College takes an intimate approach to improving student success

College takes an intimate approach to improving student success

One transition all Merced College students must make during the Fall 2022 semester is embracing new Student Success Teams. Read More

Blue Devil football team celebrates its No. 1 fan

Blue Devil football team celebrates its No. 1 fan

Morgan Boyle, Merced College's most ardent football supporter, showed up to football practice last Monday not knowing what to expect after the team lost at Foothill College on Sept. 11. Boyle, who has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound, has shared the program's ups and downs for 16 years. He knew better than to guess what head coach Justin Pinasco's mood might be. Read More

Merced College gets a new look with Blue Devil, trident logos

Merced College gets a new look with Blue Devil, trident logos

Nearly 60 years after students voted for "Blue Devils" over "Vikings" as the Merced College mascot, the college has unveiled a series of fresh new logos and wordmarks for its athletics teams and spirit branding. Read More

Hoops standout takes cross-country route to do life's work at home

Hoops standout takes cross-country route to do life's work at home

Christie Bryant was fuming. The Merced College women's basketball team was facing Reedley College in a tough game back during the 2006 season. Bryant, a freshman forward, had just given some half-hearted effort, forcing Blue Devils' head coach Allen Huddleston to yank his best all-around player out of the game. Read More

Classified professionals are key partners in executing the Merced College mission

Classified professionals are key partners in executing the Merced College mission

Places of learning operate using a three-pronged partnership made up of students, faculty and classified professionals--those seeking an education, those delivering it, and those working in all of the spaces in between to support the school's mission. Read More

Merced College remains committed to athletics equity as Title IX turns 50

Merced College remains committed to athletics equity as Title IX turns 50

Title IX turns 50 years old this month. The landmark legislation formally sought to reverse the impact of pervasive sex discrimination on American women. When the Higher Education Amendments passed in 1972, Title IX prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational institution or program receiving federal aid. Read More

Title IX through the eyes of an athlete, coach and researcher

Title IX through the eyes of an athlete, coach and researcher

As a young, single mother of two, Yvonne "Vonne" Taylor played on the first two women's basketball teams at Merced College in 1992-93 and 1993-94. Read More