La Voz newspaper spotlights new bilingual program

La Voz reporter Silvia Struthers (center) interviewed San Jacinto College employees Kaye Moon Winters, Yolanda Capelo, and Consuelo Lemur (left to right) for the newspaper article.

La Voz reporter Silvia Struthers (center) interviewed San Jacinto College employees Kaye Moon Winters, and Yolanda Capelo (left to right) for the newspaper article.

“Nunca Es Muy Tarde” (Spanish for “Never Too Late”) is already getting attention, even though the College’s new bilingual student recruitment club officially begins operations when the Fall term starts in August.

The Houston Chronicle’s “La Voz” Spanish language newspaper recently spotlighted the “Nunca” club in a lengthy article. The story relates how San Jacinto College employees Kaye Moon Winters, Yolanda Capelo, Consuelo Lemur and others helped 40-year-old Isabel Tovar overcome her fears about being Latino and being older than traditional college students, and helped her to enroll as a San Jacinto College student.

“Nunca” is an innovative student organization to help Spanish-speaking adults 25 and older in the areas of college admissions, registration, financial aid, and counseling. Nunca is patterned after the highly successful English-language “Never Too Late” (N2L) student organization that was founded in 2008 by Kaye Moon Winters, an advisor/recruiter at the Central campus. “Our hope is that ‘Nunca’ will become what N2L has become, a source of inspiration, information, motivation and community among peers seeking to further their education,” Moon Winters remarked. “San Jacinto College has bilingual employees in virtually every department, and now with ‘Nunca’ we will have a support group to assist Spanish speakers to navigate the academic system to a successful completion and ultimately we hope ‘Nunca es Muy Tarde’ will play a vital part in a cultural shift in education.”

Moon Winters speaks limited Spanish and is assisted in the “Nunca” program by Lemus, Capelo, Dora Treviño and other Central campus bilingual employees.
Congratulations Kaye, Yolanda, Consuelo, Dora and others on the “Nunca” team. Keep up the good work!