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Visalia Criminal Justice Corrections Program Director George Hernandez

Criminal Justice Corrections Program Director knows successful law enforcement careers begin in the classroom

by Nyla on September 21, 2017

“The professional standards we teach our Criminal Justice (Corrections) students are what they are going to have to carry on in the rest of their careers – what they learn in school they will project in the job,” says George Hernandez, Criminal Justice Corrections Program Director on the Visalia campus. In the seven years that Mr.

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Faculty Spotlights / Visalia

Ontario Gen Ed Instructor Lina Thomas

Ontario Gen Ed instructor helps students face their fear of math

by Nyla on August 24, 2017

Lina Thomas may not wear a cape, tights and knee-high boots, but she is considered a hero to her students for one particular superpower: Her ability to help them finally understand math. “Everybody is afraid of math,” says Lina. “I’ve made my peace with that. And I don’t take it personally,” she explains of her

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

Hanford Business Administration intructor Matthew Glasgow

Hanford Business Administration instructor helps students recognize their greatness

by Nyla on August 10, 2017

When Matthew Glasgow was 5 years old, his parents left him in charge of their pottery booth at a craft fair for just a few minutes. That was all it took for him to realize his career ambition. “I had the knowledge and enjoyed sharing it,” he says. “That feeling turned into teaching.” As a Business

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Hanford

Pharm Tech instructor Jillian Ramirez

Hesperia instructor truly gets the Pharmacy Technician career path

by Nyla on December 22, 2016

Jillian Ramirez has wanted to be a Pharmacy Technician since she was in 7th grade. Everything about that career appealed to her young mind. “I loved the white lab coat, working in healthcare, but not touching anybody, making sure people were taken care of with appropriate (pharmaceutical) treatment,” she says. She put her college plans

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Pharmacy Technology / Victor Valley

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Medical Assisting instructor switched careers just like many SJVC students

by Nyla on October 6, 2016

Nicole Weiss worked for several years as a Registered Medical Assistant and Registered Phlebotomy Technician before she dug a little deeper into her career dreams. “I’d been doing these jobs for a time,” she said, “and had to ask myself…where did I want to go with this?” She had a background of running educational groups

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Fresno / Medical Assisting

Online Student Advisor gets up close and personal with her students

by Nyla on September 29, 2016

As a Student Advisor for SJVC Online students, Krystel Vitug is responsible for supporting and counseling students committed to an SJVC distance learning program. “I make sure that they are on course in their class, staying up on their assignments and exams and on track for graduation,” says Krystel. “If they are falling behind, I

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Online Division

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Temecula Instructor/Student Resource Coordinator shines in role with SJVC students

by Nyla on September 22, 2016

Even though Tamara Earnhardt spent several years in the restaurant industry, she always knew she should be an instructor. “Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” she reflects. “I used to make homework for my little sister, Kristy, during summer breaks. I was the teacher, she was the

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Temecula