"To accomplish great things, you must not only dream,
but also act; not only believe, but also plan."


Bridge to Employment and More

Beam was a program for displaced spouses, and persons that had not finished school. It was a program designed to help students become familiar with the college campus, and help build self confidence. I graduated from this program December 18th, 1998

I was the editor of the newletter for the B.E.A.M. Program while I attended Porterville College.

These are the professors and teachers that gave so much of themselves to help others regain their self respect.


Leif Syrdahl
Program Manager


Dr. Muraski
Prepared us to apply for jobs


Mr. Partovi
Computer Teacher





Mrs. Heaney
English Comp. Teacher


  Professor French-Unser
(We butted heads a few times)


  Mrs. Remilliard
Interpersonnal Communications
She had a way of making
you do anything
-- even the things you hated

Mr. Wise
English Literature
Greek Mythology

Professor Wagstaff
I will never forget her.
She made me want to write again.
She made all of her serious students
look forward to her classes.
There never seemed enough hours
when she was teaching.

Graduation Speech