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Modesto Junior College
Due to poor air quality, and in the interest of your health, Modesto Junior College is closing at 4 p.m., November 15, and will remain closed through Sunday, November 18. All classes and extracurricular activities on campus are cancelled during this time frame. The college will reopen and classes resume on Monday, November 19.

MEET THE STAFF

 
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Veterans Services Staff (Left to Right) Michael Jackson, Bryan Justin Marks, Megan Lee, Fernando Velez
 
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Fernando Velez
Veteran Services Technician/VA Certifying Official
(209) 575-6017
velezf@yosemite.edu
 

Fernando was born in New York City and raised in Garden Grove CA. He started his career in the United States Marine Corps in 1985.  His positions included Basic Infantryman, Personnel Clerk and a recruiter out of National City, CA. He    traveled and worked all over in locations to include Camp Lejeune NC, Camp Pendleton CA, Korea, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Okinawa Japan.  

After 5 years with the U.S. Marines Corps he enlisted with the United States Coast Guard. He advanced up the ranks to Chief Petty Officer Servicing as Personnel Office Branch Chief, Command Chief and retired with 22 years of service to the US Coast Guard in 2013.

Fernando completed an A. A. Degree in General Studies from    Columbia College of MO and a A.S. Degree in ParaLegal Studies from Cuyamaca College El Cajon CA.

Fernando is married to Maria O. Velez from Tecate, Mexico for the past 26 years.  He has two children both who are serving in the United States Navy.

As a former recipient of Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 benefits Fernando is dedicated and committed in helping his fellow Veterans succeed.  He wants to use his personal experiences to help Veteran students create their own personal road map for success.

 
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Megan Lee
Program Specialist
(209) 575-6704
leeme@yosemite.edu
 

Megan serves in two capacities at MJC.  As a Program Specialist Megan is responsible for the coordination of all student workers employed by Campus Life as well as the coordination of MJC’s campus clubs. 

Megan has been instrumental in overhauling the entire club experience.  This includes reducing the processing of paperwork from 4-6 weeks to 1-2 days, re-vamping Club Rushes, club trainings, and the creation of Club Development days, aimed at helping clubs be successful.  Megan also plays a key role in the coordination of MJC’s graduation and graduation luncheon, as well as the development of Campus Life’s Positive People Speaker Series.

In addition to her duties with Campus Life Megan is also a part of the Veteran Services department.  In that role Megan helps complete grant objectives, oversees student workers, as well as marketing and outreach.

Megan is a graduate of Johansen High School in Modesto.  After high school she attended California State University Stanislaus. Megan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Megan recently completed a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. 

Aside from work and school, Megan is also part of the Women’s Education and Leader League and the Phi Gamma chapter of Omega Nu, a local philanthropic organization with roots going back to 1924. 

Megan’s advice for students is to “Learn from  everyone and everything, but especially listen to people in whose position you aspire to be. Take pride in your work and be nice to people.”        

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Michael Jackson
Veteran Services Counselor/Coordinator
(209) 575-6207
jacksonm@yosemite.edu
 

Michael has been serving students for over 8 years and has professional experience providing mental health services, social work, and academic counseling to students and families when needed most. He has received a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently studying Higher Education Leadership for Student Success.

Michael is highly motivated by two passions; Higher Education and Counseling. His main objectives are to assist students in succeeding at MJC and beyond, to assist students in overcoming obstacles and achieving their educational and career goals. As a former Upward Bound and EOPS student at Modesto Junior College he understands how important it is to support students in navigating their higher educational journey and he has dedicated his career to support and empower others to be successful life-long learners. Michael is committed to the success of both DSPS and Veteran students. 

 
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Bryan Justin Marks
Associate Dean
Campus Life, Student Conduct, Veteran Services
(209) 575-6662
marksb@yosemite.edu
 

Bryan Justin Marks was born in Modesto California.   Bryan graduated from Johansen High School.  Bryan attended Modesto Junior College (MJC) earning an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies as well as a certificate degree in Shakespeare Studies.   While at MJC Bryan was active in several extra-curricular activities.  Those activities include several theater productions, writing for the school newspaper, campus clubs, and serving as a member of the Associated Students as the 128th student body president in school history.  Bryan was also a student in the MJC Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S) and the TRiO Student Support Services program.  As a student Bryan was also a member of the MJC Hispanic Education Conference Committee, African American Education Conference Committee, as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee.

After MJC Bryan moved down the street to California State University, Stanislaus (CSUS).  While at CSUS Bryan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science as well as a graduate certificate in Community College Administration.  Bryan continued being active in extra-curricular activities.  Bryan was a part of several clubs, writing for the school newspaper, joining a fraternity, and was Chairman of the Board of Director for the University Student Union.

In the spring of 2005 Bryan returned to his roots when he was hired by EOP&S as a program representative.  During his ten years in EOP&S Bryan was promoted twice while overseeing all outreach and marketing as well as coordinating EOP&S’s Bridge Program for at risk youth and foster youth, EOP&S CARE Program for single parents receiving welfare, and EOP&S College Readiness Program for high school seniors preparing to attend college.  During his time with EOP&S Bryan also returned to school.  He attended Brandman University where he earned a Master’s in Organizational Leadership.  During this time Bryan was also hired as an adjunct faculty member at MJC teaching Social Science 58: Student Leadership. 

In the fall of 2015 Bryan took the leap into administration when he was hired at MJC as an associate dean.  Formally, Bryan oversaw the International Program.  Bryan now oversees Access & Outreach, Campus Life (Campus Clubs, Graduation, Student Government), Student Conduct, the Transfer Center, and Veteran Services.   Bryan is a grandson of a Marine/Army WWII, Korean War Veteran, the son of a Navy Vietnam Veteran, the nephew of a Navy Vietnam Veteran, the great nephew to a Navy WWII, Korean War Veteran, son in law to an Air Force Veteran, and the cousin of an Air Force Iraq War and active duty member. 

Outside of the college Bryan has served on several local boards, most recently Hispanic Leadership Council. Bryan is also completing work on a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership.