Merced College Staff Newsletter
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Dr. Tapan MonroeDr. Tapan Monroe, chief economist for County Bank, spoke at the Merced College Theater on Feb. 27 regarding the state of the economy and the local housing market as part of the 2007 Business Forum sponsored by County Bank and the Merced College Foundation. For Information regarding the seminar and the next speaker please refer to our Business Forum Page.

President Ben DuranMerced College: Proud of its Place in the Community
by President Benjamin T. Duran

Recently, the Merced Sun-Star printed an editorial on a study that suggested some of California’s “well intentioned” policies might, in fact, lead to fewer community college students reaching their educational goals.
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New Library The new Learning Resources Center is now open for business. The new Los Banos Campus is set to open this fall and the downtown Business Resource Center has broken ground. To find out more view our construction page update.

Online Bookstore: No Lines No Waiting
Merced College students can now order their textbooks online and have them shipped directly to their home.
It’s easy to do, just access the Merced College Bookstore at

KYOS NewsTalk
Listen in on the latest news from Merced College with Dennis Daily and a special MC guest every Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. on KYOS NewsTalk 1480AM.

Merced College Orchestra Presents:

Jack Hannah"Music of the American West Spring Concert"

Featuring the music of Tim Johnson, Merced College Orchestra Director with
Special Guest: Jack Hannah from "Sons of the San Joaquin" -- four time Western Music Association songwriter of the year, inducted into Western Music Association Hall of Fame, Fresno State University's Hall of Fame and City of Clovis Hall of Fame.

Date: May 4, 2007
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Merced College Theater
Advance Tickets, Students & Seniors: $10
General Admission: $12

Tickets are available at the Merced College Community Services office, Applewood’s Gifts on 18th Street and Aloha Floral on the mall.
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?? ...the Science Building was constructed to withstand a nuclear explosion at Castle Air Force Base?

...prior to completion of the Bill and Dorothy Bizzini IAC building, the last fully dedicated academic facility to be built on campus was in 1972?

MC Language Lab
...Merced College’s first classes were held at the Merced County Fairgrounds?

blue devil mascot
...The first Blue Devil mascot
resembled a chubby cherub
with horns?

Tim McVeyLong-time Merced College Faculty Members Establish Scholarship Endowment

Ted McVey’s memory reaches back some 40 years to the very beginnings of Merced College. The first instructors, administrators—he knew them all. As one of the College’s first Deans, McVey supervised the evening classes and those classes held in centers off-campus. He held many positions in three decades of employment at the College, including being the first Dean of the Los Banos Campus.

“Los Banos was the best assignment in my 38 years with the district,” McVey said, remembering his early struggles to find a building and hire faculty. One of those instructors became his beloved wife Catherine, who passed away in 2005.
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Ryan Ballinger is March Outstanding
Student of the Month

ryanballingerRyan Ballinger has been selected as the February Outstanding Student of the Month at Merced College. Ballinger works extremely hard on the football field as well as the classroom, notes his coach and instructor Anthony Lewis. "He is a model athlete that coaches always try to promote" states Lewis.

Ballinger is from Mariposa and graduated eighth at Mariposa County High School. He manages to maintain a 3.9 GPA while taking a full load of classes and participating on the football team. Ryan's educational goals include graduating from a four year school with his Bachelor of Arts and pursuing his Master's degree.
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