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SJVC Madera first graduation ceremony

Madera campus celebrates first graduation ceremony

by Nyla Hallum on May 28, 2015

Just 8 months after they began their programs at the new Madera campus, the first class of graduating students took the stage. This milestone took place on May 8th at the Yosemite Christian Center where 43 graduates from the Business Administration, Clinical Medical Assisting and Medical Office Administration certificate programs stood before family, friends, SJVC staff

Posted in Madera / News and Events

Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Rancho Cordova

Respiratory Therapy program students “walk it off”

by Nyla Hallum on May 26, 2015

Several Respiratory Therapy program students and two staff/faculty members from the Rancho Cordova campus — along with a few friends and family members — took on the Great Strides 5K walk in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Many more SJVC team supporters joined the crowd at Raley Field in West Sacramento on Saturday morning, May 16th. “The event

Posted in News and Events / Rancho Cordova

Madera Campus Relay for Life

Madera campus became the “mouse that roared”

by Nyla Hallum on May 20, 2015

The newest SJVC campus in Madera may still be in its infancy, but it flexed some serious muscle when 32 students and faculty strapped on their running shoes to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Although most of the event’s 52 teams averaged about 15 members, SJVC’s team grew quickly as word got

Posted in Madera / News and Events

Aviation Maintenance instructor Joseph Wong

Aviation Maintenance Tech instructor was reluctant student

by Nyla Hallum on May 19, 2015

Joseph Wong never planned to devote any time to education after high school. He loved working on cars and thought a future in auto mechanics would suit him just fine. His thinking was pretty clear. “I left school saying this is not for me,” he says. “No more further educating myself.” After Joseph put in

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Faculty Spotlights

Medical Assisting student ElliMae Borromeo

Teen Medical Assisting student finds college a lot different from high school

by Nyla Hallum on May 18, 2015

Although 19-year-old Elli Mae Borromeo just graduated from high school last year, she feels she is a world away from adolescent “mean girl” behaviors and those cliques that can cast a wide shadow. “There’s no drama, no rumors here; everyone is more mature, and it’s an elevated peer group,” she says. In terms of the

Posted in Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Mother's Day Enactus Club Hesperia

Hesperia Enactus Club recognizes student moms on campus

by Nyla Hallum on May 15, 2015

On the Thursday before Mother’s Day, members of the Hesperia campus Enactus Club went classroom-to-classroom to pay tribute to all the moms enrolled in SJVC Business, Medical and Technology programs. “We understand the challenges of being a mom and balancing time for your education,” says Douglas Patch, Business Administration instructor and Enactus Advisor. “We wanted

Posted in Hesperia / News and Events

Silvestre Lancaster Science Fair

SJVC Lancaster’s Student Science Fair educated and entertained

by Nyla Hallum on May 14, 2015

Last month, Lancaster campus students taking Gen Ed Science drew some oohs and aahs from staff, faculty and students who caught their evening Science Fair in the Student Lounge. Fifteen students from the Criminal Justice, Medical Office Administration, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning &  Refrigeration, and Industrial Maintenance Tech programs put on

Posted in Antelope Valley / News and Events