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Hello and Welcome to Gavilan Community College. As a former Gavilan College alumni and EOPS student, it is a pleasure to be able to give back and to assist others as I was assisted. As an EOPS/CalWORKs counselor, I believe in assisting students in making informed realistic educational and career decisions. My primary goal is to assist you in achieving your academic, personal, and career goals as you try to achieve balance in your life. I look forward to meeting you and to assisting you in any way I can. Always remember that “SI SE PUEDE/ YES YOU CAN. If you are interested in EOPS and/or CalWORKs or want more information, please go to our website, visit us in LI 101, or call us at 408-848-4740.
Darlene Del Carmen
As the Athletic Academic Counselor at Gavilan College, I am available for various needs and issues devoted to the Student-Athlete experience. Athletic participation at the community college level comes with many rules, regulations, and time-lines that must be understood for our student-athletes to be successful on and off the field of play. Whether you are planning to transfer and compete at the next level (NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA) or fulfilling units for an AA/AS Degree at Gavilan College, I can help you realize your goals.
I, too, was a Student-Athlete throughout all 4 years of my undergraduate education. I realize the dedication, commitment, and perseverance, as well as the pressure, placed on successful performance in your sport and in the classroom. The knowledge I have gained through my personal experience and my continual education process in counseling Student-Athletes has given me a unique perspective in helping this population reach the next level.
Gavilan Community College provides tremendous opportunities
for our students, and our community. As a member of our local community
for more than two decades and a Registered Nurse for nearly three decades,
I opened Student Health Services in January, 1994.
College experience can be difficult at times and I am here to assist you
in connecting to services here as well as in the community.
I truly believe that good health is essential to your success. In
Student Health, I work with the student to integrate each element of their
health (e.g., physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual health).
Student Health Services is based on the public health prevention model.
I work with students and staff to identify health issues, create a plan
and assist them in implementing change. I am committed to providing
immediate health education and referral. Student Health is committed
to helping you, the student, to make positive choices so you can achieve
your academic and personal goals.
Come on by Student Health in
the Admissions building in room 118. Services are free and confidential.
Appointments can be made by calling 848-4791. See you there!
Welcome to Gavilan Colleg! My name is Mari Garcia and I am an EOP&S Counselor. I provide EOP&S students with academic and career counseling and assist them in deciding about their academic goals.
Prior to joining Gavilan College, I worked at UC Santa Cruz and CSU Monterey Bay always assisting students with their academic plans, choices, and goals.
If you are interested in learning more about EOP&S, please stop by our office (LI 101), visit the EOP&S website, or give us a call at (408) 848-4853.
Celia S. Marquez
Welcome to Gavilan
I'm Celia Marquez, general counseling faculty and Puente
I am available to serve all students with career, academic, and personal
This entails an array of different situations from assisting the
students with on-line resources in financial aid, scholarships, transfer,
and career, developing an education plan, and completing a graduation petition,
For students who are interested in Puente, please check out our website,
which can be accessed from the Gavilan College home page.
My schedule is posted on my door at the Counseling
Department area. I look forward to working with you!
Jesus Olivas, Ph.D.
My name is Jesus Olivas, and my duties as counselor at Gavilan
College include Articulation, Personal, Academic, Career Counseling, and
Outreach. As the articulation officer I ensure that the courses students
take at Gavilan will be accepted by most universities both in and out of
As a counselor I am available to help students make career choices, develop
an academic plan, guide them in their transition to four-year colleges,
and assist them with their personal difficulties.
Hello! I am Leticia Palacios, a part-time counselor
for the TRIO, Student Support Services Program.
Our goal is to help students succeed, graduate, and/or transfer to a four
year institution. Students that have an academic need and are either
1) financially limited according to Federal financial criteria 2) a first
generation college student (meaning neither parent has earned a baccalaureate
degree), or 3) a student with a verified disability are encouraged to
As a counselor, I help students transition into college and help
them complete their educational goals. I provide academic, career,
and personal counseling. I enjoy helping bring their strengths while
guiding them throughout their time at Gavilan College. I do not believe
there is ever a problem too big or too small. Students can drop-in or
schedule and appointment to see me.
Rosa Rivera-Sharboneau, Ed.D.
I have been a counselor and instructor
at Gavilan since 1991. I enjoy working with all students, especially those who
are undecided and students who are planning to transfer to four-year
institutions after completing their requirements at Gavilan. I provide academic, vocational, transfer, career, and personal counseling
services. I also teach career development, study skills, and college planning courses - courses
that are highly recommended to first year students who want to ensure they
have the skills and knowledge necessary for college success. I look forward to meeting and working with you!
Welcome to Gavilan College! As Counseling faculty,
I am available for academic, transfer, career and personal counseling appointments.
During the appointments, we work together to facilitate decisions about
your educational and career goals as well as life goals. We help you select
appropriate courses and provide resource information and referral to meet
your needs. In addition to our counseling services we serve as liaisons
to our academic and vocational programs. Presently, I am the advisor to the Associate Student Body (ASB). I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you.
As a counselor, I work with all students to assist
in academic, career, and personal counseling. I am happy to meet with you. You can access my schedule online.