Construction Management

Online Construction Management-graduate Timonthy Ryder

Construction Management graduate won’t let cancer slow him down

by Nyla on January 29, 2015

Timothy Ryder wants to be very clear about something. His story is not about cancer. It is not about having it, battling it, or eventually overcoming cancer. “I don’t want people to feel sorry for me; I don’t feel sorry for me,” says Tim, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma just one month after enrolling

Posted in Construction Management / Grad Success / Online Program / SJVC

SJVC Ontario Construction Management students give their time to help local school

Construction Management students put their backs into it for school

by Nyla on December 18, 2014

Construction Management (CM) instructor Andria Marrs first heard about the Monte Vista Elementary School makeover sponsored by United Way on Monday, Oct. 20th, and by 8:00 a.m. the following Saturday, five SJVC CM students and a faculty member were shovel-deep into the all-day project. SJVC’s volunteers were assigned the quarter-acre school garden that was sadly

Posted in Construction Management / News and Events / Ontario

Construction Management instructor Andria Marrs

Breaking the Construction Management gender barrier is a snap

by Nyla 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

Ontario instructor has new book published

by Nyla on August 28, 2014

Many share the dream of writing and having published a book, but few have the discipline and fortitude it takes to make that dream a reality. Retired architect and Construction Management instructor, Serge Laraque, made it happen – twice. Laraque’s first venture into the realm of ‘published author’ was with Self Determi-Nation, a self-help book

Posted in Business Programs / Construction Management / Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

A natural born leader drives it home

by Nyla on July 24, 2014

Michael Haagen realized that after 16-years as a service technician in the construction business, the part of his job that really excited him was when he actually got to help manage projects. He knew he had to do something to make team leadership his full-time responsibility, and he figured it would take a degree for

Posted in Business Programs / Construction Management / Grad Success / Online Division

Online student finds his stride…and strength

by Nyla on March 10, 2014

Lathan Murdock had his own construction business in Texas for eight years, but things were not working out the way he had hoped. He knew he had to make his move pretty soon to get out of the hole that kept getting deeper for him, his wife Cherie, and their four children, ages 3 to

Posted in Business Programs / Construction Management / Online Division / Student Spotlights

Father of Nine Digs In

by Nyla on January 16, 2014

Although Steve Cichos had been a bricklayer in the construction business for over 20-years, he knew that with layoffs becoming more common, he would have to go deeper if he was going to stay in this business.  “There was less and less work and finances were getting less and less sufficient,” says Steve.  But he

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Student Fashion Show entertains…and educates

by Nyla on September 25, 2013

About a dozen business student models used the catwalk to teach over a hundred Rancho Cucamonga students how to dress for that all-important job interview. “We deliberately included some What not to Wear examples to show students inappropriate interview attire,” says Chris Hooton, Career Services Manager. The 90-minute show is an annual event held this

Posted in Business Administration / Business Programs / Construction Management / Criminal Justice: Corrections / Human Resource Administration / News and Events / Ontario

Economic crunch forces big decisions

by Nyla on June 5, 2013

In 2008 Mike Mattingly and his wife Tabatha were enjoying the good life in Phoenix, AZ. Mike was earning a good salary working for a civil engineering firm with all the perks. Then, whoosh, it was gone. The economic crunch hit them hard. It was a time when businesses were downsizing aggressively and Mike was

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