WNC’s ACCEL Program honors HSE recipients, Honor Society inductees


More than 100 students were recognized by Western Nevada College's ACCEL adult education program during the 2022 High School Equivalency Celebration and National Adult Education Honors Society Induction ceremony.

WNC honored 32 High School Equivalency recipients from 2021-22, 32 HSE recipients from 2019-20 and 65 National Adult Honor Society inductees from 2020-22 during the celebration in Carson Nugget Hall on the Carson City campus.

“I am so proud of these high school equivalency recipients and honor society inductees,” said Angela Andrade-Holt, Director and HSE Chief Examiner of the ACCEL College and Career Readiness program at WNC. “I am fortunate to work with these students, and this program, every single day. I get to witness the amazing things that happen in the classroom and beyond. Whether it be increasing fluency in English, obtaining the HSE or transitioning into college and the workforce, our students’ perseverance in reaching their individual goals is inspiring. All of this is possible thanks to my incredible team of staff and instructors who believe in the power of adult education to transform lives.”

The 32 High School Equivalency recipients for 2021-22 are Claudia Angel Solano, Victor Baltazar, Dean Bradbury, Cheyenne Burton, Jesenia Camarena Amaya, Kristylynn Campbell, Goldie Consalvi, Violet Furnee, Cayden Gaines, Omar Godinez, Emily Goldberg, Carrie Gonzales, Josalyne Hernandez, Joakima Hillyard, Candace Hoffman, Dulce Jimenez Cervantes, Jessica Lusk, Lexie McComb, Morganna McCormick, Melissa Medina-Lopez, Careli Montes de la Torre, Bryndis Mortensen, Thora Mortensen, Lexys Oswald, Ryan Ramsay, Alondra Rodriguez Lara, Veda Roser, Sharlotte Shanes, Kolter Stickler, Vicky Vickye, Lucas Vincent and Breah Weddell.

The 65 High School Equivalency recipients from 2019-20 are Silvia Acosta, Camron Bass, Reyna Beltran, Antonio Brown, Sierra Burton, Moises Canas, Saul Canas, Isaiah Case, Edgar Chavez, Christine Connelly, Heather Cordell, Ashley Davis, Andrea Ditchey, Wendy Doebbeling, Merry Ebsen, Heather Esche, Virginia Espinosa, Evelyn Espinoza, Alexsis Esquivel-Ruiz, Natalie Esquivias-Gutierrez, German Fernandez, Hector Fuentes, Miguel Garcia, Amity Garfield, Eimilee-Anne Garner, Jonathan Gonzalez, Diego Gutierrez, Juno Irie Hall, Devin Hamilton, Tyler Hernandez, Jordan Hoover, Dawn Kincheloe, Joseph Larson, Rene Lopez, Gage Manning, Ashley Marsola, Saira Martinez, Victoria McKellar, Cyrus Mendoza, Diana Mendoza-Gonzalez, Marcella Miller, Ryan Pier, Michael Powers, Steven Rivera, Carlos Robles, Angielina Rodriguez, Adrian Rodriguez-Ruiz, Alexander Russell, Oscar Sanchez, Alejandra Sandoval, Richard Saylor-Landa, Joel Sepulveda, Grace Serrano, Nikolai Stiefel, Jake Stumbaugh, Jaime Tijerina, Maria Torres, Jose Vela-Juarez, Aligha Weeks, Elizabeth Whitaker, Tapanga White, Tara Wilson, David Wren, Heather Wright and Patrick Young.

The 32 National Adult Honor Society members from 2020-22 are Azucena Acosta, Cristy Arevalo, Medardo Jose-Basilio, Novelyn Candol, Hortencia Castaneda, Maria Imelda Duran, German Fernandez, Omar Godinez, Gustavo Gonzalez, Maria Dora Guerrero, Natascha Heller, Raquel Heredia, Maricela Lopez, Veronica Lopez, Luis Mendez, Susana Montejano-Gaona, Alyona Nekrasova, Veronica Nolasco, Silvia Orozco, Hilary Pineda, Roberto Giovanni Platero, Maricela Munoz Robles, Fernando Rodriguez, Gabino Rodriguez, Juan Romero, Jennifer Varela, Jose Angel Ramirez Vega, Juan Ramon Vega, Vicky Vickye, Li Yang, Claudia Zambrano and Guillermina Zaragoza.

Andrade-Holt provided welcoming and closing remarks, WNC Interim President J. Kyle Dalpe gave a celebration address, Senior Attorney Lance White of the Nevada Attorney General’s Office delivered the keynote address and Nancy Olsen of the Nevada Department of Education provided student recognition.

"I appreciate the families and friends of our students who champion their success and whose support makes their dreams possible,” Andrade-Holt said. “Thanks to all who contributed in some way. Now, each of these HSE recipients and honors society inductees is better prepared to pursue higher education or to move into the local workforce with the skills that are necessary for skilled jobs with greater earning potential. Congratulations! We are so proud of you!"

ACCEL is a college and career readiness program that fosters a supportive learning environment for adults seeking to enrich their lives and their communities.

For information about the college’s ACCEL program, call 775-445-4452 or email accel@wnc.edu.

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