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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...

CTE dean backed with experience

Rattana Kim

August 30, 2013

Natalie Hannum, Dean of Career Technical Education and Social Sciences, always felt that she had a duty to serve the public. Hannum had been the Captain with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for 14 year before she moved into working with education. “It was kind of an accident,”...

Three new deans ready to lead

Rattana Kim

August 30, 2013

The Fall 2013 semester brings new changes, in which Los Medanos College welcomes three new instructional deans: Nancy Ybarra, Dean of Liberal Arts; A’kilah Moore, Dean of Math and Sciences, and Natalie Hannum, Dean of Career Technical Education and Social Sciences. “I am excited about the individual...

School year starts right

Brendan Cross

August 30, 2013

The Los Medanos College 2013 fall semester officially kicked off as faculty, teachers, staffers and students alike joined together in the Recital Hall for Opening Day, Thursday, Aug. 15 to celebrate success. As attendees signed in, made a plate of some of the delicious spread laid outside the Recital...

A record-setting day

Sean Tongson

August 30, 2013

Los Medanos College held its 39th annual commencement ceremony at the college’s football stadium on May 24. A total of 303 students walked, up from last year’s number of 242 students and 260 in 2011. This year’s increase to 303 students represents the largest student participation to date for L...

Wolff Plays with Jazz Ensemble

Pianist and composer, Mchael Wolff, guest starred at the LMC Jazz Concert playing his popular

Larena Hernandez, Staff Writer

May 17, 2013

Pittsburg community members and LMC students gathered in the Recital Hall Thursday night as the LMC quartet prepared for the stage. The band members sat eagerly to play in the center of the spotlight.  Director of Jazz and Pop, and United Faculty Vice President, Michael Zilber filled in on short notice...

Grade change goes through teachers first

Haleigh Freier

May 10, 2013

If there’s anything a college student should fear, it’s the thought of getting a poor grade for the semester. But what if there was a mistake? Or if something inadvertent happened that caused a student to fail a class? There’s actually a process to help fix that. The Grade Appeal process, formerly...

Catalog rights mostly unknown

Joseph Delano

May 10, 2013

Catalog rights. Have you ever heard of them? Most students have not. Even though they are a small but crucial aspect of the college experience, catalog rights are often never brought up until the last minute, or worse — when you have been denied for graduation. But you took all the classes you were...

Brown proposes CC’s take on adult education

Steven Luke

May 10, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposes change that would affect not only K-12 schools, but community colleges as well. Brown would move the adult education program from the purview of K-12 school districts and into the California Community College system. This could have a major impact on both...

Handful of LMC students present work at Stanford

Handful of LMC students present work at Stanford

Sade S. Browne

May 10, 2013

Six students from Los Medanos College’s Honors Program were among 82 students from all around the state who presented their original research projects at the sixth annual Honors Research Symposium at Stanford University on Saturday, May 4. Dishan Jones presented his report on the overlooked stories...

Celebration for dean’s 39 years of service

Celebration for dean’s 39 years of service

Brendan Cross

May 10, 2013

Senior Dean of Instruction Richard Livingston was honored last Sunday for 39 years of amazing service to Los Medanos College and the Contra Costa Community College District at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center in Antioch. Two portraits of Livingston, created by art instructor Curtis Corlew, graced...

Library lends support

Library lends support

Alex De Santiago

May 3, 2013

If you’re an LMC student who does nothing but study, and needs a quiet place to do it, you probably spend most of your time in the library. But what does the library offer other than a quiet place to study or check out books? “I never really knew all of the resources available,” said former...

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