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Wood retires early

Wood retires early

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

November 21, 2019

Due to a major family medical issue, Chancellor Fred Wood has advanced his retirement from March 2020 to Dec. 31 of this year. Wood originally announced his March 2020 retirement back in July. Though Wood said he wanted to be there to “pass the torch” to the next hired Chancellor to take over the ...

EMS instructor awarded

EMT students practice how to put someone on a gurney with a neck and back brace.

Katie Loughran and Krys Shahin

November 21, 2019

This year’s California Emergency Medical Services Awards Program will be honoring Los Medanos College and Contra Costa College educator, Gretchen Medel, at a ceremony in San Francisco, Dec. 4 2019.  According to Jennifer Lim, Deputy Director of Legislative, Regulatory and External Affairs a...

New athletic building opened

Mural of Los Medanos Mustangs in the new Kinesiology and Athletic Complex which is now open to students and staff.

Krys Shahin, Spencer Batute, and Erick Amaya

November 21, 2019

The Kinesiology and Athletic Complex has officially opened and is ready for students and staff to use at the Los Medanos College Pittsburg campus. While the amenities and features within the building are meant for student athletes and students enrolled in KNACT-110, the state-of-the-art fitness cente...

Safety on campus is a priority

Los Medanos College students return to  College Complex Level Three after being evacuated due to a fire alarm Sept. 26. Maps atop the photo are the old evacuation routes for every building on campus. They are being updated.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

November 14, 2019

The Safety and Security Committee and Police Services at Los Medanos College are working to implement new and accurate evacuation route maps in every classroom and office space on campus. As a result of construction to build a new Student Union building, which is slated to open in spring 2020, old eva...

Senator stipends nixed

Senator stipends nixed

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

November 14, 2019

Los Medanos College Associated Students recently voted down a proposal to pay themselves stipends for their student government service after being criticized for not putting the specific topic on their meeting agenda as called for by California’s Ralph M. Brown Act. Over the past few weeks, starting at...

Online classes changing format

Mason Grossman and Javier Briseno study for classes on a laptop.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

November 14, 2019

The Los Medanos College Academic Senate has approved the implementation of fall cyber sessions for the 2020 fall semester. Cyber sessions are an online only, four to five week course that offers various general ed classes. Both Diablo Valley College and Contra Costa College have already incorporat...

Los Medanos College nominated for Aspen Prize

Los Medanos College nominated for Aspen Prize

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

November 14, 2019

Los Medanos College was named as one of 150 community colleges nationwide eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, a recognition awarded only to the most highly distinguished two-year colleges in the United States Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Aspen Prize is awarde...

Mom pod open

The new Mamava Lactation pod is now ready to be used by those who need to breastfeed or pump.

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

November 7, 2019

The Mamava Lactation Pod in CC3 is now officially open and ready for use. The pod opening was originally delayed after its placement in March due to security and privacy concerns. “It is open for use,” said Carlos Montoya, Business Services Manager at Los Medanos College. The delays occurred d...

LMC celebrates the dead

Singer and songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was celebrated at the event.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

November 7, 2019

The United by Dreams and LatinX clubs hosted a Dia De Los Muertos event in the Outdoor Quad on the Los Medanos Pittsburg campus Monday, November 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dia De Los Muertos is a holiday celebrated, primarily in Mexico, to honor any departed family members that have passed. In a...

New certificates rise at LMC

Jordyn Toscano, @Jordyn.toscano

October 31, 2019

Faculty members at Los Medanos College are currently working to implement three new non-credit courses for students. Natalie Hannum, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, and adjunct faculty member David Wahl have been working to develop certificates for construction pre-apprenticeships, basic dr...

Students access free materials

Students access free materials

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

October 31, 2019

Open Education Resource, or Zero Textbook Costs, is a program that allows students to take classes that have textbooks and other materials ready for them to use at no cost. The program began back in the spring of 2018 when the state awarded Los Medanos College with a grant of roughly $30,000 to s...

Transfer Day hits campus

Student Emily Lynch (left) talks with Michelle Prior-Alameda, representative from FIDM.

Hillary Hetrick and Krys Shahin

October 24, 2019

As Los Medanos College students arrived on campus Tuesday, Oct. 22, they were met with an array of tables, colorful banners, brochures, and more. Transfer Day was about to begin. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Indoor Quad. Representatives from over 55 colleges were present at the...

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