Victoria College honors 41 Associate Degree Nursing graduates at Pinning Ceremony

Victoria College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program honored 41 Fall 2021 graduates during a Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 16 at Victoria College’s Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

The graduates received their pins during the ceremony, while family and friends were in attendance and able to watch the ceremony remotely.

“We are very proud of these graduates for their commitment to complete the program despite facing unprecedented challenges,” said Darla Strother, VC dean of allied health.

Mariya Pullin of Refugio was named the class valedictorian, and Haley Charbula of Inez was announced the class salutatorian.

Victoria College’s two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Successful completion of the ADN Program enables graduates to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Satisfactory achievement on the exam qualifies graduates for licensure as a registered nurse.

For more information on Victoria College’s ADN Program, call (361) 572-6435 or email

Following are the other Fall 2021 graduates of Victoria College’s ADN Program listed by their cities of residence:

Bay City

  • Adriana Cruz


  • Nigel Benson


  • Lena Evans, Taylor Magee, Audrey Moreno, Chelsea Riddle

Eagle Lake

  • Annicia Williams


  • LeAnna McDonald

El Campo

  • Stephanie King


  • Ashley Albrecht, Mallorie Layton

Karnes City

  • Hailey Cooper


  • Cheyenne Munson


  • Patrick Rojas

Port Lavaca

  • Jayda Barton, Ricardio Osornia, Jennifer Ruiz


  • Mariya Pullin


  • Morgan Matthias


  • Jazmine Sanchez


  • Morgan Alebis, Marissa Chapa, Marisol Chavez, Haley Foster, Lolita Garcia, Courtney Gibbs, Mallorie Gisler, Anita Hernandez, Melissa Juarez, Melanie Longoria, Leigh Ann McCarrell, Lisa Pena, Azalia Rojas, Josselyn Rojas, Jacklyn Thormahlen, Fawna Vanrain, Kaleigh Ware


  • Damacia Williams


  • Brooklyn McNeese


  • Megan Elliot

Photo caption: Mariya Pullin, second from left, was named valedictorian of Victoria College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program Fall 2021 graduating class. Pictured with Pullin are, from left, Victoria College President Jennifer Kent, salutatorian Haley Charbula, and VC Dean of Allied Health Darla Strother.