Student Spotlights

Medical Assisting student Wendy Flores

Medical Assisting student escaped a childhood of torment

by Nyla on March 21, 2016

“I never thought I’d live over the age of 20,” says 33-year-old Wendy Flores. “When I turned 21, I was like, ‘I made it!’” Those early years were a bleak time in her life as the youngest of seven kids, whose mom just couldn’t protect them from an abusive father and the darkness he brought

Posted in Fresno / Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights

DMS student Miranda Reveles

Diagnostic Medical Sonography student makes short-term sacrifices for long-term success

by Nyla on March 14, 2016

How much determination should students expect to have to get the education they need for the career they want? Miranda Reveles digs deep to stay on course…and set the example. Miranda is up at 4 a.m. every weekday morning and on the road by 5:30 to make the 90-mile drive from Visalia to the Bakersfield

Posted in Bakersfield / Diagnostic Medical Sonography / Student Spotlights

Business Administration program student Kristan

Business Administration student has clear plan for her future

by Nyla on February 22, 2016

Every once in a while, the stars line up just right and your plans unfold just as you imagined. A few side roads taken and a couple of false starts become minor background noise to the voice in your head that says, “This IS going to happen.” That voice has always been loud and clear for

Posted in Business Administration / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Online IT program helps techie prepare for dream career

by Nyla on October 19, 2015

Online Information Technology student Josh Lute had a very practical interpretation of “follow your bliss” when it came to making his career choice. “I was driving a truck and training drivers for the last 8-9 years and could make $50-100k a year,” says Josh, who never intended for that position to be his life-long pursuit.

Posted in Information Technology / Online Program / Student Spotlights

Business Administration students Renee and Tory'a

Mother/daughter team takes on Business Administration program

by Nyla on July 6, 2015

Renee Taylor and her daughter, 19-year-old Tory’a, have completely different reasons for enrolling in the Hanford Business Administration program, but that doesn’t mean they are tackling this important step in their career preparation any less enthusiastically. “With this education, I can go and get bigger and better jobs in Japan,” says Tory’a, who spent several years

Posted in Business Administration / Hanford / Student Spotlights

Temecula Respiratory Therapy student Robert Ford

Ex-military combat medic finds adrenaline rush in Temecula Respiratory Therapy program

by Nyla on June 29, 2015

“For 21 years, I was groomed to be in a high intensity area, thinking on my feet, and I’m not going to lie, I miss the adrenaline rush,” says Robert Ford, Respiratory Therapy student on the Temecula campus. After 18 months in the program, he is finding some of that all-important, in-the-moment action when he

Posted in Respiratory Therapy / Spotlight / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Business Administration student Codilee Merrill

College scholarships are a financial blessing to Business Administration student

by Nyla on June 15, 2015

Codilee Merrill was paying close attention during SJVC Ontario‘s New Student Orientation when the subject of scholarships came up. She was surprised that there were so many available to students who, with a little time, effort and a reasonable GPA, could easily qualify for this unexpected financial boost. “I knew that I needed something that

Posted in Business Administration / Ontario / Student Spotlights

Online human resource administration student Celia Gonzalez

Student in Online Human Resource Administration program hits a triple

by Nyla on June 1, 2015

Celia Gonzales finds herself in the rare situation of claiming three major bases of accomplishment: Graduate, from SJVC’s Human Resource Administration certificate program, student in the Online Human Resource Administration degree program, and SJVC employee at the College’s Call Center in Corona. This tri-fecta of success was hard won over several years of study and

Posted in Human Resource Administration / Online Division / Student Spotlights

Medical Assisting student ElliMae Borromeo

Teen Medical Assisting student finds college a lot different from high school

by Nyla on May 18, 2015

Although 19-year-old Elli Mae Borromeo just graduated from high school last year, she feels she is a world away from adolescent “mean girl” behaviors and those cliques that can cast a wide shadow. “There’s no drama, no rumors here; everyone is more mature, and it’s an elevated peer group,” she says. In terms of the

Posted in Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights / Temecula