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Columbia College Fire and Hospitality Programs Receive Re-Accreditation

The Career Technical Education Division at Columbia College would like to congratulate the Fire Technology and Hospitality Management programs on their recent re-accreditations through their respective oversight bodies.

The California State Fire Marshal’s Office has re-accredited the Columbia College Fire Technology Program as a Regional Training Program (ARTP) in the State Fire Training System (SFT) for a period of five years. The accreditation team visited the campus and related training facilities in July of this year, and were able to review course records, training equipment, and instructional technology that supports ongoing testing and certification for students in the program in compliance with SFT and National Fire Protection Association standards.

The Columbia College Fire Technology Program is aligned with the 2013 Fire Fighter 1 curriculum and taught by registered Instructors.  Unique to Columbia College is a fully-functioning fire station staffed by students in the program that respond to emergency calls both on- and off-campus, in a cooperative effort between Columbia College, CAL FIRE, and Tuolumne County Fire Department. Columbia College also works with the Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties Chiefs Associations, Tuolumne County and Mother Lode Interagency Training Officers Associations, the United States Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and other local agencies to inform the direction of curriculum and program development through semi-annual Advisory Committee meetings.

The Site Evaluation Team noted that Columbia College “recognizes the unique training opportunities provided students given their surroundings and understands the importance of fostering interagency partnerships. Columbia College has a strong focus on recruitment and development as exemplified in its pre-apprenticeship program preparing grade school-age students for entrance into a formal academy setting through instruction, job shadowing/ride-alongs, support and information services, and hands-on learning.”

The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Education Foundation’s Accrediting Commission has also accredited the Columbia College Hospitality Management Program until June 2022 for the following programs:

  •             Associate Degree in Hospitality Management – Culinary Arts
  •             Associate Degree in Hospitality Management – Baking and Pastry Arts
  •             Certificate of Achievement – Culinary Arts
  •             Certificate of Achievement – Baking and Pastry Arts

Accreditation through the ACF includes a thorough review of curriculum, especially lab student learning outcomes, as well as faculty training, professional development, teaching facilities, and community partnerships. The Hospitality Management Program at Columbia College opened its brand-new facilities in the fall of 2017, built with local Measure E bond funds. Program instructors meet regularly with local businesses to give input on the direction of program and curriculum development and connect graduates with employers.

Dr. Klaus Tenbergen, Dean of Career Technical Education and Economic Development, says:

“I couldn’t be more proud of the dedicated faculty who devote so much of their time and energy to making our educational offerings so relevant and timely. Chief Shane Warner, Captain Andrew Van Hoogmoed (Fire Science) Chef’s Don Dickinson and Marcus Whisenant (Hospitality Management) are to be congratulated for their hard work and efforts. We know our employers and stakeholders place a high value on these re-accreditations; it’s very nice to get this external validation as well.”

“Columbia College is committed to bringing world-class programs to the Mother Lode Region, particularly to the residents of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties”, remarked Columbia College President, Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay. “The reaffirmation of accreditation for these two programs demonstrate the quest for excellence of our faculty, staff and administrators. The programs prepare students in well-paying jobs in the respective fields”.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Klaus Tenbergen

Dean of Career Technical Education & Economic Development

Office: 209.588.5142

Columbia College Celebrates 50 Years with Community Gatherings

Columbia College celebrated its 50th Anniversary Year with a set of campus gatherings that drew hundreds of community members and visitors over the weekend.

Festivities kicked off Friday evening with a dedication of the Brady-Wise Family Plaza, renamed to honor community benefactors Don Brady, Millie Brady Wise and John Wise for their decades of support for education at Columbia College. More than 120 guests attended the reception hosted by the Columbia College Foundation to acknowledge a $2 million endowment gift received last year from the Wise Family Charitable Trust. Honored guests included Don and Millie Brady’s daughter, Margaret Brady Hunter, and her family from North Carolina, and John Wise’s daughter, Lynne Jerome, of Tuolumne.

