More than 400 students have earned GED diplomas during the past year from KC, although only a portion of them have chosen to participate in the commencement.
Dr. Mike Jenkins, Kilgore College’s Vice President of Student Development, will be the commencement speaker. Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler and a Doctor of Business Administration from Northcentral University. Jenkins currently serves as the President of the East Texas Literacy Council.
Valedictorian for the class is Savana Parker of Henderson, and the salutatorian is Jacci Hammonds of Dangerfield.
The KC Adult Education Program, directed by Bobbie McGee-Benson, is headquartered at KC-Longview, and has 25 other sites throughout Gregg, Rusk and Upshur counties.
Adult education meets a variety of student needs including GED preparation, job-training assistance, college preparation, English as a Second Language and general life improvements skills.
Participating graduates (by hometown):
Big Sandy: Johnnie Beason, Jamie R. Creswell
Chalk Hill: Ashley Amanda Prescott
Dangerfield: Jacci Hammonds, Salutatorian
New Diana: Felisha F. Hines
Gilmer: Nicholas S. Dubberly, Brittani M. Moran
Gladewater: Jessica Hillhouse, Linda D. Jones, Brent Matlock, Maria Rojas, Justin M. Rumbaugh, Austin A.R. Singer
Hallsville: Jamie Clelland, Ashley A. Murray
Henderson: LaTrisha Brown, Marisol Gonzalez, Kelli L. Husband, Savana Parker, Valedictorian, Marci A. Sanders
Kilgore: Betty Christine Barr, Diane Brown, Elizabeth Lumpkin, Gustavo Ramirez, Shekeitra L. Seaton
Longview: Broderick Armstrong, Brittany R. Beene, Karin C. Blalack, Judy Cerna, Delton Lee Dickerson Jr., Melissa Fowler, Danielle E. Frye, Jennifer Gonzales, Stephinie Gravitt-Malone, Mark E. Guerrero, Skyler Hall, Sheila Hinkley, Brittany Kelley, Miranda Kirkpatrick, Brisia Legarda, Karelly Mancha, Danielle Mobbs, Karen D. O’Neal, Otilia Ortega, Glenda Pittmon, Aide L. Prado, Amber Putney, Elizabeth R. Resler, Socorro VanZini, Luisa M. Vega, Andrea M. Watson, Corey D. Williams, Weston Williams, Dennis Williamson
New London: Amy Wood
Ore City: Brenda Whisenhunt
Union Grove: Gina F. Jenkins
Graduates Karin C. Blalack, Jessica Hillhouse, Linda D. Jones, Elizabeth Lumpkin, Karen O’Neal, Socorro VanZini and Luisa M. Vega were also inducted in May to the KC chapter of the National Adult Education Honor Society.
For more information, contact McGee-Benson at (903) 988-3738.