Bakersfield College

Success & Equity on BCTV

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Bakersfield College has an emphasis on equity for all students that is reflected in our efforts and initiatives. In a community such as Bakersfield College serves, students from various backgrounds, with education and career goals that are just as varied, need to know what opportunities await them when they are pursuing higher education. To help the community at-large better understand what options are available, Bakersfield College's president sought an innovative way of taking educational information and inspirational tales right to the community – as a result, Success and Equity on BCTV was born.

The series airs on Bakersfield.com at 10:00 am on Mondays.

Each hour-long episode of Success and Equity on BCTV provides important information on services benefiting students as well as local educational success stories – all designed to inspire potential students and their families to make their dreams of higher education a reality.

 

Success and Equity on BCTV features special populations who are traditionally either first-generation students or those who face difficult barriers to education. In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, our premiere segments focused on our local African American population, featuring guests with amazing stories of success. Subsequent weeks spotlight veterans, Latino students and other special student groups, including Dream Act students, foster youth, and various topics.

Success and Equity on BCTV is hosted by Francis Mayer. Watch segments from past episodes below.
 

 

Episode 32

  • Airdate: April 25, 2016
  • Guests: Chef Alex Gomez
  • Focus: The Culinary Arts
 

 

 

Episode 31

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  • Airdate: April 18, 2016
  • Guests: Jeremy Staat, Nicolas David Meise, and Jack Hernandez
  • Focus: Vocational Arts
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 30

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  • Airdate: April 11, 2016
  • Guests: Ray Purcell and Joe Acosta
  • Focus: Student Health
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 29

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  • Airdate: April 4, 2016
  • Guests: Karen Goh, Manuel Murralles, and Belen Martinez
  • Focus: Inspired by Student Success
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 28

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  • Airdate: March 7, 2016
  • Guests: Yadira Guerrero, Janell Orozco, and Fitzgerald Graves
  • Focus: STEM & SGA
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 27

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  • Airdate: February 29, 2016
  • Guests: Frank and Melinda Madrid
  • Focus: Overcoming
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 26

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  • Airdate: February 22, 2016
  • Guests: Kimberly Chin, Shelbe McClain, and Humberto Lopez
  • Focus: BC Theater and Performing Arts Students
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 25

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  • Airdate: February 8, 2016
  • Guests: Karla Young, Eileen Pierce, Dezi Von Manos
  • Focus: Working for Student Success
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 24

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  • Airdate: February 1, 2016
  • Guests: Jeremy Staat, Steven Watkin, and Manuel De Los Santos
  • Focus: Reinvention at BC!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 23

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  • Airdate: December 7, 2015
  • Guests: Eric Carrillo
  • Focus: Decisions for your Future
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 22

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  • Airdate: November 16, 2015
  • Guests: Rosette Clarke-Morton, Taylor Holliday, and Lina Washington
  • Focus: Extracurricular activities will help pave the way.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 21

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  • Airdate: November 9, 2015
  • Guests: Kimberly Chin and Belen Martinez featuring Performing Arts Faculty
  • Focus: Theater and Performing Arts
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 20

  • Airdate: November 2, 2015
  • Guests: Kris Tiner and Rhonda
  • Focus: Struggle & Determination
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 19

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  • Airdate: October 19, 2015
  • Guests: Elda Salazar, Sharita Knowles, and Belen Martinez
  • Focus: No Excuses
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 18

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  • Airdate: October 12, 2015
  • Guests: Fitzgerald Graves, Steven Watkin, and Emad Meerza
  • Focus: Diversity & Acceptance
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 17

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  • Airdate: October 5, 2015
  • Guests: Paul Beckworth and Louis Amestoy
  • Focus: Campus is a Place of Hope
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 16

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  • Airdate: September 21, 2015
  • Guests: Jarad Meathead Mann, Joe Bergman, and Gabe Ulloa
  • Focus: Reinventing yourself through education at BC
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 15

