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Nov 02, 2011
Ceremony to Recognize 135 Students

LUBBOCK, Texas, November 2, 2011— Kaplan College Lubbock will hold a graduation on Friday, Nov. 4, for 135 students.  The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

The Lubbock-based campus will recognize students for earning an associate degree in criminal justice or medical practice management or a diploma in dental assistant, medical assistant, medical office specialist or patient care technician.  

“These graduates have worked diligently throughout their program to achieve their educational and career goals,” Jim Michel, executive director of Kaplan College Lubbock, said. “We are proud of all they have accomplished and look forward to seeing them succeed in their chosen fields.”

According to the Statewide Texas Occupational Projections, a report from the Labor Market Information Division, State of Texas Employment Development Department, medical assistant positions are expected to increase by 35 percent and dental assistant positions by 34 percent from 2008 to 2018.

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

The Kaplan College Lubbock November 2011 graduates are:

Associate of Applied Science
Criminal Justice
Samantha Acuna, Lubbock, TX
Aimee Armendariz, Lubbock, TX
Rebecca Harvey, Lubbock, TX
David Lara, Lubbock, TX
Antonio Mendoza, Lorenzo, TX
Alfredo Peralez, Olton, TX
Justin Sanchez, Levelland, TX
Bryanna Wheeler, Lubbock, TX

Medical Practice Management
Jay Garcia, Lubbock, TX
Natalie Garza, Slaton, TX
Maria Martinez, Lubbock, TX
Mary Sabas, Post, TX
Darlene Salazar, Lubbock, TX
Jean Serrano, Lubbock, TX
April Workman, Lubbock, TX

Dental Assistant
Erin Barthel, Lubbock, TX
Michelle Blake, Lubbock, TX
Tami Carey, Lubbock, TX
Corina Castro, Lubbock, TX
Crystal Dominguez, Lubbock, TX
Mary East, Lubbock, TX
Antonio Garza, Lubbock, TX
Annette Gonzalez, Lamesa, TX
Amery Hart, Lubbock, TX
Samantha Hernandez, Plainview, TX
Francisco Honesto, Lubbock, TX
Linda King, Lubbock, TX
Mammi Lewis, Lubbock, TX
Sarah Lindley, Lubbock, TX
Meaghan Montes, Lubbock, TX
Lisa Ramirez, Lubbock, TX
Tonya Riggins, Lubbock, TX
Bethany Rodriguez, Lubbock, TX
Jessica Ross, Abilene, TX
Candace Shadle, Midwest City, OK
Kristy Shifflett, Lubbock, TX
Amanda Shrum, Post, TX
Geneva Torres, Snyder, TX
Karla Uribe, El Paso, TX
Christyna Villanueva, Smyer, TX
Kirsten West, Lubbock, TX

Medical Assistant
Joshua Alvarado, Lubbock, TX
Rachel Arevalo, Lubbock, TX
Joshua Berry, Lubbock, TX
Donald Brent, Lubbock, TX
Ericka Bribiescas, Plainview, TX
Kari Collum, Plainview, TX
Bryson Davis, Lubbock, TX
Natalie DeLeon, Lubbock, TX
Tasha DeLeon, Lubbock, TX
Perla Escobedo, Lubbock, TX
Caricia Fillmore, Lubbock, TX
Priscilla Flores, Levelland, TX
Jorden Folger, Lubbock, TX
Brittanie Garcia, Lubbock, TX
Maria Garcia, Littlefield, TX
Leanor Gonzales, Levelland, TX
Liliana Gonzalez De Cervantes, Levelland, TX
Mary Jane Jimenez, Plainview, TX
Savannah Johnson, Lubbock, TX
Anastasia Knuckles, Lubbock, TX
Lacey Kugler, Lubbock, TX
Angela Lopez, Lubbock, TX
Cruz Lopez, Wolfforth, TX
Kimberly Marett, Lubbock, TX
Crystal Marquez, Olton, TX
Mercedes Martinez, Hart, TX
Selena Martinez, Littlefield, TX
Cassie McClain, Post, TX
Sherri McClendon, Tahoka, TX
Prisca Mendez, Lubbock, TX
Aretha Metcalfe, Lubbock, TX
Traci Millan, Levelland, TX
Ty Mitchell, Lubbock, TX
Alberta Nedd, Lubbock, TX
Angela Nunez, Littlefield, TX
Molly Perez, Lubbock, TX
Priscilla Perez, Littlefield, TX
Karina Pinon, Seagraves, TX
Stephanie Railey, Lubbock, TX
Christine Ramirez, New Deal, TX
Gavino Rosales, Littlefield, TX
Nyal Ruehlen, Lubbock, TX
Adrianna Salas, Ralls, TX
Olivia Santoyo, Lubbock, TX
Monica Sepulbeda, Tahoka, TX
Brittanee Shelby, Lubbock, TX
Ashli Smith, Lubbock, TX
Kristie Smith, Wolfforth, TX
Jessica Stallings, Lubbock, TX
James Steele, Lubbock, TX
Amy Stone, Lubbock, TX
Desiree Tederman, Lubbock, TX
Michelle Tennison, Lubbock, TX
Veronica Torres, Lubbock, TX
Marisela Urive, Lubbock, TX
Lucero Valdez, Plainview, TX
Mirella Vargas, Plainview, TX
Lisa Widener, Lubbock, TX
Jennifer Wilhite, Lubbock, TX
Laura Zamora, Littlefield, TX

Medical Office Specialist
Rose Baca, Lubbock, TX
Amy Bradbury, Lubbock, TX
John Brent, Lubbock, TX
Debra Green, Lubbock, TX
Misty Guajardo, Lubbock, TX
Courtney Markham, Lubbock, TX
LaTesha McClanahan, Lubbock, TX
Stephanie Mendoza, Lubbock, TX
Laura Nettles, Lubbock, TX
Stephanie Overson, Lubbock, TX
Ashlee Painter, Plainview, TX
Natalie Regalado, Muleshoe, TX
Heidy Rodriguez, Lubbock, TX
Nichol Rodriguez, Lubbock, TX
Mary Rosas, Lubbock, TX
Dominique Silvas, Lubbock, TX
Julie Summers, Lubbock, TX
Tonya Van Horn, Lubbock, TX
Melanie Villareal, Lubbock, TX
Felicia Villarreal, Lubbock, TX
Malinda Villarreal, Lubbock, TX
Iva Washington, Lubbock, TX
Erin Whitlow, Lubbock, TX
Judy Wiebe, Lubbock, TX
Charmayne Wishert, Lubbock, TX

Patient Care Technician
Sarah Acevedo, Brownfield, TX
Adriana Ayala, Plainview, TX
Connie Bradshaw, Lubbock, TX
Jonathan Byrd, Abernathy, TX
Tiffany Collins, Lubbock, TX
Kimberly Durrett, Levelland, TX
Blanca Garza, Floydada, TX
Marissa Gomez, Lubbock, TX
Casey Moralez, Brownfield, 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

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