The anniversary celebrations continued Saturday with a community picnic on campus. Hundreds of local families and guests, including many former students and staff, came out to enjoy beautiful weather, free food provided by a variety of local vendors, campus tours, demonstrations and displays.

“I was overwhelmed to see the deep and strong connection between Columbia College and the community”, noted Santanu Bandyopadhyay, President of Columbia College. “The number of alumni and retirees who visited the campus and shared their stories about the history of the College is a reflection of the continued involvement of the community. The Oral History Project was highly appreciated by all. The faculty, staff, administrators and students participated enthusiastically in celebrating the 50th Anniversary. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all who made the celebrations a great success”

Columbia College 50th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, September 29th, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Community members of all ages are invited to a free community picnic in celebration of the College’s 50th Anniversary.  This family-friendly event will feature free food, music, campus tours, a “Then & Now” exhibit, and more.

Columbia College was established in 1968, in Sonora, CA pursuant to the action by the district electorate to expand the former Modesto Junior College District into the Yosemite Community College District. This created one of the largest community college districts in the state geographically, encompassing 4,000 square miles from San Joaquin Valley and the coast range on the west to the Sierra Nevada on the east. All of Tuolumne and Stanislaus Counties and parts of San Joaquin, Merced, Calaveras and Santa Clara counties come under the service area of the College.

The College serves over 4,000 students every semester. The broad range of courses or programs offered by the College cater to diverse needs of the students. Whether one is seeking a degree or vocational certificate, planning to transfer to a four-year institution, improving occupational skills or simply pursuing self-enrichment, there is something for everyone here. For more information about the programs and services, please visit

For additional information about the picnic, please call 209.588-5115.


Free Tuition Increases Interest in Columbia College

Article written by Alex MacLean

The Union Democrat

Columbia College believes it’s on track to increase full-time enrollment of June high school this fall due to a new program that pays tuition for the first year.

About 120 students who graduated from high school this spring in Tuolumne County or Angels Camp have enrolled for the fall semester, according to Amy Nilson, the college’s director of development.

Nilson said between 75 and 80 percent will get their first year free thanks to a new fee-waiver from the state, while the rest are expected to qualify for free tuition through the Columbia College Promise program.

The numbers at this point give Nilson and others involved with the program optimism that they will at least meet their goal of getting 25 percent of all graduating seniors from schools in Tuolumne County and Angels Camp enrolled in the fall.

“We’re hearing from parents and counselors that this has really been an encouragement to them and helping to make college seem doable,” Nilson said. “We’re really looking to encourage them to start right out of high school at building their skills or preparing for transfer.”

Eligible students must have graduated in the spring from a high school in Tuolumne County or the Bret Harte Union High School District based in Angels Camp, because those are the schools that lie within the boundaries of Columbia College.

When the Columbia College Foundation conceived of the program, it used the percentage of graduating seniors from local schools in 2015 who had enrolled full time at the college that fall as a benchmark for improvement.

There were 711 graduating seniors in 2015 who graduated from a school within the college’s footprint, and 114 of those enrolled for a full-time schedule at the college that fall, which was about 16 percent.

A full-time schedule is considered 12 units per semester, though the Promise program offers to cover up to a total of 30 units between two semesters.

Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Margie Bulkin, who serves on the foundation’s Board of Directors and as chairwoman of the Columbia College Promise committee, said there were about 485 seniors who graduated in the county this year.

Nilson said the school is still working to get the number of graduating seniors this year from the Bret Harte Union High School District for tracking purposes.

The total number of incoming freshmen enrolled at the school for the fall was not immediately available, but Nilson said that number is expected to increase between now and the enrollment deadline a week before the semester begins on Aug. 27.

“It’s just not precise at this point,” she said.

A full year of study at the college typically costs between $1,200 and $1,500 for tuition, as well as an additional roughly $1,700 for books and other related fees and costs. The Promise program cover tuition only.

About one in five students enrolled at public high schools in Tuolumne County take classes and necessary requirements to make them eligible to be accepted at a four-year university after graduation, but Bulkin estimated the cost of tuition is a barrier for about 75 percent of the county’s population.

