Monthly Archive:: April 2016

Los Medanos College Named One of Top 150 in U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for 2017 Aspen Prize for Excellence and $1 million

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Los Medanos College (LMC) as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for

Employers reach out to LMC for their workforce needs

Today, more than 600,000 jobs, most of them technical, are going unfilled across the nation. Business and industry are seeking both tried-and-true and innovative workforce development strategies to develop highly skilled technical workers with the right capabilities.

Be a STEM Success @ LMC!

We’ll help you every step of the way. Are you interested in an exciting career of discovery and exploration? Do you like solving problems, working in diverse teams, and innovating ways to make positive impacts on the

Reflect, Explore, Pursue!

Your Road to Career Success Starts Here. As you think about the next step in your life, what do you see?  A career?  More education? Job advancement?  Transfer & Career Services at Los Medanos College can help

LMC Alumni Fulfill Their Dreams

Doing what they love, for life! Many LMC alumni are working in our communities and having the time of their lives. You have every reason to be excited about your future, too – a college education will

LMC’s Veterans Services Expanding

The United States Armed Forces have deployed over 3 million troops to Iraq and Afghanistan.  An estimated 30,000 men and women leave the military and return to California each year.  That number is expected to dramatically increase

Spotlighting First-Rate STEM Programs

For the first time, the 150 Prize-eligible institutions are also invited to nominate exceptional students enrolled in their best middle-skill STEM programs for scholarships. Up to 50 Siemens Technical Scholars will be selected from programs that provide

“When will I ever use this?” A new look at contextualized learning

Will I ever use this in a future career? Here is a look at innovative math instruction for all ages that exposes students to high-wage, in-demand careers. At some point in every student’s life, the question is

A Head’s Up on Financial Aid

Headache-saving changes are coming. Changes are coming to the financial aid process that will make it easier to apply for help and plan ahead for college. Beginning October 1, 2016, students will be able to file a

LMC Alumni Spotlight

LMC Alum and Marine Corps Veteran, Mark Moraga, joined the Marines in 2004 as a way to find direction and maybe a career focus for his life. He wanted to leave negative influences in his community. Mark

Veterans, College and Career

There are over 21.8 million veterans in the U.S. today and (about 1.6 million are women). 43% of all military veterans attending college are enrolled in community colleges. The unemployment rate for veterans May 2014: 6.1 percent

Success Story: George Mills

George Mills, originally from Liberia, came to Los Medanos College guided by family members, and stayed because of the warm community, the atmosphere of success, and the tremendous instruction he received. After receiving an Associate of Arts

Success Story: Morgan Livingston

You might say the desire to be a teacher was something Morgan Livingston was born with. Okay, so her mother is a high school teacher, and her dad was a professor, senior dean and even interim president

Success Story: Norma Cendejas

Norma Cendejas immigrated to the United States from Mexico at the age of 16, already married and pregnant with her first child. She never attended high school. “I came here as a migrant farm worker and all

Success Story: Jeff Lemler

Jeff Lemler found himself, in high school, fairly apathetic and without any concrete goals for the future – often a common feeling among youth that age. Eventually, after 12 years working in restaurants, he discovered his passion.