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Phone:  559.583.2500

925 13th Avenue
Hanford, CA  93230

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July 13, 2011

"The Sky is the Limit!"

Kristin M. Hollabaugh, Ph.D.

Provost, Hanford Educational Center

Every student at COS Hanford comes with a story.  For Je-Nek Jury, she is not only living a story, but also writing one-actually a book.    Her son was diagnosed with Autism in 2008 at the age of two. She says, "My son has been an inspiration to me.  That little kid can do anything!" The book entitled Jaiden's Journey will focus not on the symptoms of autism, but the emotional side of autism.  

Je-Nek has been attending COS for two semesters.   Spring 2011 was the first time she took a class at COS Hanford.  Planning on obtaining a paralegal certificate, she is a full-time student who participates in both the Kings County  JTO and WIA programs.  She became part of these programs when she was laid off as a Tribal Police Dispatcher.   

Attending both the Hanford and Visalia Campuses of College of the Sequoias, she says she really enjoys her time at COS Hanford.  She likes that there is less congestion and smaller class sizes.  She says, "The staff is very courteous and helpful.  It is a lot more convenient and quicker."   When she speaks of her professors, Ja-Nek says, "I have had a lot of teachers, but Mrs. Bullough goes over and beyond. She's a wonderful teacher with a lot of patience.  She always returns every email with a prompt answer.  She's amazing, I just can't say enough about her!"


Her hopes include interning at a law firm in Hanford.  Also on her horizon, she plans to "be a published writer, motivational speaker and to become a billionaire." Ja-nek says "the sky's the limit!"  She is well on her way.  In May, The Sentinel had a great article about Ja-nek and her family.  On September 15, 2011, she will be having a workshop at the Visalia campus of COS, where she will be speaking to parents who have kids with special needs.


Ja-nek we are proud of your accomplishments, and we look forward to the success you are yet to have!  Congratulations on a job well done!



Know of someone who is new to COS Hanford?  Have them join us for "Jump Start!" 

  • COS Hanford was one of the sponsors of the Hanford Community Fireworks show!  A special thanks to all of the volunteers of the Committee and the evening!  Great work...and we are happy to be part of the community!  Missed it?  Thank you, Hanford!
  • Be sure and see us at Thursday Night MarketplacBrent Calvine (8th and Irwin!)  This week, COS's new Interim Supertendent/President, Brent Calvin,  will be at the booth and be able to answer questions about the District!  Stop by and visit!  
  • We are now connected via Twitter!  Follow us at @COS_Hanford.

Introducing the... 

Hub:  A place or thing that forms the effective center of an activity, region, or network.

We see that it has three main groups of people who will use the services. 


Here a prospective or current student can get all his/her questions answered--from buying a semester-long parking pass to checking on Financial Aid and from getting help with Banner Web to Registration issues. Interested in finding out about student activities that are happening--the Hub will have your answers!  Need a computer to check on registration, financial aid, and any other student service related issue?  Yes, that's right, visit the Hub!  We are here to help! 


As a community member, you may be interested in a renting a facility or finding out special programs which are available.  These questions and information can also be found at the Hanford Hub! 


As a faculty member, we can assist you with classroom and student needs.  


Visit the Hanford Hub which is located in the Education Building at COS Hanford.  For more information, please call 559.583.2500. 


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