Honor Society Ceremony Held On Bakersfield Campus

by Nyla on March 12, 2013

Heads held high, seven Bakersfield students received the highest acclaim of induction into the National Technical Honor Society, during a ceremony held on campus last month. Eligibility for induction includes a minimum 90% attendance rate, 3.5 GPA and completion of a community service component. Those seven students are: John Montoya, Pharmacy Technology Gabriela Gastelum, Health

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A Birthday Wake-up Call

by Nyla on March 5, 2013

Angie Gonzales’s 30th birthday was about to hit and she wasn’t happy about it. “I was sitting around at home after work every day, wanting to do something more with my life, but I didn’t have the education,” says Angie. “I felt like I was watching my life go by.” Many people might sit quietly

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Bakersfield campus holds Go Red for Women event

by Nyla on February 8, 2013

Over 250 students got to take their educational experience a little more personally when SJVC’s Bakersfield campus held a Go Red resource fair to provide information about women’s heart and health issues. The event, held on Feb. 7th from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM provided a dozen booths that offered tips on healthy eating, staying

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Bakersfield Student Works Hard Towards ESSM Program Graduation

by Nyla on November 27, 2012

Javier Hernandez-Oliveros does not talk about himself or his accomplishments very easily. At 19-years old and only out of high school for a year, you’d think he would be all about hanging with friends and the next good time. You’d be wrong. But you wouldn’t hear it from him. Javier doesn’t make a big deal

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SJVC Bakersfield Celebrates 30 Years

by Nyla on November 9, 2012

From a few scattered buildings in a strip mall and fewer than a hundred students to the two-story, hi-tech facility with over 600 students, San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) has long been a recognized institution of quality career training in Bakersfield. This week meets the 30-year mark of providing Medical, Business and Technology career education

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Bakersfield Opens Professional Closet with Mayor

by Nyla on September 14, 2012

It’s not every day a campus hosts the mayor and opens a no-cost “Professional Closet” for its students – but that’s exactly what happened at the Bakersfield campus last week. When Chelsea Esquibias interviewed for the Career Services Department Manager’s positiona few months ago, one of the questions she was asked was about what she

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Students Donate Over $2K To Bakersfield Hospital

by Nyla on June 25, 2012

SJVC students are regulars in community service, but it’s not every day they pass off a $2,500 check. SJVC Bakersfield recently saw the completion of their largest CAMA (AMT) club volunteer project to date – over $2000 raised through the efforts of 30 students for the NICU at the San Joaquin Community Hospital. “We had

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Students Donating to Community

by Nyla on April 5, 2012

Sometimes there is no better gift than to give.  It’s a feeling SJVC students know well through their commitment to community and service.  This time, it was multiple groups on the Bakersfield campus:  the Healthcare Insurance Specialist Club collected money to go toward toys and other gifts for people in need and the Financial Aid

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Positive Step Forward

by SJVC on February 17, 2012

Manual Sanchez, a Business Administration student at SJVC’sBakersfield campus, is someone whose life is one of trials and rough patches; however he does not look at his past in a negative way. He views himself as a dedicated student who is aiming towards a successful future. “For people who have very bad backgrounds, no matter

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