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
College: Proud of its Place in the Community
by President Benjamin T. Duran
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.
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
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 www.mercedcollegebookstore.com.
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College Orchestra Presents:
of the American West Spring Concert"
Featuring the music of Tim Johnson, Merced College Orchestra
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.
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.
...the Science Building was constructed to withstand a nuclear
explosion at Castle Air Force Base?
to completion of the Bill and Dorothy Bizzini IAC building,
the last fully dedicated academic facility to be built on
campus was in 1972?
...Merced College’s first classes were held at the Merced
...The first Blue Devil mascot
resembled a chubby cherub
Merced College Faculty Members Establish Scholarship Endowment
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.
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.
Ballinger is March Outstanding
of the Month
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