Norco College Alumna Continues Family Tradition of Service
College alumna Jocelyn Yow always understood the importance of serving her
community. Her father is a lifelong Lions Club member and Jocelyn has fond
childhood memories of accompanying her parents on various service activities.
After graduating from high school in Malaysia, she moved to Eastvale with her
family and enrolled at Norco College as a social & behavioral science
major. Both Jocelyn and her brother Johan, who attended Norco College as a
business major, continued their family’s tradition of service by participating
in student government and various honors societies. Jocelyn served as Student
Body President before transferring from Norco College to UC Berkeley in 2014.
Johan joined her at Berkeley the following year.
Now an immigration specialist with the United States Congress, Jocelyn looks
back at her time at Norco College with great pride. She recently approached her
family with the idea of creating a scholarship for the college as a way to
continue their deep commitment to community service and to assist students in
need. The Yow Family Scholarship will provide
financial support for high achieving Norco College students with financial
need, with preference given to students who are the first in their families to
“My family and I are all proud alumni of California Community Colleges,”
Jocelyn said. “My father graduated from Palomar College, my mother graduated
from Mission College, and my brother and I graduated from Norco College. We
would not be here without the community colleges.”
Jocelyn is currently pursuing a master's degree and working towards her
long-term career goal of teaching at a community college. She also plans to run
for public office in the future. Her brother Johan is interested in pursuing
finance and business, and aims to be an entrepreneur. Both Yow siblings have
bright futures, and RCCD Foundation is honored that the family has chosen to
give back to Norco College by establishing a scholarship.
For more information about the RCCD Foundation scholarship program, please
visit the Foundation website: www.rccd.edu/foundation or
call us at 951-222-8626.
Norco College alumna Jocelyn Yow (center) at her
graduation from UC Berkeley in 2015.
Jocelyn's brother, Johan (left) is also an
alumnus of Norco College.