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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,...

Ward III position open

Nadira Erfan

September 19, 2013

The Contra Costa Community College District is seeking applicants to fill Governing Board Ward III.  The appointed applicant would serve as a member for Ward III until the next routinely scheduled election held in 2014. This comes after the passing of a long time CCCCD president and board member...

Math lab leaders in limbo

Math 12 student Ayinde Stampp receiving assistance from Math Lab Tutor Prabhjot Singh.

Sean Tongson

September 13, 2013

Students looking for additional help in the Los Medanos College Math Lab may have to continue waiting a little bit longer. LMC’s Math Lab Coordinator resigned on August 5, creating a vacancy for the position. Management stated that a new temporary 20 hours-per-week administrative assistant would...

Numbers a forte for manager

A’kilah Moore is the new Dean of Math and Sciences on campus.

Rattana Kim

September 13, 2013

For A’kilah Moore, new dean of Math and Sciences, the subject of math had always been relatively easy to her. “I always loved math since I was a little girl,” she said. Growing up, Moore’s grandfather was a landscaper. He sparked her interest in math at a very young age. “My grand...

Crime still an issue

Alicia Alm

September 13, 2013

Because of tragedies at schools throughout the nation the past couple years, campus safety is something that people have started to worry about. Every campus is different, and with that come different experiences and crime rates. Many students do not know local campus crime reports that accessible...

$625k grant acquired

Steve Luke

September 13, 2013

LMC has received a grant of $625,611 that will establish a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholars program (STEM). In an email from Ruth Goodin of the Office of College Advancement earlier this week, the staff was notified that the grant would allow LMC to offer STEM students currently...

Dean a lifelong educator

Nancy Ybarra is the new dean of Liberal Arts on campus. She has been teaching at LMC since 1980.

Rattana Kim

September 6, 2013

New Dean of Liberal Arts Nancy Ybarra was destined to become an educator since her days of roleplaying as a teacher as a little girl. “I tell my students I always wanted to be a teacher from the time I can remember from 5 years old,” she said. Among a group of young kids, Ybarra would always...

Committee investigates accredidation

Sean Tongson

September 6, 2013

A request was approved by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) for the Bureau of State Audits on Aug. 21 to investigate the costs and accreditation process associated with California Community Colleges more in-depth. A total of three districts will be selected by the state auditor, as a total...

Obama’s 3-goal plan

Steven Luke

September 6, 2013

When the President of the United States speaks about education and the changes he would like to make, if affects all of Los Medanos College, both student and staff. Any proposed changes to the education system are important to everyone. On Thursday August 22, President Obama spoke in front of the...

District loses leader

Sheila Grilli left a lasting impression with her work in the district and community.

Brendan Cross

September 6, 2013

Contra Costa Community College District president and 15-year Governing Board member Sheila A. Grilli died Saturday, Aug 31. Grilli was serving her fourth term in office dating back to 1998. According to a CCCCD press release, Grilli attained an A.A. Degree at Diablo Valley College then attended U.C....

Obama’s 3-goal plan

Steve Luke

September 6, 2013

When the President of the United States speaks about education and the changes he would like to make, if affects all of Los Medanos College, both student and staff. Any proposed changes to the education system are important to everyone. On Thursday August 22, President Obama spoke in front of the...

Dean a lifelong educator

Nancy Ybarra is the new dean of Liberal Arts on campus. She has been teaching at LMC since 1980.

Rattana Kim

September 6, 2013

New Dean of Liberal Arts Nancy Ybarra was destined to become an educator since her days of roleplaying as a teacher as a little girl. “I tell my students I always wanted to be a teacher from the time I can remember from 5 years old,” she said. Among a group of young kids, Ybarra would always...

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