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Ceremony Information

CONGRATULATIONS!

The faculty and staff invite you to participate in the
2014 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, June 12, 2014
6:00 pm at the Norco College Soccer Field


FACULTY SPEAKER

Dorothy Reina Dorothy Reina
Associate Faculty, History

Once a “freeway flyer” who taught a variety of History courses at a number of Community Colleges, California State Universities and a private university in southern California, as well as a one year tenure as a professor of Sociology at Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma, Dorothy “landed” at the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) in 2000, when she was hired as an Associate Instructor of History at the Moreno Valley campus. She has subsequently taught at all three of the colleges in the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) but now calls Norco College “home.”

Prior to entering the teaching profession, Dorothy worked in the corporate and non-profit arenas in such capacities as a Circuit Designer for Pacific Bell and the Assistant Program Director of the Ombudsman Program of Riverside County. Dorothy’s academic journey began at East Los Angeles College where she majored in Music. She then transferred to Citrus College as a Sociology major and ended her Community College stint as a Business Major at Mount San Antonio College. She eventually earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in American Studies and Women’s Studies at CSU Fullerton before Advancing to Candidacy in the Doctoral program in History at UC Riverside.

In addition to teaching, Dorothy has served on the Riverside Community College District Chancellor Search Committee, the Norco College Academic Senate, the Norco College Scholarship Committee, as well as a mentor for the Norco College Puente Program. Dorothy currently serves as the Part-Time Representative on the RCCD Faculty Association Executive Board, the RCCD delegate to the CTA State Council of Education, as a District Director on the Community College Association Executive Board and as a Norco College Ally. Dorothy and her spouse, Nancy, live “at the mile high level” in Crestline, CA, along with their menagerie of ”fur babies,” an assortment of rescued cats and dogs. In her spare time Dorothy enjoys attending the theater, travelling, photography, and networking with family, friends, and former students on “Facebook.”


STUDENT SPEAKER

Jocelyn Yow Jocelyn Yow
President, Associated Students of Norco College (ASNC)

Ms. Jocelyn Yow, a native of San Jose, moved to Malaysia at a young age and graduated from high school before her return to the United States. Ms. Yow decided to enroll in Norco College and pursue her dream of becoming a human rights advocate. During her tenure at Norco College, Ms. Yow has been a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS), a statewide honor society and joined the Honors Program. Soon after her involvement in Norco Scholars Association (NSA), she decided to join the Associated Students of Norco College (ASNC) and was appointed as a Senator of Campus Organizations. Ms. Yow is currently serving her college as the ASNC Student Body President, the official representative of ASNC at all levels of shared governance and district wide, as well as a proponent of students’ rights. Ms. Yow will receive her Associate Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences for Norco College, as she prepares to transfer successfully to the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) in Fall 2014 as a Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) major with a concentration in Human Rights.