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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

Trunk R Treat Ontario Campus celebrates Halloween

Trunk-R-Treat a huge success

by Nyla Hallum on November 7, 2014

“All I know is there were 700 hot dogs, and they were all gone!” says Hendry Madrid, Dean of Student Services and this year’s organizer for Trunk-R-Treat. The word on campus during the 3-week run-up to this big event was “Invite everyone!”  They did…and they came. Twenty car trunks on the Ontario campus were flung

Posted in News and Events / Ontario

Sue Smilie Janecek helps SJVC-grads find jobs in aviation

Aviation staffer has friends in high places

by Nyla Hallum on November 4, 2014

Sue Smilie-Janecek takes great pride in the achievements of Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) graduates she has placed in the field. “Our grads are making history,” Sue enthuses about three recent AMT graduates who went to work for Scaled Composites and who are helping build Stratolaunch, a revolutionary space transportation system and the largest airplane in

Posted in Aviation / Aviation Maintenance Technology / Faculty Spotlights / Grad Success

Medical assisting students at State Society Meeting

Medical Assisting students attend State Society meeting

by Nyla Hallum on November 3, 2014

Medical Assisting students Charlene Dominguez and Yaira Castillo were not sure what to expect at their first CA State Society of American Medical Technologist meeting in Sacramento on Oct. 11th, but came back full of confidence in their new career field. “I learned a lot from the different doctors that spoke with us about their

Posted in Medical Assisting / News and Events