Published:
Wednesday, April 28th 2021

Fifteen Adult Education & Literacy students will be inducted May 7 into national honor society

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.

For more information about Adult Education and Literacy

Adult Education and Literacy Program
300 South High Street - Longview
Phone:
(903) 236-2004 or (903) 236-2090
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 228
Betsy Rodriguez
Assistant Coordinator
Adult Education and Literacy
Phone:
(903) 236-2004
Office:
Longview Hendrix Building (LVHDX)
Charmyn Tumey
Interim Director
Adult Education and Literacy
Phone:
(903) 236-2009
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg., (LVHDX)
Mary Hawley
Instructional Assistant
Adult Education and Literacy
Phone:
(903) 236-2090
Office:
Longview Hendrix Building (LVHDX)
Monika Kajstura
Instructor, TxCHSE
Adult Education and Literacy
Phone:
(903) 374-2442
Office:
Gladewater Education Center
Dianne Lyle
AEL/IET Director
Adult Education and Literacy
Phone:
(903) 236-2053
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 230-C
Odalys Olivas
Support Staff
Adult Education and Literacy
Phone:
(903) 236-2003
Office:
Longview Hendrix Building (LVHDX)