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SJVC Madera students helped community during Thanksgiving

A generous spirit pulls new Madera campus and students together

by Nyla Hallum on December 17, 2014

Not quite three months old, the Madera campus decided that one of their first acts would be one of kindness toward fellow students. Three teams of roughly two dozen students each conducted a holiday food drive from November 6-21 to be able to give away Thanksgiving dinner boxes to some of those on campus who

Posted in Madera / News and Events

Construction Management instructor Andria Marrs

Breaking the Construction Management gender barrier is a snap

by Nyla Hallum on December 16, 2014

In 2007, 24-year-old bartender Andria Marrs came home one day and told her parents, Pamela and Jerry, “Mom and Dad, I’m going back to school, and I’m not paying you rent anymore.” Andria and her 4-year-old son Jakob were living with them, and Andria just could not seem to get a financial foothold to be

Posted in Construction Management / Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

Jamila Clark Medical Assisting instructor

Welcome to SJVC Shout Outs!

by Susannah Sanders on December 12, 2014

Welcome to the first edition of SJVC Shout Outs! This one honors just a handful of SJVC’s stand-out instructors. Each of our campuses is full of students, faculty and staff who are doing amazing things – both big and small – to make our SJVC community better and brighter. We launched this section of the SJVC Blog

Posted in Shout Outs / SJVC

Criminal Justice Corrections students in Candy Cane Lane parade

Criminal Justice students float down Candy Cane Lane

by Nyla Hallum on December 12, 2014

“Christmas in Toyland” was the theme for this year’s Candy Cane Lane Parade in Visalia; and the Criminal Justice Corrections (CJC) program‘s float brought their Santa’s Workshop to life. “I thought it would be something fun for our CJ students to do and get our program name out there,” says Laura Lathrop, CJC instructor and

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / News and Events / Visalia

Visalia Thanksgiving Baskets

SJVC ‘family’ looks out for its own

by Nyla Hallum on December 11, 2014

A college founded on family values demonstrated just what that means when the Visalia campus gave 66 Thanksgiving dinner baskets to students in need. “This college was founded by a family (Perry) that had a dream and a vision,” says Elisia Sanchez, Student Resource Coordinator for the Visalia campus. “It’s the same for us; it’s

Posted in News and Events / Visalia

SJVC Aviation Fresno campuses collecting for Toys for Tots

Red Alert! Donations for Toys for Tots Drive Due Dec. 12

by Nyla Hallum on December 10, 2014

This is the last week that the Fresno and Aviation campuses can collect toys for United Way’s Toys for Tots Drive, and your contribution is much needed to make SJVC’s part a success. Please bring your unwrapped toy to one of the campuses, where it will be divided by boy/girl and age group. “These toys

Posted in Aviation / Fresno / News and Events

SJVC Hanford Graduation

Congressman gives keynote address at Hanford’s graduation

by Nyla Hallum on December 9, 2014

David Valadao, who just three days earlier was re-elected as California’s 21st Congressional District representative, was the keynote speaker for Hanford’s graduation ceremony held on Friday, Nov. 7th. Ninety graduates and nearly 300 friends and family members gathered with SJVC staff and faculty at the Koinonia Christian Fellowship Church in Hanford to witness this important

Posted in Hanford / News and Events