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Education is the key to reinvention: Local man reinvents himself during pandemic with education

2020, with its global pandemic and attendant economic downturn and social isolation, affected nearly everyone on the planet, leaving millions of stories of resilience, coping, grief and healing. For one Napa Valley man, the story is of reinvention.

Napa Valley College Graduate Arturo Macias Franco Beat All Odds

Arturo Macias Franco beat all odds to achieve his education. Growing up in Torreon Coahuila, Mexico, listening to stories about his grandfather’s ranch and animals, he was drawn towards a life in agriculture and veterinary science, and wanted to be a veterinarian.

Napa Valley College awards first LGBT Studies degrees

Midday on Saturday, May 29, hundreds of students will participate in a “drive-thru” ceremony at Napa Valley College (NVC) with their families, to pick up their diploma cover and take photos marking the moment they receive their degrees and certificates. Among them, for the first time ever, will be two students who have earned associate of science degrees in LGBT education.

Napa Valley College 2021 Valedictorian Oscar Loyola, Jr.

For an unassuming, humble young man, Oscar Loyola, Jr., Napa Valley College Class of 2021 Valedictorian, has already led a superlative life.

Rebeca Morales Calderon: The Power of People in Education

There are endless stories to be told in the world of public education, and each one has a resonant center that reveals a truth. In the case of Rebeca Morales Calderon, a 2016 graduate of Napa Valley College, that truth is the collaborative power of people. Of teachers, of employers, of students, of family, all working toward a common goal.