Tuesday, May 31st 2022

Thirty-eight students graduate from KC Adult Education & Literacy program

Kilgore College’s Adult Education and Literacy program awarded certificates to 38 graduates at its annual commencement ceremony June 3.

Katherine Colteaux, of Longview, was named the class salutatorian and gave the welcome address. Garrison Martin, of Gladewater, was named the valedictorian and gave the farewell address.

The ceremony featuree commencement speaker, Chad Patterson, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines.

KC’s Adult Education and Literacy 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 & Training and Intensive College Readiness preparation.

Day and evening classes are offered at no cost at 25 locations in Gregg, Upshur and Rusk counties.

For information on the Adult Education and Literacy program, visit or call (903) 236-2004.

Certificate recipients by hometown:

  • Carthage: Rebecca Rodriguez
  • Gilmer: Celia G. Hernandez Barrios
  • Gilmer: Rocsana Gorostieta
  • Gladewater: Morgan Bowman
  • Gladewater: Tressa Hernandez
  • Gladewater: Garrison Martin
  • Gladewater: Tiana Weems
  • Hallsville: Kelly Barr
  • Hallsville: Taylor Thompson
  • Hallsville: Zoey Tolpo
  • Kilgore: Anastasia Arista
  • Kilgore: Brenna Foxworth
  • Kilgore: Zuri Garrison
  • Longview: Cassandra Alvarez
  • Longview: Nalleli Andrade
  • Longview: Margie Bales
  • Longview: Taneisha Brager**
  • Longview: Sadaya Burns
  • Longview: Katherine Colteaux
  • Longview: Shakiela Florence
  • Longview: Abigail Gaona
  • Longview: Beatriz Berrones**
  • Longview: Syneses Hamilton**
  • Longview: Kaylee Korth
  • Longview: Karla Lopez
  • Longview: Ruby Maiden
  • Longview: Daylon Powell
  • Longview: Maria De Los Angeles Sanchez Mares**
  • Longview: Myles Savage
  • Longview: Alyssya Woods
  • Longview: Xeridet Zavalija
  • Marshall: Carson Ingle
  • Overton: Adriana Nachell Gipson
  • Overton: Caleb Matlock
  • Overton: Joshua Matlock
  • Overton: LaRae West**
  • Tyler: Jean Arroyo
  • Winona: Raquel Juarez Gonzalez

** Also earned membership in the National Adult Education Honor Society