September 08, 2017


Contact: Zina L. Carter


Wharton County Junior College recently held a pinning ceremony for graduates of the LVN program. Pictured, front row, from left, are Megan McGill of Richmond, Nora Mata of Wharton, Clara Charlton of Bastrop, Yulena Morin of Richmond, Rubi Bocanegra of Needville and Stephanie Nieto of Palacios. Second row, left to right, are 

Hannah Emmons of Orchard, Jessica Holmquist of Richmond, Brittany Zbranek of El Campo, Shanequa Clark of Richmond, Alli Ford of Bay City, Tonia Pavlicek of Needville, Mercedez Barrera of Bay City and Kayla Nuspliger of Wharton. Back row, left to right, are Jadie Morales of Richmond, Roisha Hutchinson of Brazoria, My’Shonique Jackson of Pledger, Selena Capak of Lolita, Jessica Bridwell of Sweeny, Kaitlyn Noseux of Needville, Terra Cook of El Campo, Lauren Miksik of El Campo and Tyler Rempel of El Campo.


WHARTON, TEXAS – Twenty-three students recently graduated from the Wharton County Junior College Vocational Nursing (LVN) program.

Graduates included:

· Megan McGill of Richmond

· Nora Mata of Wharton

· Clara Charlton of Bastrop

· Yulena Morin of Richmond

· Rubi Bocanegra of Needville

· Stephanie Nieto of Palacios

· Hannah Emmons of Orchard

· Jessica Holmquist of Richmond

· Brittany Zbranek of El Campo

· Shanequa Clark of Richmond

· Alli Ford of Bay City

· Tonia Pavlicek of Needville

· Mercedez Barrera of Bay City

· Kayla Nuspliger of Wharton

· Jadie Morales of Richmond

· Roisha Hutchinson of Brazoria

· My’Shonique Jackson of Pledger

· Selena Capak of Lolita

· Jessica Bridwell of Sweeny

· Kaitlyn Noseux of Neeville

· Terra Cook of El Campo

· Lauren Miksik of El Campo

· Tyler Rempel of El Campo

The pinning ceremony was held on Aug. 9 at the Pioneer Student Center on the Wharton campus.

The LVN program is a certificate program that utilizes classroom and clinical instruction to prepare graduates for employment as a member of a nursing team. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and upon successful completion graduates are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Those passing this examination and the Texas jurisprudence exam will qualify for licensure as a vocational nurse (LVN).

The program has limited enrollment. Any interested in the program should visit the college’s website – www.wcjc.edu – and click on the “Healthcare” icon under the “Programs” tab.