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We are Thankful for YOU, SJVC Students!

by Susannah Sanders on November 26, 2014

To all of our SJVC students, we say a big ‘ole THANKS! We are thankful for you year-round, but there is no better day to let you know than Thanksgiving. What are we thankful for? Your commitment to school and to bettering yourself Your hard work and never-give-up attitude The people you have helped and

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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

SJVC Respiratory Therapy students bring bears to Valley Childrens Hospital

Respiratory Therapy students give sick children a big bear hug

by Nyla Hallum on November 24, 2014

Five months ago, Respiratory Therapists of Tomorrow members on the Bakersfield campus wanted to do something to bring a little light into the lives of hospitalized children struggling for their health…and some for their very lives. The dozen or so RT Club members decided to raise money for Bear Hugs 4 Cubs in order to

Posted in Bakersfield / News and Events / Respiratory Therapy

SJVC Hesperia Hearts for Hope

Hesperia students know when to fold ‘em

by Nyla Hallum on November 20, 2014

It takes 20-short folds to make a single origami heart, but it took just one big-hearted campus to deliver thousands of them to a young girl in need of a little love and a life-changing experience. Danielle Staton (“Ms. D”), General Ed instructor for SJVC’s Hesperia campus told her students about Ashley, a 12-year old

Posted in Hesperia / News and Events

SJVC Visalia PA students took top prize at the Medical Challenge Bowl

SJVC Visalia’s PA Team Takes First Prize at CAPA Medical Challenge Bowl

by Nyla Hallum on November 19, 2014

Visalia’s Physician Assistant team took the top prize at this year’s California Academy of Physician Assistant (CAPA) Medical Challenge Bowl held during the October 10-12 conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs. “It was a nail-biter,” enthuses Monica Urmson, Administrative Assistant to the PA Program and competition attendee. Physician Assistant programs from Stanford University,

Posted in News and Events / Physician Assistant / Visalia

Team Braddock Relay for Life

Relay for Life gets personal

by Nyla Hallum on November 12, 2014

Clarence Braddock, a business instructor on the Visalia campus for ten years was at home battling lung cancer, and many of his students in the ASB and Enactus clubs wanted to do something to show their affection and support. Club members decided to put together Team Braddock to participate in Relay for Life, a national

Posted in News and Events / Visalia

Online spotlight on Connie Stowell

Online staffer gets maternal with medical students

by Nyla Hallum on November 11, 2014

As Clinical Requirements Coordinator for the Online division’s medical programs, Connie Stowell gets in touch with her maternal instincts. “I’m part mom and part cheerleader to get students to focus on giving me their documentation of immunization so that they can pass along to the next step,” she says of her process to fulfill an important

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Online Division