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SJVC’s Madera campus helps local high school with mock job interviews

by Nyla on November 5, 2018

Job interviews can sometimes feel like a fast walk through a land mine full of questions and hypothetical situations. SJVC has found that one of the best ways to prepare is with interview practice. “Every single student in each module participates in mock job interviews given by our leadership management team and peer mentors who

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SJVC Career Services Regional Director Devon with her new hair cut

Wigs for Kids inspires SJVC staffer to make the kindest cut of all

by Nyla on July 24, 2018

Devon Dilley, Regional Career Services Director for the Fresno and Madera campuses, had an idea for a way to motivate students on both campuses to raise money for Brain Cancer Awareness Month. “I told students that if they could raise $1,000, they could cut my hair,” says Devon. Veronica Behringer, Dean of Student Services on

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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

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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

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Madera Medical Office instructor Amanda Ragadio

Domestic violence pushed survivor toward teaching career

by Nyla on December 14, 2017

Amanda Ragadio grabbed her young son and daughter and fled their San Diego home in the middle of the night. “I was married for 13 years and was abused mentally and physically,” says Amanda. Finally, she had had enough. “I packed everything; packed my kids and moved back home to Madera.” Even while in survival

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Sheriff Mims visits Madera campus

Fresno County Sheriff shares wisdom with Business and Medical program students

by Nyla on April 10, 2017

On April 3, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims spoke to more than 50 Business and Medical program students, staff and faculty on the Madera campus about her career in law enforcement and the importance of education and motivation in pursuit of life and career goals. “It was really insightful,” says Medical Office Administration student Mercedes Reyes.

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Fresno and Madera student donated to help the elderly in their community

Elderly in the Fresno/Madera community feel some SJVC student love

by Nyla on December 8, 2016

Business, Medical and Technical program students on the Madera and Fresno campuses joined hands to bring a little Christmas joy to some of their community’s most vulnerable: The elderly. “There are over 2,000 senior citizens in Fresno and Madera counties that have nobody,” says Devon Dilley, Career Services Manager for the Fresno and Madera campuses.

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