Making the Ram Fam Proud


Once a Ram, Always a Ram

VVCF Alumni Association

The Victor Valley College Foundation maintains active partnerships with local industry, the community, the military, and educational institutions to ensure students have clear pathways to careers and the next stage of their education.

True stories of real people who started rewarding careers through Victor Valley College. 

For all these people, attending VVC colleges or continuing education programs was the turning point in their lives.

To read their inspiring stories here, hover over their photo.


VVC Rams - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

James Ramos

California State Assemblymember - District 40
Assemblymember James C. Ramos is a lifelong resident of the San Manuel Indian Reservation in San Bernardino County. He was elected to represent the residents of the 40th District in the California State Assembly on November 6, 2018. His district includes the cities of Highland, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, and San Bernardino.

Lana Tomlin

Prior to retirement, Lana served as a Deputy Sheriff for over 30 years in the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. In 2018, she was recognized as the first woman in the department's 165-year existence appointed to Assistant Sheriff.

Eric Schmidt

President - exquadrum Inc.
Exquadrum is a research & development and technical services company often known for its ability to think outside the box is often known. Eric serves as the President and works tirelessly to provide innovative ideas and support to his community.

Dakota Higgins

Deputy Chief of Staff - Office of First District Supervisor
Dakota Higgins is Supervisor Cook’s Deputy Chief of Staff. He is responsible for a wide range of policy issues including land use services, public safety, and transportation. Additionally, Dakota represents Supervisor Cook on multiple boards and commissions in San Bernardino County.

Travis Aguirre

San Bernardino County Fire Dept.
Travis proudly serves with San Bernardino County Fire Department as a Captain, providing safety to his community.

Jerry Klein

Statefarm Insurance
With 45 years of successful operation of his insurance business, Jerry remains thankful for his community, his family, Victor Valley College, and most of all...his wife Suzanne.

Leslie Leach

Professor - Victor Valley College
Leslie currently teaches at Victor Valley College. An instructor in the Communication Studies Department, Leslie surpassed incredible obstacles to meet her goals of teaching students who currently sit where she once sat.

Deanna Sanabria

Director of Auxiliary Services - Victor Valley College
Deanna serves as the Director of Auxiliary Services for Victor Valley College. She oversees and coordinates the activities of various areas on campus such as the Rams Bookstore, Campus Printing, the Performing Arts Center, and more.

Miranda Mikel Buckley

PhD Student
Miranda is currently in pursuit of her PhD in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at University of California, Riverside.

Dillon Lesovsky

Chief of Staff - California State Assemblyman Thurston Smith
Dillon currently serves as Chief of Staff for California State Assemblyman, Thurston "Smitty" Smith

Nikki Patterson

Psychiatric Nurse - Casa Colina
Nikki provides care at Casa Colina at Apple Valley, the residential care facility for individuals with traumatic or acquired brain injuries. Seeking to guide residents toward uplifting independence, Patterson works to address the physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of her clients.

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