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Sara Nafzgar


Sara Nafzgar

Associate Professor, Communication Studies

Norco College School of Communication, Humanities & Languages

Sara Nafzgar earned an associate of art degree from Mt. San Antonio College and a baccalaureate and master’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She joined RCCD in 2007 and has taught at all three colleges. As a student at Mt. SAC and CSUF, Nafzgar competed on the speech and debate team, ranking in multiple events at the national tournament. It was during her community college years as a young mom that she met her mentor, Phil Maynard, who saw something in her that she didn’t (yet) see in herself. Now she is grateful for a career that gives her the opportunity to pay that forward by identifying strengths and encouraging persistence in her students. She especially enjoys teaching how to examine communication theories and engage confidently in public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small-group communication. In addition to teaching Com Studies courses, Sara has worked on multiple college reports for accreditation, and she has extensive experience training faculty on promising practices in distance education. When not working, Sara enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, husband, and three children.


To view the Communication Studies program page, click here.

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