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Positive People Speaker Series
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The Modesto Junior College Office of Campus Life and Student Learning presents the Positive People Speaker Series for spring 2018, featuring presentations by local community members who have overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve their goals.

The community is invited to come hear these stories of inspiration and motivation. The free presentations are held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Campus parking is available for $2.

The new series kicks off on Jan. 25 with Demitrius Snaer, MJC professor and Men’s Cross Country coach, as the first presenter. Snaer will share his journey from very humble beginnings to becoming a community college state and national champion at San Joaquin Delta College, and an All-American sprinter and Hall of Famer at Fresno State University. Today, Snaer is a college professor and coach dedicated to motivating his students to be successful both in the classroom and on the track.

The Positive People Speakers Series continues with the following presenters:

Feb. 8 – Jorge Perez, Modesto High School counselor;

March 8 – Joanna Murillo-Beaver, Modesto City Schools medical procedure specialist and licensed vocational nurse;

March 22 – Yamilet Valladolid, community health clinic manager;

April 12 – Emmanuel Escamilla, Code X program founder.


For more information about the Positive People Speaker Series contact the Office of Campus Life and Student Learning at (209) 575-6700.