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

MC Alumni Profile Jill R. Cunningham Associate Vice President of External Relations Merced College

MC Alumni Profile Jill R. Cunningham Associate Vice President of External Relations Merced College

Jill Cunningham has taken on Merced College, not once, but twice so far in her lifetime. Cunningham first came to the College after graduating from Le Grand High School "in the 80s." Here she earned 60 credits, and then transferred to American University in Washington, D.C. Her second trip is ongoing. A longtime political operative in our nation's capital and the Bay Area, she returned in 2017 to serve as Associate Vice President of External Relations and Executive Director of the Merced College Foundation. For our alumni issue, Cunningham now ruminates on her experiences as a Blue Devil--the one that was preordained, and the one that brought her home. Read More

MC Alumni Profile Adam Gray Assemblymember, 21st District California State Assembly

MC Alumni Profile Adam Gray Assemblymember, 21st District California State Assembly

Adam Gray is a true son of Merced County, having graduated from Golden Valley High School (1996) and earned his credits at Merced College before transferring to UC Santa Barbara and graduating there in 2000. Now Gray is making his professional mark on behalf of Merced County and much of Stanislaus County while serving in the State Assembly since his election in 2012. Read More

Merced College's special programs excel while guiding vulnerable students through COVID-19 challenges

Merced College's special programs excel while guiding vulnerable students through COVID-19 challenges

Everyone who works in the Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) group at Merced College subscribes to the same ethos Read More

Merced College executes registration period for Summer & Fall 2020

Merced College executes registration period for Summer & Fall 2020

Roughly 40 percent of all Merced College students come from 17 feeder high schools in the county and surrounding areas. Read More