SBVC alumnus and current employee Thomas Robles was named one of Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes’s “30 Under 30” awardees for 2021. Robles, 29, attended SBVC from 2010 to 2016 and during his time started an improv club, served as student government president and student trustee, worked two jobs, and met several faculty members who made an impact on him, including Prof. Daihim Fozouni, Dr. Ed Gomez, and Dr. David Smith. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from CSUSB in 2018 and a master’s degree in higher education administration and policy from UCR in 2020. Robles is now a member of the SBVC Foundation board and works at SBVC. In the span of 10 years, Robles went from never thinking about college to now pursuing a potential doctorate and aspiring to one day become a college president. “I want to inspire and have an effect on incoming students,” the Grand Terrace resident said. The awards ceremony for his 30 Under 30 achievement award was held on December 11 on the SBVC campus. This fifth annual event recognizes regional honorees for their achievements in community activism, business, health, education, art and social entrepreneurship.