Issues of The Blue Devil's Advocate
In this issue–We celebrate and recognize Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month and learn about
our international students. Plus, we revel in the return of graduation ceremonies.
In this issue - Baseball returns, we learn about all the changes that have been happening on campus,
and an alumna helps others find their value. Plus, meet Louis Foy and learn about
his new role.
In this issue - Los Banos Learning Community demystifies higher ed for first-year students, MC alumnus
found academic home on Los Banos campus, Jessica Moran Instructional Dean for Area
Acting Dean, Los Banos Campus, Stepping up for the Merced community.
In this issue - Merced College childhood development professor earns fellowship, Merced College Child Development Center is port in pandemic storm, and Merced College
grad anchors first feature film in Merced County.
In this issue - 2020 Pandemic hits Merced College, College Board of Trustees president Ernie Ochoa named man of the year, and alumna
Bree Migliazzo on surviving a pandemic as a small business. Plus, meet new employee
In this issue - Donor Susie Downey gifts $1-million to Merced College, Allison family pipeline to Merced College, and alumna Stephanie Dietz grabs hold
of new position. Plus, meet new employee Dean Caivano.
In this issue - Merced College's Police Department assists with Creek fire, Medical Assistant program
debuts in Los Banos, and Automotive Technology program is full speed ahead. Plus,
meet new employee Rebecca Abarca
In this issue - Merced College introduces the Well-Being Institute, laptop loaner program removes
obstacles to student learning, alumnus and doctor Joseph Trujillo on returning to
Merced. Plus, meet new employee Marvin Patton.
In this issue - Merced College executes Virtual Extreme Registration successfully, ahtletics powers
ahead, alumnus and POST cadet earns top honors. Plus, meet new employee Marcus Metcalf.
In this special issue - Many Merced College alumni get their start here and leave our institution ready to take on the world. This special issue features a few of our notable alumni, including: Assemblymember Adam Gray, Associate Vice
President Jill Cunningham, transfer student Jacob Fernandez, and local dentist Zachary
McComb. Plus, meet new employee Krystal Pollinger.
About The Blue Devil's Advocate
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Archive of Issues
View past issues of The Blue Devil's Advocate
- May 2020: COVID-19 Issue (pdf) - In this special issue - Merced College meets incredible milestones in light of COVID-19, including: Executing
registration for Summer & Fall 2020, pivoting to online Chemistry class instruction,
celebrating student JC Aguirre's can-do attitude, keeping the campus safe and facilities
operational, continuing to provide tutoring and support online, excelling in special
programs to support students, and more.
- February 2020 (pdf) - Merced College looks forward to growth, students graduate Construction Boot Camp,
author Omar El Akkad visits incarcerated students, Blue Devil soccer is off to a good
start, welcome new employee Karissa Morehouse, and more.
- December/January 2020 (pdf) - President Vitelli's end-of-year reflection, opening doors with the Adult Education
& Noncredit Program, VP Kelly Fowler recognized with 2019 Carter Doran Leadership
Award, student Chris Munoz excels in academics and athletics, welcome new employee
Rachel Gray, and more.
- November 2019 (pdf) - Merced College celebrates flag raising, community attends campus forum with local
elected officials, student Alvin Collier shares NASA experience, welcome new employee
Murrell Green, and more.
- October 2019 (pdf) - Merced College joins forces with Greenbrier Hemp Research Institute, grant aims to
create more online classes, student and employee Isaac Mock on reaching your goals,
welcome faculty Emily Reed, and more.
- September 2019 (pdf) - Chancellor Oakley visits Merced College, student Angelica Walker goes to NASA, the
SSTC offers academic support under one roof, and more.
- August 2019 (pdf) - Improving the entryway to our campus, our Prison Education Program grows tenfold,
alumni Sugi Williams finds his career path at Merced College, and more.
Merced College's previous campus newletter was called The Campus Digest. Past issues can be viewed below.