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SJVC gift wrap party to help local seniors

Gift baskets made holidays better for SJVC students and local seniors

by Nyla on December 26, 2017

SJVC wants to make a difference in students’ lives and in their communities one holiday at a time. “We did a Thanksgiving drive for our students who cannot afford to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to their family,” says Devon Dilley, Career Services Manager for SJVC’s Fresno and Madera campuses. “Nominations came from students, staff

Posted in Fresno / Madera / News and Events

Central Valley Blue Star Moms

Central California campuses help create 358 care packages for Remember the Troops Drive

by Nyla on December 22, 2017

All San Joaquin Valley College campuses have a tremendous commitment toward community support through volunteer work, fund drives and donations. The Central Valley Blue Star Moms recently benefitted from that collective spirit of giving in support of their annual Remember the Troops Care Package Drive, which is conducted nationwide. For the last several weeks, the

Posted in Aviation / Fresno / Madera / News and Events

Aviation Maintenance students took field trip to visit California Air National Guard

Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technology students get close to the jet action

by Nyla on December 19, 2017

Aviation Maintenance Technology program students finally got to visit the source of the ground-vibrating rumble they hear every day while they’re in class or working on plane parts in the college campus’ hangar located at the Fresno-Yosemite International airport. A three-hour field trip took them to the 144th Fighter Wing Air National Guard Base close

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / News and Events

Criminal Justice Corrections students and an instructor shave heads to support cadet Thomas Narajo

Criminal Justice Corrections students shave heads to support fellow cadet

by Nyla on November 30, 2017

Thomas Narajo was only a couple of months into his Criminal Justice Corrections program on the Fresno campus when he had to suspend his career training to undergo chemotherapy treatment. But those two months were long enough for him and his fellow cadets to form a family. Team spirit runs deep within the Criminal Justice

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Fresno / News and Events

Fresno Dental Assistant program graduate Krystin Kahle

Stay-at-home mom jumps heart-first into dental assisting career

by Nyla on September 14, 2017

In her mid-thirties, Krystin Kahle loved being a stay-at-home mom to her and husband Will’s three kids, Scott, Aerin and Liam. But something was pushing her to look outside her role and her life. “Should something happen to my husband, I needed to be able to provide for my family,” she reflects. “And I needed

Posted in Dental Assisting / Fresno / Grad Success

SJVC Fresno Surgical Technology program students in training

SJVC Fresno’s Surgical Technology program receives Continuing Accreditation from CAAHEP and ARC/STSA

by Susie on August 3, 2017

SJVC is pleased to share that the Fresno Surgical Technology program has earned Continuing Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP’s official letter to SJVC states that the “recent peer review conducted by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and CAAHEP’s Board of

Posted in Fresno / News and Events / Surgical Technologist

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