VC’s Vocational Nursing Program graduates receive pins at ceremony

The top two graduates from Victoria College’s Vocational Nursing Program pose with VC officials before the Spring 2019 Vocational Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 10 at the Conference & Education Center at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex. Reina Brooks, third from left, of Goliad was named the class valedictorian, while Mercedes Skoog, fourth from left, of Victoria was announced the salutatorian. Also pictured from left are Luis Guerra, VC board member; David Hinds, VC president; Darla Strother, dean of VC’s Division of Allied Health; and Cindy Buchholz, VC vice president of instruction.

Sixty-one graduates of Victoria College’s Vocational Nursing Program were honored May 10 with a pinning ceremony at the Conference and Education Center at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex.

Reina Brooks of Goliad was named the class valedictorian, and Mercedes Skoog of Victoria was announced the salutatorian.

Victoria College’s Vocational Nursing Program is a 12-month certificate program offered on VC’s Main Campus and in Cuero, Gonzales and Hallettsville. The program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Successful completion of the program enables students to take the National Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Satisfactory achievement on the exam qualifies students for licensure as a vocational nurse.

For more information on VC’s Vocational Nursing Program, call 361-573-3291 or visit


Cuero: Tomie Baldera of Kenedy; Kemetris Bryant of Edna; Chelsey Cisneros of Shiner; Courtney Hernandez of Yoakum; Jennifer Morales, Skoog and Lisa Tarlton of Victoria; Clarissa Payne and Kay Slup-Reza of Yorktown; and Becky Strakos of Cuero

Gonzales Center: Veronica Alvarado of Bastrop; Callie Aubin, Celeste Garcia, Keegan Hall and Heavenly Molina of Gonzales; Megan Beames of Nixon; Brittany Bollard of Kingsbury; JoAnn Davis of Luling; Cheslyn Dees of Weimar; Adam Elliott of Kyle; Champaign Flores and Alexis Long of Yoakum; Tasha Meitler and Jennie Vasquez of Lockhart; Ashton Miller of Cost; Lilly McAnelly of Cedar Creek; and I’vonne Torres of Smiley

Zelda L. Allen School of Nursing in Hallettsville: Karlie Clendenen, Madison Greenwell and Jessica Sanchez of Hallettsville; Kacelyn Cuellar of Cuero; Megan Koranek of Moulton; and Celine Toussom of Brenham

VC Main Campus: Michael DeLaGarza, Amy Garcia, Bianca Gonzalez, Daniela Herrera, Shardae Jones, Ysanne Lattibeaudiere, Guiying Liu, Stephanie Lopez, Payton Martin, Elizabeth Moore, Vannie Nguyen, Morgan Patterson, Susan Perez, Jade Rab, Alexis Rivera, Anhila Rocha, Michelle Rodriguez, Angelica Saldierna, Bridgette Smith, Alyssa Turnbow, Ricki VanHorn and Christal Waul, all of Victoria; Kami Zantjer of Edna; Toni Taylor of Wharton; and Jennifer James of Inez

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