September 2021 Spotlight: Janai Belmonte

#YCproud of our Alumni When Janai Belmonte found out she was a Dean’s Award winner for the College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State, she didn’t know what to think. At first, she wasn’t even sure if it was real. “Am I reading this right?” she asked. But it was. This award represented years of facing and overcoming … Read More

August 2021 Spotlight: Jim Prager

If you’ve been on the Yuba College campus for any amount of time, you’ve most likely have heard of, or even met, the legend that is Jim Prager. For half a century, Jim has been a visible part of the Yuba College community, from teaching an array of courses in reading and writing to performing in plays like “Death of … Read More

Student Spotlight Feature: Shivam Khosla

Shivam Khosla of Yuba City recently graduated from Yuba College and was named a recipient of the prestigious Regent’s Scholarship, an award for under-graduate students at the University of California (UC) Davis. He plans to continue his education in mechanical engineering at Davis and was also invited to join their University Honors program. Khosla, a first-generation college student, immigrated to … Read More

Faculty Feature: Doug Cornelius

After 26 years as a college basketball coach, Doug Cornelius contemplated retirement. When the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown Yuba College and his men’s basketball team in what would have been his 20th season as head coach, Coach Corn as he’s known, got an early taste of the retirement life while stuck at home for a year. With half of his house … Read More

Classified Employee of the Year: Silvia Gonzalez

Silvia Gonzalez in a pink jacket with her left hand on a tree

The California Community Colleges Chancellors Office and Board of Governors announced May 25 that Yuba College employee Silvia Gonzalez was one of five Classified Employees of the Year at the state level. “I was in shock after I got the news,’ Gonzalez said. “I’m still in shock, but I feel very honored that all of the hard work I’ve put … Read More