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Corporate sponsors and representatives included ADP, Intuit, Sales Force, TEKsystems, Frito-Lay, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Yelp, among many others.

The top four finishing students—John Harrell, Remy Herfert, Thena Combis and Stephanie Firenze, respectively—received cash prizes ranging from $125 to $500.

The four will go on to compete in the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition, a regional sales event held at CSU, Chico in the spring.“Chico State has won the [WSCSC] the past four years, beating such stalwarts as Baylor, the University of Texas-Dallas, Ball State and California State University, Fullerton,” said Bill Mc Gowan, administrative director for CSU, Chico’s Professional Sales Program.

“I’ve never been in a job where it’s admired that I’m going to school.”Without the setting of a traditional classroom, she admittedly struggled a bit to develop the camaraderie so common when learning side-by-side with peers in a college setting.

She sought out other online sociology students, often years younger than herself, for in-person meetups in Sacramento but found they didn’t always have a similar drive.“I’m getting older and I just want to finish school,” she said.

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Learn more about the University’s business degrees and programs at From left, the top four finishers in the Dec.

5 Sweet 16 Sales Competition are Stephanie Firenze (fourth), Remy Herfert (second), John Harrell (first) and Thena Combis (third).

To finally earn her bachelor’s degree—two months before her 30th birthday—is an achievement more than a decade in the making.“It’s just a feeling I can’t even put into words. She’s navigated speed bumps and dodged roadblocks, her determination matched only by the same effervescent enthusiasm in which her story bubbles out of her.

Jones was born in Sacramento, where her Mexican-immigrant parents raised her with her two younger siblings and grandmother in a Spanish-speaking household that was deeply rooted in the culture of their homeland while still in pursuit of the American Dream.“It was really a struggle for the early years of my life, figuring out where I fit in,” she said. I remember sitting with my parents working on homework with a dictionary, and they would be looking up words to figure out what the questions meant so I could figure out the problems.”She excelled in school, and her peers began talking about going off to college, but she was held to a cultural expectation she would live at home until she was married.

She also married, had her first child, and worked full time, but her sights were set higher.

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