GC Students Graduate

The 2017 WVC 52nd graduation was held on Thursday 25 May at the San José Center for the Performing Arts. This year, there are 1,200+ graduates, the youngest is age 17; the oldest is age 63. 275 graduates walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas during the Commencement ceremony. 2,000+ attendees cheered them […]

Missives from London, England

Wendy Bowers-Gachesa will attend CIEE’s International Faculty Development Seminars “Grow Abroad: Enhancing Study Away Through Online Learning” in London, England during July. CIEE describes the aim of the seminar as follows: Study abroad is in the midst of a silent crisis. The dominant story – that study abroad inherently changes lives – is under increasing scrutiny. A […]

Missives from Japan

Karina Dundurs will participate in EF College Study Tours’ 11-day professors’ tour of Japan through Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka where she will visit Himeji Castle, Miyajima Park, Itsukushima and Inari Taisha Shrines, the Peace Memorial Park and Museum, and various other significant locations that mark Japan as a microcosm of civilization. Her aim is to […]

Missives from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Renée Paquier, who teaches Administration of Justice, and Leigh Burrill, who teaches Women, Gender and Queer Studies, English, and Social Justice Studies, will attend “Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in Contemporary Argentina” at CIEE’s host institution, FLACSO, in Buenos Aires, Argentina in June 2017. They will be posting about their experiences. Video by Renée Paquier: CIEE Seminar […]

Missives from Salzburg, Austria

Eight students and their Faculty Advisor, Dr. Tim Kelly, will be attending the Global Citizenship Alliance‘s Global Citizenship Seminar for students in June 2017. You will be able to follow their adventures in this extended entry. Dr. Tim Kelly and the students will be composing and posting their observations. The eight students who participated in […]

Two Students Awarded Scholarships to Volunteer in Honduras

The Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team at the Saratoga Area Senior Center have awarded two WVC students, Aoife Cullen and Sandra Villicana, scholarships to help them participate in a medical mission trip to Honduras. Sandra and Aoife are also the winners of modest scholarships from WVC Study Abroad Program. Tylor Taylor, the Executive Director […]

Bon Voyage for SAP Students and Faculty Members

SAP wished Bon Voyage to the 19 students and faculty members traveling this summer. They will be sending missives from Argentina, Austria, England, France, Honduras, and Japan. Follow them in this blog. This first semester SAP was productive: 8 students received full scholarships to attend the Global Citizenship Alliance‘s GC Seminar in Salzburg, Austria 1 […]

Presentation at Stanford’s EPIC 2017

A current and a former member of the WVC Global Citizenship Committee, Dr. Dulce María Gray, faculty member in WVC’s English Department and Women and Gender Studies Program, and Dr. Céline Pinet, former Dean of Instruction at WVC and current Dean of Academic Affairs at Hartnell College, presented at Stanford University’s 2017 Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum […]

“Before you judge, cover up for a day”

The aim in this three-part event is to fight bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice directed at Muslim women. This project began as a conversation with Renée Paquier, Instructor of Criminal Justice, who is invested in teaching her students, future members of law enforcement, to be equitable with everyone, no matter how they look, or how they […]