The Kilgore College Adult Education and Literacy program will induct 15 students from Gregg, Upshur and Rusk counties into the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS) at its annual induction ceremony.
The ceremony is set for 6:45 p.m. Friday, May 7, in Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.
Guest speaker will be Julee Rachels, executive director/CEO and founder of Heartisans Marketplace in Longview.
KC’s AEL program offers a full range of free services to help adults improve their lives including English as a Second Language (ESL), basic literacy skills, exam preparation, High School Equivalency (HSE), Integrated Education and Training, and Intensive College Readiness preparation.
Day and evening classes are offered at 25 locations in Gregg, Upshur and Rusk counties.
For more information, visit www.kilgore.edu/AEL or call (903) 236-2004.
This year’s inductees:
- Gladewater: Rosa Perez
- Gladewater: Stephen Scholars
- Henderson: Maria Gabriella Martinez
- Kilgore: Justin Carmack
- Longview: Kerry Benefield
- Longview: Matthew Colteaux
- Longview: Victoria Davis
- Longview: Amrita Saha Ghosh
- Longview: Krystal McDevitt
- Longview: Mia Rose
- Longview: Banafsheh Safaralizadeh
- Longview: Maria Segura
- Longview: Willie Williams
- Longview: Emily Zachery
- Gilmer: Ciera Edwards
About Julee Rachels:
Julee Rachels is executive director/CEO and founder of Heartisans Marketplace in Longview. Heartisans was founded by Rachels to fill a need in the community to help homeless or disadvantaged women. Rachels has a passion to see women find their God-given purpose and succeed doing what they love. She has been a life-long volunteer through her church, First Baptist of Longview, the Greater East Texas Zonta Club and 100 Women Who Care. Rachels worked in the legal field for 22 years, then opened and co-owned a cooking school for several years.