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Paramedic Class 101
January 22, 2024

Paramedic Graduation, Class 101: A Heartfelt and Joyful Ceremony

On Friday, January 19, 2024, Crafton Hills College celebrated its 101st graduating class of paramedics. The 22 graduating paramedics sat on the stage of the Finkelstein Performing Arts Center as their loved ones filled the theatre with flowers, balloons, smiles, and little ones in tow.

Ekaterina Vyun
January 19, 2024

Crafton Hills College student Ekaterina Vyun completes internship with City of Redlands

Ekaterina Vyun recently finished an internship with the City of Redlands as a participant in Crafton Hills College’s internship program. The cities of Yucaipa and Calimesa will soon be added to this program, which provides practical work experience to CHC students who excel academically and want to experience real world careers.

Dr. Takesha Cooper
January 10, 2024

Dr. Takesha Valentine Cooper: Leadership, Education and Love

When she could not afford to attend her first choice of UCLA, Takesha Cooper began her higher education journey at Crafton Hills College. Cooper now realizes how fate worked in her favor, and beginning her higher education journey at Crafton was the absolute best choice. Cooper notes that being mentored by Mr. E (Computer Science Professor Jay Edwards), taking physics classes from Mr. Thurman, getting involved in student leadership through the Associated Students, becoming president of the campus’s Black Student Union, and meeting her future husband were a few of the highlights that have prompted her to become an advocate for community colleges.

Rejoice Chavira
January 8, 2024

CCCEOPSA adds longtime Crafton Counselor and Administrator to its Hall of Fame

Rejoice Chavira, a longtime mainstay at Crafton Hills College, was surprised by the recognition during the Association’s fall conference held Oct. 16, 2023 in San Jose.

January 1, 2024

Meet CHC’s New Director of Technology Services – Aaron Oxendine

Beginning this year Crafton Hills College will have a new director of technology services, Aaron Oxendine. Aaron began his career in information technology (IT) 25 years ago at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.