada College’s Adult Literacy and Language program celebrated the success of its High School Equivalency recipients on Friday, June 17.
Family and friends looked on as 75 men and women received HSE certificates during the ceremony at the Carson Nugget Community Hall on WNC’s campus in Carson City.
“All recipients attending the celebration were enrolled in the Adult Literacy & Language program and received preparation either through a Boot Camp, ongoing classes and/or tutoring,” said Angela Holt, WNC’s AL&L program Coordinator and HSE Testing Chief Examiner.
Holt said 133 people passed at least one of the HSE exams after preparing for testing through WNC’s program.
“Of those, 59 RSVP’d to attend the celebration, and that’s a record-breaker for us,” Holt said.
Welcoming remarks were provided by Brad Deeds, state HSE administrator, and John Kinkella, WNC’s Dean of Student Services, presented a scholarship award. HSE alum Steve Wright spoke to the students as well.
The evening included induction of new members into the National Adult Education Honor Society. Those 15 honorees were Raquel Camacho, Silvia Flores, Leonel Gonzalez, Alejandra Gutierrez, Ok Kim, Sabrina Lathrop, Linn Lawrence, Elvira Madera, Maria Meda, Martha Membreno, Francisco Javier Murillo, Kareyling Rugama-Herrera, Premlata Singh, Daniel Vasquez and Steve Wright.
WNC’s Adult Literacy and Language program honored six English Language Learners who passed a Certified Nursing Assistant class during the spring semester. They are Socorro Ampudia, Guadalupe Marroquin, Blanca Ramirez, Samanta Ramirez, Carolina Sanchez and Claudia Aguilar Torres. One graduate has already been hired at Carson Tahoe Hospital and the others are in the process of taking their certification exams to become licensed CNAs, who assist Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses with patient care.
“This must be a prime example of what is possible the way the education system is set up at WNC” said Jody Coxon, an AL&L instructional specialist. “It is vital that students learn the language to continue with their education and be successful in their chosen area of work.”
Coxon said the students’ commitment to WNC’s Adult Literacy & Language program will continue.
“As a result of taking the CNA class, completing clinical experience and studying for State of Nevada licensure, some of the students have verbally committed to continuing their English classes with the Adult Literacy and Language program,” Coxon said. “The students now realize that being proficient in two languages will provide them with additional opportunities for advancement within the field of health care. A few of the CNA students also have the goal of continuing their education and becoming licensed practical or registered nurses, which will require additional education at WNC.”
Besides English Language Learning classes and HSE preparation, WNC’s AL&L program provides workforce readiness classes to adults who are striving to improve their skills and education to better their quality of life.
“All classes incorporate the skills necessary to transition to college and the workplace,” Holt said. “The AL&L program provides adult learners with pathways to college and careers.”
For information about WNC’s AL&L program, phone 775-445-4451.
WNC Spring Dean’s List
Western Nevada College has named 315 students to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List. Those chosen have completed at least 12 academic units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.
Carson City: Amber Seifert, Garrett Altus, Jesse Barker, Omar Bautista-Hernandez, Ruben Bedoy-Zarate, Jeanetta Bernard, Joshua Bice, Anthony Braceful, Margaret Bulthuis, Briauna Carter, Sean Cavanaugh, Claudia Cervantes, Andrea Clustka, Regina Collins, Sarah Conner, Christa Cooper, Stephanie Cortez-Ramirez, Cassidy Council, Aimee Dougherty, Emily Eiswert, Heather Evans, Athena Favero, Jesus Fernandez Garcia, Sydney Fowler, Michael Frenchu, Bryce Fuller, Taylor Garcia, Tanya Garland, Ian Grey, Stephanie Guillen Cisneros, David Guntner, Rachel Guthrie, Justin Hammond, Katie Harvey, Cliff Hoggatt, Kyle James, Alex James, Mackenzie Johnson, Trevor Johnson, Linda Jones, Andrew Kapczynski, Sarah Kelly, Grant Kennedy, Johnny Key, Taylor Krupp, Kathryn Lauer, Savannah Law, Rocio Ledezma, Gary Little, Michael Long, Kaitlin Lucky, Kami Luther, Chance MacDonald, Justin Macias, Josemiguel Maldonado, Janet Marrone, Corwin McIntosh, Maegan McKean, Mariah Mena, Colleen Mills, Donya Mobaligh, Cierra Mullen, Rodney Noble, Maurilio Olivares, Ruben Olivares-Escobedo, Alison Orris, Jason Osborne, Brett Paulson, Danielle Perinn, Michelle Perry, Alexis Pineda Arciniega, Suzanne Pipho, Kristopher Ray, Nallely Reyes-Banuelos, Austin Rice, Henry Rojas, Crystal Sandoval, Shayla Schmidt, Andrea Senda, Cody Shepard-Smedley, Diane Smith, Rachel Smith, Craig Smith, Hugo Soriano, Catherine Starks, Reanna Stroup, Dowain Swain, Alan Taylor, Ettore Toro, Maria Tovar-Leon, Richard Tucker, Jeremiah Ussher, Kyle Vaughn, Caroline Vess, Kori Walkama, Taryl Walker, Tiffani Warner, Jeremiah Warzyk, Susanne Whimple, Shanna Thompson
