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Teresa Housley:
SCHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT

A TALE OF RECOVERY, REINVENTION & INSPIRATION Teresa Housley’s life has taken an incredible series of twists and turns. From ...
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Giovani Bautista

Giovani Bautista: VC Promise Spotlight

FROM VENTURA COLLEGE TO CAL BERKELEY TO USC Giovani Bautista can remember a time not too long ago when life ...
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Carl DeLa Cruz

Carl DeLa Cruz: Veterans Promise

FROM SERVING ON SUBMARINES TO FLYING HIGH AT VENTURA COLLEGE Born in the Philippines and settling in Oxnard at the ...
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Shawn McCoy

Shawn Mccoy: Phoenix Scholarship

RISING HIGHER THANKS TO THE PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP You might say Shawn McCoy has come through hell and high water. But ...
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Deonn Crilly

Deonn Crilly: VC Fire Fund

DIVING THROUGH BOTH FIRE AND WATER TO SHARE THE SUPPORT HE RECEIVED Like so many Ventura County residents, Deonn Crilly ...
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Daniela Orozco Tinoco

Daniela Orozco Tinoco: Textbook Lending

FROM MEXICO TO VENTURA COLLEGE… AND TOWARD NURSING SCHOOL Just four years ago, Ventura College pre-nursing student Daniela Orozco Tinoco ...
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Samuel Ponce

Samuel Ponce: Promise Spotlight

From low-income housing to a double major Samuel Ponce grew up in low-income housing, in an environment where higher education ...
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Safia Reazi

Safia Reazi: Scholarship Spotlight

The financial struggle of pursuing education is a reality for so many, including myself Safia Reazi had long wanted to ...
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Claudia Pariso

Claudia Pariso: Textbook Support

Difficult childhood to medical assistant goals Claudia Pariso was born and raised in Oildale, Calif., a town of about 32,000 ...
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Aurelio Manzanarez

Aurelio Manzanarez: Phoenix Scholarship

The turning point in my life was when I saw my daughter for the first time Aurelio Manzanarez was born ...
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Student Ambassadors

Jessica Robles

Jessica Robles: VCF Student Ambassador

PROUDLY SERVING AS A VC FOUNDATION STUDENT AMBASSADOR You might now be familiar with the Ventura College Foundation Student Ambassadors ...
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Olivia Vences

Olivia Vences: VCF Student Ambassador

BALANCING PARENTHOOD, A CAREER, AND NURSING SCHOOL Born to and raised by a single mother who emigrated from Mexico, Olivia ...
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Profiles of Giving

Miriam playing Violin

VENTURA COLLEGE MUSIC LOVER CREATES $12 MILLION LEGACY

A beloved local philanthropist, passionate classical music champion, and long-time supporter of Ventura College, Miriam Emily Schwab passed away at ...
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Flicia Duenas & Oscar Cobian Feature

Felicia Duenas & Oscar Cobian: Career Education

College Leaders Remove Barriers for Immigrant Students As an immigrant from the Philippines, Felicia Dueñas never assumed she’d be in ...
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Flicia Duenas & Oscar Cobian Feature

Debbie & Len Newcomb: Career Education

CAREER EDUCATION DEAN & PROUD FOUNDER OF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Student. Professor. Business Development Chair. Student Learning Outcomes Facilitator. Dean of ...
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Esmeralda Juarez

Esmeralda Juarez: Marketplace Profile

MarketPlace manager and alumna: Driving the Foundation Economy and Student Success First in her family to attend college, Esmeralda Juarez ...
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Santa Paula Employees Help Students Fulfill Dreams

Santa Paula Employees Help Students Fulfill Dreams

A Dynamic Team Committed to Student Success Nestled in the Santa Clara River Valley is a haven for learning—Ventura College’s ...
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Ed & Sue Stile

Ed & Sue Stile: Athletics Profile

MENTORED TO MENTOR For Ed and Sue Stile, supporting the students of Ventura College is as rewarding as getting a ...
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Carl Boggs

Carl Boggs: Legacy Giving Profile

Words of Love for VC To say Carl Boggs, Ph.D., is a prolific writer is an understatement. The National University ...
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