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Long-term SJVC supporter wins Chamber award

July 1, 2013

SJVC Board of Govenors Nina Clancy Woman of the YearNina Clancy has put her mark on education in our community as head of two Montessori schools and – a little closer to home – as a member of SJVC’s Board of Governors for the past few years.

Nina was recently recognized for her contributions and service, as well as leadership skills, by being named Woman of the Year by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce. She and Man of the Year, Steve Solomon, were honored at the 60th Annual Awards Celebration held at the Visalia Convention Center last week. “I am humbled to be a part of this community, and I’m honored with this award,” says Nina.

SJVC’s President, Mark Perry, is not surprised at her recognition, having spent the last 20-years serving on boards, campaigns and community events with Nina, who has also served on the Visalia Unified School Board. “I have never worked with a more dedicated, personable and hard-working person,” he says. “She is the perfect selection for VCC Woman of the Year. I can’t think of a more deserving individual.”

Over the years Nina Clancy has made important contributions to our college in her role as a member of SJVC’s Board of Governors, as well as in positions that represented the school during accreditation processes and site visits. Whether contributing a perspective from her sharp business acumen, casting a vote on new program consideration or helping to generate graduate placement opportunities, Nina is plugged in to SJVC’s success. “We owe Nina a debt of gratitude for her precious time and commitment in serving our SJVC students, faculty and staff,” says Perry.

Nina Clancy’s professional code of ethics and commitment to education contribute very purposefully and directly to the success of others. “Success is based on how well you navigate each day,” says Nina. “It is important to see each day as something wonderful and full of opportunities to do your best and a chance to encourage others.”

Nina’s words result in actions that permeate her world and all who are fortunate enough to be touched by its spirit of generosity.