Determined to earn their high school equivalency kept Del Mar College’s General Education Development (GED) Class of 2012 going. Beating the odds made their lives challenging after dropping out of high school for various reasons.
On Thursday, June 21, about 110 graduates out of 167 students who completed the College’s GED program since last July took center stage to receive their long-awaited certificates as family and friends cheered them on.
Dr. Roland Quezada, Director for School Leadership Services with the Corpus Christi Independent School District, gave the keynote address.
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 prepare to take and pass the GED test to earn their certificate, which is the equivalent of a high school diploma, while preparing for college.
2012 GED graduates include:
Anna Adame, Camilo Aguirre, Ruth Alaniz, Rolando Alfaro, Ana Alvarez, James Arnold (Honors), Francisco Arroyo, Amanda Artherholt, Kirstin Asbury, Sylvia Atkinson, April Baldonado (Honors), Amber Bayardo, Salvador Becerril, Susana Becerril-Gomez, Jennifer Blanco, Warren Bloyer, Devyn Bowden (Highest Honors), Gustavo Canchola, James Carrizales, Natalie Castillo, Yvette Cervantez, Felicia Chavez, Shelby Clack, Samantha Cobb, Magnolia Colbert (Highest Honors), Carmen Cuevas, Francisca Curiel, Vincent Curry, Ashleigh Davila, Manuel Davila, Nikki De Lua (Freedom Scholarship), Tron Decker, Patsy Deer (Honors and Freedom Scholarship), Edward DeLaCruz, Brandy DeLeon, Rick DeLeon, Rae Dezelah (Highest Honors), Melanie Dominguez, Lester Duhart (Highest Honors), Barbara Duran, Alexandra Elizalde, Matthew Engle (Honors), Erica Enriquez, Erin Espino, Taylor Ewing, Hilda Falcon, Jason Felan (Honors), Martin Figueroa, Irene Flores, Santa Fuentes, David Fuertez-Garza, Michael Gaitan, April Garcia, Guadalupe Garcia (Honors), Kristella Garcia, Priscilla Garcia, Vanessa Garcia (Honors), Aaron Garza (Salutatorian), Anne Garza (Honors), Crystal Garza, Melanie Garza, Adam Gonzales, Connie Gonzalez, David Gonzalez, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Jessica Gonzalez (Honors and Freedom Scholarship), Matthew Halford, Kevin Hercl, Esperanza (Hope) Hernandez, Irma Hernandez, Isabel Hernandez (Freedom Scholarship), Sandra Hernandez, Jazlyn Herron, Celeste Hinojosa, Jonathon Hinojosa, Hannah Hoelscher, Victoria Humphreys, Alexandra Hunt, Joseph Inkster (Honors), Adela Jimenez, Michaelannah Johnson (Honors), Michael Jones, Nicole Kerls (Honors), Laura Kovar (Highest Honors), Juanita Lagarde, Crystal Long, Abelardo Lopez, Evette Lozano, Schlyer Manning, Myla Marroquin, Hillary Martin, Alberto Martinez, Alexander Martinez, Esther Martinez (Honors and Freedom Scholarship), Felicia Martinez, Leslie Martinez, Maria Martinez (Freedom Scholarship), Vanessa Martinez (Highest Honors and Freedom Scholarship), Cory Matula, Rebecca Medina, Roger Merical (Freedom Scholarship), Marcus Miller, Celia Montoya, Victor Moreno (Honors), Angela Olguin (Honors), Irene Ortega, Brandie Osteen (Freedom Scholarship), Jessica Perez, Krystal Perez (Honors), Raul Perez, Kathryn Perry (Freedom Scholarship), Monica Perry, Melissa Prado, Desiaray Quinones, Gilbert Quintanilla, Alexandria Quinton, Belinda Ramirez, Mark Ramirez, John Ramos, Gregory Register, Keith Rhodes (Honors), John Richardson, Madeline Rivera, Amanda Rodriguez, Justyne Rodriguez, Hopie Rojas, Pearl Roman, Antonia Rothrock, Samira Russell (Honors), Marina Saenz, Shamsa Saenz, Adrian Salazar, Juan Salazar, Jonathon Salinas, Carlos Sanchez, Salem Saoud, Devin Saurwein, Maria Serna, Adrianna Serrano, Hannah Smith (Freedom Scholarship), Hermelinda Solis, Tara Soto, Christopher Sumner, Heather Thomson (Honors), Emelda Tinch, Laura Toney (Honors), Rafael Torrescano, Prajedis Daniel Tovar, Carla Turner, Sean Turner, Lee Valdez, Margarita Vasquez, Virginia Vaughn (Freedom Scholarship), Christine Villarreal, Irene Villarreal, Robert, Villarreal (Valedictorian and Freedom Scholarship), Milton (Rocky) Villegas, Gloria Warner, Shae Watson (Highest Honors), Sylvia West, Stephanie White, Breanna Williams, Kathy Wood, Alejandro Yanez, Rene Ybanez, Sherry Zamora (Freedom Scholarship) and Kara Zumwalt
The program is now offering classes at the College’s Northwest Center in Calallen. For more information about the College’s GED Instruction program, go to: