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Congratulations to Our Adult Education Students Succeed Honorees!

Posted on 5/27/2022

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Each year, the California Adult Education Students Succeed program recognizes the hard work that adult education students have completed in the pursuit of their personal, academic, and professional goals and aspirations. OTAN is happy to share the results from the many nominations submitted this year for recognition of the wonderful accomplishments by students during their time in adult education programs across the state.

Reviewers used a five-point rubric to review each nomination, and the following students achieved the minimum score for recognition:

  • Gloria Anaya, Sequoia Adult School
  • Sydney Atkins, Placer School for Adults
  • Jessica Brown, Woodland Community College – Lake County Campus
  • Irene Camacho, Lynwood Community Adult School
  • Diana Cortes, Merced County Office of Education
  • Mario Cortez, Amador Adult Education
  • Frank De Leon, Bassett Adult School
  • Lurvin Flores, Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School
  • Melanie Garcia, Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School
  • Stephanie Gomez, Clovis Adult Education
  • Rin Gondoh, Poway Adult School
  • Olivia Gutierrez, Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
  • Lord Hendricks Herrera, Campbell Adult and Community Education
  • Yunting Li, Mt. San Antonio College, ESL Program
  • Vincent Munoz, Tulare Adult School
  • Hong Cam Pham, Eureka Adult School
  • Gladys Piscoya, Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School
  • Michael Jerome Pitts, Caruthers Adult School
  • Jeff Lee Ranson, LA City College, Noncredit Adult Education
  • Isaac Reyes Hernandez, Mt. Diablo Adult Education
  • Yesenia Rico, Campbell Adult and Community Education
  • Brenda Ruiz, Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School
  • Janiecia Sevilla, Central Union Adult School
  • Jun Shi, Mt. San Antonio College, ESL Program
  • Saranjit Somsakul, Torrance Adult School
  • Isela Sosa, Tamalpais Adult School
  • Yu-Chen (Anna) Sun, Milpitas Adult Education
  • Connie Trujillo, Oxnard Adult School
  • Rosemarie VonVain, Moreno Valley Community Adult School
  • Cheng Xia, Fontana Adult School

Among this group of outstanding students, there were four students who achieved the highest scores:

  • Melina Bezada, Apple Valley Adult School
  • Helen (Hoa) Hoang, Simi Institute for Careers and Education
  • Nicholas Marks, LA Unified Adult Education, Venice Skills Center
  • Diana Viscarra, Sequoia Adult School

OTAN will produce video stories of Melina, Helen, Nicholas, and Diana's adult education stories in the coming months, and they will also be honored at the annual ACSA 2022 Every Student Succeeding event and the CAEP Summit 2022 in the fall.

OTAN is currently gathering stories and photos from each student to share on the Adult Education Students Succeed website. As we gather those stories, we will share them with you in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we invite you to watch the videos of our 2021 honorees Miami Abdulal and America Moreno.

Congratulations again to all of our Students Succeed honorees! (And watch for our #AdultEducation #MondayMotivation social media posts that highlight previous Students Succeed honorees!)

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.