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Temecula campus celebrates four years of serving the Inland Empire

July 20, 2015

Temecula campus 4th anniversaryIt may not have been champagne and caviar, but the hot dogs, snow cones and cake were welcomed treats for the Temecula campus when it celebrated its fourth anniversary on July 7th.

“It was just a good old fashioned birthday party,” says Robyn Whiles, Campus Director. “We celebrated at every break.”

The Temecula campus offers seven programs: Business Administration, Pharmacy Technology, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Office and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC-R).

Robyn took a moment to reflect on this SJVC campus’s accomplishments. “The Temecula campus has worked together to find many successes,” says Robyn.

The list is long and geared toward student support.

“Our staff and faculty are a strong team of ‘Freds’ who give more than what is expected and do more than is required,” she says. “Fred Factor” is a book that extols the value of striving to make a difference in the lives of others. [Editor’s Note: The “Fred Factor” is a book about Fred, a mail carrier who loves his job and who cares about the people he serves. Source:]

“One of the best displays of accomplishment comes from Career Services,” says Robyn, who commends their tremendous placement success in every program.

Campus T-shirts exclaim the campus’s highest goal: 400 students by the end of 2015. A student census of 375 puts that target in range. “We have a few more months to meet our goal,” says Robyn.

Robyn also feels gratitude toward local employers who appreciate the caliber of SJVC graduates and let her know how well they fit into the work force. “Employers value the competency and professionalism of our students,” she says. “Temecula focuses on professional skills for every student. They need these dynamics to compete in today’s market.”

The Temecula campus is counting on a strong finish at the end of the year. After all, they do like to celebrate!