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SBCC Alum Larry Galizio Advocates for California’s Community Colleges as CEO of the Community College League of California

September 9, 2016 10:28 am
For Larry Galizio, PhD, SBCC was the catalyst for his decision to pursue a career in higher education. Today, Larry is the president and CEO of the Community College League of California where he advocates more »
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Through His Work at First 5 Santa Barbara County, SBCC Alum Ben Romo Is Getting Local Children Kindergarten Ready

July 28, 2016 2:01 pm
For Ben Romo, SBCC was the place where he first became excited about getting an education. Today, Ben works for First 5 Santa Barbara County supporting local 0-5 year olds and their families with the more »
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SBCC Alum Eric Peterson Makes Fire Safety a Priority

June 7, 2016 12:11 pm
For Eric Peterson, SBCC was the place where he gained confidence in his academic and administrative skills in the pursuit of a career in the fire service. Today, Eric makes fire safety a priority in more »
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SBCC Alum Leann Anderson is Focused on Helping Clients Redefine Their Home Interiors for Everyday Living

March 30, 2016 1:45 pm
As a re-entry student at SBCC, Leann Anderson was able to turn her dream of becoming an interior designer into a reality. Today, Leann is the founder of JumpStart Interior Design, working with clients to more »
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SBCC Alum Hilary Molina Stays Connected to Higher Education Through Her Work at Fielding Graduate University

February 26, 2016 1:26 pm
For Hilary Molina, SBCC was an instrumental stepping stone to her end goal of graduate education. Today, Hilary works in university relations for Fielding Graduate University, sharing the incredible work Fielding alumni offer to the more »
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Laura Lambert Pursues Creative Interests through SBCC’s Center for Lifelong Learning

January 29, 2016 10:11 am
As a student at the SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning, Laura Lambert was able to explore creative interests such as ceramic arts, learning technical skills while engaging in larger life conversations around family, philosophy, and more »
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Graphic Designer Susan Levine Uses Her Talents to Enhance the World Around Us

October 28, 2015 11:03 am
With a master’s degree already in hand, Susan Levine was terrified to return to school to learn needed computer skills for her career. She overcame her fears, and many obstacles, and enrolled at SBCC. Today, more »
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SBCC Alum Juli Cara Brings Her Global Studies Education to Her Work at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

September 23, 2015 3:34 pm
Originally from Albania, Juli Cara enrolled at SBCC after being in the United States for only one year. She was able to adjust to college life immediately thanks to the help of the International Students more »
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SBCC Nursing Program Graduate Kym Renga Provides Compassionate Care in her Role as an Evening Triage Nurse

August 18, 2015 10:19 am
Kym Renga, RN attended SBCC as an older student, realizing later in life how important it was to her to get an education. With a passion for health care, Kym focused on the nursing program, more »
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Joshua Molina Ignites Journalism Spark for SBCC Students

June 30, 2015 10:18 am
Joshua Molina spent three years at Santa Barbara City College, graduating with a degree in journalism. Now working as a reporter, public relations professional, and an SBCC journalism instructor, Joshua strives to awaken his students’ more »
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Lynn Houston Provides Youth Mentorship With A Different Point of View

May 27, 2015 11:18 am
Lynn Houston graduated from SBCC with a certificate in media arts and communication. Now working as the marketing coordinator for the Santa Barbara Airport, she is also the founder of A Different Point of View, more »
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FuelBox Co-Founders Credit SBCC with Providing Tools & Resources to Start & Grow Their Business

March 17, 2015 10:14 am
Robert Herr and Dan Friedman were both looking for a dare to be great situation when they met their second year at Santa Barbara City College. Both were ambitious, and both were looking for something more »
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Restaurateur Tony Arroyo Proves Hard Work Mixed with Passion is a Recipe for Success

January 7, 2015 2:32 pm
Walking into Los Arroyos, one immediately feels at ease in the comfortable, inviting atmosphere. Regulars know what they will order before they even walk through the door, while many find it difficult to choose from more »
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SBCC Inspires Entrepreneurial Spirit in Emily Florence

November 13, 2014 1:23 pm
Emily Florence transferred into SBCC from a four-year university so she could get going on the UC curriculum before transferring to UC Santa Barbara. “After one week, I never wanted to leave,” said Emily. “You more »
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Jody Nelson

April 19, 2014 8:56 pm
SBCC alumna Jody Nelson was destined to become a Vaquero. Her father, Dr. Gray, has worked as an SBCC Geology professor for the past 47 years, and her mother studied art at SBCC and also more »
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Das Williams

April 12, 2014 9:00 pm
After dropping out of high school and living in his car in a Santa Barbara City College parking lot, Das Williams eventually found his way to the Admissions Office and enrolled in classes. The decision more »
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Ernesto Paredes

April 12, 2014 8:59 pm
 Ernesto Paredes, the Executive Director of Easy Lift Transportation, is a proud alum of SBCC. Ernesto attended the college on the Mesa from 1984-86 before transferring to USC, where he earned his degree in Gerontology. After more »
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Giovanni Sherwyn

April 12, 2014 8:58 pm
Santa BarbaraCityCollege alum Giovanni Sherwyn is the chef and proprietor of Giannfranco’s Trattoria on 666 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria. Giovanni got his start in the SBCC Culinary program, which he graduated from in 1997. Following graduation more »
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Dr. Larry Galizio

March 24, 2014 11:10 pm
Dr. Lawrence Galizio has come full circle. The one-time Santa Barbara City College student has served as the president of Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon since July 2010. Before he was president at Clatsop
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Aaron Clark “Charting a path to your future”

March 24, 2014 11:05 pm
The career trajectory of SBCC alumni Aaron Clark, the 31 year-old CEO of Santa Barbara based Monarch Wealth Strategies, began while he was taking college level classes on the Mesa campus while still attending Santa more »
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