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Madera-Medical-Office-Administration-graduate-Ramon-DeJesus

Disabled military veteran chooses Medical Office Administration program for a career that will accommodate physical restrictions

by Nyla on September 12, 2019

Ramon De Jesus planned to spend his life as crew chief for aircraft maintenance in the U.S. Air Force. For eight years he enjoyed his work, military life and assignments that took him to high-alert stations where he worked on advance technology spy planes. He provided a good life for his wife Betty and their

Posted in Grad Success / Madera

Rancho-Cordova-Respiratory-Therapy-graduate-Tim-Seldow

Job hopper finds dream career as a respiratory therapist

by Nyla on August 29, 2019

Tim Seldow knows what it’s like to live day-to-day without any sense of what the future holds. His roots were planted in shallow ground, easily pulled up and transplanted into another nutrient-thin environment. It started early when, at eight years old, his single mom left him with his grandparents who had immigrated to the U.S.

Posted in Grad Success / Rancho Cordova / Respiratory Therapy

Criminal-Justice-Corrections-graduate-Tyteyana-McNeal

Criminal Justice: Corrections graduate’s career shoots to the top

by Nyla on August 22, 2019

Tyteyana McNeal wasted no time in acting on her vision of a career in corrections. She knew she was born to move in that environment. “Growing up, criminal justice was always my thing,” she says. “I like to help people, to show them there’s something better out there for them.” Even when at age 19,

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success

Fresno-Aviation-Maintenance-Technology-graduate-Megan-Cardoza

Marine vet’s PTSD didn’t keep her from pursuing aircraft mechanic dream career

by Nyla on August 15, 2019

“When I was very little, I loved aviation and wanted to be a pilot,” says Megan Cardoza. “But I got glasses when I was five or six years old and heard I couldn’t wear glasses and be a pilot.” So she set that dream aside and went into the Marine Corps after graduating high school.

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Grad Success

Respiratory-Therapy-program-graduate-Samantha-Canez

Online Respiratory Therapy graduate sets her sights on a career as a pulmonary nurse practitioner

by Nyla on August 8, 2019

Samantha Canez goes to work every day knowing that she might be called upon to use her specialized skills as a respiratory therapist to save someone’s life. It’s hard to imagine there was a time when she was not certain she had the ability or the confidence to meet that challenge. In 2013, Samantha was

Posted in Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree

SJVC-Lancaster-Pharmacy-Technology-graduate-June-Bianchi

Lancaster Pharmacy Technology graduate finds confidence and a career

by Nyla on August 1, 2019

At 47 years old, June Bianchi decided she had spent too many years working in retail, opening boxes in warehouses and diffusing customer service issues. She had tried a couple of short-term education routes in medical assisting and dialysis technician that didn’t connect, but did reinforce her interest in a career helping others. “My eyes

Posted in Grad Success / Lancaster / Pharmacy Technology

Hanford-Clinical-Medical-Assisting-graduate-Charlotte-Theurich

Clinical Medical Assisting student hits the re-set button

by Nyla on July 25, 2019

Sometimes you have to go home again before you can start life over. That’s what Charlotte Theurich realized when, after years of managing everything life threw her way, she had to set the reins of control aside. She moved in with her parents for a year, then accepted an invitation from her sister Tina to

Posted in Grad Success / Hanford / Medical Assisting