Jovanhy Martinez is committed to hard work, and it shows. A defender for the men’s soccer team, who graduated in May with a 3.96 GPA in Mechanical Engineering, Martinez was recently named MiraCosta College’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. “It’s a huge honor,” Jovanhy says. “I wasn’t expecting it.”
MiraCosta College’s Vanessa BustamanteEarns Recognition for Advocacy and Promotion of Latinx/Chicanx Culture
Vanessa Bustamante has dedicated her career to supporting student involvement since she was introduced to an array of campus organizations that helped her thrive as a student at Cal State Northridge more than a decade ago. Now the Interim Program Manager for Student Success and Support Programs at MiraCosta College, Bustamante’s efforts have been recognized with the prestigious Madrina Award from the Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges for her tireless work in promoting the culture, activism, and advocacy of the Latinx/Chicanx community, while facilitating the pursuit of a higher education.
MiraCosta College earned top honors from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), the largest organization in the world that represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges and from the statewide Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO).
MiraCosta College’s summer 2020 semester starts on June 15 with over a hundred class offerings in dozens of subjects. Now is a great time to work toward a degree or certificate, get started in the workplace, transfer to a four-year university, or just simply for personal enrichment, professional growth or to gain a new skill.
Now that restaurants are able to open for inside service, the new OSHA COVID-19 guidelines require dishwashers to use full face coverings. MiraCosta College is offering restaurants the opportunity to acquire face shields for a donation of $7 per shield. All funds generated for these shields will go directly to the purchase of supplies and equipment for the students in our Engineering Tech program.
The Board of Trustees of the MiraCosta Community College District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders, who will operate as the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC) for the implementation of the District’s Measure MM college facilities bond program.
Anxiety. Fear. Reunion. Alienation. Absence. Excitement. How does a veteran cope with returning home from deployment? What happens to their families? How has life changed? These were the questions MiraCosta College theatre director Tracy Williams was asking to prepare for the original production, Coming Home.
MiraCosta College is honored to celebrate with our first-ever virtual commencement ceremony to be held on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 5 p.m. With obvious differences from a traditional ceremony, the college is committed to recognizing the achievements of our students and we will strive to make the virtual event a memorable one that enables graduates to remotely share this monumental achievement with family, friends, and the academic community. This year's ceremony will include 23 MiraCostans receiving Bachelor’s Degrees in Biomanufacturing. The oldest student petitioning for a degree or certificate will be 76 on commencement day and the youngest is 17. Graduates were mailed a diploma cover and MiraCosta College Alumni pin prior to the virtual ceremony. Students are encouraged to take photos and videos celebrating their hard work and share them on social media using #MCCGrad2020.
Three MiraCosta College students have been selected to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship that pays up to $40,000 for tuition, books, and housing annually for up to three years, while they secure their bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.
MiraCosta College students, whose financial challenges are worsening because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the economy, will soon share more than $5.5 million provided through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
MiraCosta College has completed construction and close-out activities for the renovation of Building 500 at the San Elijo Campus. The general classroom building was reconfigured to provide new computer labs, active-learning classrooms, and building-wide upgrades.
MiraCosta College Joins Effort in Developing Critical Personal Protective Equipment in Ongoing Fight Against the Coronavirus
MiraCosta College could soon be manufacturing thousands of face masks, hundreds of face shields, and scores of decontamination boxes as part of a statewide effort to ramp up production of personal protective devices (PPEs) in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
MiraCosta College professors Sean Davis and Curry Mitchell have created a new podcast that places students and faculty into dialogue with each other about issues impacting teaching and learning in community colleges.
On Monday, March 30, after a two week Spring Break, MiraCosta College students return to instruction by way of an online or remote modality. This may include Canvas, video/phone conferencing, email, and other options to teach and learn remotely.
MiraCosta College, in conjunction with the college’s Foundation, Computers 2 Kids, Nordson, and MiraCosta College Associated Student Government (ASG) announced the distribution of critical resources to support MiraCosta College students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Items include, but are not limited to, food, technology, and gift cards. On Monday, March 30, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. the first wave of laptops will be distributed to students in need with additional distribution dates to follow. The MiraCosta College Foundation has the goal to support 1,000 students in need of technology.
Original student choreography is the focal point in this night of beautifully produced dance presented by the MiraCosta College Dance Department and Dave Massey, Artistic Director. Come support these young choreographers and be part of a joyful evening of success as Physical Frequencies bursts onto the stage!
On March 11, MiraCosta College will host TECH Talk, a free event presented by the MiraCosta College Computer Studies and Information Technology (CSIT) Department. Students, faculty, community members, and industry leaders are invited to learn about MiraCosta College’s Cybersecurity and IT degrees and certificates, Point Loma Nazarene University’s CIT bachelor’s degree, and network with industry professionals and corporate recruiters representing, cybersecurity, programming, and digital media.
MiraCosta College proudly presents Women Work, an exhibition featuring five women artists from different generations and cultural backgrounds. Through diverse mediums ranging from sculpture, video, and two-dimensional work, Allison Beaudry, Eshrat Erfanian, Anna O’Cain, Griselda Rosas, and Faith Wilding, provide a nuanced view into how women’s voices and their aesthetic expression have evolved over the last 60 years.
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month and MiraCosta College continues to celebrate by raising awareness. March 2 is the priority filing date for FAFSA and CADAA. Contact MiraCosta College Financial Aid office for assistance and more information at 760.795.6711 or email@example.com.
The Achieving the Dream Network designates MiraCosta College as a 2019 Leader College. Leader College status is a national designation awarded to Achieving the Dream institutions that have shown intentional and significant progress in improving the success of all community college students. MiraCosta College is the first college in the San Diego region to receive this designation.
MiraCosta College’s International Languages and Film departments present these compelling films this spring:
The MiraCosta College Theatre Department presents Into the Woods, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine. The play opens on Thursday, March 5, at the MiraCosta College Theatre (Bldg. 2200), located at 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Gerilyn Brault will direct.
The MiraCosta College Umoja Program presents its 7th Annual Soul Fusion fundraiser, featuring Jazz and Jokes. Hosted by Daran Howard, and featuring music by Big with Donnie Troy and comedy by Gilbert Esquivel. The evening promises to entertain, while providing support for students.
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month and MiraCosta College is hosting a series of workshops and services to assist students and community members obtain money for their education.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has announced the 2020 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship semifinalists and MiraCosta College is excited to share that multiple students have been nominated to receive this prestigious scholarship. Semifinalists were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 311 community colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia. With nine nominees, MiraCosta has the most semifinalists from one college in San Diego County.
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