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Amarillo College Establishes National Honor Society Chapter for ESL, HSE Students

"Amarillo College established a chapter of the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS) this summer and will use the affiliation as a means of celebrating its adult education students.

AC has two adult student programs whose students are now eligible to be nominated by faculty for NAEHS inclusion: English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) certification.

To be nominated by faculty for membership in NAEHS, adult education students must demonstrate dependable attendance, cooperative attitude, and a strong work ethic.

The mission of the NAEHS is to provide meaningful recognition to deserving adult education students, to improve student employment opportunities, to develop student ambassadors for local adult education programs, and to boost adult-education awareness.

Each semester at Amarillo College, ESL and HSE teachers will nominate students for membership in NAEHS. Adult Education Honor Society members will receive from NAEHS letters of recommendation for both future financial aid and employment, a membership certificate, and a lapel pin – all during a formal induction ceremony hosted by the College.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to receive national recognition,” Ronetta Urton, assistant ESL coordinator at Amarillo College, said, “It will also serve as a motivational tool for students to feel recognized for a job well done.”"

-Amarillo College

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