Bakersfield College

Group of DACA supporters

Campus Advocates

Imelda Valdez

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Executive Director, Categorical Programs

Rafael Centeno

"Knowledge and success never came from a comfort zone. Allow us to help you reach your academic and career goals. I am here to guide you every step of the way."

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EOPS Educational Advisor

Manuel Rosas

"I have served my community for the past two decades, especially assisting our migrant families, first generation college students, and Dreamers who I consider as the hardest working and brightest students I have ever met. I am completely dedicated to the success of our undocumented students and hope to meet you soon in our LUPE/Conexiones gatherings."

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EOPS Counselor

Rene Deniz

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EOPS Counselor

Jackie Lau

"Despite everything, YOU are destined for greatness. YOU just need a chance! We are offering you that chance, everyone deserves an education. Knowledge is power!"

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Admissions & Records / DREAMERs Liaison

Jaime Lopez

"Education will open the door to a brighter future! We are here to guide and support you through your academic journey regardless of your background. SI SE PUEDE!"

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Maria Baltazar

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Program Director, Categorical Programs

Patricia Ramirez

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Program Manager, EOPS/CARE

Gina Hunter

"Your success is important. I can help you remove the financial barriers that can stop you from reaching your educational goals."

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Financial Aid

Oliver Rosales

"As a historian on the San Joaquin Valley, I recognize the important role immigrants have played in shaping the history of this great valley. It is an honor to serve all of our diverse immigrants and their families as part of the BC family, never forgetting where we came from and more importantly, knowing that BC can be the vehicle to take you where you want to go."

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Professor, History

Elizabeth Rodacker

"Your success is important and language is power. Excellent language skills will empower you and allow you to be the best you can be. Let’s work together to accomplish your goals. Yes, we can!"

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Professor, English for Multilingual Students Faculty

Victor Diaz

"Pasen. Estan en su casa. Together we can not only dream but achieve our goals. Bakersfield College offer us equal opportunity to step up to the challenges today and into the future. I am humbled by the responsibility to help you succeed in your educational pursuit! Somos BC!"

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