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Fresno Vet Tech program graduate Jon Marroquin

Veterinary Technology program grad dug deep to find his strength

by Nyla on June 22, 2017

Nobody thought Jon was going to make it. Not his family, not that voice in his head that told him he was just a troublemaker who couldn’t manage to finish his first year of community college. “I hit rock-bottom when I was 18-19 and was at a standstill,” he says. “Everyone looked at me like

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Veterinary Technology

SJVC Fresno Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Jorge Castro with his sons

Criminal Justice Corrections grad climbs law enforcement career ladder

by Nyla on June 8, 2017

It didn’t matter that Jorge Castro, at 19 years old, had left Fresno State after a year, gotten married and was working full-time in a grocery store. He knew he was going to be one of the good guys who helped others and kept communities safe. He was headed for a career in law enforcement.

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / Grad Success

Fresno Vet Tech graduate Joshua Slusher holding lizard

Veterinary Technology program appeals to exotic animal lover

by Nyla on May 25, 2017

Joshua Slusher likes animals of all kinds, but it was his interest in exotic animals like snakes, lizards and birds that pushed him to make animal care his life’s work. That was going to mean a big life change. He started working in restaurants right out of high school, moved up to cook at a

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Veterinary Technology

Fresno Vet Tech program graduate Jennifer Turner Oliveria

Vet Tech career is true passion for Navy veteran

by Nyla on May 11, 2017

With over 20 years of experience in the military, a Bachelor’s degree, management expertise and tons of knowledge in specialty fields, Jennifer Turner-Oliveria was shocked to discover her interest in a career that would take her in a completely opposite direction. Veterinary Technology was not on her radar when she retired from the Navy in

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Veterinary Technology

Criminal Justice Corrections program graduate Brandon Martinez

Criminal Justice Corrections graduate’s career turns out just as he planned

by Nyla on February 23, 2017

Brandon Martinez always knew his life’s work would be about helping others. “One of my goals was to work inside institutions with people who have legal and mental issues,” he says. “I thought I could become a corrections officer or go back to school and get into probation.” Even as a teenager, Brandon was able

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / Grad Success

Aviation Maintenance graduate Louis McArthur

In-demand Aviation jobs brought employers to recent graduate

by Nyla on February 16, 2017

27-year-old Louis McArthur did his time stocking shelves, working in retail and managing pizza places. He was ready to commit to more education to open the right doors, and had two things driving his career choice: He wanted to work with his hands and he wanted something that would allow him to provide steadily for

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success

Fresno Dental Assisting students help veterans

Fresno Dental Assisting students provide dental services to veterans

by Nyla on January 23, 2017

Nearly 70 military veterans received much-needed dental services through Veterans’ Smile Day, an event hosted by the Fresno-Madera Dental Society. This November event invited dental health professionals – many of whom are, themselves, military veterans – and well-trained dental assisting students to volunteer their time to serve those who so selflessly served their country. Student

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / News and Events