Experience

Phone system installation

Sean Tongson

October 17, 2013

A new emergency telephone system is soon to be implemented at all schools in the Contra Costa Community College District. The new system, to be implemented and ready for use at Los Medanos College by Spring 2014, will replace the existing phones on campus and will allow direct calls to faculty and...

JFKU deal for staff

Rattana Kim

October 17, 2013

Faculty and staff of the Contra Costa Community College District now have the educational opportunity to go back to school. In an email sent out to all employees of CCCCD, Chancellor Helen Benjamin announced a new partnership with John F. Kennedy University. This partnership provides scholarships,...

Student rep quandary

Steven Luke

October 17, 2013

Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS), met Oct. 7, like they do every Monday, but at this meeting, a student representative was there to speak to the members to save her position. Sherrie Anderson is a former President of the Associated Students, but this semester she moved on to serve as...

RAP gives new funds

Sean Tongson

October 11, 2013

The Los Medanos College Governing Board recently approved additional funds to the college because of the Resource Allocation Process (RAP). As a result, $486,000 of new funds were allocated will go to various projects that will ultimately benefit students and faculty at Los Medanos College. The adoption...

Plans for the future

Music Department Chair Silvester Henderson argues a vital point during the meeting. Photo taken in 2013.

Brendan Cross

October 11, 2013

Los Medanos College held a district strategic planning meeting Oct. 7, led by district Senior Dean of Research and Planning Gregory Stoup, to talk about future plans and initiatives. The meeting, referred to as a charrette, gave the opportunity for all staffers to discuss and share ideas to improve the...

Cancellation causes kerfuffle

Steven Luke

October 11, 2013

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and everywhere you look people are wearing pink to raise awareness. So why was the ‘Fighting the Fight Against Breast Cancer Conference’ canceled? That is a question that no one seems to have an answer for. If you ask the members of LMCAS and advisor...

Ward III seat is filled

New board member Matthew Rinn and Chancellor Helen Benjamin review agenda Wednesday evening.

Kellie McCown

October 10, 2013

Despite what has been perceived as a “broken process,” the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board appointed Matthew Rinn Oct. 9 to fill the seat representing Ward III, left vacant by the Aug. 31 death of Sheila Grilli. The seat that was filled by Grilli for 15 years represents...

InSite Portal update

Rattana Kim

October 3, 2013

The InSite Portal received an upgrade from the district office’s I.T. Department. Last weekend, from Friday Sept. 27 to Monday Sept. 30, InSite Portal and WebAdvisor were unavailable due to the scheduled upgrades. According to an email sent out to all employees districtwide from Daniel Abbott,...

Victim eludes robbery attempt

The south entrance to the LMC Lake via the Delta De Anza Trail where the student was attacked.

Peter Costanza

October 3, 2013

An LMC student successfully fought off a would-be mugger at the south end of campus near the De Anza trail, mid-morning Sept. 23. The student, who will be referred to as John Doe, asked not to be identified due to the possibility of retaliation. “A typical morning… walking to school, nothing out...

Belman in as interim dean

Charles Powell

September 19, 2013

As the Los Medanos College community moves deeper into the reality of the Fall 2013 semester, it does so with a familiar member of the staff taking on a new role. David Belman, former Director of Student Life and Transfer Programs was named the Interim Dean of Student Success in June moving into the...

Feeling the flames

A view of the Mt. Diablo fire from local streets.

Rattana Kim

September 19, 2013

The wildfire on Mount Diablo, dubbed the Morgan fire, burned about 3,100 acres on Sept. 8. It has reportedly been the largest fire since 1977, which burned 6,000 acres. Due to the wildfire, some 75 homes were evacuated. In addition, the street closures included Marsh Creek Road, Morgan Territory Road,...

Five-year vision

Sean Tongson

September 19, 2013

Plans call for a strategy development meeting on October 2 to discuss the direction of the Contra Costa Community College District. The event will be held at Diablo Valley College and will cover many topics, including the highlights of the District’s recent environmental scan, trends in student enrollment,...

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