“For a lot of people in our community, the option of going to state university is a challenge, least of which is capability and most of which is financial,” Bulkin said. “We wanted to promote this concept that you can get to college and we will remove that barrier to open the door for an opportunity at a two-year degree or transfer to a four-year university.”

Bulkin said statistics show students are more likely to graduate in four years if they start at a junior college and transfer to a university. She added that studies also show that they’re more likely to finish if they enroll full time, which is why that’s a requirement of students who receive free tuition through the Columbia College Promise program.

There will also be a counselor to provide specialized guidance and support for students in the program.

“We are investing in their success not just financially, but we’ll also have a support system at the college,” Bulkin said. “The college is really interested in increasing their two-year completion rate.”

The program is funded entirely through grants and donations from the community.

Nilson said the foundation was about $65,000 away from raising the $270,000 it estimated is needed to cover the number of eligible students over the next three years.

A more than $2 million endowment gift was also bestowed upon the college from the Wise Family Charitable Trust in September to provide support for the Promise initiative as well as a mini-grant program.

Last month, the Sonora Area Foundation provided a $20,000 grant to support the Columbia College Promise program as well as a mini-grant program.

Sonora Area Foundation representatives presented the $20,000 check to outgoing College President Angela Fairchilds at a reception on May 24 in honor of her retirement at the end of this month.

Fairchilds will be replaced in mid-July by Santanu Bandyopadhyay, who most recently served as executive vice president of educational programs and student services at Cypress College near Long Beach.

Half of the $20,000 grant comes from a number of funds at the Sonora Area Foundation, including the Black Oak Casino Resort Community Fund, Comazzi Family Fund, Comcast Community Fund, McMillen Jacobs Associates Community Fund, Boyd Family Fund, Geer Family Fund, Reb and Susan Silay Fund, and the Sonora Sunrise Rotary.

All of the funds were matched by a $10,000 donation that came from an anonymous donor.

Youth Firefighters Complete Columbia College Fire Science Course in Pine Grove

Story by Ike Dodson, PIO
Office of Public and Employee Communications

Former CAL FIRE Deputy Chief Lee Winton left his expectations at home in his favorite chair when he ditched retirement to teach a semester of Fire Science 1 for Columbia College at Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp in early February.

Sixteen weeks and 17 passing grades later, Winton isn’t sure who learned from whom.

“I knew going in the door that I had never talked to an audience like this, and that it would be a challenge to work with people who have struggled so much in their lives,” Winton said. “But it was a good challenge, and it became a very rewarding endeavor.

“I may have gotten more out of it than they did.”

Transfers and discharges can make the cast of a correctional classroom fluctuate, but 17 of the 23 students who enrolled in Winton’s class stayed the course and etched three units on their Columbia College transcript April 25.

“The results were much greater than I had anticipated,” Winton said. “I was very pleased they hung in there.

“It was challenging for them, but I saw them grow as we worked through the semester. I saw lights coming on in their heads once they were used to the routine and my expectations.”

The challenges were remarkable.

Sixty-six youthful offenders at Pine Grove work with CAL FIRE in state and county parks during the day, performing stream clearance, wild land fire prevention tasks and restoration work. During the fire season, youth crews are involved in wild land fire suppression throughout the state.

Pine Grove youth also combat area flooding and in 2017, put in over 80,000 hours on fire lines and over 200,000 hours of community service.

They arrive at class amid the dogged pace of those camp duties. To successfully complete a college course, youth must demonstrate tireless resolve.

The reward rationalizes the effort.

“The Fire Science 1 class was most beneficial since being a firefighter is the career I want to pursue,” youth firefighter Julian Rodriguez-Ortiz said. “The information and the visitors Chief Winton provided were inspiring and informing. Chief Winton taught me so much and encouraged me to go after my goal 100 percent.”

Those visitors’ ― representatives from CAL FIRE, the US Forest Services and local government ― encouraged youth to stay out of trouble and pursue rewarding fire service careers.

