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SJVC Shout Outs, Round Two!

April 15, 2015

Introducing our next round of SJVC Shout Outs! This time around we’re honoring some of our awesome students, instructors and staff.

Thank you to everyone who nominated these shining stars! We are truly grateful and we know these nominees appreciate your support. Keep those nominations coming! Contact us to learn how to submit a nomination.

Elisia Sanchez shout outElisia Sanchez, Student Resource Coordinator, Visalia Campus

“Elisia is dedicated to her position. She goes the extra mile for our students and they can tell she really cares. She has a true desire to help them with anything she can so they are free to concentrate on their program. At Christmas time, she starts months in advance to make sure every single child who attends the party has a gift and a good time. She never makes students feel bad because they need help, she just smiles and does all she can for them, most of the time without any recognition, she even researches resources on her on time. Her laugh is so infectious you can’t help but be happy when you are around her. I think she deserves to have a pat on the back for a job well done.” -Connie, SJVC faculty/staff

Nancy Fagundes shout outNancy Fagundes, Medical Office Student, Madera Campus

“Nancy is a very caring and intelligent individual. I have seen this over the three modules we’ve had together so far in the medical office program. Whenever I am absent, she is quick to get a hold of me and make sure I have the day’s homework but also just to find out if I’m okay. Her kindness is not just centered in the classroom. I know for a fact that she goes out of her way to give rides to a few of her classmates and that is a perfect example of her kindness. She didn’t know any of us before we attended SJVC but she didn’t mind helping us out in our time of need. Nancy always buys me lunch when I don’t have the money to pay for it myself and just basically shows me she’ll help me out anytime I am in need. Thank you Nancy for all the help, support, and motivation.  I can’t wait until we walk up on stage together at graduation!!! -Eric Castillo, student

Sandra LeCorre shout outSandra LeCorre, Dental Assisting Instructor, Fresno Campus

“I would like to nominate my instructor Mrs. LeCorre. She is such a great person. She has been patient with us and is teaching us how to become proper, professional Dental Assistants. We all learn so much from her. She is a great instructor and she should be recognized for all the effort she puts into her job. She goes beyond just book work and lectures to make sure we understand the lesson and for that, we all learned a lot in just a short amount of time. THANK YOU MRS. LECORRE!” -Lorie Gutierrez, student


Madera instructor Belinda GarciaBelinda Garcia, Instructor and Academic Dean, Madera Campus

“She is an extraordinary, awesome, intelligent, loving, caring teacher. I would like to give her a shout out to let her know that she is greatly appreciated and she rocks.” -Lucero Gomez, student



Instructor Lindsay SappLindsay Sapp, Pharmacy Technology Instructor, Lancaster Campus

“Mrs. Sapp was one of the best teachers I’ve had. She has gone above and beyond to help me when I was in need. If it was tutoring she was available any time, even if it was just a quick question, she is always there to help. She has a lot of experience in the field and has many examples that make learning easier.” -Jalissa, Graduate


Instructor Julia FossJulia Foss, Respiratory Therapy Instructor, Rancho Cordova Campus

“Mrs. Foss is one of those teachers who goes above and beyond for her students. No matter how low we are, how frustrated we get, or how much we want to quit, she always knows the right words to say to us because she wants us to ALL succeed. I’ve been through some really low of lows in this program and I give her so much credit for where I am this very day. I have never had a teacher like her and I appreciate her so much for how much she has gone out of her way for not only myself, but for all of her students.” -Elizabeth Montez, Graduate