Category: Student Success Profile

Up for the Challenge: Leticia Reyes of NOCE Pharmacy Tech

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July 30, 2019. Inspiration can strike from unlikely places and for NOCE student Leticia Reyes, it started with an ear infection. When her daughter fell ill, Reyes wasn’t sure about all the medicines the doctor prescribed. That’s exactly when she discovered the Pharmacy Tech program at North Orange Continuing Education, and a lightbulb went off. …


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Full Circle: Hilda Rivera’s Powerful Journey

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December 14, 2018. When Hilda Rivera immigrated to the United States with her mother, she had almost nothing. She had no high school diploma. No English-language skills. And no job prospects. Finishing high school was never going to happen and college was a dream so impossible it had never even crossed her mind.  Today, Hilda …


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High School Student Jose Gonzalez Achieves Success Through Support & Hard Work

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Due to lack of support and financial difficulties, Jose Gonzalez could not continue his education beyond junior high school and instead became a boxer in Guadalajara, Mexico. He came to the United States in his early twenties. Gonzalez adjusted from city life to working tirelessly on a farm in Southern California. He got married and …


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Student Kintra Thongdyxay Completes High School Diploma at Age 71

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A widowed mother of two children, Kintra Thongdyxay came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam. Once a school teacher, Thongdyxay found work in a restaurant and donut shop in America. She raised her two sons and provided for them the best that she could. Both have now graduated from California State University, …


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