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Pictured are the The 21 adult education graduates honored by Victoria College on July 8.

Victoria College recognized 21 adult education graduates for earning their GEDs during a ceremony on July 8 at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

A total of 64 adult education students received their GEDs during the 2016-17 school year.

“For some of you, this journey has been long-fought,” Victoria College Adult Education Advisor Nadine Henschen told the graduates. “You have balanced full-time work and family, and added school to your very busy schedule. Some told you it was impossible. But you did it.”

Victoria College Interim Vice President of Instruction Cindy Buchholz welcomed the audience. Graduates Sarah Migl and Amy Zarate shared their “Student Stories.” Migl was later named the recipient of the Dr. Karen Hoblit Scholarship of $250 and Zarate received the Victoria College Adult Education Staff Scholarship of $250.

The other graduates honored during the ceremony were Jillian Aguilar, Ashley Bailey, Barbara Bear, Kelli Bernal, Krystal Bernal, Myriam Chimal, Rosa DeLeon, Jaci Dickinson, Kayla Garcia, Beatriz Garza, Joseph Green, Esteban Martinez-Gonzalez, Dillon McDaniel, Amy Naranjo, Karla Ramirez, Sylvia Ruiz, Michael Adam Salinas, Alexis Valderamos and Steven Wilson.

Also graduating from the 2016-17 class were Alexander Alvarez, Abel Alzalde, Kasi Austin, Aaron Banks, Jorge Barillas, Lagha Boutarfa, Shane Buchel, Austin Clark, Sarah Clymer, Belinda Cuevas, Ashley Davis, Alex DeLaRosa, Joshua Dejong, Landon Douglas, Jack Duff, Mallory Durment, Courtney Edwards, Jordan Fontana, Dawson Funk, Ramiro Gamez, April Gomez, Abraham Gonzales, Angel Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Anabel Gonzalez, Leslie Goodley, Landry Hill, Haiden Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Calista Marquez, Ernest Monroe, Sandy Bich Nguyen, Kyle Pelka, Yvonne Perez, Pedro Piedra, Abraham Ramos, Jaden Rosebud, Mikey Santos, Jesse Turner, Joe Vasquez, Terrance Wilsher and Corey Wood.

Adult Basic Education courses at Victoria College cover basic academic subjects to help adult students improve their skills in preparation to take the GED and reach a college-ready level. Obtaining a GED and enhancing basic skills help ensure working adults are able to remain in the workforce and improve individual earning potential. There is a distance learning option which allows students to complete coursework using the Internet from home on their own time or working out of paper-based products.

Services are also offered at satellite locations, including Cuero, Edna, Ganado, Goliad, Gonzales, Hallettsville, Port Lavaca, Yoakum and Yorktown.

For more information on Adult Basic Education courses at Victoria College, call (361) 573-7323 or email AdultEducation@VictoriaCollege.edu.

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