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Kaplan College Beaumont to Host Graduation Friday

Ceremony to Recognize 131 Students

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 7:08 am CDT


"They have worked hard to become trained in their field and they now have the opportunity to aspire to a more promising career."

Kaplan College Beaumont will hold a graduation on Friday, Nov. 4, for 131 students. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at the Julie Rogers Theatre, 765 Pearl St.

The Beaumont-based campus will recognize students for earning an associate degree or diploma in allied health, criminal justice or information technology.

“Graduation is both an achievement and the beginning of a new future for these students,” Erin Gallien, executive director of Kaplan College Beaumont, said. “They have worked hard to become trained in their field and they now have the opportunity to aspire to a more promising career.”

According to the Texas Occupational Projections, a report by the Texas Workforce Commission, dental assistant positions will increase by 34 percent and medical assistant positions will increase by 35 percent between 2008 and 2018.

Kaplan College Beaumont is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The COE is listed as a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Kaplan College Beaumont November 2011 graduates are:

Associate of Applied Science

Computer Networking Technology

David Chachere, Beaumont, TX

Barry Craig, Beaumont, TX

Shawn Smith, Vidor, TX

Adam Solorzano, Port Neches, TX

Kiet Truong, Beaumont, TX

Criminal Justice

Heather Boyd, Silsbee, TX

Christopher Breaux, Nederland, TX

Meagan Byrd, Beaumont, TX

Jaraad Granger, Beaumont, TX

Clarence Haynes, Beaumont, TX

Karla Kimmel, Kountze, TX

Robert Louis, Beaumont, TX

Wess Massingill, Evadale, TX

Avery Taylor, Beaumont, TX

Dena Turner, Beaumont, TX


Dental Assistant

Natasha Adams, Jasper, TX

Rocio Becerra, Beaumont, TX

Stacy Berwick, Beaumont, TX

Nicole Christian, Jacksonville, NC

Alexandra David, Dayton, TX

Faith Henagan, Groves, TX

Crystal Jacks, Pineland, TX

Amber Kellogg, Port Arthur, TX

Ethel Kosina, Livingston, TX

Chaniqua Lyon, Clermont, FL

Rikki McKinney, Orangefield, TX

Alicia Merchant, Port Neches, TX

Chelsea Merchant, Woodville, TX

Sarah Perry, Sour Lake, TX

Devin Riley, Beaumont, TX

Ashley Rodgers, Orange, TX

Danielle Thomas, Beaumont, TX

Elizabeth Vosburgh, Nome, TX

Kelli Zamora, Beaumont, TX

Computer Support Technician

Tonia Bibbs, Port Arthur, TX

Darrell Booker, Nome, TX

Melinda Daigle, Beaumont, TX

Anthony Ellis, Beaumont, TX

Robert Frazier, Beaumont, TX

Robert Spassov, Beaumont, TX

Medical Assistant

Jenny Avila, Beaumont, TX

Amber Barnhill, Winnie, TX

Edwin Bean, Jasper, TX

Christina Brumfield, Bridge City, TX

Shannan Burkett, Kountze, TX

Ashley Butler, Beaumont, TX

Ronda Cartwright, Orange, TX

Chloe Coleman, Beaumont, TX

Bridgett Darby, Beaumont, TX

Amie Draper, Beaumont, TX

Amanda Eckhardt, Taylor, TX

William Glawson, Newton, TX

Monique Glover, Port Arthur, TX

Tatiana Guerrero, High Island, TX

Jazmyne Harmon, Beaumont, TX

Angela Honeycutt, Orange, TX

Jennifer Hotchkiss, Nederland, TX

Jamie Howard, Beaumont, TX

Becky Jackson, Beaumont, TX

Kylie Jackson, Liberty, TX

Amanda Jones, Vidor, TX

Debra Kronke, Lumberton, TX

Crystal Kyles, Nederland, TX

Cassondra Lawson, Jasper, TX

Michele Lee, Silsbee, TX

Traci LeJeune, Beaumont, TX

Jasmine Lewis, Orange, TX

Rosshundreana Limbrick, Beaumont, TX

Stephanie Long, Beaumont, TX

Madeline Maines, Beaumont, TX

Miesha McNeal, Woodville, TX

Anastasia Merchant, Beaumont, TX

Angela Miller, Port Arthur, TX

Micheal Milligan, Essex, MD

Katrina Mitchell, Woodville, TX

Rhonda Morris, Orange, TX

Briana Moses, Beaumont, TX

Abigail Murphy, Beaumont, TX

LaBrina Nettles, Beaumont, TX

Adrien Normand, Beaumont, TX

Megan Nudd, Vidor, TX

Sandra Olvera Castaneda, Beaumont, TX

Hershelle Otis, Baytown, TX

Ashley Perkins, Liberty, TX

Nathan Prejean, Beaumont, TX

Lucretia Robinson, Hamshire, TX

Leticia Rodriguez, Nederland, TX

Peggy Scogin, Orange, TX

Meladee Shapira, Beaumont, TX

Matthew Skinner, Silsbee, TX

Nusrat Sumar, Port Arthur, TX

Katherine Trahan, Beaumont, TX

Amanda Tubbs, Beaumont, TX

Elizabeth Tutor, Vidor, TX

Claudia Villafano, Vidor, TX

Lela Walker-Jackson, Beaumont, TX

Mary Ward, Port Arthur, TX

Malissa Waterbury, Bridge City, TX

Halee Watkins, Vidor, TX

Miesha Wheaton, Beaumont, TX

Dionne Williams, Beaumont, TX

Theresa Woodruff, Essex, MD

Shundra Youngblood, Orange, TX

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Phyllis Chaney, Beaumont, TX

Malurie DeCuir, Lumberton, TX

Sherrie Smith, Buna, TX

Trenisha Travis, Orange, TX

Lacey Valencia, Lumberton, TX

Dawn Vincent, Evadale, TX

Medical Office Specialist

Shawna Boesenhofer, Beaumont, TX

Katlin Bradford, Beaumont, TX

Brandi Brones, Orange, TX

LaKeisha Broussard, Beaumont, TX

Joy Brown, Beaumont, TX

Bobbi Jo Canty, Beaumont, TX

Robyn Denning, Orange, TX

Shelbe Dugar, Beaumont, TX

Brittney Hall, Kountze, TX

Dominque Hawkins, Silsbee, TX

Patience John, Beaumont, TX

Megan King, Beaumont, TX

Nancy Lafleur, Beaumont, TX

Roberta Lampkin, Beaumont, TX

Rowena McDonald, Silsbee, TX

Sharron Mcmahon, Buna, TX

Grace Priest, Beaumont, TX

Ashley Seamann, Bridge City, TX

Kayla Sharp, Beaumont, TX

Angela Smalley, Beaumont, TX

Erma Smith, Orange, TX

Keiara White, Beaumont, TX

About Kaplan College

Kaplan College is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 78,000 students through 70-plus campus-based schools and online operations across the United States. Its online institutions include Kaplan University and Concord Law School of Kaplan University. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) and its largest division. For more information, visit http://beaumont.kaplancollege.com.


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