Seventeen Black Hawk College Adult Education students were inducted June 28 into the local chapter of the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS) at the college’s Community Education Center in downtown Kewanee.
Seated from left to right are Chris Henderson of Kewanee, Lisa Shafer of Kewanee, and Sherrie Rohrig of Galva.
Standing from left to right are Ashli Close of Wyoming, Rose Bonner of Kewanee, Raymond Vasquez of Kewanee, Mike Miles of Galva, Lori Simpson of Toulon, Pamela Olson of Kewanee, Maricela Corral of Kewanee, Erika Bermudez of Kewanee, and Marie Hernandez of Kewanee.
Inductees not pictured are Clint French of Wyoming, Marin Jorge of Kewanee, Betty Logsdon of Neponset, Bryan Stewart of Kewanee, and Bailey Yelm of Galva.
Inductees received a NAEHS certificate, lapel pin and letters of recommendation for potential employers and for financial assistance should they wish to continue their education. The NAEHS provides recognition to Adult Education students who demonstrate dependable attendance, cooperation and a solid work ethic. Students are recommended for membership by teachers based upon these attributes.
The local chapter of the NAEHS was established at the Community Education Center in 2009 with the assistance of the Bi-State Literacy Council. The chapter inducted 12 founding members at its first induction ceremony in July 2010. In 2011, the chapter inducted 15 new members.
The local Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society, Omega Chapter 24, hosted the June 28 induction ceremony. Additional supporters of NAEHS include the family of Ann and Dr. Paul Binder, the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Galva Chapter, and the Tech Savvy – Bridging the Digital Divide Grant.
For more information about Adult Education programs at Black Hawk College, visit www.bhc.edu/adult-education.