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Seven CNM Students Inducted into National Adult Education Honor Society

May 8, 2017 -- Seven CNM students were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS) during a ceremony April 25 hosted by the School of Adult & General Education’s (SAGE) Adult Education Department.
Seven CNM Students Inducted into National Adult Education Honor Society

May 08, 2017

Family and friends looked on as biographies of the inductees were read by Francisco Alvarado, and certificates were conferred by SAGE Dean LouAnne Lundgren; Associate Dean Carol Culver; and Adult Basic Education (ABE) Instructor Anita Evans. Family and friends then took part in the “pinning” of the inductees who included English as a Second Language (ESL) students Rafaela Gonzalez Pacheco, Diep Hoang and Jose A. Martinez, and High School Equivalency (HSE) students Anna Hartman, Dung Nguyen, Michael Vallez and Tyler Wright.

The NAEHS was formed to recognize deserving adult education students, help them transition to employment and raise awareness of local adult education programs. Students receive certificates of membership, membership pins and letters of recommendation for employment and student financial aid. According to NAEHS rules, the students’ only obligation is “to share with others what adult education has meant to them and encourage family members to take advantage of the local adult education program.”

“These inductees were nominated by their instructors and selected as the best students of CNM’s adult education program,” said SAGE ESL teacher Penny Mortier. “Many of them have overcome huge obstacles to succeed in our programs and all have demonstrated the perseverance and work ethic that makes them role models to their classmates.”

Two of CNM’s inductees from last year, Hayat Abdeljawad and Lesli Gutierrez, were among 10 New Mexican ABE students to be honored by the State Legislature in Santa Fe during the recent Adult Basic Education Day.