VC honors 44 Vocational Nursing Program students during Pinning Ceremony

Reyna Navarro, center, was named valedictorian of Victoria College’s Fall 2020 Vocational Nursing Program graduating class. Pictured with Navarro are, left, Jennifer Kent, VC president; and Luis Guerra, member of VC’s Board of Trustees.

Forty-four students of Victoria College’s Fall 2020 Vocational Nursing Program were honored with a Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 18 at VC’s Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

Reyna Navarro of Victoria was named valedictorian of the Fall 2020 class.

Eighteen of the students attended Victoria College’s Main Campus, nine attended VC’s VN Program in Cuero, seven attended VC’s Zelda L. Allen School of Nursing in Hallettsville, and 10 attended VC’s Gonzales Center.

Students from VC’s Main Campus were Navarro, Amy Daniel, Kim Garcia, Ariel Martinez, Jackee Milton, Keith Nugent, Jessi Robertson, Sierra Valderamos and Amber Ybarra, all of Victoria; Kristy Amaya-Guillen of Palacios; Jasmine Canchola of Placedo; Jessel Cunning of Edna; Mignon Dale of Bay City; Erica De Los Santos of Kenedy; Deanna Garcia and Dalila Lopez of Port Lavaca; and Jennifer Morin of San Benito.

Honored from Victoria College’s Vocational Nursing Program in Cuero were Priscilla Jimenez, Georgette Juarez, Michelle Robinson, Kayla Rodriguez, Xena Ruiz and Shelbie Voigt, all of Victoria; Kaley Chavez and Chelsea Ruth of Yorktown; Melissa Herrera of Yoakum; and McKenzie Laqua of Cuero.

Participants from Victoria College’s Gonzales Center were Denessie Reyes and Shea Sibley of Gonzales, Crystal Buehring and Marivette Cruz of Lockhart, Sarah Davila of Seguin, Kurstie Caldera of New Braunfels, Tiffany Holcombe of Luling, Kristyn Resendez of Victoria, Stacie Roznovsky of Shiner and Adrian Veitch of West Point.

Also recognized were students who attended VC’s Zelda L. Allen School of Nursing in Hallettsville, including Brittany Grahmann, Lauren Migl and Hannah Smith, all of Hallettsville; Christian Brown of Sheridan; Amy Brown of Smithville; Tamia Oliver of Weimar; and Shandra Hights of Victoria.

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. VC also offers an Associate Degree Nursing Program, which allows students to gain a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in 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