B.S. Child Development, '79
Valerie Vuicich is administrator for the Fresno Regional Occupational Program. She serves as the co-chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee for the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers/Programs. In addition, she is a past president of the California Association of Career Technical Education and serves on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Vocational Education/Designated Subjects Credential Advisory Committee. : Vuicich is also on the board of the Central California Blood Center.
Vuicich served two terms as president of the CSU Alumni Council and has been a member since 2004. She represented alumni on the Steering Committee for Access to Excellence, the CSU systemwide strategic planning process. A former two-term president, she continues to serve on the board of the Fresno State Alumni Association.
My Story, My CSU
- My fondest college memory
As a student teacher, the first time my master teacher turned the classroom over to me to run solo! It was when I knew I could do this job and had the talent for working with kids.
- My favorite college course
Ornamental Horticulture (which I took for my Fine Arts credit). It was hard, but so much fun working with flowers.
- My college advice
Get connected to some type of student organization, especially for commuter students. It's too easy to limit yourself to work and home and miss the activities on campus that give you an opportunity to grow as a person.
- My proudest accomplishment
Receiving the "Dr. Harold Haak Award for Outstanding Business Partnership Educator of the Year for Fresno County" in 2001. Dr. Haak was president of Fresno State when I was a student and a remarkable citizen in our community. I was lucky to work with him on business and education community issues in his retirement.