Faculty Spotlights

Featured Story

Pharm Tech instructor Jillian Ramirez

Hesperia instructor truly gets the Pharmacy Technician career path

by Nyla on December 22, 2016

Jillian Ramirez has wanted to be a Pharmacy Technician since she was in 7th grade. Everything about that career appealed to her young mind. “I loved the white lab coat, working in healthcare, but not touching anybody, making sure people were taken care of with appropriate (pharmaceutical) treatment,” she says. She put her college plans

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Pharmacy Technology / Victor Valley

medical-assisting-instructor-nicole-weiss

Medical Assisting instructor switched careers just like many SJVC students

by Nyla on October 6, 2016

Nicole Weiss worked for several years as a Registered Medical Assistant and Registered Phlebotomy Technician before she dug a little deeper into her career dreams. “I’d been doing these jobs for a time,” she said, “and had to ask myself…where did I want to go with this?” She had a background of running educational groups

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Fresno / Medical Assisting

Online Student Advisor gets up close and personal with her students

by Nyla on September 29, 2016

As a Student Advisor for SJVC Online students, Krystel Vitug is responsible for supporting and counseling students committed to an SJVC distance learning program. “I make sure that they are on course in their class, staying up on their assignments and exams and on track for graduation,” says Krystel. “If they are falling behind, I

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Online Division

sjvc-temecula-instructor-tamara-earnhardt

Temecula Instructor/Student Resource Coordinator shines in role with SJVC students

by Nyla on September 22, 2016

Even though Tamara Earnhardt spent several years in the restaurant industry, she always knew she should be an instructor. “Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” she reflects. “I used to make homework for my little sister, Kristy, during summer breaks. I was the teacher, she was the

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Temecula

hanford-general-education-instructor-cindy-brooks

Hanford Gen Ed instructor shares life experiences with students for real-world check

by Nyla on September 15, 2016

“I’ve had the child care issue, two kids in diapers and twenty bucks in my pocket to last me a week,” says Cindy Brooks, General Education instructor for the Hanford campus. “The Dollar Store was my best friend. It’s scary.” As a young, single mom, Cindy worked two to three jobs to keep their heads

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Hanford

Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell with graduates

Pharmacy Technology instructor leaves it all on the (career) field for her students

by Nyla on August 16, 2016

Give Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell a struggling student, and she will do double-duty to get that student on a positive academic and career track. “’What is the most overwhelming thing for you?’ is the first thing I ask them,” says Krista. “Their answer might be time, medication list (memorization), math; but I’ll make

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Pharmacy Technology / Temecula

Temecula Respiratory Therapy program director Tanner Bliss

Respiratory Therapy Program Director gives students more than a gentle push in the right direction

by Nyla on June 14, 2016

Tanner Bliss watched too many Respiratory Therapists in local hospitals giving less than their chosen profession – and their patients – deserved. “A big part of why I got into teaching was seeing respiratory therapists there for a paycheck, more than anything. I wanted to impact the next generation of therapists by influencing students to

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Respiratory Therapy / Temecula