#CYPossible

Completing coursework calls for celebration, and we are proud to celebrate with Cypress College’s newest degree- and certificate-holders. By achieving these education goals, graduates and certificate-earners are equipped to continue on their college path or find strong footholds in the career fields they’ve chosen. We’ve taken the journey with these outstanding students, and know that when they look to the horizon, they see what is #CYPossible.

Fernando Rodriguez, Math

Fernando left Cypress College many years ago but credits the faculty here with making him who he is today. He has had a 14-year, award-winning teaching career. Fernando currently teaches math at Buena Park High School, where he was awarded the Buena Park High School Teacher of the Year award in 2014. He now inspiresContinue reading “Fernando Rodriguez, Math”

Young Lee, ESL

ESL student Young Lee had to change her life when her husband passed away. Faced with raising her daughter by herself, Young searched for a career path that could support the two of them. She also sought, after experiencing the tragedy of her husband’s pain and illness, work that would help her change the livesContinue reading “Young Lee, ESL”

#CYPossible: Karina Vanessa Lopez, Business Administration

Karina recently attended Cypress College and majored in Business Administration, which she continues to study at Cal State Fullerton in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree. She wants to work as a Certified Public Accountant and eventually become a partner in an accounting firm. Although she’s finished her classes at Cypress, she is on campus weeklyContinue reading “#CYPossible: Karina Vanessa Lopez, Business Administration”

Rick Richardson, Operations Manager at Marriott International

Completing coursework calls for celebration, and we are proud to celebrate with Cypress College’s newest degree- and certificate-holders. By achieving these education goals, graduates and certificate-earners are equipped to continue on their college path or find strong footholds in the career fields they’ve chosen. We’ve taken the journey with these outstanding students, and know thatContinue reading “Rick Richardson, Operations Manager at Marriott International”

Katy Straughn, Aviation and Travel Careers

Completing coursework calls for celebration, and we are proud to celebrate with Cypress College’s newest degree- and certificate-holders. By achieving these education goals, graduates and certificate-earners are equipped to continue on their college path or find strong footholds in the career fields they’ve chosen. We’ve taken the journey with these outstanding students, and know thatContinue reading “Katy Straughn, Aviation and Travel Careers”

Kourosh Shirazi, Automotive Technology

Kourosh (who also goes by Cyrus) made a 180-degree turn in his career path when he decided to pursue his love of working on cars and study automotive technology. Cypress offered a state-of-the-art facility where he could gain hands-on experience; the T-TEN program here enabled him to access a career. Now he’s working at LexusContinue reading “Kourosh Shirazi, Automotive Technology”

Mary Eng, Kinesiology & Radiologic Technology

Mary comes from a large family that holds education in high regard. She passed the California High School Proficiency exam at age 14 and was ready to start on her college journey and join her two older sisters who were enrolled at Cypress College. Mary gravitated toward radiologic technology; she’d visited X-ray technicians as aContinue reading “Mary Eng, Kinesiology & Radiologic Technology”

Juan Santos, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Despite working full-time while studying, Juan completed his certificate in air conditioning and refrigeration in two years. Before he was even finished, he was fielding job offers. The former secretary for ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers) on campus has been working in the field for a year. Please tell usContinue reading “Juan Santos, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration”

Zachary Lynch, Automotive Collision Repair

Zach grew up loving anything with an engine, and says Cypress College’s well-known Auto Collision Repair program drew him in because having a certificate from the school might lead to employment opportunities. Sure enough, he received several job offers from local body shops throughout Orange County, even before finishing his courses. He’s currently at ServiceContinue reading “Zachary Lynch, Automotive Collision Repair”

Shamaniece Gray, Culinary Arts

Cypress College was close to Shamaniece’s home, which is why she chose it, but then it became close to her heart. The culinary arts major calls the college her second home, and says it changed her life. In addition to taking a full courseload, she got involved with the work-study program; now, she volunteers forContinue reading “Shamaniece Gray, Culinary Arts”

Roshni Chahwala, Radiologic Technology

Roshni recently earned her certification in Radiologic Technology from Cypress College, and almost immediately got a job offer from Placentia-Linda Hospital’s Radiology Department; soon after, Kaiser Permanente gave her an additional job as an X-ray technologist. Roshni wants to continue growing in the radiology world, learn all she can, and further her education by achievingContinue reading “Roshni Chahwala, Radiologic Technology”