Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Employees of the Month - Veronica Martinez and Joannie Benevento

At their February meeting, the Gavilan College Board of Trustees recognized Employees of the Month for January and February. Pictured here, Director of Financial Aid Veronica Martinez accepts the award from Board Chair Walt Glines, Vice President of Student Services Kathleen Moberg, and Vice Resident of Administrative Services Fred Harris. Also recognized but not present was Mailroom employee Joannie Benevento.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Photography Exhibit in the Library

Gavilan College Library is proud to present

View From the Ground: Photography by Jeremiah Ridgeway


We welcome the entire Gavilan community

as well as the public to visit the exhibit

during the month of November


The Library is open

Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm

Fridays 8am-3pm


Jeremiah Ridgeway is a native of Tucson, Arizona. At the age of 22 he enlisted in the US Army as a 19 Delta (Cavalry Scout). In February of 2006, shortly after arriving at this duty station in Fort Drum, NY (10th Mountain Division), his unit, 3-71 Cavalry, was deployed to Afghanistan.

While deployed, Ridgeway's unit saw fierce combat in the mountains of Nuristan Province. His unit's deployment was captured in the pages of Jake Tapper's 2012 release The Outpost. During the harsh 15-month deployment Ridgeway captured over 10,000 images. He broke three different cameras in the process.

After returning to Fort Drum, NY in July 2007, Ridgeway submitted a number of photos to National Geographic (NG). He was later published and became the subject of an Emmy-nominated interview produced by NG. 

Ridgeway was honorably discharged from the US Army in July 2008 and moved to Santa Cruz, CA to attend college at Cabrillo. In July 2014, Jeremiah Ridgeway graduated Cum Laude from San Jose State University with a degree in Business Management. Ridgeway now lives with his girlfriend in Dickinson, North Dakota. They have started a photography business together.


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