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Business leader discovers she has the heartbeat of a teacher

by Nyla on May 28, 2019

Debi Nichols was one of the 15 million people who lost their jobs in the recession of 2009, but she didn’t spend a lot of time in panic mode. She had a bachelor’s degree in business, had reached high levels of influence in the corporate world, and had groomed countless others on paths to reach

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Ontario

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SJVC Ontario’s Lions Branch Club helps the Easter Bunny out

by Nyla on April 30, 2019

The 20-member Lions Branch Club at SJVC’s Ontario campus thought they might don bunny ears this year and give a few students treat-filled Easter baskets to take home to delight their appreciative children. “One of our club members came up with the idea and everyone ran with it,” says Debi Nichols, Business Administration program  instructor

Posted in News and Events / Ontario

Worker practicing safe ladder use

SJVC Ontario students benefit from ladder safety training

by Nyla on November 13, 2018

Students on the Ontario campus were shocked to learn how common – and preventable – ladder accidents are nationwide. Roughly 10,000 serious injuries occur each year and between 200-300 fatalities are reported. Those serious injuries run from sprained muscles and broken bones to life-altering concussions and loss of limb and sight, and occur largely among

Posted in News and Events / Ontario

Ontario Criminal Justice Corrections graduate Geri Tercero

Corrections graduate will not let childhood abuse affect her future

by Nyla on October 18, 2018

Geri Tercero was in a mentally frozen state and knew she was going to have to do something very hard and painful to break free. She had endured childhood sexual and physical abuse off-and-on for eight years by a close family member. Her guard was way up and seemed a permanent fixture in front of

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario

SJVC Ontario electrician program graduate Deven Velazquez

Electrician program student doesn’t let short attention span keep him from success

by Nyla on September 6, 2018

Everyone remembers that kid in class who can’t sit still, the one who wants to do anything besides crack a book and focus on one thing. That’s Deven Velazquez. “I’m a really hands-on person and just can’t get down with a desk,” he says. “From elementary to high school, I’ve always been the one who

Posted in Electrical Technology / Grad Success / Ontario

SJVC Ontario Corrections program graduate Laura Cruz

Failure is not acceptable for corrections program graduate

by Nyla on August 16, 2018

At a petite 5’1″ and 110 lbs., you may think Laura Cruz wouldn’t be attracted to a career in law enforcement. But a family member’s misstep and subsequent reporting to a probation officer planted an important career seed in her. “Due to my mom being only a Spanish-speaker and my dad always working in order

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario

SJVC Ontario Respiratory Therapy program graduate Michael Berry

Respiratory Therapy program graduate compares student life to work life

by Nyla on August 9, 2018

Michael Berry has worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at a large hospital for over a year now, but his many months as a student at SJVC’s Ontario campus are not far from his memory. “Student life was much harder,” he remembers. “There was no time for anything except school.” Classmates clung together like shipmates

Posted in Grad Success / Ontario / Respiratory Therapy