Ventura College Athletics

Racism, Diversity and the Student Athlete

Jun 22, 2020

Ventura College alumni participated in a panel on Racism, Diversity and the Student Athlete to discuss racism and diversity and how their experiences as student-athletes can help bing change. The 10 person panel featured former student athletes from the 80's, 90's and 2000's. Panel members: Cedric Ceballos-1988 VC Men's Basketball Alum and current Vice President for the Dallas Mavericks after his 14 year NBA career Ron Jenkins- Current mentor and player development coach for Ventura College Football. He's been a State Department of Corrections Officer for over 25 years after playing football at East Los Angeles College and Fresno State University Joey Ramirez- 1994 VC Men's Basketball Alum and current Ventura College Men's Basketball Head Coach James Ennis- 2011 VC Men's Basketball Alum and current Orlando Magic players Daisy Cardona- 2013 VC Women's Soccer Alum, 2012 JC/CC Women's Soccer National Player of Year and former University of Oklahoma soccer student athlete Justin Friedman-2017 VC Baseball Alum and former Chicago White Sox minor leaguer Kierra Joyner- 2017 VC Women's Indoor and Beach Volleyball Alum and a student at Historically Black University, Langston State Jessie Lemonier- 2017 VC Football Alum, Liberty University football player and current San Diego Charger Paris Dosch- 2017 VC Women's Indoor and Beach Volleyball Alum and Cal Lutheran University student-athlete and graduate