Their determination to get an education has kept them going. For students completing their high school equivalency certificates through Del Mar College’s General Education Development (GED) Program, beating the odds has been a challenge during their lives.
Last Thursday, June 12, the College’s GED Program held commencement with 74 out of 133 graduates taking the spotlight as they walked the stage in Richardson Performance Hall to receive their long-awaited certificates.
Del Mar College GED graduate and DMC petroleum engineering graduate Robert Villarreal gave the keynote address. Villarreal is one of the seven Hall of Fame inductees honored this spring semester during the College’s 63rd Annual Recognition Ceremony.
The College’s GED Program provides developmental education––including basic academic, language and personal skills study––to students ineligible or unprepared to enter college credit courses. Students get ready to take and pass the GED test to earn their certificate, which is the equivalent of a high school diploma, as well as prepare for college.
For more information about the College’s GED Instruction program, visit the program web page at www.delmar.edu/Continuing_Education/GED_Instruction.aspx
2014 GED graduates include:
Roland Adame (Salutatorian), April Alaniz, Elizabeth Alvarado, Gabriel Aranda, Kenneth Atteberry (Valedictorian), Joseph Ball, Peggy Benavidez, Justine Bernal, Danielle Brandon, Veronica Cantu, William Cantu (New Test Honors), Milsen Caraccioli, Magally Carreon, Lorena Cassiano (Honors), Crystal Castillo (Honors), Anna Castillo (New Test Honors), Randall Castillo, Raquel Castro, Christopher Caudillo, Maria Celestine, Crystal Cervantes, Laura Cervantes, Randall Cervantes, Veronica Chavez (Saucedo), Rocio Christopher, Oscar Cipres, Abel Cortez, Jaime Cuellar, Brittany De La Garza, Janie De Leon, Veva Diaz, Julian Don Juan, Lehman Dyson, Casey Emory, Jonathan Espinoza, Destini Figueroa, Kendall Figueroa, Rosaura Flores, Christopher Fonseca, Cecilia Galvan (Perez), Gianna Galvan, Sabrina Galvan, Elizabeth Joy Garcia (Lopez), Juan Gomez, Jasmine Gonzales, Patricia Gonzalez, Stefanie Gonzalez, Angelika Guerra, Alexander Hernandez, Crystal Hernandez, Jesus Hernandez, Ricardo Hernandez, Adriana Hilario, Victoria Hill, Sammi Hinojosa, Barzan Hosseini, Joe Huerta, Dylan Hunt, Stephanie Johnston, Jesus Juarez, Alma Lopez, Arnold Lopez, Angel Luna, Ana Martinez, Jose Martinez, Kendrick Martinez (New Test Honors), Sarah Mendiola, April Metting, Elvira Mexquitic, Angela Meza, Joseph Molina, Claudia Morales, Lucy Morales, Lori A. Moreno, Vanessa Morin, Lisa Morris (Honors), Desiree Moya, Guadalupe Mungia, Maria Munoz, Maria Noriega, Kellean Ochoa, Ada Ornelas (Honors), Ramona Ortiz, Tiffany Ozuna, Santino Padron, Amanda Perez, Angel Perez, Gabriel Perez, Corbin Pierce, Jennifer Polanco, Shawn Quitugua, Albert Reyna, Pedro Reyna (Honors), Roberto Reyna, Eliseo Reza, Andrea Rivera, Dora Rodriguez, Rebecca Rodriguez, Jennifer Rosas, Jose Ruiz, Luis Ruiz, Jonatan Salas, Ashley Salinas-Hernandez, Tomasa Sanchez, Isabel Santiago, Cris Serrato, Abelardo Silva, Anna Silva, Lisa Silva, Jennifer Silvas, Jonathan Silvas, Erika Singleterry, Luane Smith (Fisher), Crystal Smith, Holly Solis, Jacob Speck (Honors), Samara Starke, Olivia Tamez, Lionel Trevino, Johnny Valdez, Ramiro Vasquez, Chrystian Villar, Georgina Villarreal, Samantha Villarreal, Sara Villarreal, Hope Waggoner, Kristian West, Petra West, Theresa Willard, Ashley Williams, Linda Yonlick, Michael Zapata and Justin Zaragosa.
IN THE PHOTO: GED and DMC graduate Robert Villarreal, who majored in petroleum engineering, reads from his keynote address during Del Mar College's 2014 GED graduation ceremony on June 12.