VC honors 67 Vocational Nursing Program graduates during Pinning Ceremony

Sixty-seven graduates of Victoria College’s Fall 2021 Vocational Nursing Program were honored with a Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 16 at VC’s Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

Nguyet Dang of Gonzales was named valedictorian of the Fall 2021 class. Jonathan Cardosa of Goliad was named salutatorian.

Thirty-six of the students attended Victoria College’s Main Campus, 16 attended VC’s Zelda L. Allen School of Nursing in Hallettsville, and 15 attended VC’s Gonzales Center.

Students from VC’s Main Campus were Morgan Allen, Victoria Arriaga, Christopher Brown, Jaqueline Escalon, Mariana Escalon, Valarie Falcon, Samantha Gaona, Shania Garcia, Ashley Hanna, Brooke Hoskins, Amanda Martinez, Desiree Potts, Lorena Puente, Maeci Ratliff, Kristyn Resendez, Anailen Rubiloda, Angela Salinas, Audrey Segovia, Jacklyn Vielma, Jerry Villarreal, Shelbie Voigt and Tammy Weber, all of Victoria; Juana Bustos of Bloomington; Cardosa, Selina Pina and Emily Von Dohlen of Goliad; Sarah Dinh of Palacios; Misty Douglas of Seadrift; LaToya Frazier of Refugio; Allison Gerhardt of Cuero; Kimberly Correa, Jaccarri Hights, Angelica Ruiz and Sarah Kizer of Yoakum; Kristin Resendez of Inez; Kelsi Snyder of Edna; and Brittany Zamora of Port Lavaca.

Participants from Victoria College’s Gonzales Center were Dang, Raegan Atkins, Patricia Galvan, Andrea Gonzales, Miranda Hernandez and Courtnee Smith of Gonzales; Jessica Cerny and Bobbie Jalufka of Shiner; Marcy Gallant and Vanessa Martinez of Nixon; Bianca Gonzales and Samantha Holcombe of Luling; Sierra Martinez of Fentress; Kaycee Roesler of Weimar; and Sandra Palacios Araujo of McDale.

Students who attended VC’s Zelda L. Allen School of Nursing in Hallettsville were Miranda Hartl, Ana Hernandez and Chelsea Lopez, all of Hallettsville; Denice Capetillo and Morgan Latham of La Grange; Priscilla Hogan of El Campo; Megan Moorman and Hailee Sheridan of Yoakum; Veronica Moreno Rosales of Weimar; Rita Romero of Bay City; Rachael Yackel of Edna; Raven Solano of Inez; and K’Liyah Cunningham, Shannon Perry and Mariah Trevino of Victoria.

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

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

For more information on VC’s nursing programs, call (361) 573-3291 or visit


Photo caption: Nguyet Dang, second from left, was named valedictorian of Victoria College’s Fall 2021 Vocational Nursing Program graduating class. Pictured with Dang are, from left, Victoria College President Jennifer Kent, salutatorian Jonathan Cardosa, and VC Dean of Allied Health Darla Strother.