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SJVC Madera names Madera Community Hospital employer of the year

SJVC Madera recognizes Madera Community Hospital as Employer of the Year

by Ryan Smith on April 15, 2019

Every year, many organizations seek out and hire San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) graduates to fill open medical, technical and business positions. These organizations maintain a real commitment to the welfare of their employees, often resulting in high staff satisfaction levels. To honor its local employers, SJVC Madera annually recognizes an Employer of the Year.

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Fresno and Madera campuses help local seniors feel the holiday spirit

by Nyla on January 10, 2019

Older people are often the ones who feel lonely and left out during the holidays, as many family members have grown apart or away from each other. Christmas can be a particularly hard time for seniors with few financial resources and very little emotional support. For the third year in a row, SJVC’s Fresno and

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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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