2 Fillmore Residents and 46 Others Earn Ventura College Nursing Degrees
Fillmore's Juan Carlos Lomeli and Ildiko Mate received their pins at the Ventura College ceremony on Dec. 12th.
Fillmore's Juan Carlos Lomeli and Ildiko Mate received their pins at the Ventura College ceremony on Dec. 12th.

VENTURA: The Ventura College School of Nursing and Allied Health graduated 48 new nurses who receiving their pins at the Fall 2008 Nursing Pinning on December 12 at the Ventura High School auditorium. The traditional ceremony included the personal pinning of each graduate by the nurse or nursing instructor who mentored or inspired the student to enter the profession.
A number of students were recognized for their significant academic achievements and for their community service:
o Three graduates were named as “Graduates with Distinction” for their contributions to the School of Nursing, to the community or their employers, and to their fellow students: Analisa Balestrero, Phyllis Franco, and Melanie Reece.
o A Red Cross Award for volunteer work in the community, often at flu shot clinics and other health facilities, went to Elizabeth Gollner, who contributed more than 20 hours.
o Community Service Recognition went to four students who contributed at least 20 hours of community service work, although not necessarily with Red Cross activities: Besi Duarte, Phyllis Franco, Lynda Schoppe, and Melanie Reece.
o Eleven received Peer Tutor Awards for their work assisting other students with the challenging academic nursing curriculum: Anthony Van Leeuwen, Vanessa Worthington, Jennifer Kreil, Rosie Diaz, Melanie Reece, Erin Froebe, Nicole Radoumis, Patti Aung, Lynda Schoppe, Maryam Atashbarand Analisa Balestrero
The School of Nursing and Allied Health prepares students to care for individuals in hospitals, homes, and other health care settings. Graduates practice the art and science of nursing by combining knowledge from many different disciplines to promote the restoration and maintenance of health in their clients. The School administers the Associate Degree Nursing, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Continuing Education for Registered Nurses programs.
For additional information, contact Joan Beem, Director, Ventura College School of Nursing, (805) 654-6400 ext. 3125 or jbeem@vcccd.edu.


Agoura Hills: Patti K. Aung Camarillo: Melanie Reece, Valerie Reveles, Mark J. Sarreal, Canoga Park: Lorena Soria Carpinteria: Jennifer Peterson Fillmore: Juan Carlos Lomeli, Ildiko Mate, Goleta: Noemi Buyco Moorpark: Rachel Rebello, Newbury Park: Randi Shano Ojai: Lauryn Fuller, Ken Smith Oxnard: Maryam Atashbar, Nasrin Atashbar, Analisa Balestrero, Mayda Garcia, Elizabeth Gollner, Sheryl Jularbal, Jennifer Kreil, Joan Vea, Vanessa Worthington, Mark Yumul Point Mugu: Evangeline Esquivel, Kalin Spencer Port Hueneme: Phyllis Franco, Santa Barbara: Josefa Valeriano Santa Paula: Raeanna Lyon, Lisa Reeder Ventura: Andrew Bozek, Don Braunsteiner, Rocio A. Diaz, Besi Duarte, Erin M. Froebe, Joel Hernandez, Michelle Hughes, Megan Kelley, Keshav Khadka, Jeremiah Kosten, Kimberly McCallion, Kimberly Noll, Melody Root, Lynda C. Schoppe, Teresa Sprinkle, Anthony Van Leevwen, Megan Wilson, West Hills: Carissa Cuzzoni Woodland Hills: Nicole Radoumis.