VC honors 58 Vocational Nursing Program graduates during Pinning Ceremony

Pictured are VC's Vocational Nursing Program are Darla Strother, VC’s Dean of Allied Health; Cindy Buchholz, Executive Vice President-Chief Academic Officer; Jessica Garcia, salutatorian; Joy Johnson, valedictorian; and Dr. Jennifer Kent, VC President.

Fifty-eight graduates of Victoria College’s Fall 2022 Vocational Nursing Program were honored with a Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 16 at VC’s Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

Joy Johnson was named valedictorian of the Fall 2022 class. Jessica Garcia was named salutatorian.

Other graduates included Asia Adams, Litzi Alcantar, Dora Almaguer, Reina Balboa, Summer Boothe, Christian Borel, Joann Bowie, Molli Broadway, Emily Burton, Daisy Cabrera, Vanessa Casso, Michelle Charleston, Wendolyn Cheramie, Susanna DeLaGarza, Miryam DeLeon, Dorothy Escamilla, Olivia Fennig, Kiani Franco, Brienne Garcia, Crystal Garcia, Jessica Garcia, Denise Garza, Megan Garza, Marina Gates, Ashley Gonzales, Erin Heller, Luz Hernandez, Alicia Huerta, Shaleika Jackson, Joy Johnson, Dawn Kemper, Cassie Lerma, Mayra Lopez, Zacquisha Malone, Dulcinea Martinez, Liliana Martinez Chavez, Esmeralda Mata, Citlalli Moreno, Jason Nguyen, Bobby Nunez, Angel Perez, Elizabeth Perez, Zitali Ramos, Serenity Razo, Amanda Rodriguez, Paulette Rodriguez, Charley Rosales, Giovanna Rosas, Kaitlin Rosas, Angelette Siegel, Kristi Thompson, Nadia Tovar, Alexis Valderamos, Danielle Valle, Mallory Vara, Danielle Wade, Shayla Williams, and Mia Wilson.

Victoria College’s Vocational Nursing Program is a 12-month certificate program offered on VC’s Main Campus and in 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