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Student Services Assistants

John Her 
Student Services Assistant
phone: 384-6094                                                                                                   email:

John has been a member of the EOPS team at Merced College since 1999 and has a B.S. from the DeVry Institute of Technology, City of Industry

Eugene Her


Eugene Her

Student Services Assistant

phone: 384-6269                                                                                                  email:

Eugene has been with Merced College EOPS/CARE Program since July 1991.  He got promoted from a part-time worker to a Student Support Coordinator responsible for EOPS tutorial/peer support projects and is now a Student Service Assistant.    Eugene earned his B.S. degree from Fresno State University and M. S. degree from the University of La Verne.  Students are his priorities and he enjoys helping them to overcome barriers.  His multilingual skills give him the distinctive advantages when dealing with students of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  His message to students is to have ambition, determination and hard work to achieve an educational goal.  His motto is to “respect others as you would like them to do unto you.” 

Joseph Ortiz
Student Services Assistant

Joseph A. Ortiz (Joe) graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2003.  Joe began working at Merced College EOPS in 1998 as an Instructional Assistant helping students succeed in Basic Skills English and math.  Currently, Joe works as an EOPS Student Services Assistant.  To be sure, Joe enjoys assisting EOPS students achieve their academic and personal goals. 


If you have any questions, stop by the EOPS office on the second floor of the Lesher Student Services Building to ask about EOPS/CARE programs or contract Joe by email at  email: or phone 384-6090