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Pharmacy Tech student shares quest for better life

Pharmacy Tech student shares quest for better life

“This is the career I never knew I wanted,” says Pharmacy Technology student, Lauren Enriquez, who spent several years working at popular SoCal theme parks and, more recently, Starbucks. At twenty-three, Lauren was not happy where she was, but didn’t feel that the college experience would work very well for her either. “I did community...
Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Since his teens, Greg Serrano has found something he needs in the solitary stride of a long-distance runner. That extra something that pushes him, that settles over him as the miles pile up, has served him in all aspects of his life. It did not start out that way. “My cousin, Brenda, got me into...
Respiratory Therapy grad finds teaching career at SJVC

Respiratory Therapy grad finds teaching career at SJVC

As an RT student sitting in the Rancho Cucamonga classroom in 2008, Shannon Cocilova had no idea that she would one day be in the one standing in front of a SJVC classroom covering some of the very same material she was working hard to absorb. “I always knew I wanted to be in education,”...
Empowering Others Inspires a Commitment to Teaching

Empowering Others Inspires a Commitment to Teaching

Rafael Oropeza never had a lifelong plan to become a teacher. Maybe that is why his style as an educator is so elastic, and stretches to meet the individual needs of his Business Administration and General Ed students at the Temecula campus. “I’m constantly changing my teaching style, depending on the type of students I...
Temecula’s First HVAC-R class graduates

Temecula’s First HVAC-R class graduates

Among January’s graduating class of 126 students, 8 held the distinction of being the first Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program graduates to walk across the stage to claim their degrees. The 88-graduates who participated in the ceremony held at the Rancho Community Church, finalized their career training goals in front of 1,200 friends...
Young addition shakes up Temecula Campus

Young addition shakes up Temecula Campus

At the Temecula campus, the Associated Student Body used to be relatively quiet. Not too many students were involved, and the club’s activities were few. Though the relatively short time span from admission to graduation is a great benefit to students, it also undermined extracurricular organizations, like ASB. The club’s membership was constantly fluctuating, because...
Instructor relishes the transformation of education

Instructor relishes the transformation of education

“She (Julia Foss) is truly an amazing instructor who works hard, stays late and  does whatever she can to help make sure we understand the material.”                                                              – Desiree Trejo, RT student “One of my biggest thrills is knowing that my students are enjoying my class, because it is very important for students to have...
CAMA student discovers powerful career boost

CAMA student discovers powerful career boost

Twenty-two year old Karissa Amador is a driven young woman with two primary ambitions: give to others and make your own way to success. She learned the importance of these intertwined goals at a very early age. Karissa never met her father, who moved and changed his last name to avoid child support. Growing up...
Making lives better through service and support

Making lives better through service and support

The season of giving started early for the Temecula campus. Since October students, staff and faculty have launched many fundraisers, organizations and special events in support of worthy causes, large and small. Their last quarter push included a major fundraising effort by students from the Respiratory Therapy and Medical Assisting programs for SCAMP (Southern California...
Business Administration Students right at home in political office

Business Administration Students right at home in political office

Business internships are wrought with fierce competition. Many individuals look to get a leg up in the business world and SJVC students act with diligence to earn their spots. Temecula Business Administration students Vania Fune and Liya Brykova are no exception. Both students had the good luck- or good resumes more likely- to be chosen...
Temecula Respiratory Therapy Sputum Bowl Team competes nationally

Temecula Respiratory Therapy Sputum Bowl Team competes nationally

  Ever since Hesperia’s Pink Puffers brought home a 1St Place victory in last May’s State Sputum Bowl competition, the team has been in intense training for the National stage. “They worked very hard these last few months to prepare themselves to compete on a national level,” says William Hall, Temecula RT Program Director. Team...
Honk if you need encouragement

Honk if you need encouragement

Cheryl Stansbury knew things were going to be tight when she started her Respiratory Therapy program in Temecula. Her husband, Michael, was in an uncertain construction industry and his job site had him commuting 90-minutes each way. Their 2-year old daughter, Gloria, needed a stable home environment with as little back-and-forth to child-care as possible....