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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sylvia Hernandez

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sylvia Hernandez
She’s a seasoned Credential Analyst with a cat that weighs over 20 pounds!  Learn more about Sylvia in this month’s edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About COE Faculty and Staff.

Sylvia has been a Credential Analyst at two CSU campuses!
She was originally an analyst at SDSU from 1982 to 2005 and then moved to CSU San Marcos from 2005 to 2014.  In 2014, Sylvia returned to the SDSU campus and we are so glad she’s back!

Aztec for life

City meets country
Sylvia’s grandmother lived in such a remote part of Durango, Mexico that when Sylvia visited as a child, the only way to get to her home was on horseback – no roads, no cars or trains!  This was quite a shock for a city girl like Sylvia.
Horseback riding

Sylvia loves to knit.
She is part of a weekly knitting club and the silliest thing she’s ever knitted is a cat toy for her 21 pound cat, Sneakers.
Knitting with cat

She’s a lifelong Californian.
Sylvia grew up in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA and graduated with a degree in Sociology from UCSB.
California bear

Sylvia has 10 nicknames.
Between family, friends and co-works, Sylvia is often called anything but her given name. Sylvie, Sylvana, and BeBa are a few, but of all of the nicknames the strangest one is Dorothy!
Dorothy from Wizard of Oz

A perfect match
Sylvia and her husband met at their best friends’ wedding. Joe was the best man and Sylvia was the maid-of-honor. He caught the garter and She caught the bouquet- sounds like a movie plot!  They’ve been married for almost 28 years.
Woman catching bouquet

Family time fun!
Sylvia loves to spend time with her young niece and nephew, Reese and Preston. They enjoy going to movies, hiking and playing miniature golf together.

How Sylvia is making a difference in the College of Education:

“I understand how confusing the credentials world can be so I'm making a difference every day by helping prospective students and current educators navigate the state's credential requirements. It's so rewarding to see the people we've advised meet their goals.”