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SJVC Porterville Business Administration graduate Dinorah Rountree

Difficulty transferring school credits from Mexico almost derailed Porterville graduate’s business career plans

by Nyla on May 30, 2019

In 2000, when Dinorah Rountree moved from Mexico to join her husband Ricky in Central California, she was counting on resuming a fulfilling career in the business community. But there was a roadblock that would prevent her from consideration for those high-level jobs. Her Bachelor’s degree credits would not be readily accepted or validated at

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Porterville

Porterville Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Susan Davidson

Medical Assisting career inspired by life-threatening illness

by Nyla on May 16, 2019

In October 2016, Susan Davidson was chopping some firewood on the ranch property she and her sons Hayden, now 9, and Brody, now 6, and fiancé Kirk, live on. Later that evening, she felt something in her lower-left leg. Using a pair of tweezers, she was amazed to see Kirk pull a tick out of

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Porterville

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SJVC Porterville students and staff all in for Kids Fest

by Nyla on April 29, 2019

What better way is there to bring Porterville families together for a day of fun and food than through Kids Fest. More than 2,000 attendees recently came to the annual event, put on by the City of Porterville. Behind the scenes this year there were more than 45 businesses, community service organizations, health care facilities,

Posted in News and Events / Porterville

SJVC volunteers for 2019 Kids Day

Rain or shine, SJVC volunteers support Kids Day for Valley Children’s Hospital

by Ryan Smith on March 14, 2019

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect two SJVC campuses being recognized for raising the most funds in the College category for the 32nd annual Kids Day to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. Despite the rain on March 5, students at several San Joaquin Valley College campuses were proud to support the 32nd annual

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Porterville Medical Secretary Graduate Delilah Sanchez

Mother of five buckles down to make her administrative medical career happen

by Nyla on November 29, 2018

Don’t tell Delilah Sanchez she can’t do something. “If I put myself into something and hear anybody tell me I can’t do that, I am determined to show them they’re wrong,” she says. “I’ve always done that.” That includes her spontaneous decision to check out SJVC’s Porterville campus one day and enroll in the Medical

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Office / Porterville

Porterville student honors family of accountants with 4.0 in Business Administration program

by Nyla on March 19, 2018

Rachel Murphy recalls a moment when her 6-year-old daughter Aubrey asked, “Mom, you’re a grown-up, so what are you going to be? What career did you choose?” “Those questions were my father’s doing,” says Rachel, who at 26 years old still hadn’t yet landed on a career, and each passing year meant more distance between

Posted in Business Administration / Porterville / Student Spotlights