Student Spotlights

Immigration status threatened success

by Nyla on September 18, 2013

Cristal Rubio remembers what it felt like to watch her high school friends one at a time get their driver’s licenses and score summer jobs, while she pretended she didn’t need them. “I told them my parents said I didn’t need to work and my mom always drops me off wherever I need to go,

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The Horse Whisperer

by SJVC on September 10, 2013

Since the day she stepped foot onto Lancaster’s campus Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting (CAMA) student Josalynn Delorenzo began setting goals for herself. With a map of her future and her family encouraging her to graduate she works toward accomplishing the long list of goals she has set for herself. Josalynn has had a passion for

Posted in Lancaster / Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights

No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

by SJVC on September 4, 2013

With a total of six children all under the age of six residing beneath one roof, bumps and bruises are bound to happen. Clinical Administrative Medical Assisting (CAMA) student Meghan Chinoski found this to be true when her 3 year old son broke his femur in the midst of harmless horseplay and had to be

Posted in Lancaster / Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights

SJVC Student to the Rescue

by SJVC on August 27, 2013

Emergency Services and Safety Management (ESSM) student Cindy Burgara’s time at SJVC has exceeded all of her greatest expectations. Saving the life of a young child with the application of her training was a surreal moment of clarity that brought all of Cindy’s hard work full circle. Cindy came to SJVC hoping to join the

Posted in Bakersfield / Emergency Services & Safety Management / Student Spotlights

A Wonderful New Lease on Life

by SJVC on August 12, 2013

After being abandoned by a majority of her family and taking on the role of a single, teenage mother Shannon Campbell was at a low point. Since enrolling in the Pharmacy Technician (PT) program at SJVC Shannon has developed an appreciation and respect for herself like never before. Having her son Semajay at the young

Posted in Lancaster / Pharmacy Technology / Student Spotlights

SJVC student saves a young boy’s life

by SJVC on July 16, 2013

Saving the life of a young child was not on the schedule for Monica Ibarra on the sunny afternoon of June 17th, but it managed to hastily pencil itself in. Just 3 days after receiving her certification in CPR and First Aid, Monica saved a young boy’s life. Monica was at a favorite (but secluded)

Posted in Hanford / Student Spotlights

It’s Never Too Late

by SJVC on July 11, 2013

Shirlene Williams is defying all social boundaries. While many of her fellow senior citizen peers were turning their focus to retirement, Shirlene choose to return to school. After 28 years of working for the Department of Justice, Shirlene decided to pursue her interest in Pharmacy Technology (PT). She found her way to SJVC through an

Posted in Lancaster / Pharmacy Technology / Student Spotlights

Pursuit of destiny in the wake of a tragedy

by SJVC on June 25, 2013

“Just put your feet up to the edge, put your face in the wind and when you fall back down, keep remembering… Every storm runs out of rain.” –Gary Allen, Country Singer/Songwriter Growing up in El Paso, Texas Suzana Alva is a dedicated fan of country music. Life has presented Suzana with various challenges. Her

Posted in Lancaster / Medical Office / Student Spotlights

Family’s strength makes everything possible

by Nyla on June 18, 2013

Dario Bobadilla knows rough road when he sees it. And three years ago life for Dario, his wife Danielle and their daughters Jasmine and Trinity was about to get bumpy. Their son Noah was born with Down Syndrome and a hole in his heart. “Everything kind of changed when our son was born,” says Dario.

Posted in Rancho Cordova / Student Spotlights