Openings and Moves
Nominations Invited for LMC César Chávez Award and East
County Educator of the Year Award
Office of College Advancement 101
They all originated out of the Office of College Advancement! Each of these initiatives and activities was designed to ultimately support the goals and objectives of LMC Educational Master Plan to enhance the quality of educational programs for current and future generations of LMC students.
The new and appropriately named Office of College Advancement marks the recent “official” merging of the collaboratively innovative work of Grants, Economic Development and the LMC Foundation.
Through the building of relationships with LMC’s many constituents, funding organizations and friends, The Office of College Advancement secures new and increased sources of revenue to support creative and forward-thinking proposals brought forward by students, faculty, staff, and community. Ideas and programs are conceived, planned, funded, and rolled into the existing structure of the college.
Have ideas that have been percolating? Want to toss these ideas around? Think about how they could be funded? Implemented? Give the Office of College Advancement a call.
Some concerned faculty, staff, and students at Los Medanos
College met during the spring of 2007 to discuss the disproportionately low
retention rate of African-American students at the college. Headed by Erma Smith, we then formed a
summer task force to address how we could better support and retain
African-American students. During
the summer sessions, we examined several existing programs throughout the state
that also addressed the needs of students of color. In addition to examining programs,
we also analyzed the data from LMC so that we could “tailor” a program that
would fit the needs of our students. It was during these summer sessions that
the Umoja Scholars Program (USP) emerged.
We are looking forward to meeting the needs of this under-served population and are very excited about this program. Stay tuned for more details as the Umoja Scholars Program blossoms. Thank you.
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Clarus Branding Report Back Scheduled for March 6
For those people who are not able to attend, we will be recording the presentation. The recording will be available at the Media counter in the Library.
Samsung Appliance Repair Training Proves Popular
Coming up in late March-early April, Whirlpool will be providing training in refrigeration, laundry, and kitchen equipment. For more information, contact Len Price at email@example.com.
Awards and Acknowledgement
Drama Faculty Play Being Made Into Movie
And then there's more! Joanna has been invited to be a judge for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Awards for outstanding achievement in college student video, digital and film production. She will be attending the event at Culver Studios in March, representing the LMC Drama and Film Department.
Welcome to LMC
LMC Alumni of Note
Dave Tollefson Helps New York Giants Win Super Bowl!
Dave came to LMC from Ygnacio Valley High School, and following his LMC stint, went on to play at Northwest Missouri State. His first professional gig was with the Green Bay Packers, then the Oakland Raiders. This was his first season with the Giants.
Van Boschetti, LMC's football coach, remembers Dave was a pleasure to coach. "He was one of those rare individuals who you knew, when he matured mentally and physically, was going to be something special. Dave always wanted to do well in whatever he did, and was passionate about football. I just knew he was destined for something great. "
Alessi Selected for 2007 COA/CCCAA Pepsi Scholar Athlete
One male and one female athlete from the Bay Valley Conference are chosen each year for this honor. Anthony was selected because of his academic success (all nominees must have a 3.5 GPA to even be considered), and also by garnering support through three letters of recommendation from faculty and coaches.
Anthony now plays baseball at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu.
Free CPR Training Offered at LMC by American Red Cross
NOTE: Pre-registration ends on March 4th, so you don't have much time to sign up. For more information, visit www.redcrosscprsaturday.org.
3rd Annual LMC Chili Cook Off to be held on March 11th
You can purchase a bowl of chili with cornbread for $4, or sample as many recipes as you wish by purchasing chili shots - one for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. A panel of three people will judge the chili entries at 10:45 a.m. with the results announced at noon.
We will be raffling off a variety of gift baskets. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, or 13 for $10.
Please stop by and support this Classified Senate Scholarship fund-raiser.
The men's basketball team ended its regular season with a dramatic overtime win vs. Yuba College (rank 2nd in state) last Friday night. The Mustangs finished with a record of 24 wins and 8 losses. In addition, the Mustangs were awarded with six all-conference players. Ben Guillory was honored with Most Valuable Player, Marcus Balinton and Darren Tyler were first team all-conference, and Thomas Frames, Stephen Andrews and Phil LeDoux were awarded honorable mention. Also, Ben Guillory will be named to the All-State Team! Thanks to everyone who has supported the Mustangs throughout the season.
Coach Derek Domenichelli
New Water Aerobics Class OfferedInterested in a low-impact, refreshing way to get credit? It's not too late to sign up for Water Aerobics, a class designed to improve your muscular strength, endurance and cardiovascular conditioning through the use of water resistance. This course is ideal for cross training, but also great for individuals who need a cardiovascular workout with limited stress or impact on joints.
It's not too late to get into shape this spring!