Alumna seeks to build movement around love and compassion

Alumna seeks to build movement around love and compassion

"I tell people, 'You're the answer to someone's prayer,'" said Ricks, the day after Hand in Hand Mentoring of Fresno gave her an award for her 'I Have Value' program. "I believe that for myself. I show up in my purpose so that others can experience healing and wellness from the hard things they have experienced." Read More

MC alumnus found academic home on Los Banos campus

MC alumnus found academic home on Los Banos campus

This is the story about how Noel Felix came to feel at home on the Los Banos campus of Merced College, and how the support he found there changed his life. Read More

Los Banos Learning Community demystifies higher ed for first-year students

Los Banos Learning Community demystifies higher ed for first-year students

We were seeing first-generation students, even if they were high achievers in high school, drop out because they were unfamiliar and frustrated with the process of higher education. We needed something [in Los Banos] to help students who were so underrepresented." Read More

Thousands of Merced County Residents Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines

Thousands of Merced County Residents Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines

In a time when vaccine distribution through the State of California has been slowed by a number of factors -- particularly so in the historically underserved San Joaquin Valley -- it took a true team effort to ensure local residents could be vaccinated. Read More

MC grad anchors first feature film in Merced County

MC grad anchors first feature film in Merced County

Eli Daughdrill has been nurturing a large ambition since he was at Atwater High, a country boy being raised in an evangelical Christian home who spent weekends dissecting "Die Hard". Read More

Operational Child Development Center is port in pandemic storm

Operational Child Development Center is port in pandemic storm

The world has been challenged to do the right things consistently to slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. So consider it a significant triumph that, while places worldwide closed to keep people virus-free, the Merced College Child Development Center safely kept a group of precious, squirmy, energetic babies, toddlers and little people healthy for the entirety of the Fall 2020 semester. Read More

Fellowship offers MC childhood development professor other ways to lead as rare male in his field

Fellowship offers MC childhood development professor other ways to lead as rare male in his field

Back in November, Merced College professor Marvin Patton was tabbed to take part in the inaugural cohort of the Early Care, Learning, and Health Fellowship at the renowned Rockwood Leadership Institute in Oakland. Read More