Eloise Gomez Reyes Recognized as Distinguished Alumni by California Community Colleges

On Saturday, November 17th, Interim President Dr. Larry Buckley had the pleasure of introducing one of SBVC’s 75 People of Distinction, SBVC Foundation Board Member and alumna, Eloise Gomez Reyes, as a recipient of the prestigious California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award at the Community College League of California’s annual convention in Los Angeles.

After receiving her associate’s degree from SBVC in 1976, Eloise earned her bachelor’s degree from USC and her law degree from Loyola Law School and has been practicing law for 30 years. Eloise was a first in many areas. She was first in her family to graduate from college, the first to graduate from law school, and the first Latina to open her law office in the Inland Empire.

More importantly, she has tirelessly served her community as a volunteer attorney, been active in her church, founded non-profit organizations, and served on the boards of other service agencies. She has been described as a woman of great integrity who is respected not only by her legal community, but by the community at large, and is recognized as a true leader whose goal has been to serve others.

San Bernardino Valley College is honored to boast yet another inspiring alumnus.  Congratulations, Eloise!