Highlighting the amazing Administration, Faculty, Classified Professionals, and Students that make up our pirate family. 

This month's highlights include:

Nichole Vigliotti (Student), Kelley Bruns (Classified), Laura Hamilton (Faculty), Gema Sanchez (Admin)

Nichole Vigliotti, Student

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Name: Nichole Vigliotti

Role at VC: Student/Student worker at Veterans Resource Center

Years at VC: This is my second semester at VC.  

Family life: I am married, my husband is a recruiter for the Navy and we have 3 kids, 10 and 4.5-year-old twins.  

Hobbies: I like to cook/bake and watch sports. 

Favorite food: Buffalo Wings (with bleu cheese)

Favorite movie: A Bronx Tale

Favorite Song: Any song by Whitney Houston

Something Unique about you: I am a US Navy Veteran. 

Kelley Bruns, Classified

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Name: Kelley Bruns

Role: Senior Administrative Assistant, Business and Administrative Services

Years at VC: 3-1/2 years 

Family: Married 14 years with 3 feral sons who’s ages are 11, 7, and 6. 

Hobbies: My family and I enjoy riding motorcycles, hiking, camping and doing anything that involves being outdoors.

Favorite food: TACOS

Favorite Movie: Overboard

Favorite Song: I love all genres and constantly have my Pandora radio stations on shuffle.

Something unique or interesting about you: My family and I help operate a local ranch where we tend to 100+ head of cattle, 5 horses and a few pigs. When the work is done we can be found riding the hillsides and exploring the pond in search of frogs, turtles and other critters.

Laura Hamilton, Faculty

Name: Laura Hamilton

Role: Director of Student Health Services, Student Health Center Coordinator, Nurse Practitioner

Years at VC: 2 months!

Family: Married to my soulmate for 34 years, 1 daughter

Hobbies: Reading, learning, daydreaming, hiking with my dog, and trying to get back into fitness (bike ride anyone?)

Favorite food: Any meal that involves friends and family

Favorite Movie: Elf and RV

Favorite Song: Too many to list, depends on the era and my mood!

Something unique or interesting about you: I love to nerd out on anything relating to science and I believe that laughter is the best medicine!

Gema Sanchez, Administrator

Name: Gema Sanchez 

Role: Interim Dean of Student Services 

Years at VC: Since 2009

Family: Two kids, Mateo and Santiago and husband Angel 

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, listening to podcasts and volunteering in my community when I can. Also going on walks and hikes with my children because they are very outdoorsy 

Favorite food: Tacos, hands down! 

Favorite Movie: The Holiday 

Favorite Song: Depends on the mood but it can be reggaeton, classical, you name it

Something unique or interesting about you: Big family and the middle child of 9 with 4 older siblings and 4 younger siblings. I was not planning to work in education, I was planning to go to Medical School and go to the medical field but realized I was deathly afraid.

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