Hanford College-going Family Provides Cultural Flair   For our first-ever Central Valley Higher Education Consortium  Summit Cinco De Mayo Reception on May 5,  CVHEC is pleased to present Las Hermanas Medina, a trio of sisters raised in the Central Valley community of Hanford, California: Sophia, Isabela, and Paulina Medina who are higher ed alumnae or currently enrolled in a CVHEC  member institution. Parents Dr. Juan R. Medina and Consuelo instilled the value…

CVHEC media contact: Tom Uribes • tom@uribes.com • 559.348.3278 Convening’s Student Panel: Successes of Dual Enrollment (March 14, 2022) — The “Establishing Dual Enrollment Pathways in the Central Valley” Convening Thursday, March 17, will bring more than 120 secondary and postsecondary educators together in person for the first time since the pandemic shutdown to address challenges and barriers to dual enrollment success and to hear four valley students share their success stories. Presented by…

Campaign for College Opportunity honors  8 CVHEC members with ‘Champions’ Awards Eight CVHEC member institutions were honored as 2021 Champions of Higher Education and Equity Champions for Excellence in Transfer by the Campaign for College Opportunity. Honored at CCO’s annual Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer virtual awards ceremony Nov. 16 were Bakersfield College; Clovis Community College; California State University, Bakersfield; College of the Sequoias; Fresno City College; Fresno…

Celeste Galván of McFarland and her family celebrating her two degrees earned by the age of 19 thanks to dual enrollment courses through Bakersfield College before Fresno State. She is now enrolled in CSU Bakersfield's teacher credential program. All three campuses are CVHEC members.

Celeste Galván of McFarland and her family celebrated her two degrees earned by the age of 19 thanks to dual enrollment courses through Bakersfield College before Fresno State. Here they pose with her at her high school graduation in 2018. She is now enrolled in CSU Bakersfield’s teacher credential program. All three campuses are CVHEC members.   CVHEC Dual Enrollment Spotlight: Celeste Galván of McFarland From one end of the valley…

Dual Enrollment: success stories underscore equity-driven strategy to reduce disparities in student persistence and completion rates The Covid-19 pandemic of the past 18 months cast a shadow over joyous occasions like graduation events for Class of 2020 and 2021 high school and college students everywhere, but one narrative emerged repeatedly in the Central Valley that provided a spark of optimism for our region’s college attainment rates: dual enrollment success stories. One…

Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D., became Fresno State’s ninth president May 19 when the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees announced his selection to succeed Joseph I. Castro who was named Chancellor last fall. “It is an honor to be chosen to lead this premier university, which opens doors of opportunities for our talented students and improves the quality of life for everyone in the Valley,” said Jiménez-Sandoval. “I look forward to…