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SJVC Medical instructor Sandy Schiffner

Mid-life career jump just what the doctor ordered

by Nyla Hallum on November 25, 2014

Sandy Schiffner spent almost twenty years as a Medical Assistant in an internist’s office performing pretty much the same procedures each day. She was comfortable and she was appreciated; but, she was not stimulated to use all of her medical knowledge or to grow in her profession. “I was ready for a new venue, something

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Medical Assisting / Temecula

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Falling through the cracks is not an option for Medical Assisting instructor

by Nyla Hallum on October 28, 2014

Thirty years in the military have taught Medical Assisting instructor Richard Moriarity a few things about focus, discipline and respect: Three attributes his medical students sometimes scramble to achieve, while they struggle with the demands of their  programs. “I remind them of the decision they already made to be here,” says Moriarity. “There are a thousand

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Medical Assisting / Temecula

SJVC Temecula enrollment services director Marcus Barnette

Touch a Life is Enrollment Services Director’s greatest ambition

by Nyla Hallum on October 7, 2014

Almost ten years ago something happened to irrevocably shape Marcus Barnette’s very existence: An emergency appendectomy very nearly ruptured and took his life. It began with a sharp pain that intensified beyond bearable. “I screamed like a baby when Jo-Ann touched my side,” says Marcus. After emergency surgery, the doctor told his wife that it

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Temecula

Temecula campus remembers Frank Varela

Temecula campus feels the loss of one of their best

by Nyla Hallum on October 6, 2014

“You could tell Frank Varela was going to be one of the best we had,” says John Hall, Dean of Student Services. It was a feeling shared by just about everyone who got to know Frank, while the 32-year-old was a Medical Assisting (MA) student at the Temecula campus. Frank’s life came to a tragic

Posted in Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Business student Elias Campos

Temecula Business student is the guy to watch

by Nyla Hallum on September 22, 2014

Twenty-three year old Elias Campos is a Business Administration student on the Temecula campus who will graduate next month. When he leaves SJVC, he will have left an indelible mark on many lives. Elias comes from a humble background. His parents, Elias and Maria Soledad, had very little formal education because they both had left

Posted in Business Administration / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Pharmacy Tech student shares quest for better life

by Nyla Hallum on September 15, 2014

“This is the career I never knew I wanted,” says Pharmacy Technology student, Lauren Enriquez, who spent several years working at popular SoCal theme parks and, more recently, Starbucks. At twenty-three, Lauren was not happy where she was, but didn’t feel that the college experience would work very well for her either. “I did community

Posted in Medical Programs / Pharmacy Technology / Student Success / Temecula

Going the Distance

by Nyla Hallum on April 29, 2014

Since his teens, Greg Serrano has found something he needs in the solitary stride of a long-distance runner. That extra something that pushes him, that settles over him as the miles pile up, has served him in all aspects of his life. It did not start out that way. “My cousin, Brenda, got me into

Posted in Business Administration / Business Programs / Faculty Spotlights / Temecula