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Modesto Business Administration program graduate Marissa Gonzales

Business Administration program helps give student boost up the career ladder

by Nyla on April 25, 2019

Marissa Gonzales’ employer made clear to her the path she would need to take if she wanted to get into higher management: Additional education and the degree(s) and certification(s) she might earn to blaze that path. She knew there was an Operations Manager position coming up at Holiday Inn Express, where she currently worked in

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Modesto

Modesto Business Administration instructor Chris Lewis

Business Administration students connect with instructor Chris Lewis through humor

by Nyla on April 23, 2019

Chris Lewis has many reasons to love his job teaching Business Administration program students on the Modesto campus. Close to the top is one that might surprise his students and his peers. “Part of the reason I enjoy doing this is because I think I’m hilarious,” he offers without any false modesty. There is a

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Modesto

Modesto Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Javy Arteaga

Modesto Corrections graduate reflects on 10 years working in the Sheriff’s Department

by Nyla on November 1, 2018

Javier (Javy) Arteaga spent a few years jumping from job to job in California’s Central Valley. He mixed formulas for a feed company, worked on a forklift in a warehouse and had a few other good-for-right-now kinds of jobs. “I was young and anything steady that made some money was good for me,” he says.

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto

Modesto Medical Assisting student Jerold Maghoney

Medical Assisting student rises from the ashes of addiction

by Nyla on September 17, 2018

Jerold Maghoney discovered that rock bottom provides a hard surface from which you can push off toward higher ground. His slide to Ground Zero began with his first sip of beer at age 12 on a fishing trip with his dad, and it picked up momentum when he had his last sober birthday party at

Posted in Medical Assisting / Modesto / Student Spotlights

SJVC Modesto Corrections graduate Santiago Orozco with his family

Corrections student pushed through hardship to complete his program

by Nyla on August 23, 2018

Santiago Orozco’s first day of class in his Criminal Justice Corrections program did not go well. “I am not going to be able to do this,” he remembers thinking. “This is impossible.” Then Santiago thought about his wife Johanna and their young children Neydelyn and Elias. He thought about the years he had spent working

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto

Community spirit soars at SJVC’s Modesto campus

by Nyla on May 14, 2018

It has long been SJVC’s practice to engage students in active volunteerism within their communities. Local services clubs, organizations and serviced-minded events bolster support for so many in desperate need of assistance, direction or goods that might help them survive difficult circumstances. The Modesto SJVC campus takes student volunteer work seriously. “We are teaching our

Posted in Modesto / News and Events

Modesto Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Elizabeth Pelayo

Sibling rivalry benefited Criminal Justice: Corrections program graduate

by Nyla on June 29, 2017

Elizabeth Pelayo and her brother Armando have a long history of healthy competition between them. They didn’t expect things to be any different when they both enrolled in the Criminal Justice: Corrections program on the Modesto campus. “There’s a competition between us; it’s always been that way,” says Elizabeth, who at 21-years-old is a year

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Modesto