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Hanford Medical Office graduate Julianna Underwood

Going from fast food to Medical Office Administration career required family effort

by Nyla on October 26, 2017

Julianna Underwood was 24 years old and had only known work in the fast-food industry when she found herself divorced and trying to provide for her baby, Isaac. Her earning potential and unpredictable work hours forced her to toward a huge decision about going back to school as a way to make a comfortable life

Posted in Grad Success / Hanford / Medical Office / Spotlight

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


Hanford Gen Ed instructor shares life experiences with students for real-world check

by Nyla on September 15, 2016

“I’ve had the child care issue, two kids in diapers and twenty bucks in my pocket to last me a week,” says Cindy Brooks, General Education instructor for the Hanford campus. “The Dollar Store was my best friend. It’s scary.” As a young, single mom, Cindy worked two to three jobs to keep their heads

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Business Administration students Renee and Tory'a

Mother/daughter team takes on Business Administration program

by Nyla on July 6, 2015

Renee Taylor and her daughter, 19-year-old Tory’a, have completely different reasons for enrolling in the Hanford Business Administration program, but that doesn’t mean they are tackling this important step in their career preparation any less enthusiastically. “With this education, I can go and get bigger and better jobs in Japan,” says Tory’a, who spent several years

Posted in Business Administration / Hanford / Student Spotlights

Hanford business administration free breakfast

Business Administration program student wins McDonald’s breakfast for inspirational instructor

by Nyla on June 3, 2015

Stacie Vaz hit the Mickey D’s drive-thru for some coffee one morning on the way to her Hanford Business Administration class, when a “Race to Save Morning” promotion caught her eye. The promo invited participants to nominate a friend or loved one to receive a free breakfast, as a way to say “Thank you!” Immediately

Posted in Business Administration / Hanford / News and Events

Hanford Medical Office program graduate Clarissa Hensley

Near tragedy shapes Hanford Medical Office student’s life

by Nyla on January 8, 2015

It was almost a year ago when 26-year-old single mom Clarissa Hensley was struggling to find her footing as a new student in Hanford’s Medical Office program. She and 15-month-old Colten were living with Clarissa’s grandmother, Judy, who also watched Colten while Clarissa was in class and held down a 30-hour-a-week job. Life was predictably

Posted in Grad Success / Hanford / Medical Office / Medical Programs

SJVC Hanford Graduation

Congressman gives keynote address at Hanford’s graduation

by Nyla on December 9, 2014

David Valadao, who just three days earlier was re-elected as California’s 21st Congressional District representative, was the keynote speaker for Hanford’s graduation ceremony held on Friday, Nov. 7th. Ninety graduates and nearly 300 friends and family members gathered with SJVC staff and faculty at the Koinonia Christian Fellowship Church in Hanford to witness this important

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