Coleville: Amanda Cronkleton
Dayton: Kassandra Acosta, Kalee Alexander, Kristin Anderson, Adrian Barrera, Matthew Brown, Samantha Cassinelli, Kyra Coty, Natalie Delbecq, Travis Doll, Jennifer Estrada, Brady Heusser, Jessica Landa, Stephanie Landis, Grace Leval, Jared Logan, Ashley Lyford-McGowan, Kristina Mason, Gabrianna McIlwee, David Mohr, Danielle Myers, Mirella Ochoa Carrillo, Jeremiah Paul, Gemma Ramirez, R. Alejandro Reyes, Joel Rochlin, Marcos Saylor, Emil Stoica, Gail Thompson, Jacob Turner, Madelyn Westbrook, Patrick Wiggins, Stacia Woomer, Oakley Workman
Fallon: Angela Arvayo, Janice Bonds, David Burger, Michelle Celik, Taylor Davids, Kailey Davis, Isabel De La Cruz Martinez, Mckenzie Feest, Devyn Frederick, Gary Hammond, Cassie Harrison, Heidi Heinz, Caleb Hendrix, Jessica Hisey, Sierra Hyde, Sarah Inglis, Maysie Jones, Davis Koenig, Rosemary Kufalk, Shaylin Lehman, Delbert Lofing, Kenneth Myers, Melanie Nuckolls, Michael O’Toole, Christopher Pargett, Carissa Parsons, Raymond Plasse, Malory Pruitt, Lana Quint, Michael Richards, Whitney Skabelund, Lawrence Smith, Ethan Smith, Andrew Souza, Alyssa Stockard, Denise Vanoudenhaegen, Natalia Vasilyeva, Britney Wallace, Alyssa Ware, Heather Weatherford, Toni Wisdom, Denise Youles, Marjorie von Nordeck
Fernley: Amao Arriaga, Christine Austin, Drew Bassett, Kaval Bedi, Blaine Briggs, Karena Corbin, Graciela De Leon, Emily Downing, Kelsey Fagundes, Jason Hanski, Bailey Henderson, Jordan Kitchens, Amanda Lett, Tesla Lyon, Ruby Martinez, Hunter Meisner, Madison Parmenter, Eric Perez, Cristian Profilio, David Russell, Frank Soranno, Sarai Thompson, Joseph Weigel, Samuel Wright, Jonathan Ludwig
Gardnerville: Taylor Bailey, William Banner, Jenny Barton, Danielle Bates, Nicole Bennett, Audrey Clark, Cira Craighead, Sandra Cruz, Mackenzie Deboer, Melissa Downes, Alexandra Hamblin, Louis Hernandez, Kiran Hothi, Ian Isherwood, Brooklyn Ives, Melissa Jaquish, Pablo Lamas Cruz, James Lethbridge, John Lister, Christopher Mueller, Matthew Nimtz, Chelsea Osborn, Danielle Osborn, Phillip Roundy, Alexander Smith, Carissa Swan, Jacob Vanbeuge, Leslie Wright
Genoa: Maya Degenhart
Henderson: Austin Barry, Savannah Romero
Incline Village: Carissa Collins
Las Vegas: Grace Galvao Machado, Bradley Lewis, Joshua Mill, David Modler, Iulia Nita, Harmony Ruth, Ricky Smith,
Minden: Katherine Antti, Coraleigh Bales, Kaitlyn Barrett, Christina Beaty, Craig Black, Lorraine Bock, Michaela Brewer, Mandy Coscarart, Leah Davey, Madison Fellows, Jacob Fowler, Terri Heglar, Janosch Lancaster, Alisa Merino, Ryan Triplett, Whitney Weaver
Mound House: Cindy Guerrero-Herrera, Samantha Hinton
North Las Vegas: Erika Santos, Sabrina Cruz
Reno: Ross Chavez, David Galvan, Amber Kern, Nathaniel Kruse, Reese Kvaal, Keiran McCluskie, Alex Moya, Matthew Sheldon, Natalie Young, Matthew Young
Silver City: Saralynn Lindsay
Silver Springs: Mae Calmese, Ningsih Codick, Chelsea Gardner, Hanna Hutt, Madison King, Shelby Lee, Devan Oberman, Marika Olsson, Leanne Perez, Sahara Robbins, Mikayla Swoverland
Sparks: Nicole Kull
Stagecoach: Samuel Faulkner, Halee Gahr, Gerry Moss, Daniel Rhodes
Stateline: William Whalin, Fawna McGowan
Topaz: Austin Byers
VC Highlands: Brandon Miller, Samuel Strahan
Virginia City: Samuel Hunter
Washoe Valley: Madeliene Alauria, April Barber, Brettanie Drapeau, Donovan Harrison, Gennifer White
Wellington: Tanner Debusk, John Powell
West Valley City: Melanie Mecham
Yerington: David Skroch
Beaverton, Ore.: Casey Cornwell
Central Point, Ore.: Tyler Fox
Corinne, Utah: McKell Marble
Fort Collins, Colo.: Chad Bell
Graham, Wash.: Kyle Thompson
Markleeville, Calif.: Daniel Foley
Newberg, Ore.: Chase Kaplan
Newcastle, Utah: Dakota Robinson
Park City, Utah: Blake Morin
Riverton, Utah: Riley Ingram
Santa Clara, Utah: Brogan Secrist
Sarasota Springs, Utah: Kacie Freudenberger