San Bernardino Valley College not only provides quality education from respected instructors, but it also offers some of the best tuition rates for out-of-state students, according to is a trusted resource that ranks online and on-campus programs across the United States. For its 2022 rankings, looked at…

The San Bernardino Valley College Theatre Arts program made a triumphant return to in-person shows for its fall production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The campus community gathered in the historic Auditorium to join Charlie Bucket in his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous Chocolate Factory. The students, portraying classic characters like Augustus Gloop and Veruca Salt, wore masks on stage and continued to socially distance. Melinda Fogle, director of the playa and Theatre Arts professor, was featured on KVCR’s “Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez” to discuss the production. She was joined by SBVC theatre student Saige Azaria, who was cast in the lead role of Willy Wonka and shared her excitement to be playing such an iconic character as a female. “This has been a dream role of mine ever since I was a little girl,” Azaria said in her interview.

Since 2017, San Bernardino Valley College students, staff, and faculty members have hit the streets during the annual Day of Service to share with local residents everything SBVC has to offer. On Dec. 4, 28 students and 15 faculty and staff members participated in this volunteer community outreach event. They knocked on doors across San Bernardino and surrounding cities, distributing 1,500 bags and informing the local community of the services and classes SBVC provides. At the end of the day, the volunteers returned to the SBVC campus for a barbecue and opportunity drawings. This sixth annual Day of Service was a return to in-person efforts following 2020’s virtual event, which acknowledged the volunteer services of SBVC students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 200 campus, district and community partners of SBVC donned their ugly holiday sweaters and festive apparel for the Annual President’s Holiday Gathering. The online event turned into one of the most successful Holiday Gatherings, with 23 gift baskets donated by various campus programs and departments, resulting in a total of 9,759 raffle tickets purchased and $7,873 for student scholarships, the highest amount ever in this event’s history at SBVC! The total value of the 23 beautiful baskets donated was $6,385, also one of the highest amounts in the event’s history. The event was the second-ever remote holiday gathering, where Interim President Dr. Scott Thayer virtually drew randomly generated names for each basket through a custom web portal. Gift basket themes ranged from “Now We’re Cooking” and “Santa’s Casino”, to gift card bouquets and even concert tickets.


Founded in 1926, San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) is a comprehensive community college offering hundreds of degree programs, on campus and online.

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