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  • Airdate: May 4 2015
  • Guests: Yvonne Ortiz-Bush, Leonel Martinez, Mark Martinez & Jay Tamsi
  • Focus: Financial Aid
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 14

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  • Airdate: Apr. 27, 2015
  • Guests: Joe Drullard, Paul Beckworth & Tina Mendoza
  • Focus: Veterans Becoming Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 13

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  • Airdate: Apr. 20, 2015
  • Guests: Tamika Narvaez, Lewis Neal & Cornell Montgomery Jr.
  • Focus: Succeeding Over Adversity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 12

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  • Airdate: Apr. 13, 2015
  • Guests: Isabel Castaneda, Brenda Silva, Vanessa Reyes & Guadalupe Montez
  • Focus: Financial Aid
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 11

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  • Airdate: Apr. 6, 2015
  • Guests: Matt Munoz, Jeanie Flores, Josie Morales & Jose Garza
  • Focus: Hispanic Students
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 10

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  • Airdate: Mar. 30, 2015
  • Guests: Natasha Whitten, Miles Post, Emijah Calvin and Wesley Leon-Barrientos
  • Focus: Finding Success
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 9

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  • Airdate: Mar. 23, 2015
  • Guests: David Moton and Morgan Clayton
  • Focus: Victory Over Adversity
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 8

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  • Airdate: Mar. 16, 2015
  • Guests: Chelsea Esquibias, Caren Floyd, Primavera Arvizu & Alaa Abdulla
  • Focus: Preparing for the Future
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 7

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  • Airdate: Mar. 9, 2015
  • Guests: Manuel Rosas, Isabel Castaneda, JoAnn Acosta and Jesus Casillas
  • Focus: Hispanic Students Finding Success
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 6

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  • Airdate: Mar. 2, 2015
  • Guests: Tina Mendoza, Terri Goldstein, Michelle Pena & Venessa Reyes
  • Focus: Student Veterans
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 5

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  • Airdate: Feb. 23, 2015
  • Guests: Jeremy Staat, Reggie Bolton, Pat Marrett and Curtis MacGregor
  • Focus: Athletics as a Gateway to Education
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 4

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  • Airdate: Feb. 9, 2015
  • Guests: Angela Williams, Rolando Hernandez, Steve Walsh & Ruben Medina
  • Focus: Helping Former Foster Youth
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 3

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  • Airdate: Feb. 2, 2015
  • Guests: Corny Rodriguez, Sandra Serrano, David Torres and Jimmy Moran
  • Focus: Latino Students
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 2

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  • Airdate: Jan. 26, 2015
  • Guests: Paul Beckworth, Justin Whipple, Richard Taylor & Jennine Waits, Armondo Trujillo & Joe Acosta
  • Focus: Taking Full Advantage of Veterans Benefits
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 1

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  • Airdate: Jan. 19, 2015
  • Guests: Sonya Christian, Odella Johnson, Rich Richardson & Horace Mitchell
  • Focus: African-American Students
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity TV Team

  • Francis Mayer – Producer
  • Belen Martinez – Student Producer
  • Paul Beckworth – Veterans Cohort Lead
  • Amber Chiang
  • Sonya Christian
  • Odella Johnson – African-American Cohort Lead
  • Lisa Kent – Latino Cohort Lead
  • Tina Mendoza – Veterans Cohort Lead
  • Cornelio Rodriguez – Latino Cohort Lead

Show Contributors

  • Tina Mendoza
  • Wesley Barrientos
  • Kendra Self
  • Valerie Robinson
  • Victoria Coffee
  • Nakysha Cummings
  • Marcus Duarte-Smith
  • Lewis Neal
  • Rich Richardson
  • Carnell Montgomery
  • Johnny G. Watson
  • Manuel Rosas
  • Angela Williams
  • Kathy Rosellini
  • Victor Diaz
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