When GED teacher, Brad Myers uses the words, “hard working, persistent, great math skills,” to describe one of his former students, he is talking about none other than Widelyne Alcius, Immokalee Technical College’s November Student of the Month.
When Ms. Alcius enrolled at iTECH in December of 2017, she had just arrived here from Haiti and spoke no English. Her first step was to enter the English Language Learners Program taught by Laura Riesco Myers. Within ten months, she had mastered all the ELL competencies earning her Certificate of Completion in that program. ELL teacher, Lori Neal, who taught Widelyne during the summer session recalls, “Widelyne is a very positive person, very hard working and motivated to do her very best.”
Not wanting to lose any time, Ms. Alcius headed straight for the GED program. By December of 2019, just two years, almost to the date of when she first enrolled at iTECH, this amazing young lady had not only learned to speak English, but had earned her high school credential as well.
Ms. Alcius then took a semester off to work and to prepare herself to achieve her next goal which was to enroll in the Medical Coder/Biller Program in August this year. Medical Coder/Biller teacher, Donna Jolly, has nothing but praise for Widelyne. “Widelyne Alcius started the Medical Coder Biller program this semester and is very excited to be learning about healthcare. The enthusiasm she has for learning is evident in her demeanor. The caring that she shows her fellow students will serve her well in the healthcare field while dealing with patients and their families. She is a true example of where hard work can get you in life.”
iTECH is proud to honor super-student Widelyne Alcius as Student of the Month for November.