“This class opened my eyes to what is really available to me, since I want to pursue firefighting as a career,” student Alexander Romano said. “Chief Winton brought a variety of people representing different areas of firefighting. The most inspirational was Armando Perez, a ‘hotshot’ from El Dorado National Forest. I identified with his life story and realized I could accomplish success after all the struggle.”

A hotshot crew is an elite team of highly- trained wildland firefighters, tasked to battle the most serious fires in the country. Many consider the crews to be the “Navy Seals of firefighting.”

Youth firefighter Chance Pike said interactions with the hotshot crew member was his most inspiring moment in the 16-week class.

“I started out taking this class with no intention of enjoying it,” he admitted. “Instead, it turned out to be a class that opened my mind to possibly going on to become a firefighter.

“The people and equipment Chief Winton brought to class were exciting and changed my mind about becoming a firefighter.”

Students supplemented the course with study sessions with Pine Grove instructor Judy Levenson three times a week. She also participated in classes and was ecstatic when 17 of the youth completed the course in April.

“I believe the most important thing Chief Winton brought was encouragement and support of these young men,” she said. “He opened a future none thought possible and I’m sure several will pursue firefighting as a career.”

Winton said his curriculum followed the same path he developed when teaching the class at Modesto Junior College, pre-retirement, but he modified his delivery.

“I had to adjust the pace of the class that was appropriate for the students, because you really couldn’t make any assumptions about anything,” he explained. “They have experienced a lot, and their reading comprehension, word comprehension and understanding of basic theories is just different than other students.

“The kids seemed to embrace it, and the support from staff was amazing. Everyone was super supportive.”

Winton said Columbia College has asked him to teach more Fire Science 1 classes at Pine Grove. After the success of this year’s course, his retirement may take another vacation.

Columbia College Spring 2018 President’s List

Columbia College has named 158 students to the spring 2018 semester President’s List. This honor is reserved for students completing twelve or more units of coursework in a single semester at Columbia College and earning a cumulative grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0, with no grade lower than “C.”

The spring 2018 President’s List honorees are listed below by hometown. We are pleased to formally recognize their exceptional academic achievement.


Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay Selected President for Columbia College

Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay has accepted an offer by the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) to become the new president of Columbia College, effective July 16, 2018. YCCD Board Chair Darin Gharat formally announced Dr. Bandyopadhyay as Columbia College’s next President at the YCCD Board of Trustees’ May 9 meeting. Chair Gharat reported, “The decision was unanimous. The Board looks forward to Dr. Bandyopadhyay’s leadership and is confident in his commitment to serving the students and community within the Columbia College service area.”

Bandyopadhyay will succeed Columbia College President Dr. Angela Fairchilds, who is retiring after 38 years in higher education. “I am thrilled to be the next President at Columbia College. The natural beauty of the campus and friendliness of people I met during the forum left a lasting impact. I am looking forward to working with campus folks and the community,” commented Bandyopadhyay on the announcement.

Dr. Bandyopadhyay has over 21 years of experience in higher education including 13 years as a leader in community colleges where he was involved in national initiatives such as Achieving the Dream, Foundations of Excellence, and Survey of Entering Student Engagement.  Dr. Bandyopadhyay is currently the Executive Vice President of Educational Programs and Student Services at Cypress College.  Prior to that he worked as the Director of Institutional Research and Planning, also at Cypress College; Director of Institutional Research at Zane State College; and, Budget & Policy Analyst at Ohio University.  He served 4 years as a full-time faculty in Computer Science at the National Institute of Information Technology.  He has a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Ohio University, an MBA from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Kolkata University.

As an educational leader, Dr. Bandyopadhyay states, “I have great opportunity to work with the local community and leaders from other educational institutions. When community and educators work together, great things happen: not only does it increase college participation, completion, and workforce development, but also helps reduce crime rate, decrease racism and hate crime, improves understanding of civic issues, and develops good citizens. I call that collective impact work. I love that type of work and look forward to joining the Columbia College Community to bring lasting change.”

According to YCCD Chancellor Henry Yong, “Dr. Bandyopadhyay is an excellent fit for Columbia College. His teaching experience, background in research, and years in higher education, specifically in community colleges, will serve the College well.”

