News At MC
- Magliba Wins Flora R. Martinez Scholarship for Nursing
Merced College's Alyssa Magliba was one of just three nursing students from... Read More
- May Found Direction at Merced College
With his confidence shaken after things didn't work out at his dream school... Read More
- Merced College's 56th Commencement Exercises
A record 3,267 students received their degree or certificate for the 2018-1... Read More
- 07/27/2019 - Extreme Registration
Merced College is hosting an Extreme Registration event for Fall 2019 on Sa... Read More
- 08/24/2019 - Water Polo: Sierra, Modesto, Cuesta, MC Alumni at Merced College (Scrimmages)
Support Merced College Blue Devil Men's Water Polo as they host Sierra, Mod... Read More
- 08/30/2019 - Water Polo: NorCal vs. SoCal Tournament
Support Merced College Blue Devil Men's Water Polo as they host the NorCal ... Read More
Fine & Performing Arts
- 07/21/2019 - Alana Perlin Artist Reception
Meet Merced College Professor Alana Perlin at an artist reception on Wednes... Read More
- 09/16/2019 - Matthew Hopson Walker Print Making Exhibition
Matthew Hopson Walker Print Making Exhibition opens at the Merced College A... Read More
Student Success Stories At Merced College
Blanca Ceja-Salas Selected Student of the Year
The April Student of the month and Merced College Student of the Year has always loved animals and started at the College intending to study Animal Science. It was on the Merced campus where she discovered a new passion for photography. Cejas-Salas plans on combining her two loves and dreams of becoming an animal photographer for the San Diego Zoo.
Reimann Excels as a Student and an Athlete
Justin Reimann cuts a balance that student athletes across the country routinely struggle with. He’s found a way to excel both in the classroom and on the field. Merced College’s March Student of the Month has maintained a 3.46 GPA since stepping on the campus in Fall 2017. He’s achieved all that while playing linebacker and being named defensive captain on the Blue Devil football team.
Mikaela Sarmiento’s Passion
Mikaela Sarmiento’s passion, both for helping people and for the medical industry, is regularly on display. The former El Capitan High valedictorian has thrived in her three semesters at Merced College, posting a 4.0 grade point average while preparing to transfer to Stanislaus State and join the nurse anesthesia credential program. She’s accomplished all this while also tutoring students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at El Capitan.
Tyler Ferro Follows his Dream
One of Tyler Ferro’s most powerful childhood memories was witnessing the coverage of the 9/11 attack in New York. The Turlock native was impressed by the dedication and courage of the first responders and felt that serving would be a high honor. Ferro followed that path, serving his country with pride as a Marine from 2009-2014. The December Student of the Month was awarded a Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, enabling him to follow his dream of becoming an Occupational Therapist at Merced College.
Porfirio Negrete Puts Education First
Porfirio is a full-time student enrolled in Merced College’s DRT (Diagnostic Radiologic Technology) Program. He considers education to be one of his highest priorities.
Rebecca Martinez is not Giving up on her Dream
Rebecca Martinez was born in Mexico and became a naturalized citizen at 15. She lives in Livingston with her family. When she graduated from Livingston High, she had to put her educational goals on hold for a time in order to help support her family. “She has never given up that dream, and although being a student has created challenges for her and her family … she has a strong belief in herself and knows that the sacrifices she is making now, will pay off in the future," Professor Jeanie Clifford said.
Stephanie Oliviera is Our Student of the Year 2017-2018
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.