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Very proud that both my children - Louis and Elizabeth Vas - attended SRJC and then matriculated to SSU. Also grateful that I was elected to the SRJC Bd. of Trustees and served '08 - '12. Excellent institution!
When I transferred to SRJC, I fell in love with the Digital Media department. I had experience with graphic design but wanted to learn how to code websites. The professors were very supportive and taught with heart. I especially enjoyed the capstone class with Ethan Wilde that allowed us to develop non-profits websites. It was like working at a real design firm. Immediately after graduating in Spring 2017, I obtained a great job in San Francisco as a UI/UX Engineer. I now work on Fortune 500 companies websites using the skills I learned at SRJC.
I just moved to Petaluma over the summer. So far college has been great - the best time of my life! Moving was the best thing for me and college has given me a new perspective on life. SRJC has given me the the dream to transfer to Chico State and so far everything is working out. That’s my story!
I had a great time attending Santa Rosa Junior College. It is an excellent school. I am grateful for the opportunities attending SRJC allowed me to pursue.
In 1969 or 1970 I was a part time student at the college. I was a combat Vietnam Veteran and was a discharged sergeant at the age of 20. I was registered in an English Class and the first week of class the group decided to pray for peace in Cambodia. The instructor asked if there were any Vietnam Veterans in the class so I acknowledged that I was a Veteran. He requested that I drop the class because they didn't want to pray for peace with baby killers. It was a sign of the times and a reminder that no matter how great your institution is and has been there are dark moments lurking…
I feel blessed that I attended SRJC. In 2012 at the age of 42 I re-entered school to pursue obtaining a college education that I walked away from when I was nineteen years old. August 2012 I began with the plan to study Studio Arts, and English/Creative Writing. My true passion is painting and even though I had dropped out of school I intermittently with other tasks in life, painted and made art. This included a brief stint at Antenna Theater in Sausalito where I was a fabricator, and assistant art director. I was making art for Chris Hardman who founded the theater company.
I have been a part of Santa Rosa Junior College for well over 20 years helping in the Student Affairs office. In student government I learned how government works and what teamwork is like. I have loved it because I've helped to put on great events and other great things for the Community College and I intend to keep on doing that as well as being an STNC for Gary Watts. SRJC is my family.