The Silver Jubilarians of Riverside College Nursing Class ’96 converged in Las Vegas, Nevada last August 21-22 to celebrate their 25th year reunion. They explored the Red Rock Canyon, had fun shooting at Sloan Gun Range, toured around Las Vegas Strip, ate at Jollibee, Las Vegas and watched the boxing game of Manny Pacquiao. They spent the weekend reminiscing their college days and graduation ceremony way back in 1996 at the open quadrangle. They brought everyone “pasalubongs” a representation of their current location. Riverside College is proud of what they have become as they continue to serve in the different fields of the Nursing profession all over the world.

Gerald Aguirre is an ER Observation Nurse at Northwest Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

Elsie Eufre-Alvarado is a Nephrology Nurse at Fresenius Kidney Care, Arizona.

Asuncion Benita Alvior is a Dialysis Nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Lucy Luces-Ascalon is the Director of Resident Health Services, San Francisco Towers, San Francisco, California.

Lucio Lofranco is a Dialysis Nurse at Fresenius Kidney Care, Chicago, Illinois.

Pamela Chiong-Bondoc is a Wound Specialist at Northbay Hospital, Vacaville, California.

Sheila Caldea-Jareno is an Endoscopy Nurse, Summerlin Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gladys Germinal-Padernal is an ICU/Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse at St. Vincent Medical Center, LA, California and PCU/CCU, Veterans Medical Center, West Los Angeles, California.

Glenn Hope Manoso is a Cardiothoracic/Pulmonary Nurse at the University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

Serapion Ordinario is a Med Telemetry Nurse at Sage Memorial Hospital, Ganado, Arizona.

Maritess Piamonte-Aquino is a Clinical Documentation Specialist at St. Joseph Medical Center, Stockton, California.

Meros Ann Pomperada-Fortney is a Vascular Access Nurse, PRN OR at Deaconess  Hospital, Evansville, Indiana.

Weillah Rodriguez-de Vera is a Charge Nurse at Fresenius Kidney Care, Concord New Hampshire.

Julius Michael Verdeflor is an OHNS Clinical Nurse Coordinator at the University of California in San Francisco at Mission Bay Operating Room.

Benjansen Villa is a Dialysis Nurse at DaVita Houston Dialysis, Houston, Texas.

A message from the Silver Jubilarians:

We, the Batch ’96 Nursing Graduates, praise and honor God for our dear Riverside College. It is with deep appreciation and gratitude that we share this significant event with our Alma Mater for its valuable contribution in teaching, training and equipping us with the knowledge and skills that helped us in our Nursing career for 25 years. Riverside enabled us to face our trials in the past and manage the current challenges in our respective workplaces.  All glory to God!”