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Happy Medical Assistants Week

Happy Medical Assistants Recognition Week!

by Susannah Sanders on October 24, 2014

Did you know that the third full week in October is National Medical Assistants Recognition Week? This year, we’re celebrating it Oct. 22-24, and did so by encouraging our SJVC students and grads to post pictures of themselves on the job or in the classroom/lab. And to all the medical assistants and medical-assistants-in-training out there,

Posted in Medical Assisting / News and Events

SJVC Pharmacy Tech student Sonia Whipp

Pharmacy Tech student meets First Lady

by Nyla Hallum on October 20, 2014

No one could have been more surprised than Ontario campus Pharmacy Technology student Sonia Whipp when she learned she had been selected, along with four other female military veterans, to meet Michelle Obama, the nation’s First Lady. Redbook magazine and Business and Professional Women (BPW) worked together to identify five deserving female veterans to participate

Posted in News and Events / Ontario / Pharmacy Technology

SJVC IT Students Volunteer to help veterans

Industrial Tech students pitch in for veterans

by Nyla Hallum on October 17, 2014

IT students on the Bakersfield campus thought they were volunteering some muscle toward the annual “Kern County Veterans Stand Down” event held on Oct. 9th at Stramler Park. They did not realize how much heart they would contribute as well. “It was amazing seeing the amount of support our community has for its veteran population;

Posted in Bakersfield / Industrial Technology / News and Events

Victor Valley Career Services Advisor Kalisha Gessesse

Victor Valley Career Services Advisor is woman about town

by Nyla Hallum on October 14, 2014

She’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere. Kalisha Gessesse does not stay in one spot for very long. As a Career Services Advisor for the Hesperia campus, she is constantly on the move. “It is something new every day,” says Kalisha, who likes the flexibility of her job best. “I wouldn’t want a position where it

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Hesperia

SJVC Industrial Technology Student Angel Suniga

From gangs to soon-to-be graduate: A success story

by Nyla Hallum on October 13, 2014

In a town where 30 percent of the population is involved in gang-related activities, it is easy for youth to get off to a bad start. Angel Suniga was one of those in the San Fernando town of Pacoima on a path to self-destruction. At 18 years old, his affiliation and subsequent “wrong place at

Posted in Antelope Valley / Industrial Technology / Student Spotlights

SJVC Rancho Cordova participates in Backpack Drive

Elementary School benefits from students’ effort

by Nyla Hallum on October 10, 2014

Rancho Cordova students came through for Mills Elementary School with a Backpack Drive and Back-to-School Fair last month. Working in conjunction with the Folsom Cordova Community Partnership and other volunteers the Partnership recruited, four SJVC Respiratory Therapy (RT) students led the charge on campus to collect school supplies and donations for backpacks. Students brought in

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

SJVC Bakersfield Medical Office graduate Ruth Benitez

Single mom makes family sacrifice pay off

by Nyla Hallum on October 9, 2014

Ruth Benitez knew she was going to have to do something to make a better life for her two teenage sons, Freddy and Christopher. She had been working as a Benefits Specialist at Robert F. Kennedy Medical Plan for 16 years, but a divorce in 2010 created a new financial crisis for her small family.

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Medical Office