Bandyopadhyay’s selection comes after a nationwide search conducted by PPL, Professionals.  The search began in January. Columbia College Presidential forums were held in April, prior to Chancellor Yong interviewing finalists for the position.


Columbia College will hold its 49th Commencement on Friday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. A brief reception for the graduates and guests will be held immediately after the ceremony in Carkeet Park next to the pavilion.

The 297 students in the 2018 graduating class have earned a total of 136 Associate of Arts Degrees and 149 Associate of Science Degrees. Forty students will graduate with Distinction (cumulative grade point averages of 3.75 or better) and 35 with honors (between 3.5 and 3.74 grade point averages).

Twenty-five graduates earned more than one Associate degree:   Jamie Akins, Clifford Armstrong, Sarah Ashlock, Ian Austin, Sean Bell, Barbara Bryan, Ayla Buck, Ryan Christopher, Brett Dolan, Elizabeth Ekstrum, Shane Ekstrum, Derek Goodrich, Jamie Guerrero, Jennifer Hamrick, Kierin Harrison, Ronald Hawkins, Amanda Hummel, Elizabeth Jurado, Carmen Kelly, Stephanie Manthei, Mary McDermand, Alex McDonald, Mason Mendoza, Ryan Moyles, Taylor Moyles, Hayley Mutchler, Rachelle Palomino, Elias Pepito, Josephine Price, Fanjaharilanto Rasoavero Drake, Francesca Rodriguez, Michael Sturgis, Monica Taylor, Rachel Taylor, Kevin Tillery, Rachel Van Winkle, Jonah Vassar, Megan Vistica, Karen Williams, and Christian Wilson.

The following students have earned both an associate degree and a certificate will be presented to Nolan Adam-Chinn, Miles Aguilar, Gwendolyn Craig, Hayley Gorden, Denise Hinshaw, Benjamin Homberg, Katie Landis, Mary McDermand, Rita May Merritt, Daniel Navarro, Cody Salvador, and Jasmine Van Lehn. In addition to conferring of degrees, eighty-four students will be presented with Certificates of Achievement at the ceremony.

By hometowns or residing cities, members of the Columbia College graduating class of 2018 are:



Alameda, CA
Mason F. Mendoza


Altaville, CA
Michael B. Keller
Karina Ortega
Amy Alexis Sanchez


Angels Camp, CA
Ryan-Alexander ArceJaeger
Trenton Lee Bennett
Bria M. Calhoun
Sally Diamanti-Wilson
Jordan C. Gomez
Hayley Lynn Gorden
Ryan Parker Jones
Ashlen Hope Mayben
Ethan Christian Moes
Marisol Rodriguez
Michael Alan Barden Wilmshurst
Christian Arthur Wilson


