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

This month's highlights include:

Ahmad Samra (student),  Jada Yarnall (classified), Dyan Collings Ralph (ESL Instructor),  Kim Hoffmans, (Admin)

Ahmad Samra, Student


Name: Ahmad Samra

Role at VC: Student, MESA Member

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Years at VC: Freshman, started Fall 2023     

Family life: Family of 5 and the oldest of 3 at home.

Hobbies: I love going to the gym, playing video games, and watching anime. 

Favorite food: Mom’s home cooked Maqluba.

Favorite movie: The Irishman.

Favorite Song: Shouting At The Wall

Something Unique about you: I speak 3 languages which are English, Spanish, and Arabic. I have traveled quite a bit over the years both in-country and internationally between many states and also countries such as Jordan and Palestine.

Jada Yarnall, Classified

jada yarnall

Name: Jada Yarnall

Role: Administrative Assistant for Financial Aid, Basic Needs Center and Dreamers Center 

Years at VC: 5 months 

Family: Jim- Husband of 25 years, Lauryn (23) daughter, CJ (19) son. 

Hobbies: Amigurumi Crochet, Propagating plants, Going to Disney Parks 

Favorite food: Tacos

Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride 

Favorite Song: Songbird by Fleetwood Mac

Something unique or interesting about you: I’m deaf and read lips/can only hear when directly in front of someone, so if you say hi on campus and I don’t say it back I’m sorry I’m not doing it on purpose 😊

Dyan Collings Ralph, ESL Instructor

Name: Dyan Collings Ralph

Role: ESL Instructor

Years at VC: Just a little over 1 year

Family: My beautiful wife, Janet, and our fur kids, Samuel and Sapphire, are the greatest blessings of my life. Their love creates a tapestry of joy that makes our family a treasure beyond compare.

Hobbies: Movies, music, reading, travel, swimming, and boxing.

Favorite food: TACOS!

Favorite Movie: The Truman Show (1998)

Favorite Song: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Something unique or interesting about you: During my college years, I had the pleasure of immersing myself in Moroccan and Spanish cultures, living with Arabic-speaking families. Overcoming language barriers ignited my passion to become an ESL teacher, dedicated to helping non-native English speakers find increased comfort, joy, and success in the United States. I absolutely LOVE what I do!

Kim Hoffmans, Admin
Kim Hoffmans

Name: Kim Hoffmans

Role: President

Years at VC: 8 Years

Family: I have a small family including a husband and two children.  My son is 30 years old and a doctor and my daughter is 28 years old and a nurse. 

Hobbies: Skiing, golf, and hanging out with family and friends

Favorite food: Mexican Food

Favorite Movie: Some of my favorite movie series include Star Wars and Harry Potter

Favorite Song: Kelly Clarkson’s  “Stronger”

Something unique or interesting about you: I am retiring in less than 6 months…Woo Hoo.  My plan is to attend my son’s wedding in August and then I am off to Spain for a couple of months.  !Adios al trabajo!

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