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  • Mesa College Launches the Mesa COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Students

    March 27, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. - Today, San Diego Mesa College announced the official launch of the Mesa College COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Students. The goal of this fund is to provide emergency assistance to students whose lives and educational goals have been disrupted by the catastrophic impact of the Coronavirus crisis. Funds will be used to assist students in need and decrease their risk of dropping out of classes or college.

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    Filed Under: Student support, COVID-19

  • Interior Design Student Rebecca Williamson Basks in "Limelight" Win

    March 25, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    On November 2, 2019 Mesa College student Rebecca Williamson participated in the 2019 IIDA Southern California Chapter Student Design Charette at the Gensler Office in Newport Beach. Williamson was one of 28 students who competed in the day’s challenge: to design a creative office space for a historic building site in the Broadway District of Downtown Los Angeles. She worked alongside a team of four other California college students, and together, they garnered the first place prize for their interior design concept, “Limelight.”

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    Filed Under: Student Design Charette, IIDA, Interior Design

  • Mesa Biology Professor Dr. Daniela Bruckman Assists in Lab Redesign

    March 05, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    As a new full-time hire in the Biology Department, Professor Daniela Bruckman is bringing fresh eyes to the general biology curriculum. When she taught Biology 210B: Introduction to the Biological Sciences II during her first semester at Mesa, she referred to a lab manual published by a previous instructor to create her lesson plans. Today, she conducts her classes with new lab material that she created as part of a grant-funded initiative to close equity gaps in the life sciences.

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    Filed Under: Daniela Bruckman, Biology, Lab Redesign, Faculty, STEM

  • Mesa´s Speech and Debate Team Goes National in Award-Winning 2019-2020 Season

    March 04, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    The Olympian Speech and Debate team is living up to its reputation as a competitive, award-winning force. After competing in four tournaments during the fall, and a fifth this semester, the Mesa Speech and Debate Team has racked up numerous titles and awards. They have been working hard and achieving success at competitions across the nation, including in New York, where Mesa students Franklin McKenzie and Katya Azzam garnered a well-earned parliamentary debate win against Ivy League Cornell University’s team (see below for a full list of achievements).

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    Filed Under: Communication Studies, Speech and Debate, Dr. Kim Perigo

  • Student Stories: Q&A with Chastiny Gladden

    February 27, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    Mesa College student veteran and prospective Health Information Technology graduate shares her experiences in higher education and giving back to the veteran community.

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    Filed Under: Veterans Success Center, Veterans, Allied Health, Health Information Technology, Student Spotlight

  • SDSU Launches Innovative Agreement with Local Colleges to Increase Degree Access

    February 05, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 05, 2020) – Local community college students will be able to access and attain a San Diego State University degree through new partnerships with two community colleges without ever having to step foot on the SDSU campus. As an initial pilot of the SDSU microsite model, SDSU will launch bachelor’s degree completion programs at San Diego Mesa College and Southwestern College in Business Administration and Criminal Justice, beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year. Additional programs are being planned for future years

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    Filed Under: Degree Access, SDSU

  • Nominations Open for San Diego Mesa College 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award

    January 23, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, Calif. —San Diego Mesa College has opened nominations for the 2020 San Diego Mesa College Distinguished Alumni Award. The Alumni Award program was established in 2011 to recognize former students who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of academic excellence and equity at San Diego Mesa College. The award recipient will be announced in March and invited to be the guest speaker at Mesa College’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 30. Nominations are due no later than February 21, 2020. Anyone in the community is encouraged to submit a nomination.

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    Filed Under: Press Release, Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Mesa Student Represents Women in STEM as Cooke Scholarship Semifinalist

    January 23, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    On January 23, 2020, San Diego Mesa College student Hanan Dirirsa was announced as a semifinalist for the selective Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the nation’s largest private scholarship for transfer students. The scholarship supports select high-achieving community college students with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years as they complete their bachelor’s degree at a four-year university or college.

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    Filed Under: Jack Kent Cooke, Scholarships, STEM, Women in Science