Antioch, CA

Miles Damian Aguiar



Arnold, CA

Bailey Michael Amburgey-Wilkes

Paxton Sally Mae Fassbender

Ronald S. Hawkins

Austin Noel Smith

Monica Maria Taylor



Belleville, IL

Candace L. Turner



Big Bear City, CA

Gwendolyn Craig



Buena Park, CA

Jarrod Duane Garrison

Mayada Tranel-Chachere Leonard



Chinese Camp, CA

Robert Michael Behee


Coalinga, CA

Charlie Jeanne Cites



Coarsegold, CA

Alexandra Devon Long



Columbia, CA

Kai John Bannister

Sarah Audrey Elizabeth Gaestel

Louis Gregson Huntley, III

Molly L. Olson

Fanjaharilanto J. Rasoavero Drake



Copperopolis, CA

Megan Nicole Graham

Summer Brianna Hansen

Darrell B. Lucas

Alyssa Danielle Mascote

Sarah L. McGee

Alinda Rahn

Elizabeth Ingrid Rand

Jennifer A. Roe

Steven L. Rose

Vaughn E. Warriner

Kristina Rae Zimmerman


Coulterville, CA

Sean M. Bell

Brooke Lyn Bozzo

Kimberly A. Busby

Magnum L. Godfrey

Mary Jane McDermand


Cupertino, CA

Charles R. Christ



Douglas Flat, CA

Kenna Nicole Evans



Downey, CA

Jamie Christina Guerrero


Eden, ID      

Amy Lynne Alves



Escalon, CA

Audrey Layne Sabina Orr



Fullerton, CA

Hayley Elizabeth Winters



Jamestown, CA

Joseph J. Campbell

Efrain Corral

Brett James Dolan

Bo Jacqueline Gonzalez

Kierin A. Harrison

Kristi Jane Insilan

Ryan J. Lacasse

Erin Lee Nichols

Ryder Lewis Richards

Peter Tidball

Rachel D. Van Winkle

Boclaire Vaughn

Melvin Robert Wignall

Nicole Marie Wilkins

Ben Darrel Williams


La Grange, CA

Tristan Clay Avalos

Kennedy F. Bruce

Arianna R. Dias

Danielle L. Trotter


Lathrop, CA

Samantha Marie Jones



Livermore, CA

Andrew Gordon Hall

Kirsten Elizabeth Hall


Lodi, CA

Samuel Lewis Brumm

Kurt Jeffrey Johnson

David W. Ring


Los Angeles, CA

Courtney Erica Young



Mariposa, CA

Patience A.K. McCoy

Hanna Rose Olson


Merced, CA

Bryce A. Bernat



Mi Wuk Village, CA

John Joseph Contreras

Rachelle Irene Palomino


Modesto, CA

Anthony R. Berbena

Abby Margaret Breitzman

Emily Marie Chavez

Garrett Ryan Johnson

Kyler Garrett Machado

Alexander Jason McDonald

Tamara Dawn McLain

Sarah F. Miser

Kayla A. O’Connell

Anton Daniel Sonke

Sarah Arlene Wallace


Mokelumne Hill, CA

Taylor Nichole Bratcher



Mountain Ranch, CA

Bryce Gabriel Dorflinger

Mackenzie L. Dwight

Karen Michelle Williams



Murphys, CA

Justin David Barnes

Shane K. Clifton

Kailyn Arlene Finley

Gabriela Gomez

Katie Mae Landis

Joshua Michael Massal

Alicia J. Mcdaniel

Daniel J. Navarro

Andre M. Sage


Oakdale, CA

Raeleen D. Cone

Dustin Edward Costello

Kaylee Reann De Ruyter

Crystal Ann Dyrcz

Benjamin G. Eagleton

Austin Tyler Echols

Samantha Elizabeth Esquivel

Alicia Jeanette Farris

Brandon Lee Finley

Trae Matthew Folla

Raymond Tyler Gerdes

Nathanael M.E. Higle

Kimberly Brooke Kraus

Stephanie Marie Manthei

Kelsey Giulianna Marino

Virginia Montes

Lisa Marie Morris

Breanna Marie Perez

Carley Autumn Ross

Tanner Wesley Smith

Megan Renee Tackett

Kevin M. Tillery

Courtney Lynn Voelker

Samuel Patrick Walker

Kendra Kathlyn Whorton


Oakmont, CA

John Alexander Clark



Oroville, CA

Virginita Marie McGrath



Pine Grove, CA

Cody A. Salvador



Redwood City, CA

Danny Lee Harthun



Rescue, CA

John E. Wheeler



Riverbank, CA

Micayla Dalene Nelson


Sacramento, CA

