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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

Husband and wife push through overwhelming life struggles to realize their career dreams

by Nyla on March 5, 2018

Mirna Gonzalez has struggled with serious medical problems since she was 16 years old. She was in and out of hospitals, endured multiple surgeries, and nurses regularly stopped by her house to monitor her progress. She did independent study for a while before graduating high school from a chartered military academy. “There were a lot

Posted in Student Spotlights / Visalia

Ontario student discovers ambition for construction career

by Nyla on February 26, 2018

Isaiah Motupalli has been working with his dad James since he was 15, using brick, rock, stone and concrete to pour driveways and build walls. “I saved up to buy my first car, a Ford Ranger pickup, when I was in high school,” he says. After graduation, he tried junior college for less than a

Posted in Construction Management / Ontario / Spotlight / Student Spotlights

Online BSRT student Mellissa Prendez and family

Online Bachelor of Science degree completion program is ideal for Bakersfield Respiratory Therapist

by Nyla on December 25, 2017

Mellissa Prendez earned her Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy at SJVC’s Bakersfield campus and has worked in that specialized field for about 15 months. But she knows a big change is coming for professionals at her education level in Respiratory Care. “There’s no set date yet, but the industry and professional organizations have

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree / Spotlight / Student Spotlights

Online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor student Jessica Merrill

New Online Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science Degree completion program perfect choice for SJVC grad

by Nyla on December 11, 2017

The timing was perfect for Jessica Merrill, who graduated from SJVC’s Respiratory Therapy Associate of Science degree program in Ontario last February and was researching Bachelor of Science – Respiratory Therapy completion programs in order to take her newly minted expertise a step higher. Jessica was enrolled in a state college Respiratory Therapy program that

Posted in Online Division / Online Program / Respiratory Therapy Bachelor's Degree / Student Spotlights

Temecula Medical Assisting student Vee and her son

Medical Assisting student uses new skill to save her son’s life

by Nyla on November 13, 2017

Voynne (Vee) Ramlakhan had no idea that exactly one day after earning CPR certification in one of her Medical Assisting program classes, she would use that new skill to save her 10-year-old son Isaiah’s life. It was 1 a.m. when Vee went downstairs to find that Isaiah had sneaked into the leftover orange chicken in

Posted in Medical Assisting / Spotlight / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Bakersfield Criminal Justice Corrections student Tammy Zamora

A career jump into Criminal Justice Corrections lands perfectly

by Nyla on September 11, 2017

Tammy Zamora spent years as a court reporter, taking depositions and watching the legal outcomes of law enforcement and the judicial system. Being a part of all that criminal justice action made her want to get into it on a deeper level. Her vision was to become a Corrections Officer. “One day I just woke

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Spotlight / Student Spotlights / Visalia