Merced College computer loaner program kills logistical beast for students during pandemic

Merced College computer loaner program kills logistical beast for students during pandemic

Merced College was busy distributing nearly 1,500 new laptops computers. The College was loaning them to students who, stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, could not complete online classes without them. Read More

Physician & MC Alumnus earning way back home

Physician & MC Alumnus earning way back home

"The hardest part now [during my medical training] is exactly what they say, 'The more you know, the more you realize what you don't know.' . . . You have no choice but to grow up and learn from it." Read More

MC alumnus named Top Cadet at Peace Officer Training Graduation

MC alumnus named Top Cadet at Peace Officer Training Graduation

Tim Slenders had no idea. The Chowchilla native, Merced College alumnus and new Mariposa County sheriff, was minding his business with his peers at Fresno City College Police Office Standards and Training (POST) graduation on July 15. Read More

CCCAA says, 'No fall season' MC coaches say, 'No problem'

CCCAA says, 'No fall season' MC coaches say, 'No problem'

Imagine your starting middle linebacker--in the last 5 minutes of practice, the day before playoffs--has a pass glance off of his pinkie while moonlighting at tight end. Read More

Virtual Extreme Registration wild success

Virtual Extreme Registration wild success

Merced College Dean of Student Equity and Success Ivan Peña on how proud he was seeing the campus work together to create virtual registration Read More

MC Alumni Profile Zachary McComb, DMD Associate Dentist Von Goodin DDS Inc. in Merced & Turlock Dental Care

MC Alumni Profile Zachary McComb, DMD Associate Dentist Von Goodin DDS Inc. in Merced & Turlock Dental Care

Zachary McComb did not grow up liking school. Learning had always been a struggle. After he graduated from Independent High School in 2008, he followed the crowd to Merced College. A good experience there, plus help with his learning disability, eventually gave him an AA in Human Sciences and an AS in Biological Sciences (2012). That led him to UC Merced and a BS in Biological Sciences (2014). By then his educational sky had cleared and McComb headed to Western University of Health Sciences to become a dentist. By 2019, McComb had finished his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. While his career path looks like a straight line, it was more like a winding road. Here McComb talks about how that circuitous route made him a confident student and eventually a doctor. Read More

MC Alumni Profile Jacob Fernandez Sophomore, Business major Working on transfer credits Merced College

MC Alumni Profile Jacob Fernandez Sophomore, Business major Working on transfer credits Merced College

Jacob Fernandez had barely landed at Merced College in January after a year studying and wrestling at Modesto Junior College, when his education plan turned on a dime. The 2017 El Capitan High graduate thought his athletic career was done, so he came home to save money, work, maybe start a business degree. Eventually he found out the College would field a wrestling club starting in 2019-2020. Once here, Fernandez earned another shot at wrestling glory, a four-year college athletics scholarship and the motivation to take his academic career further. Here the soon-to-be Wheeling (W.V.) University Cardinal shares the journey through Merced College that will take him across the country, well, just as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes. Read More