Grant Patrick Duran



San Andreas, CA

Jared M. Cragun

Shasta Marie Garcia

Michelle Marie McBride


San Jose, CA

Eric A. Cancilla

Amanda Olivia Lancaster

Natasha Sarah Sanchez

Jeremiah R. Wilson

Jacob W. Woodford


Santa Cruz, CA

Nolan P. Adam-Chinn



Sonora, CA

Alexander Dennis Adam

Alaric Bradley Adams

Jacob Ryan Alvarado

Mikaela Elizabeth Amayawood

Clifford J. Armstrong

Sarah Rene Ashlock

Ian Fraser Austin

Robert C. Bannwarth

Abrianna Barrera

Christa Lee Bartels

Emily Ann Beluardo

Keeley Marie Benton

Patricia G. Bibal

Michayla Marie Botts

Karla Bowman

Isabella Christine Boyack

Alaina Nicole Brosnan

Christianna Joy Bush

Aleyah Cordoba

Brendan Edmond Lee Danicourt

Ryan Patrick Dies

Courtney Anne Divine

Natasha Jean Eaves

Sierra R. Engle

Kelley O. Figley

Chris Michael Forster

Jenine Danika Frost

Gregory L. Gayle

Michaela M. Goellner

Jennifer L. Hamrick

Sierra Dawn Hartsog

Denise K. Hinshaw

Benjamin Robert Holmberg

Amber L. Isnec

Jeffrey D. James

Quinlan Kenneth Joyce

Elizabeth Jurado

Timothy Patrick Justice, II

Ashley Janelle Kennedy

Hanna C.E. Kentta-Brown

James Michael Kress

Hillary A. Liljedahl

Dalton Moreno Lyons

Rita May F. Merritt

Mark Lloyd Mills

Melissa Murry

Sabrina Dawn Nash

Samuel Jeffery Nash

Elizette Soto Nelson

Brooke Nielsen

Derek Oliver Nilsen

Jessica Leigh Nosanow

Jose I. Paz, Jr.

Elias J. Pepito

Shylynn Angelique Pollard

Josephine May Price

Natalie Forrest Rade

Jacob W. Ramsey

Treasure E. Ratcliff

Kerry A. Rice

Francesca J. Rodriguez

Tony Jay Rogers

McKenzie Leigh Rollins

Samuel A. Savage

Emily L. Schmittle

Dylan Michael Skutches

Maddison Leann Stevens

Michael Joseph Sturgis

Gabriella R. Taylor

Devin Robert Terrill

Stephanie Lynne Teuton

Rayanna Faye Torok

Melissa Anne Tuck

Isabel Mia Valadez

Logan Frasier Van Bezey

Jonah J. Vassar

Mason Cruz Verde-Green

Stephanie Lyka R. Viceral

Sal Villafana

Megan Renee Vistica

Bryon Thomas Walker

Dawn Michelle Warfield

Sienna Nichole Weeks

Kara Louise Wessel

Ryan J. Whalen

Summer N. Williams

Stephanie A. Wise

Keeley Anne Wivell

Rachel Olivia Wyatt

Evan Ryan Young


Soulsbyville, CA

Hailey May Danicourt

David J. Ervin

Abraham J. McDonald

Arissa Jade Tischman



Steven Point, CA

Lamu S. Ryavec



Sutter Creek, CA

Amanda N. Hummel



Tollhouse, CA

Stephanie Hope Valenzuela



Tuolumne, CA

Brianna L. Barclay

Evelyn Diane Blue

Melody J. Brown

Jonah Matthew Funk

Carmen Kelly

Analycia Renee Miervalle

Mason Taylor Montgomery

Margie N. Peau

Aaron Rasmussen

Susie B. Sugg

Rachel Ann Taylor

Adam Michael Walker


Turlock, CA

Samuel D. Ewing

Efren Joe Northcutt

Andrew Vincent Preuss



Twain Harte, CA

Jamie Lee Akins

Sheila Blackburn

Michael D. Brautovich

Barbara L. Bryan

Ayla Rose Buck

Ryan J. Christopher

Sean J. Griffith

David C. Heston-Sanders

Kathleen Nicole Hobbins

Hayley Christina Mutchler

Brian Christopher Winters


Union City, CA

Derek Kevin Goodrich



Vallecito, CA

Carter T. Christian-Billings

Elizabeth A. Ekstrum

Shane A. Ekstrum



Valley Springs, CA

Jacob A. Evans

Karli N. Gerlinger

Carrissa Marie Gomez

Jasmine N. Van Lehn

Amber Elizabeth Arvin


Wallace, CA

Ryan Joseph Moyles

Taylor John Moyles


Waterford, CA

Quentin Howard Muncy