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Clinical Educator of the Year Award Given to SJVC Coordinator

August 29, 2012

This year’s Clinical Educator of the year award was given to SJVC’s Fresno coordinator Jennifer Nyswonger.

“We are more than willing to go above and beyond for our students,” explains Jennifer. She hopes that by winning this award SJVC students realize that there really are instructors that are fully committed to their job.  “Ms. Nyswonger exhibits the best and highest possible standards and that her work ethic is above reproach,” explains program director Teri Junge.  “Her dedication to her profession is evident in all she does.” Teri nominated Jennifer for this award and is thrilled that she has won.

Jennifer was announced the winner at a national convention in Washington D.C. Although she was not able to attend the convention, she was sent an award with her name engraved on it as well as five hundred dollars.  Since joining SJVC, Jennifer has made a positive impact on her students and fellow employees. While currently working on receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Education degree, she is able to take what she is learning in her classes into the classroom.

As a result of her commitment to surgical technology education and her enhanced teaching skills, she has increased the CST exam pass rate for our graduates to 94%. She is a self-directed individual who is well respected by her students and peers.  Teri is quick to say that, “Ms. Nyswonger is a self-directed individual who is well respected by her students and peers!”