News At MC
- Extreme Registration Gets Streamlined
For the third straight year Merced College offered students an opportunity ... Read More
- Useful Tips For Incoming Freshmen
The adjustment to collegiate life can feel daunting for incoming freshmen, ... Read More
- CalWORKs Helps Students Break the Cycle
CalWORKs allows parents that are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy F... Read More
- 08/20/2018 - Workshop: Understanding Your Professor's Writing Assignments
A Merced Campus, Study Central Student Success Workshop. Presented by Dr. C... Read More
- 08/22/2018 - Workshop: How to Use Canvas Online Courses
A Merced Campus, Study Central Student Success Workshop. Presented by Jon S... Read More
- 08/27/2018 - Workshop: Money Management & Budgeting Tips
A Merced Campus, Study Central Student Success Workshop. Presented Mike Jon... Read More
- 08/29/2018 - Workshop: Time Management Tips and Strategies
A Merced Campus, Study Central Student Success Workshop. Presented Joe Sere... Read More
- 08/22/2018 - Football: Home Game vs. Modesto (Scrimmage)
Support Merced College Blue Devil Football. Attend this home game at Merced... Read More
- 08/25/2018 - Water Polo: Home Game vs. Sierra, Modesto, Cuesta (Scrimmage)
Support Merced College Blue Devil Men's Water Polo. Attend this home game a... Read More
Fine & Performing Arts
- 08/22/2018 - Brea Weinreb Painting Reception
Meet painter Brea Weinreb at an artist reception in the Merced College Art ... Read More
- 09/17/2018 - Ben Serpa Painting Exhibit Opens
Check out the paintings of artist Benjamin Serpa at the Merced College Art ... Read More
Student Success Stories At Merced College
Stephanie Oliviera is Our Student of the Year 2017-2018
Stephanie was born in Brazil but has lived in Merced for the past two years. She has always dreamed of being an English teacher and Merced College has given her the opportunity to learn from great professors. She works at the ILC in the Embedded Peer Mentoring program here at the college and is gaining experience working with students. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and president of Alpha Gamma Sigma, both honor societies represented at Merced College, and she is an active member of the Merced College Book Club. Professor Near, who leads the Book Club, says that her insights into the books they read has been invaluable and was amazed that English was not her first language. Stephanie wants to return to Brazil to further her education in Brazilian literature, and plans on coming back to teach it in the US. She is excited about her ability to share what she learned here at Merced College with other students who are studying foreign languages since English was not her first language. Professor Hull Taylor wrote that Stephanie has a “remarkable affinity to assess her peers’ academic needs” and this will take her far in her chosen career. According to Professor Hull Taylor “Brazil’s gain – when she goes back home…-- will be Merced’s loss.”
Maria Perez Aspiring Nurse
Maria Perez was born in Mexico but came to the United States as a young child and has excelled in all her academic endeavors. She earned a number of awards and medals throughout her K-12 years and she is still achieving that success. Her proudest moment was receiving a CSF (California Scholarship Federation) award as an honor student in High School. She continues that success with a 3.0 GPA here at Merced College. Her instructor, Professor Gaugler, says that she is one of those students who “doesn’t just record and recite facts; she sees the big picture” and as such, she will continue to meet her educational goals.
Miriam Lopez Diaz Pursues Dream
Miriam Lopez Diaz was born in Mexico, came to the United States as a child and is now pursuing her dream of earning an AAT in Psychology here at Merced College. She plans to transfer to UC Merced in the Fall of 2018 to continue her education. She eventually wants to earn either a Ph.D. or a Psy.D.
Stephanie Oliveira's Goals are in Reach
Stephanie Oliveira was born in Brazil but has lived in Merced for the past two years. She has always dreamed of being an English teacher and Merced College has given her the opportunity to learn from great professors. Stephanie wants to take what she has learned, return to Brazil, and teach English to high school students.
LaToya Ford is Our Student of the Month
LaToya Ford is a third semester student who is studying English and wants to become a teacher. She says that she has “been so fortunate to be a student where resources that contribute to success are exceptionally abundant.” LaToya makes an effort to use these resources wisely, both where it helps her and where it helps others.
Michael Clamp is a Dedicated Student
The November 2017 Student of the Month is Michael Clamp, an Atwater native who attended Atwater schools all the way through his graduation from Atwater High. He attended two vocational schools in the airline industry and spent 20 years in customer service in the field. Michael will be graduating with an AAT and transferring to a California State University.